Dove eyes

Rosey Day design's kloster area with twisted X center and dove eyes

Dove eyes(four- and tri- sided): Dove eye pattern is a fill-in stitch for openwork within kloster blocks and weaved bar areas. Each four-leg or tri-leg dove eye stitch is worked in one length of stitching thread.

Notice the general pattern … Read more

Hardanger Ruby Rosette

Hardanger Ruby Rosette
Ruby Rosette design is a counted Hardanger needlework embroidery presented within a 50 page booklet available in printed and Kindle formats. This design contains openwork, Hardanger satin, Kloster blocks, rosette, weaved bars and picot stitches. Details for working the rosette… Read more

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.… Read more

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 … Read more

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… Read more

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 … Read more

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. … Read more