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This is a wonderful and popular original design needlepoint By Laurel Burch. 3 handpainted colorful dogs are standing one on top of the other, to make of course, a pyramid.
There are several things I like about this design but chief among them is that the background is plain, unmarked or designed and white. With the possible exception of the very darkest colors, you could do the background in any color, pattern, design or stitch you liked.
It would also be an excellent place for a border design.
The design area measures 10 x 9 inches. The entire canvas is 12.5 X 11.5. It is 18 mesh mono canvas.
I have assembled this kit usinf DMC and Anchor #8 size Perle Cotton Floss. There are 13 colors used. I have supplied an off-white thread for the background but there should be enough floss in other colors to augment that or create a border.
#8 floss is wonderful for stitching 18 or smaller mesh canvas. It slides through with no pulling and little knotting.
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.
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
This is also available as just the Needlepoint Canvas