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The moment I saw Patt' Scrap Thread design I know I wanted to call it 15 Dogs 15 Colors. This is a slightly smaller Scrap Thread canvas than usual. The design area measures 7 X 7 inches. The entire canvas is 12 X 12 inches. it is 16 mesh, which has become my favorite mesh size. Not too small, not too big.
Patt is a wonderful, creative stitcher. This canvas comes with her Stitch Guide.
You can use whatever gorgeous threads and colors you have in your stash for this design or follow Patt's color and thread suggestions in the Stitch Guide. Or both, mix it up.
Patt and Lee Design canvases are Glicee Original Design Needlepoint. These are superior needlepoint canvases, the edges and the colors are crisp and clean.
I got lost trying to count all the colors used in this design. I do know that each dog is a different color. This is a perfect way to use up your stash/piles/baskets & bins of extra threads. Recycling at it's best, imo.
Below is a sample of this design that Patt stitched, using her own scrap threads.
You are absolutely not tied to the colors Patt has used. 16 mesh canvas is adaptable, you can use doubled embroidery floss, #8 cotton, #5 size cotton, wool, silk, the list is endless.
Use what ever you have, if it looks right to you it is right.
This canvas does not include any threads or yarn.
Dry Blocking is recommended when finishing your project. Do not use excessive water.
All NewNeedlepoint canvases have folded and machine hemmed edges or carefully taped canvases edges. I prefer to hem them when there is enough extra canvas to permit it.
Each canvas includes a correct size needle.
Remember to stitch 2-3 additional rows all around the completed canvas for finishing.
For free Needlepoint Instruction and a few of the best basic stitches I like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Needlepoint
Large needlepoint canvases will be rolled and sent in a mailing tube,
smaller canvases will be sent flat in a padded envelope.