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I can't decide if this cat with his Angel Wings and Halo is looking all innocent and saintly or if that is a *bad boy* look despite it all.
Either or, Angekl Cat with a Halo is a hand painted, original design canvas from Laurel Burch. It has 7 colors plus gold metallic highlights. I particularly like the deep azure blue background.
The design area measures 7 X 6 inches. The entire canvas is 11.5 X 9.5 inches. it is 18 mesh canvas.
I have assembled this kit using DMC and Anchor #8 size Perle Cotton Floss and Kreinik Gold Metallic Braid Thread in #12 size.
#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.
I have changed one of the colors in this design. I have picked a deep medium purple for the cat's body instead of the deep blue. I love the way the purple works with this azure blue backgraound.
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