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 … Read more

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 … Read more


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, … Read more


Waves of Fall pillow

My mom would have done a lot of hand basing and pinning when crafting a pillow and then use the sewing machine. Well, I like to wing it. Just go for broke and use the sewing machine … no hand … Read more

Needles and Threads

Tapestry Needle

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

Thread and Fabric Vendors

Hardanger satin stitch

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