Chart Corrections

This page is reserved for corrections to Loretta's published charts and useful tips.  Errata are arranged by title of the design.  If you know of any problems with a chart or needed more thread than Loretta recommended, please let me know at  Thanks!


Bargello Fantasy (magazine version) - The Purple Needle of Calgary, Alberta, Canada handed out a two page sheet of tips and corrections for the magazine version of Bargello Fantasy.  I have been trying to reach the owner of the now closed shop for permission without avail.  All the folks who worked with her don't know how to reach her.  So I am going ahead and posting the tips here and hoping that Shelley will forgive me if she discovers them here.

Mystery #6 "Versatility"
Lara recommends getting 2 skeins of the Needle Necessities overdye for this piece.

Mystery #10 "Fascination"
The Needleartnut and Lara both suggest you get extra threads to stitch this piece. Needleartnut says you will need 3 spools of Kreinik, 2 skeins of Marlitt and one of the Needle Necessities over dyed cotton but that she didn't have much NN left over.  You might want to get two skeins of the overdyed cotton, just to be sure you have enough.

Mystery #14 "Mystique"
Note that the beginning point seems to be wrong.  Needleartnut says starting from the right edge and down 2.75 inches as the instructions say will take you too close to the edge of your canvas.  She recommends you count down one and a half inches instead.

Shell Pattern Roll-Up Ornament (free design from Rainbow Gallery website)
Lara says she needed more of the metallic Tiara thread than the design calls for.  This is a complex open pattern and probably the amount of thread needed depends on the stitching path you take.


  1. How can I get a pattern for the Bargello Fantasy

  2. I would like to find the pattern for the Bargello Fantasy, can you give me info on how to get it?

  3. Sorry for the delay answering you, Perry. I only check in here once a day. Bargello Fantasy was published in two different ways. (The designs vary just a little bit, the lower left hand corners have slightly different stitches, if I remember correctly.) The July-August 1991 issue of Needlepoint Plus magazine had one version and a chart was published in 1994 by Needle Adventures Artists Collection. The only place to find these now is on eBay. They are highly sought after but with patience you might be able to find one or the other version. I would suggest looking for the Needlepoint Plus version as you can sometimes find lots of this discontinued magazine that include the July-August issue. But you never know. Sometimes you get lucky. There is no other way to get the chart unless you run into a friend willing to lend your their copy as Loretta requested her family not make her designs available after her cancer death and they've stuck to that.

  4. Sorry I don't have better news about the availability.

  5. Oh, and watch for Bargello Symphony, her Mystery #8. That also occasionally turns up on eBay. It's not identical —and it is even more sought after than Bargello Fantasy— but you might get lucky.