|"My biggest fear is that when I die my husband will sell all my needlepoint supplies for what I told him they cost".|
Her answer got me to thinking that I should do more of this, explaining why I choose to do things a certain way. So here are a few whys:
1. Why I stitch my Rhodes with an extra last stitch, which goes over the first stitch. Look at the diagram below...
2. Why I always search for the path that will wrap my canvas threads.
3. Why I believe that you should bead on canvas using a thread the color of your canvas and NOT the color of your bead. Look at the illustration below and squint. The top bead is going to look elongated, oval-ish and the bottom bead will look distinct, standing out on the canvas. The bottom bead with the thread the color of the canvas brings the bead to light, and makes it stand out on the background of the canvas color.
I couldn't resist the title for this post, corny, I know.
My father was an avid tennis player. He loved the game and spent many a hot Saturday playing at our local tennis club. He would have been so proud to see Nina on the court, that girl has quite a stroke!
But in a much different way, so does Danielle Clough. Her's is a stroke of embroidery genius. Just take a look!!!
With a new instruction guide, new charts and 3 colorways, I am bringing Linda back.
|In Rose Garden|
We have just added key rings in the shape of hearts, (gold color), and stars, (silver color), to all the beautiful FOBS that did not include the rings. The items have been updated online and the prices have not changed! Give them a look HERE.
(*many of the FOBS already had rings either flowers or round shapes).
Take $5 off EACH bead combination you purchase.
Place all your choices in your cart and enter the code: 5OFF. You will get a $5 discount off of each of the bead items you have in your cart.
So let's say you ordered these guys...
The code above will give you $20 off your order!
Ends March 31st!! Go get 'em!
Having this much fun seems naughty... I love making these cool pendants, (or FOB charms or anything else you'd like to use these for)! Four new shapes, designs and phrases are in our ETSY shop HERE.
Here they are:
my new design - IKAT.
Done on Congress Cloth with beautiful silk fibers, this design is my interpretation of the dyeing and weaving technique called Ikat. The design comes in two colorways, incorporates beautiful silks, beads and memory wire. The result is both elegant and ethnic, intricate and strong. The "Ikat" kit includes your piece of Congress Cloth, (in green or tan), the rich silk fibers, the Delica beads, the wire and the wonderful sequins used in framing the design. The instruction guide is very detailed and has an abundance of diagrams and charts, including the wonderful laminated Master Chart.
|Ikat - Babylonian colorway|
|Ikat - Chaldien colorway|