>> October 27, 2010 – blog giveaway, color, color ideas, embroidery, give away, giveaway, needlepoint, new designs, orna willis, ultrasuede
We have much to do here today, so let's begin with two bits of news---firstly, we are retiring some older designs, (Cedars of Lebanon, Reflections of Joy, Entomology and a few others). It's sad to say goodbye, but, as you can see above, I have new designs going up every day!
Silky Safari is a twist on traditional samplers. It's full of interesting stitches, and unusual threads, Ultrasuede applique' and beads to top it off. It is a wonderful design to have fun with!
Also out this week, Windmills of Color, pictured below. This Kit comes in three colorways. With a focus on color application, color balance and color placement, I wrote the pattern to give the user more options and freedom with their choices!
And finally: It's that time again!!!! It's a Giveaway.
For this Giveaway, I designed a beautiful "Paper Bag" with two contrasting shades of Ultrasuede® to highlight the simple familiar lines of a classic grocery store bag.
Standing 13 inches tall, and 9 inches wide, it's the perfect bag when you are running errands or just need to take a few things with you. It snaps closed, and is adorned with a couple of whimsical lampwork beads.
To be entered in this drawing, we are going to continue in the spirit of the Color articles I've
been writing for Needlepoint Now over the past months. (If you haven't seen this series, it's a wonderful way to hone your skills as a colorist--to better understand how to use color in a way that speaks for you.) All you need to do is post a creative, color inspired name for this bag, (click on the post a comment below). Try to take into consideration all that you see in the pictures, and let's see what you come up with! We will announce a winner (chosen at random from the entrants) on Tuesday November 2nd.