|Type of Needlework
|This piece was stiched with silk threads on 40 stitches to the inch silk gauze. It won second place for a charted project in ANG's national needlework competition in 2000.
|Counted Cross Stitch: worked from a chart on plain linen fabric
|I charted this from my husband's favorite comic book cover, Green Lantern #40 (July 1965). The chart was his birthday present in 1992, it took almost 5 years to stitch.
|Like Father, Like Son. Alex designed this belt, and I stitched it for him.
|Pulled thread: stitching is pulled tight to open holes in the fabric
|This piece was based on the pattern "M'Lady's Treasures", by Linda Driskell, and won 2nd place in the 1995 Kelton House competition.
|Hardanger: a norwegian form of cutwork, where some threads are removed from the fabric, and a pattern stitched into those that remain.
|This piece is loosely based on "Card Tricks", by Elegant Needle, and uses the standard kloister blocks around the outer edges and dove's eyes (blue), spiderwebs (burgandy), greek crosses (tan) and square fillets (green) as the filling stitches.
|Assisi Embroidery: a form of cross stitch, where the background is worked and the design is formed in the canvas that is left unstitched. Patterns are usually of birds and animals, and stitched in a single color (or a few shades of one color).
|This peacock was done as a gift for my mother.
|Smocking: embroidery done on pleated fabric.
|This bib was a gift for a friend's baby, my first and so far only attempt at smocking.
Detail showing both front and back
|Blackwork: repeating geometric patterns and can be worked so the front and back are identical.
|This blanket was a gift for my neice on her birth. Each square is a different pattern and color, and each is reversible. I also pulled some of the colors into the fringe on the edges.
|Tatting: a series of knots, usually done with one thread
|Snowflake, done with #12 metallic braid.
|Charted Canvas: a type of needlepoint
|This is a Neon Flamingo (Pat Timpanaro) design, modified slightly to include more red. Each square is a different stitch, and combination of fibers. The bows in the corner were hand-painted by David McCaskill, then I stitched them.
|Silk Ribbon Embroidery: Stitches worked on the fabric's surface with silk ribbon fiber
|This piece was from a class I took from David McCaskill.
|Wool Hooked Rug
|Not latch hook, this rug was made with 3/8" wide strips of dyed wood fabric. It won first place in the Missouri State Fair in 2002.