As I mentioned in my last post, I’d like to share more sparkle today. 

Sparkle is designed by Terry Dryden and the pattern is available in the July/August 2020 edition of Needlepointers.

Needlepointers is the official publication of the American Needlepoint Guild.  It is published six times annually and subscriptions are through membership in the guild.  The focus of the magazine is the art of needlepoint including educational articles, projects, charted designs, painted canvas stitch guides, book and video review and local chapter news and events.  You can visit the ANG website for more information.

This second example is smaller than the first I shared on Monday measuring a little over 2 inches.  It is stitched once again on 18 count mono canvas. 

The center of the pattern is the same as the original design stitched in colour #72 (corals) and a contrasting perle cotton in a darker coral and orange blend.  This is bordered with a band of Smyrna stitches separated by some diagonal stitches in colours 66 and 71.  The next band are scotch stitch in colour #71 accented with a pink perle cotton.  The entire square is bordered with a dark brown – try colour #57 couched in place with colour #73.   

I must admit the brown would not have been my first choice and yet I find surprisingly it works very well.   

What colours will you need to stitch this?

  • Colours 57, 66, 71, 72 and 73 in cotton floss

This could easily be used to create a scissor fob, small ornament or as a card insert. Another sample coming up on Friday!

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