Thursday, January 19, 2012

Antique Heart

Antique Heart Model, Courtesy of lara hartley
The February 1993 issue of Needlepoint Plus has instructions for this lovely heart which is called "Antique Heart."  The cover photograph is courtesy of Ann in Baton Rouge while the scan of the model is courtesy of Lara Hartley.


Needlepoint Plus Feb 1993

UPDATE:  Apparently this was also released as a chart in 1989 under the Needle Adventures name.

This is the auction photo the seller posted (below).  The chart on the left is for the August 1992 Christmas Heirlooms ornament.  Antique Heart is the Needle Adventures chart on the right.

Antique Heart as Needle Adventures Chart

Material List, taken from Lara's blog (link below):
7x7 gray congress cloth
Kreinik #8 fine braid in silver 001
Kreinik 1/16" ribbon also in silver 001
Kreinik blending filament in beige 013
Anchor floss mauve (2 skeins)
Anchor floss 870 light antique violet

Lara continues to work on this piece.  You can see more here.

Antique Heart, Courtesy of Lara Hartley

She's finished!  The photo above is of the finished version and is shown here courtesy of Lara Hartley.  Please note she changed the background stitch behind the pinwheel.

Another view of Lara's Heart Next to the Magazine 


  1. i am waiting for my order for the materials to arrive for this piece - any day! i think i am going to have several projects going on at the same time. pretty unusual for me since i usually do one thing at a time. it's just that there are SO many gorgeous LS designs.

  2. Great! I think this is very pretty, It doesn't look that large, so having it to work when you are tired of a larger piece is a good plan in my opinion.