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I don't know if Patt intended this to be an Elephant Family but I would not be surprised if she did. That is exactly what this looks like to me.
The baby, needless to say, wants something. He (or she) is probably hungry. The background is an African savannah with a stream in the foreground.
The Elephant Family is 13 mesh mono canvas, the design area measures 15 X 13 inches.
This incredible design uses 37 colors and 42 skeins of DMC #5 Perle Cotton Floss. it should be stitched using 1 strand.
I had thought to kit it using #3 size floss. I tried a small area of test stitching but the #3 did not slide smoothly and lay well. I have learned that just because a canvas is marked 13 mesh or 14 mesh or whatever, it does not mean it is exactly that and the same as all others.
The kit also has 3 skeins of DMC variegated threads in golden browns. I thought it would be perfect for the sand around the water. Give it depth. All the colors used are not shown in my picture.
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