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The Lion and Bird Laurel Burch needlepoint canvas was just introduced at the January 2016 TNNA needlework show. They are a handsome pair, perfect to hang in a child's room or as a small pillow (or not so small set into cloth).
The design area measures 8 X 6.5 with 1.5 inch borders. It could be stitched slightly larger and a border added. The entire canvas measures 10.75 X 9.5 inches. It is 13 mesh mono canvas.
This needlepoint kit is suitable for beginners, perhaps not absolutle beginners but a stitcher just starting needlepoint would be easily able to do this canvas. The 13 mesh makes it simpler and quick to stitch up.
Experienced stitchers could use all sorts or interesting stitches and/or effects here in this design as well, there are all sorts of possibilities.
I have assembled this kit using DMC #5 size Perle Cotton Floss. The slight sheen that Perle Cotton has when stitiched up with be wonderful for this design.
I have done the background in a wonderful muted sage green.(the color at the top). The design will really *pop* with that background color. Lion & Bird should be stitched using 1 strand of floss.
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