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
I am currently writing the booklet for my Rhodes Stitch Collection and decided to add a discussion about checking your work now and then. It is a super pain to having done a bunch of stitching only to find that … Read more
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
My sister likes to work in hand or with a hoop. I like using a lap stand and my fabric tautly tacked onto stretcher bars. Using the lap stand is fine, until I do a project larger than 14 inch … Read more
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
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