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The inspiration for this design is an Antique Wood Block Print. I had no idea how this design would look when stitched, really. I don't have the time to stitch most of the designs I do, so I visualize them stitched. I always liked this design but even so......When I saw the Antique Wood Block Peony stitched I was floored, for lack of a better word.
This is a somewhat unique needlepoint canvas. It is a NewNeedlepoint.com original design. When I first started my web store I tried designing & selling these line drawn canvases. My idea was to give the stitcher the choice of what colors used. I had had some terrible experiences whiting out or stitching over prainted colors so I thought this was a good idea.
I don't know if it was a terrible idea or my web store was just too new and no one every went there but these were not successful. I have a few of them, still byt this is the best of them, IMO.
This design has been Stitch Drawn on 18 mesh canvas. The design area is a circle 7.5 inches across. The entire canvas is 13x 11.5 inches.
Below is a previous version of this design stitched by Dr. Denise Neilsen-Hall of Chicago. This will give you an idea of how this canvas could look when stitched.
Dr. D stitched with doube strand wool, which gives it a too heavy look & feeling. I suggest you use threads better suited to 18 mesh canvas. Of course, you can use any colors you want. The colors here were just what I sent to Dr. D.
This canvas does not come with any threads.
Includes the correct size needle for this canvas.
Remember to stitch 2-3 additional lines 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.