Earlier in January we introduced Florentina, the first gnome in our Welcome Gnome series. It is a simple yet colourful Bargello pattern designed by the talented Marilyn Owen. Many of you who are members of the American Needlepoint Guild will recognize Marilyn’s name. She designs several of the charts featured in the magazine.

More About Florentina

As mentioned before, Florentina consists of a simple Bargello pattern. While the design may appear challenging it is simple to stitch. We selected a beautiful palette featuring four popular colours so this pattern POPS! 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.

Make sure you stay tuned next month for Dotti!

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