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From Pajamas and Chocolate's wonderful Colorful Animals series comes this handsome, alert German Shepherd needlepoint ornament.
He is very well done, the design uses 16 colors.
The design area measures 4 inches across. The entire canvas is 7.75 X 8 inches. It is 18 mesh.
I have assembled this kit using DMC and Anchor #8 size Perle Cotton Floss.
#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 padded
This is also available as just the Needlepoint Canvas