Florentina is the first gnome in our “Welcome Gnome” series. It was created using a simple, yet colourful Bargello pattern.  My thanks to Marilyn Owen, a very talented stitcher who designed this pattern! Marilyn and I have corresponded many times over the past several years, and we’ve discussed a collaboration for some time.  After considerable discussion we came up with gnomes as a theme, and so our welcome gnome series began.

How we created this colourful Bargello Pattern

As mentioned before, Florentina consists of a simple Bargello pattern. Don’t let the simplicity of this fool you!  We selected beautiful and bright colours to make this pattern POP. We think many needleworkers will enjoy stitching this pattern…and it’s a great one to use if you’re relatively new to stitching!

The thread kit for Florentina consists of:

  • Colours #18, #33, #44 and #78
  • All skeins are size 5 Perle cotton
  • Each skein measures 20 meters/21.87 yards

Welcome Gnome is a series of six gnomes. A new gnome will be introduced in each edition of Needle Pointers in 2023. Needle Pointers is the American Needlepoint Guild publication and is published six times annually. You must be a member of ANG to receive the magazine so sign up if you are not a member!

All six gnomes are counted canvas designs and a different custom thread kit is provided for each gnome. They are all very colourful!

More about our gnomes:

  • each gnome measures approximately 4 x 2 ½ inches on 18 count mono canvas
  • all the gnomes are the same shape BUT are different, one-of-a-kind, exclusive designs
  • colours and patterns are different for each gnome
  • each design offers a variety of stitches

Kit contents are generous and while they may not contain sufficient threads to stitch a second gnome, there should be enough extra to sew part of a second one!

All six would make a great addition to a children’s room.

They will be a fun addition to your needlework projects for 2023. Please join us for our Welcome Gnome series. The thread kit for Florentina is now available AND don’t forget to pick up your copy of Needle Pointers for the pattern!  Click on the button below for your thread kit.

We hope you enjoy Florentina. Thank you, Marilyn!

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