It’s official – registration is open for my 2020 Mystery – Banded by Bargello! You can get all the details here. I used Planet Earth silks and Pepper Pot for the first time in this project. The silk is a bit thick for 18ct which made it perfect for bargello with excellent coverage. I loved the Pepper Pot so expect to see it in future projects. I also used overdyed threads from ThreadworX – pearl cotton, floss, Vineyard Silk, and metallic braid. Here’s a photo of the threads I used and a couple of snippets of my stitched piece. Using all the ThreadworX was like reconnecting with an old friend – I used quite a variety!

I had a great time choosing the alternate colorways – I was in one of my favorite shops, Elegant Stitch, surrounded by walls and drawers of threads. Of course, while I was there, I chose threads for a few future projects! Here are photos of the four alternate colorways – I may have to use one of them for a new design!
Earthtones is based on Rainforest Watercolours

Muted tones is based on Tobacco Watercolours (I wish this thread had a different name!)
Pinks is based on African Sunset Watercolours
(this is a bright colorway)
Teals is based on Lexi’s Blue Watercolours
This could be my new favorite! I just had my front door painted teal!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Kathy