Author Archives: Jeanne

How Do You Manage Your Pattern While Stitching?

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Many professional designers, especially those designing counted canvas work, offer a project’s instructions as just a set of loose pages. As far as I can tell, this is for a number of reasons: Good counted canvas instructions, particularly for complex designs, take a lot of pages. (Ruskin Garden Square, for example, has 70 pages of…

A Quick Peek at Another Upcoming Project

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Okay, folks, NaBloPoMo is starting to take its toll. I actually had a pretty good topic for tonight’s post, but if I actually wrote that post tonight, it would be far less than stellar due to the author (a.k. a. me) falling asleep every other line. I’ll leave you tonight with a brief look at…

Preparing for a Ruskin Lace (or Reticello) Cutout

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If you’ve ever done any Hardanger embroidery, you’re familiar with the idea that cutwork areas need to be “hemmed” with little blocks of satin stitches called kloster blocks. The preparation of a cutwork area for Ruskin lace or reticello is a bit similar, except that it is padded first and that buttonhole stitch is used…

Four-Sided Stitches Complete!

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At last. Here’s the reason why my last few posts have been a bit skimpy (as this one will be!). I’ve been plugging away at four-sided stitches on Ruskin Garden Square from Gay Ann Rogers for the better part of a week.  Who knew that such a simple stitch could take up so much time?…

A Couple Quick Progress Pics

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In the interest of actually stitching a bit, tonight’s post will be short and sweet. I leave you with a couple of quick peeks at Magi #3 and his companions… Enjoy!

A Stitch in Time: Reticello 1

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Since I’m currently plodding away on lots of four-sided stitch on Ruskin Garden Square and don’t have much to share on that front, I hope you might be interested in one of my finished projects with a very similar type of needle lace. Reticello 1 was designed by Diane Clements and was featured as the…