Holiday Lights — Winter holiday card 2018

holiday card 2018

Each year I like to send out embroidered Winter holiday cards to friends and family.   This year my design show cases the beauty of holiday lights worked in unseparated 6-strand embroidery floss. Holiday Lights is presented within a 10 plus … Read more

Turned hem

Red Yellow Tulips

For the turned hem you could work the border of the design in Hardanger satin stitch or Hardanger buttonhole edge stitch. If you choose to do a turned hem be sure to add several inches all the way around the … Read more

Finishing Hardanger and Bargello designs

Entwined Pomegranates - Bargello

There are several ways you can display your finished piece, here are the ones that I discuss on my blog pages.

– Hem (turned or buttonhole edge) my finished pieces for display on a cabinet top or shelve.

– Framing, … Read more

Late Autumn, Hardanger

Late Autumn, Hardanger Design from Noelle Frances Designs

Late Autumn catches the changing colors as chilly mornings and frost tint the leaves and mums of summer.

An Intermediate level counted Hardanger needlework embroidery, Late Autumn is presented within a 25-plus page booklet. The design incorporates openwork areas worked … Read more

Greek Cross

Fill in examples

Wrapped weaved bars with Greek Cross fill-ins:

Greek Cross closeup

Greek Cross Step 1: Begin bar wrapping of the first leg of the Greek Cross.

Greek Cross Step 2: Completed bar wrapping first leg. Now begin the weave pattern for … Read more

Stargazer — Holiday Card

Stargazer

Stargazer is presented within a 20 plus page full color booklet that provides discussion of the charts accompanied by photos of the worked design.

This design is shown in two sizes.

The full design count 70w by 45h was finished … Read more

Starburst Rhodes Stitch Style Needlework

Starburst

Starburst is a counted Rhodes stitch style needlework embroidery presented within a 40-plus page booklet.

For those embroiderers who have not worked in Rhodes Stitch before, each individual stitch is a slanted straight stitch that is normally layered on top … Read more