My crafting and family life journal

Bargello pillows

This past week we received our first true spring weather. The warm temperatures melted most of the snow and allowed us to do a large amount of yard cleanup and bed preparation. This week April showers will be coming down for the better part of the week. The showers are washing away the balance of the snow and encouraging perennials to push up and bush and tree buds to open. I am fascinated by how everything comes blooms this time of year, to the point that I do daily walks around the property to see what has changed.

For the past few weeks I have also continued work on the princess needlepoint piece and started creating some Bargello needlepoint pillow fronts. So far I have finished four tops for 12 inch pillows, started a fifth and started a top for a 24 inch pillow. All of the tops are stitched with wool/silk blend yarns on 14 point canvas.

Very traditional Bargello motif stitched with silk/wool blend threads

Very traditional Bargello motif stitched with silk/wool blend threads

scallop pattern stitched with variegated wool thread

scallop pattern stitched with variegated wool thread

Eye of the peacock pattern stitched with silk/wool blend threads (ran out of the pansy color - will have to buy a bit more)

Eye of the peacock pattern stitched with silk/wool blend threads (ran out of the pansy color – will have to buy a bit more)

modern Bargello pattern stitched with wool threads

modern Bargello pattern stitched with wool threads


All of the pillows will be bordered and backed with silk and receive a coordinating braiding.

 

bargello pillow top

3D block — a modern update to a more traditional pattern. Gray is a silk and wool blend, the other colors are wool threads. Borders and backing for this top will be done in quilted cottons.

Bargello pillow top

This large pillow top is being stitched with six different fine wool/silk blend yarns

 

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