Needle Keeper

Needle Index EGA

For organizing needles I use the Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA) Valley Quail Chapter Needle Index Book (purchased from their website).  

It has identification drawings of various needles (and sizes) and right across from, let’s say the tapestry needle … Read more

Northern Lights and Evergreen Trees freebie

Northern Lights and Trees 18 count

Northern Lights and Evergreen Trees is a 59w x 69h counted needlework design that uses Kreinik Metallics and Caron Watercolour threads. This design was placed in a tri-fold window card.

This counted needlework design was worked on 18 count mono … Read more

Reindeer on a Starry Night freebie

Reindeer on a Starry Night

Reindeer on a Starry Night is a 65w x 77h counted needlework based on a Bargello Pomegranate design. This design was placed in a tri-fold window card.

This counted needlework design was worked on 20 count hand-dyed Weeks Works linen, … Read more

Booklets

As normal within a Bargello style or counted needlework design the symmetry is extremely important. I view and review my charts with the final step being that I stitch the full pattern from each of my charts to ensure positional … Read more

Journal entry: Dec 1, 2015

Northern Virginia Dec 1 2015

Amazing, it’s first of December, the fields are a lush green and though most of the trees are bare our Sunrise Maple is holding onto it’s collection of beautiful rusty-orange leaves. It’s a rainy day, good for putting my little … Read more