Althea has posted the previews of the next three free Bargello Christmas ornaments. There is a tree, a snowman, and an overall candle pattern. Remember the downloads of these patterns will be available for one week only. The tree will be up starting tomorrow.
No! I’m not talking about that honking huge stone in the ring on your finger. Nor am I talking about the diamond as big as the Ritz (although it’s a great story by F Scott Fitzgerald). I am talking about diamond shapes in your hand painted canvas needlepoint. For many people these are hard shapes [...]
Judy Harper from FREEBIES, Etc. has posted a design for a charming needlepoint spider. You can make it jeweled as she did, with a background slightly reminiscent of Halloween, or you could pad it slightly and use a white or light beige overdye to make it look like a bug mounted on paper. Fun stuff, [...]
This giveaway was inspired by one of the responses to last month’s post about how we learned to needlepoint. Priscilla wrote: My grandmother Mimi and my godmother Kappy gave me a needlepoint canvas with a grey donkey already stitched in the middle, and I learned by tent stitching the background. My godmother told me that [...]
Using templates or outlines as shapes to fill with Bargello is a lovely way to make a unique gift. When the outline is a simple shape, such as a heart or mitten, the job is easy. You just stitch and go. But what do you do if the outline has more than one part, as [...]