Robin Berry is a needlework enthusiast and historical researcher who enjoys exploring a variety of needlearts. From time to time, she teaches classes and workshops for Embroiderers Guild of America chapters, American Needlepoint Guild chapters and other groups interested in learning different techniques and styles of needlework.

For 3 years she wrote a column in Needlepoint Now on various forms of historic needlework. Most of these projects are available as classes.

Sept/Oct 2004 - Voided Work/Not Just Assisi
Project - bookmark with pattern from 1546 - long arm cross stitch - pomegranates

Nov/Dec 2004 - Needlepoint Furnishings/Canvaswork
Project - Elizabethan Oak Life Scissor Fob - tent stitch - pattern from a Hardwick Hall cushion

Jan/Feb 2005 - Bargello
Project - Scissor Case with 2 sides - Flame Stitch and Hungarian Stitch - modified renaissance patterns

March/April 2005 - Elizabethan Slips
Project - silk gauze briar rose slip - pattern from existing slip - tent stitch

May/June 2005 - Blackwork Bands
Project - bookmark in double running from Quentel - courtesy of Linn Skinner

July/ Aug 2005 - Blackwork Filling Patterns
Project - Dragonfly Needlecase - double running stitch - patterns courtesy of Linn Skinner from historic textiles

Sept/Oct 2005 - Cross Stitch
Project - courtesy of Chris Laning - pincushion - patterns from Sens Pouch

Nov/Dec 2005 - Pattern Darning
Project - altoids tin cover of Egyptian Pattern Darning - pattern from a 14th C. collar

Jan/Feb 2006 - Opus Teutonicum and other counted thread German stitching
Project - small box/ornament of Congress Cloth - 6 patterns including pattern darning and satin

March/April 2006 - German Brick Stitch
Project - needlecase with 2 historic patterns joined to make "bands"

May/June 2006 - Goldwork:Underside Couching
no project

July/August 2006 - Goldwork -- a bit about the RSN classes in Perry
no project

Sept/Oct 2006 - Goldwork:Surface and Pattern Couching
Project - 5"x5" square - part 1 with lines, couching instructions and 1st pattern

Nov/Dec 2006 - Goldwork
Project continuation - 3 more patterns

Jan/Feb 2007 – Goldwork:Or Nue continued
no project

March/April 2007 – Goldwork: Metal Thread Gobelin
Project – 16th C. pincushion

May/June 2007 --  Goldwork: Interlace and Applied Braid
no project

July/Aug 2007 – Interlace
no project

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