Snowmen Nestled in Spruce Trees Hardanger Needlework mat length

Snowmen Nestled in Spruce Trees
Snowmen Nestled in Spruce Trees mat length is a Hardanger counted needlework presented within a 50-plus page booklet available in printed and Kindle formats. This design utilizes traditional Hardanger stitches: satin, Kloster blocks, buttonhole edge and openwork enhanced by picots.

Waves of Early Fall Bargello Embroidery Needlework

Waves of Early Fall
Waves of Early Fall design is a Bargello counted needlework embroidery presented within a 40-plus page booklet. This design utilizes the traditional Bargello method of needlework straight stitches worked in steps to create the design. Click the button named Bargello

Bargello: Stitches

Bargello

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

Hardanger with Tulips a needlework embroidery design

Hardanger with Tulips cover
Hardanger with Tulips design is a counted needlework embroidery presented within a 50-plus page booklet available in printed and Kindle formats. Two variations of the design is offered. The one variation has no openwork and the other incorporates openwork areas

The Fabric for Bargello: Canvas

Winter Dusk WIP

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 …

Bargello: No Knots Please

thread tails

Whether you decide to frame your worked piece or make it into a pillow, you want a smooth worked surface. To achieve that use an even and snug but not overly tight tension on your stitching thread as your work. …

Hardanger: Cut openwork

Openwork

It can feel daunting when you have finished a nice neatly stitched area and then are faced with taking a pair of super sharp scissors to it. But the results of bar weaving and filling stitches can be so beautiful.If …