Use Bargello to Go Vintage

vintage four-way Bargello pillow

I’ve been indulging in my love of vintage style lately by reading the blog Retro Renovation. Although it specializes in Mid-century Modern, there is tons of stuff there for any vintage style. There’s lots of inspiration and ideas for your needlepoint projects. One of the blogs great loves is Bargello, especially vintage pieces and kits […]

Learn Bargello with Erica Wilson

erica wilson's bargello needlepoint boots from her PBS series in 1971

Originally posted 2012-02-20 06:53:27. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThanks to the blog, Retro Renovation, we have a long (almost 15 minutes) seqment on Bargello. She shows examples of the stitching (including these great boots), she talks about the history of Bargello, show us how to start stitching and then shows us a lovely Jack-in-the-Pulpit design […]

Black Cats & Needlepoint

black cat janet perry

Originally posted 2009-10-03 07:16:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Its no secret that I like black cats. I’ve owned three of them (that’s Dot in the picture above), and I have many black cat canvases stitched and unstitched. The nice thing about black cats and needlepoint is that since they are associated with Halloween, it’s […]

The Joys of eBay

Virtually every needlepointer I know collects canvases, often of a particular subject or by a particular designer. Me I collect In Good Company (and other) mini-socks, and Christmas tree designs. I love Mika Partridge and ahve a few other designers whose work I’ve been wanting to try. A dear friend told me she looks for […]

Vintage Needlepoint – Anne Orr Maple Leaf

needlepoint maple lea chart, designed by anne orr

Originally posted 2009-10-26 16:57:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This is a simple maple leaf from Anne Orr. Isn’t it great? It’s so simple that it could be a beginning project if you wanted to try counted needlepoint. I’m also thinking it would be great for other techniques using charts like beadwork, filet crochet or […]