These embroidered necklaces from A Alicia aren’t my style, I’m more traditional. They do show a really creative use of small buts of Bargello. Thanks to my daughter who finds these, and many other delightful things on the blog design sponge.
Originally posted 2010-01-07 07:23:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter A reader recently asked me: “Are there tips to threading the needle? The thread keeps fraying!” I’ll start with the obvious — are you threading the needle properly? You bring the thread to the needle, not the needle to the thread. That’s the most important thing. [...]
Originally posted 2002-11-13 08:33:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter dede’s Needleworks has come out with a couple of great new threads. Silkbee is a silk thread which comes on 65 yard spools. It is available in 44 colors. For tent stitch I used two strands on 18 mesh canvas. I found that I liked doubling [...]
Originally posted 2009-06-15 05:52:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The good thing about having a Mom who is an artist is that making or adapting things to make your own pieces is not a problem. It’s also a bad thing as I learned in high school. At the time there was a stunningly lovely magazine, [...]
If you like Bargello, you probably buy lots of old books. There were tons of them published in the 70′s, and relatively few since then. Because the designs are timeless, this isn’t really a problem. Just update the colors and you’re good to go. But are you? Today we expect our patterns to be nicely [...]