Needlepoint

 Needlepoint is the technique of forming stitches on an open-weave fabric called canvas. Most needlepoint designs are printed or hand painted on the canvas. Each color on the canvas represents a yarn or thread color. The stitcher covers each area on the canvas with the corresponding yarn or thread color, using a blunt tapestry needle. Some designs are stitched on a blank canvas by counting from a pattern or chart.