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Even if I did not know much about dogs (and I really don't know that much) I would immediately know these were Poodles. They have that fine Poodle Look.
This is a wonderful, original design needlepoint canvas. It is hand painted and signed by Laurel Burch.
The design area is 6 X 6 inches. The entire canvas measures 9.75 X 9.75 inches. It is 18 mesh.
Poodles uses 9 colors plus a Metallic as a outline and detail thread. I have assembled this kit using Anchor and DMC #8 Perle Cotton Floss.
#8 floss is wonderful for stitching 18 or smaller mesh canvas. It slides through with no pulling and little knotting.
I usually suggest stitching with one strand but I am told the coverage does not please some stitchers. You can stitch this using 1 or 2 strands of the #8 floss. Each ball is equal to 2 skeins so you should have plenty.
I have used Laurel's wonderful colors for these poodles with 1 exception. Instead of the Metallic Gold for the outlines etc., I have chosen Kreinik Copper #12 size Metallic Braid thread. #12 Kreinik is also a smaller thread than is used on larger mesh canvases.
The Copper Metallic is a very good contrast to and combination with the other colors in the design. I think it will be just right.
I have used a creamy ultra pale yellow for the background.
All NewNeedlepoint canvases have folded and machine hemmed edges or carefully taped canvases edges. Which one depends on how much white canvas is left outside the design area.
Each kit includes the correct size needle for this canvas.
The amounts of floss or yarn shown in the pictures are for color only, the actual amounts sent may vary from what is shown. The colors will not vary.
Needlepoint thread coverage is not an exact science. I try to make sure there is plenty to finish each canvas with some to spare. If you run short e-mail me and I will send you more at no extra cost.
Remember to stitch 2-3 additional rows all around the completed canvas for finishing.
Large needlepoint canvases will be rolled and sent in a mailing tube,
smaller canvases will be sent flat in a padded envelope.