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A charming, new 2015 Laurel Burch design needlepoint canvas with a handsome cat offering a bouquet of flowers to his love.
He looks like a He to me but it could really be any cat, male or female with flowers. Are they for the love to his or her life? Which, of course, could be any of us wonderful cat parents/owners (you never do really own a cat, I know this).
The design area of this hand painted needlepoint canvas measures 5 X 8 inches. The entire canvas measures 9.75 X 12.5 inches. it is 18 mesh.
The Cat in Love canvas uses 13 colors plus quite a bit of metallic gold is used in this design.
I have assembled this kit using Anchor and DMC #8 size Perle Cotton Floss and Kreinik #12 size Metallic Braid 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
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
This is also available as just the Needlepoint Canvas