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Wednesday
Aug202008

New PEAR Design

Well, Monday was shipping day for all the seminar kits......yippee!  And I've already received notification they all arrived safely.

Monday night I celebrated by doing nothing....just watching t.v.  But last night I was back to stitching....  this time on the bargello Pear design I began a month or so ago.  You can see this is bargello with a twist.  I like adding texture in the form of using lots of threads.  This time I've used, so far, Perle #3 and #5 cotton, Silk Perle in 15/2 and 30/2, and Soy Luster.  I also have a few skeins of he new Brocade Silk to try out on it. Oh, and this is 18 count Eggshell canvas. And below is also the palette I created for it (using Colourlovers again).



I have started with basic bargello patterns and then made them more free-form.  I am enjoying working with bargello in this fashion by trying to find the most representational .(hopefully) pattern. 

There will be three parts to this design as it will be a stand-up when finished.  The pattern might look a little funny to you at the bottom, but that is the base of the pear and it needs to be shaped like that to form the base. 

I'll keep you updated as it develops.  And I'll go back and change things....always happens.  Hope everyone enjoys their weekend!  Only two more until September rolls around. 

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Reader Comments (6)

Love the colors and what a really cool use of Bargello!

August 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRuth M

I really enjoy doing Bargello and this is wonderful! Love how you are changing the bottom to fit.

August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPat

Terry --

I just love it, the colors are great and I love the way the Bargello is free-form. I can'r wait to see the finished piece.

Keep stitching,
Janet
http://www.nuts-about-needlepoint.com

August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJanet Perry

I really like this - the colors are interesting and pretty, and it reminds me of the old, classic Elsa Williams "freeform" approach.

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJudy Harper

The colors are fabulous as is the design and this is coming from a gal who was raised on a fruit farm in western Michigan in a town called Glenn. It did not even have a stoplight. (On Lake Michigan) We raised all sorts of wonderful fruit. I know you do not need my approval but I feel iit looks wonderful; vibrant and aliive. Good enough to eat.

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMqry Lou Heiniig

I love this concept for freeform bargello! It hadn't previously occurred to me to use bargello to create illusions of depth in a pictorial sense (but it should have done, given the way lots of bargello patterns present a form of 3D optical illusion) - this has given me lots to think about!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSu Mwamba

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