I thought I would share with you this little piece from Eye Candy Needlepoint (distributed by Ruth Schmuff Designs). It has, as you can see, tons of colors. I decided to use assorted things from my scrap bag to stitch it. Most of it is Diagonal Gobelin, so there isn’t much variation in stitches. But notice how much texture is in there from the different stitches. Some of the threads I used are: Neon Rays Overdyed metallic (two kinds) Just Cotton, and Just Silk from Ty-Di Threads Felicity’s Garden Madras Silk & Organdy ribbon What I love about this little piece is how much texture you get in the finished needlepoint when all you do is change the texture of the thread. Sometimes in our effort to try new stitches we loose track of how the texture of the thread affects the needlepoint and go from having something wonderful to
Monthly Archive:: September 2008
Joyce Shannon from EGA’s Keystone Chapter in New Castle, Pa sent me an email about the wonderful success of their Stitch in Public Day activities. She wrote: “Just wanted you to know that the Stitch in Public Day in New Castle was a success. We were joined by members of a quilting group from the library, a lady who wanted so time to do some knitting in peace, and a lady who no longer stitched but wanted to see what was new and what everyone was doing. She requested – for next year – tents with displays and products. They all wanted catered lunch. The County Commissioners proclaimed it to be Stitch in Public Day and the State Rep showed up to officially present us with a citation. I got a picture of him presenting it to me, taken by the news reporter. The reporter and photographer were suitably impressed.
Here’s my sampler so far. I tried to work towards one corner, so you would have an idea of the whole. If you look at it, you will see I ended up making my quilt one block too wide. But this is not a problem, in fact it’s one of the reasons, I think, Around the World stays so popular. But my quilt will have a Block #9 which will be stitched in the lightest peach. The stitch and diagram are below. The next blocks are Block 5 – Milanese Stitch Block 6 – Rosemary Stitch Block 7 – T Stitch Block 9 – The next post on this will have links for Block #8 and the borders
Who: Permian Basin Needle Arts Chapter (Midland/Odessa, Texas) When: August 31 – September 2 Where: check-in for Textile Division at Fair When: September 5 – September 13 Where: Permian Basin Fair in Odessa, TX When: first Thursday of the month, on-going, 7-10 p.m. Where: Barnes & Nobles in Midland,