Offset Needlepoint Bargello Free Pattern

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This week’s Bargello Bell Pattern is based on a charming quilt design with a simple Bargello needlepoint pattern. Most Bargello has patterns that repeat. That’s what makes Bargello such a wonderful technique that fits in with absolutely any kind of decor. They repeat in two ways. First off the sequence of colors repeats throughout the […]

Bargello Bells Free Needlepoint Project

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Bargello always delights mew because it is so changeable. With a single simple stitch you can create so many looks. I never tire of exploring Bargello. Lately a big source of inspiration for me has been Bargello quilts. While, often, they are challenging to convert to needlepoint, they act as a spring to my imagination […]

Jubilee Block – Needlepoint Marble

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We finish up the blocks for Jubilee with the most delightful Tent Stitch technique — a needlepoint version of marble! It uses a technique developed by David McCaskill for one of his teaching pieces which allows the stitcher to make faux marble designs on canvas. It is a simple technique which gives amazing results. Nonsense, […]

Announcing Winter Stars eProject

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Winter Stars is a delightful project that is both a needlepoint quilt portrait and a wonderful stash-busting project. Eight-pointed stars stitched in a Scotch Stitch variation use a wide variety of stash threads in a wintery color scheme. The square center is surrounded by several borders that are accented by silver corner blocks. The borders […]