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A very good, very colorful hand painted Dog Sampler canvas.
This is an amazing sampler with 5 Dogs or call it a Dog Collage or whatever you want. It has a lot of details and uses a hefty 18 colors plus lots of Gold Metallic.
This is a larger canvas, the design area is 14 X 11 inches. The entire canvas measures 18 X 15 inches. It is 18 mesh mono canvas.
I have assembled this kit using DMC and Anchor #8 size Perle Cotton Floss and Kreinik #12 size Gold Metalic Braid Thread. I have added another spool of thread since I took this picture, I wanted to be sure I had included enough.
#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
Most NewNeedlepoint.com canvases have carefully taped edges. I use Professional Artists Tape. It sticks very well.
Each kit includes the correct size tapestry 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 1-2 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