This version of Ribbons and Thistle Flowers is a mat size Bargello style design presented within a 40-plus page booklet. The outer border is a four-color Bargello style ribbon. Enclosed by the Bargello ribbons are six dark violet-blue thistle flowers … Read more
The Tulips and Pomegranates design is a counted, Bargello needlework embroidery presented within a full color 40-plus page booklet. My booklets are divided into sections that discuss the main pattern parts of each design, present photos and graphed charts in … Read more
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
This photo of a late season winter sky before a heavy snow storm influenced my choice of the grey-blue thread colorway and name for this booklet.
Winter Sky Bargello is a variation of my Citrus Pomegranate Design that is presented … Read more
For 18 count fabric I use single strands of size 5 and size 3.
For 20 – 24 count fabrics I used size 5 through size 8 threads.
If you use a higher count fabric than 24 you will probably … Read more
Hardanger is normally worked in two weights of threads. For fabric with count of 22 through 25 I use size 8 and size 5 threads. Kloster blocks are worked in the heavier, thicker size thread which would be the size … Read more
Bargello is a counted needlework embroidery worked on fabric or canvas. I usually work on 18 count mono canvas using a single strand of size 5 DMC pearl or size 5 Anchor perle thread. If I want a good coverage … Read more
I have always seen Bargello worked on an open evenweave fabric that is heavily sized (starched) making the canvas extremely stiff.
Below photo shows my starting my worked design that I call Entwined Pomegranates. When I began this project I … Read more