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This is a true Tour De Force by Laurel Burch. A gorgeous holiday design sampler with 9 different motifs.
I listed this kit 2 seasons ago and it sold immediately. I haven't been able to get another, until now
This colorful sampler uses 13 colors plus quite a bit of metallic gold. Since I took the picture of this kit I have added a few spools of other colors of Krenink Metallic Braid Thread to be used here and there in the design, places you think they will look good. This Holiday Sampler deserves to sparkle.
I have added 1 red spool, 1 purple and 3 silver (the dove could really shine). They are not in the kit photograph.
The design area measures 12 X 10.75 inches. The entire canvas is 16 X 14.5 inches. It is 18 mesh mono canvas. The canvas is Hand Painted and signed by Laurel Burch.
I have assembled this kit using Anchor and DMC #8 size Perle Cotton Floss and Kreinik #12 size Metallic thread.
#8 floss is wonderful for stitching 18 or smaller mesh canvas. It slides through with no pulling and little knotting. Using the slightly smaller (than you might be used to) Kreinik Metallic Thread in size 12 for 18 mesh is very good, easy to stitch.
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. Use just 1 strand of the Kreinik Metallic thread
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 (at least not very much).
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.
This is also available as just the Needlepoint Canvas