Bargello Needlepoint Christmas Tree

Bargello needlepoint christmas tree designed by laura j perin

I can’t think of a better combination than my favorite technique, Bargello and my favorite holiday, Christmas. So I was unbelievably excited when Laura J. Perin announced this Bargello needlepoint Christmas Tree on her blog yesterday. Not only does it have four lively patterns on the tree — check out those delightful ornaments along the […]

Stitch a Needlepoint Tartan for Christmas

vermont charted needlepoint or cross stitch tartan plaid, designed by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

UPDATE: I realized this morning that I forgot the stitched picture of the shadow stitching technique on yesterday’s blog. Check the post after 11 AM Pacific 12/7/12 for the picture. My apologies. Who doesn’t like a plaid? This year delight the folks on your list by making them a quick and easy needlepoint tartan gift […]

Shadow Stitching and Different Colors in Needlepoint

Golden Ears by donna horn, needlepoint canvas by art needlepoint

You may have heard of “shadow stitching” or “lite stitching.” It’s a technique that lets the image on the canvas show through by stitching it with thin threads. If you are like me you probably haven’t used it much because you aren’t sure where to put it. I’ve found a perfect (and easy) use. So […]