How do you stretch a canvas embroidery?
Hold the canvas in your hands and stretch it in the direction opposite to the distortion. Most stitched canvases lean toward the right. To help reshape the canvas, hold the upper left and lower right corners and pull it back into a reasonable alignment. TIP: Never cut the canvas before blocking.
Can you do needlepoint without a frame?
Although a simple needlepoint project can be worked without a frame, the use of a scroll frame will keep the canvas threads straight and like-new. It is essential if you want to experiment with decorative stitch techniques.