My friend Su lives in the UK and is a very inspiring and talented stitcher. She does really creative things, especially with Bargello.
She’s willing to try all sorts of things and recently she’s been experimenting with doing needlepoint using knitting wool. And she didn’t pick easy stuff to use, she started with what was in her stash, some Noro which are hand-dyed Japanese yarns, often uneven in width.
And what she came up with is absolutely wonderful.
On Flickr, she has a wonderful, close-up picture of her first effort. You can easily tell the wonderful texture and color of the wool.
On her blog she has a picture of her second project, which uses free-form Bargello as a background to her acorns. I really like this piece because it’s such an unusual use of Bargello. You get the feel of the four-way pattern but it stays in the background and enhances the acorns present in both designs.
They’re such an inspiration.