Originally posted 2007-06-30 10:17:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
A sentiment with which we can all agree.
And I think you’ll just love my newset (completed today) stitch guide for this charming canvas from Cat’s Cradle.
It’s easy to stitch on 13 mesh.
I was thinking about my philosophy of writing stitch guides and this canvas is a great example.
A stitch guide should have:
- some basketweave
- some familiar stitches — skip tent, triple diagonal brick, and others
- some new stitches — double linen (heart)
- some new techniques — couching, edges of ribbon
- maybe some new threads — this one uses Trio from brown paper packages, and the new size of Kreinik braid
When you have finished stitching a canvas you should be delighted with the result, happy at how much fun it was to stitch, and confident you have learned something new you can use on another canvas.
The canvas and guide are available from your local shop or through Cat’s Cradle
And if it proclaims to the world our joy in stitching — that’s even better!