Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Slipped Strips

Slipped Strips is the 3rd in my series of Advanced Bargello Techniques.  The photos are some examples of Slipped Strips projects.  You can create unique designs by manipulating any Bargello pattern, using the pattern, canvas and threads of your choice.  

Instructions are now available on my website, on the Bargello 2 page.  Note that if you are using your phone, you may have to scroll to the bottom and select "Classic" to see the new pattern.  I haven't figured this out yet!!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Seven Fractal, Progress #7

It's been awhile since I posted about this.  I work on it regularly, but not frequently.  Does that make sense?
I can only work on this if no one is around and the TV even has to be OFF.  Any tiny distraction and I make mistakes!  

Anyway, here is progress to date.  I have completed 1/4 of the bottom half.  I had hoped to finish it this year, but that's not going to happen!  Pretty sure I can finish it before the end of next year though (she said hopefully).

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Coming Attractions

This is a preview of a new Bargello technique.  I'm aiming for sometime in October for this to be available.  I have one more model to stitch and a pilot stitcher is working on another (and checking my work!).  Lots of fun coming right up!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Diagonals, Diagonals - New Design

Diagonals, Diagonals is another Bargello Technique that I have finally written up.  It is now available for purchase on my website.
Diagonals is a really fun technique.  You will learn how to set up your canvas with parallel diagonal lines and then you create a unique Bargello using the Bargello pattern of your choice, and your preferred colors and threads!

Thursday, August 31, 2017


This is a new project, just for me!!  I'm calling it Riverdance.  I sort of painted the canvas, with Copic markers, because  all of the brownish part will be Bargello in tans & brownish threads.  I didn't want a lot of show through.  The "river" is mostly metallic with some solid and overdyed silks & cottons as filler.  Using "square" stitches and basketweave.  I don't work on it often because it requires constant THINKING!!  Hahahaha.

Friday, August 25, 2017


5-4-3-2-1 is now framed.  I'm really pleased with it.  I knew what I wanted, but it isn't always easy to explain to the framer!  But we finally got it.  It is unusual and kinda dramatic.  Perfect!  Here's a view off to the side a bit.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mariposa Progress #2

 A small start.  Mariposa by Threedles.  I'm kind of choosing threads as I go.  I'm not thrilled with the big green Jessica and may take it out.  I think I'd like it to be bluer.  It's interesting the way the threads change each others color!  They look great laying on the table, but when stitched they're greener, or bluer, or......  Gets a little frustrating, but I do enjoy working on this piece.  Too bad the metallics don't show up better!