Bringing Order Out of Chaos – “Planning” a Scrap Bag Bargello

bargello needlepoint pattern based on daffodils, designed by Janet Perry

Originally posted 2009-04-09 07:03:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I just finished the Daffodil Bargello boxtop and I’m so pleased. One of the things I love about Bargello is that it gives me time to think. On this piece I thought about how the “random” look of the scrap Bag project is actually planned using […]

Needlepoint & Champagne on a Beer Budget

Champagne bottle ready for celebration

Originally posted 2010-04-21 07:35:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter For the last year or so there has been plenty of talk about economic hard times. The term “recessionista” pops up in fashion magazines. Most days an economic headline is on the front page of our newspapers. People in all walks of life are seriously struggling. […]

Stitches, Thread Color and “Show Through”

Originally posted 2009-12-22 06:46:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Over the weekend I got asked about starting and ending threads on a piece where there are lots of different colors and coverage. This got me thinking about “show through” and how it applies to needlepoint. You almost certainly have been told to stitch light colors […]