Birthdate-driven needlepoint, stitched by Kathy McC. Piece to become a Christmas ornament.
Woodland Santa, designed by Rebecca Wood, stitched by Kathy McC. in time for Rowan's first birthday. Lucky boy!
Megan bell pull design (Klokkenstreng style), stitched by Claudia D. Block letting (MGB) from Polly Carbonari's Cross Stitch Alphabet, 1988 and other lettering adapted from Barbara Muller's Kreuzstich Alphabete (undated). Backing fabric bought at local antique store.
Rouge D'Or, designed by Alison Cole, stitched by Kathy McC.
Emerald City, designed by Satsuma Street, stitched by Heather H. Appeared at the Santa Clara County Fair 2023.
Royal Garden, designed by Debbie Rawley, stitched by Kathy McC. Blue ribbon winner at the Santa Clara County Fair, 2023.
CHAIN STITCH, BEAD WORK
Lavatera "Tree Mallow", designed and stitched by Lois K. The flower petal stripes are highlighted in a chain stitch. The golden filaments of the pistil are beads strung on twisted wire topped with curled junka strips — materials from an Indian basket making class.
Long Time Gone, designed by Beautiful Stiches, stitched by Roberta P. Appeared at the Santa Clara County fair, 2023.
Noshi Ribbons, designed by Changing Woman Designs, stitched by Jo V. Noshi ribbons are colorful Japanese pattern ribbons attached to gifts offered to celebrate best wishes.
NEEDLEPOINT, BEAD WORK
Bermuda Reefs, designed by Kathy Rees, stitched by Judy P. Stitch quality and technique are superb, a great use of beads. Great movement in the design, much like a wave washing up on the beach (or over the reef).
Orange Blossom, designed by Lucy Barter, stitched by Jo V. Framing gives the piece a special presence.
Shirley Ludens' Doily, designed by Shirley Ludens, stitched by Heidi S. Stunning center-piece in red, very eye-fetching. Notice the fine stitches, very precise. Piece is about 18" - 24" in diameter. It was a shelter-in-place project (2020) and took about a month.
BLACKWORK in green
2022 Peppermint Purple SAL, designed by Clare Ardali of Peppermint Purple, stitched by Patty H. Notice how the piece is framed, floating between two panes of glass, edging frayed by design. This was a 52-week block of the week project; each block dropping on Wednesday. "I committed to myself that I would not get behind. Usually, I worked on the week’s block during the guild’s Wednesday stitch-in. However, I always made time to finish the week’s block no matter where I was --my work travelled with me to South Lake Tahoe, San Juan Bautista, several trips to SoCal, and three trips to Oahu!"
Apples, designed by Thea Gouverneur, stitched by Anka H. Notice the beautiful gradations on the apple. Hard to do in cross-stitch because what do you do with all the threads, leave them dangling (and then they get caught up in the new stitches) or tie them off even though the stitches are very few? Reading the color changes on a chart is also challenging. Requires careful marking on the chart in terms of what has been done.
A Garden View, designed by Debra Mitek, stitched by Roberta L. Ribbon embroidery stitched on a photo transfer to cloth.