If you are nuts about the look of Victorian Berlinwork and Elizabeth Bradley kits, you also probably can’t get enough of them. But often there are obstacles in the way of doing them often. The first obstacle is size, those pieces are BIG and sometimes you want something small and fast. The second obstacle is price. The kits are expensive and often you want something you can stitch from stash.
Star, a great needlepointer and art historian living in Italy loves them too and has come up with her own original designs, inspired by Berlinwork charts. There are nine of them, designed to be stitched together into a pillow top. You could also make them individually as ornaments.
To day and for the next two weeks, we’ll write about the charts. I love them because they are so small and have such character. The colors on the charts are bright, to make them easy to read, but stitch them in muted wools or silk on a dark background and you have lovely new Berlinwork designs.
The first three charts are:
You can get all four parts:
- Part 3
- Frame & Finishing