Category Archives: Bargello

Magi #3 Underway

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The first few sections of Magi 3 are indeed complete. I’ll tell you, though, that it was a close thing. See that far right section? The one that’s kinda bargello-like, but without a repeatable pattern? It could have discouraged me. I could easily have set this aside again, as I did when stressing out over…

Two Down, One to Go

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It’s amazing watching these lovely Magi come alive with just a needle and a bit of thread. Here is Magi #2 in all his glory. My favorite part of this one is a technique that’s actually used in all three Magis. Strangely enough, it’s one of the least showy parts of this Magi’s garments: the…

Reminding Myself that it’s Just String!

Magi #2

Poor Magi #2. He sat in this state:…for over a month. Why, you ask? Because I had forgotten. I had forgotten my mantra. It’s JUST STRING!  I had a block. It wasn’t as if I couldn’t fix it if I didn’t like it. You might be wondering what specific technique had me avoiding this lovely…

WIP: A Case for Color (by Marilyn Bedford)

Today’s featured WIP is a needlebook called A Case for Color, designed by Marilyn Bedford. Technique/Materials:  Various Bargello motifs in silk thread (Waterlilies and Hand-Dyed Fibers) on a hand-dyed 32ct linen. Background:  If I recall correctly, one of the members of our local EGA chapter had taken this class several years ago at a regional…

WIP: Green Ornament (from Kathy Schenkel)

I think I actually have fewer stitches in today’s WIP than yesterday’s, but I’ve got more of the piece completed.  This is a rare small project for me.  Today’s featured WIP is a handpainted canvas ornament from Kathy Schenkel. Technique/Materials:  Various (mostly yet undetermined) stitches on handpainted 18ct mono canvas. I’ve pulled a bunch of…

Another new project and a SALE!

I did make a tiny bit of progress on the Bargello needlecase Monday night, but finally, after almost two weeks, my 20″ Evertite stretcher bars showed up in yesterday’s mail. Last night, I managed to mount the canvas for Carolyn Mitchell’s My Way and organize some of my stitching area. Tonight, I’ll start this –…