Liz Morrow has been a favorite needlepoint designer of mine for ages. I first started loving her stuff back in the 80’s when she had projects in Needlepoint News.
Recently you’ve found some of her Bargello pieces in Needlepoint Now, including the amazing cover piece in the current issue.
She put up an astounding slide show earlier this week of her Bargello pieces. One of which is shown above. While some of them are pieces stitched from books, the vast majority are her original pieces. I’m crazy about them.
Many of the designs have comments about her inspiration, the materials she used and lots more. I could spend hours here in awe at her work. It was almost impossible for me to find one piece to pick for this post, I’d see one and say “That’s it!”, then I’d find another and another. I picked this one, which is based on creating Bargello patterns from musical notation, because the idea is so cool, so easy for us all to do and the colors are great.
Liz’s work shows so many wonderful things about Bargello. First she really pushes the boundaries of what this simple form of needlepoint can be. Second, she shows us how, just be changing colors in interesting ways or by setting off an area of Bargello against a background how it really showcases this lovely technique.
Go, feast your eyes, and get inspired.