Matting and Framing

Snowy White Mocha closeup

I have several of my embroidery pieces framed for wall display but cost of the frame and not enough wall space has about put a stop to my framing completed pieces. We have two cabinet tops at waist height and …

Where, how to begin

winter colorway

The below discussion is for counted embroidery. The two below links discuss purchasing fabric. If you are new to purchasing embroidery fabric or new to setting up an embroidery project I suggest you read both of these blog pages.

Purchasing

Caribbean, Hardanger Needlework

Caribbean, Hardanger Design

Caribbean is a counted Hardanger needlework embroidery design presented in a 20-plus page booklet available in printed (8 by 10 inch size) and Kindle formats.

Worked on an overdyed 24 count Congress (100% cotton) fabric (color Carefree Caribbean) the fabric …

Rosey Day, Hardanger

Rosey Day, Hardanger design

Rosey Day is a counted Hardanger needlework embroidery design presented in a 20-plus page booklet available in printed (8 by 10 inch size) and Kindle formats.

Worked on 22 count Vienna (62% cotton, 38% rayon) fabric (color Evening Rose). There …

Ribbed Spider Web

spider web dual

The ribbed spider web is a needle weaving stitch. During the development stage of my Snowmen Nestled in Spruce Trees design I tried the ribbed spider web two ways: the first with the fabric removed for open work (left photo …

Entwined Pomegranates

Entwined Pomegranates Bargello

Entwined Pomegranates, a Bargello needlework design, is 233w by 213h, slightly under 13.5 by 11.75 inches when worked on 18 count canvas.

Presented within a 40-plus page booklet that is available in printed and Kindle format, this Bargello design may …

Pathway

Stitching pathway around a cutwork area:

Within my Hardanger Rosey Day design I utilized rectangular shaped kloster bock areas. As you can see in the below photo there was figure-8 bar weaving and three types of fill-in stitches: dove eye, …