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The artist who created this wonderful Purple Hydrangea canvas lives on Cape Cod. They grow wonderful hydrangeas there, sometimes pink but most often blue or the natural color, this green/white.
I often forget things so I went to google and looked up what you have to do to get a blue Hydrangea. If it is green/white to begin with (as most are). You have to add Aluminum Sulfate to the soil. Or do nothing and see what colors grows.
I planted 3 tree form Hydrangeas, in the green/white, last spring in my own garden, they were prolific bloomers. (to make a white hydrangea Pink just remove the aluminum with dolomatic lime).
Sorry, back to the listing. This is a perfect Beginner's canvas. Although it may look complex, it is not. Seen up close it is very clear where to put each stitch. In addition, it is a large 10 mesh canvas. A very first time stitcher could do this one.
As with all my Beginner' designs, this is available as a kit only.
This needlepoint canvas is suitable for beginners.
I will include my Needlepoint Beginner's Manual
Needlepoint Stuff No One Told Me When I Knew Nothingor The Needlepoint Diet for free.
Experienced stitchers should feel free to ignore anything I write
Originally I listed 2 color ways in this design, the blue and the green/white. One of my customers had a terrific idea, she asked if the designer could do 2 more. 1 pink & 1 purple, then they could be stitched to be used as a group of 4.
Melinda was glad to do this & I liked the idea so much I ordered a second set to list here. This listing is for the New Purple color, the colors are bright & vivid.
The design area measures 8 X 8 Inches, there is a lightly drawn square box drawn around the flower but I don't think you can see it in my picture. The entire canvas is 12.5 X 12.5 inches. Again, it is 10 mesh Mono Canvas.
I have assembled this kit using DMC # 3 size Perle Cotton Floss. This thicker floss will stitch up easily and fill well. Use just 1 strand of floss.
I chose a very soft cream color for the background, DMC calls it Moonlight. All 4 canvases have the same background color, so they can be used together.
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.