Mini Bargello Free Pattern – Hildegard

min bargello needlepoint, hilegard, designed by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

Originally posted 2012-03-10 06:58:41. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Hildegard is the first of my mini Bargello patterns. They are sized and stitched to fit into Sudberry’s charming Mini Boxes. The design is adapted from one in a Bargello book by JO Christensen. You can stitch this design tonight and give it as a gift […]

Putting It All Together – Part 2

Lee Needle Arts canvas, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

In yesterday’s post we began our analysis of my most recent finished project, analyzing it according to the questions in The Needlepoint Book. As we should expect there are weaknesses in the design and colors on the canvas. One of these, a weak focal point, was changed by concentrating all the attention-grabbing threads on the […]

An Example of Putting It All Together – Part 1

Lee Needle Arts canvas, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

I think many stitchers will find the second section of The Needlepoint Book extremely helpful The last chapter of this section, Putting It All Together, summarizes the issues in the other seven chapters with a series of questionnaires. I thought it would be great if I took my most recent canvas (from Lee Needle Arts) […]

Great Stitch for Round Areas – Log Cabin Sampler

copyright Napa Needlepoint

Finding great stitches that play well with rounded shapes can be a real challenge. Tis is especially true when it comes to backgrounds. Think about it: how many stitches can you think of that would look great behind a round vases full of flowers (which are also round)? That’s why I love this week’s stitch, […]

The Needlepoint Book, Third Edition – Book Review

copyright Jo Ippolito Christensen

Jo Ippolito Christensen, Touchstone Books, New York, 2015 ISBN 1-4767-5408-6, $60 Before we get into a review of the contents, which are amazing, let’s talk about the book itself. Yes it is over 500 pages, but the second edition was 428. Yes it is a hardbound book. You might be thinking that this would make […]