Friday, October 22, 2010

General Release of Folk Santa Spinner Design

Just in time to stitch for Christmas!

Santa is flying his reindeer through the air in this whimsical Folk Santa Spinner. Learn to line draw a canvas, pounce background color and then stitch away. Learn realistic shading with basketweave, how to make antlers look like velvet, and easy metallic thread techniques that will really make your ornaments sparkle! A little bit of beading and some specialty stitches make this a fun design. Suggested materials includes 18 mono canvas, beads, silk, wool, cotton and metallic threads to stitch both ornaments, and complete instructions with color illustrations. 

 This design was premiered and taught at American Needlepoint Guild's National Seminar in Milwaukee.

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New Design - Charisma


Strikingly elegant in its simplicity, Charisma is a lesson in goldwork – albeit stitched in silver. A variety of real and synthetic metal threads are used in this stunning piece. The design size can be adjusted to fit your desired finishing. The purse model design measures 6” x 2.75”. The mini design measures 2” square and may be completed as a test square prior to stitching the larger design.

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