• We recommend a raw silk tapestry fabric for finishing cushions - picking up any of the the colors. Typical options are velvet backs - much more durable - yet we prefer silks for their elegance.

    Make a pattern first - using tissue paper or muslin - and allowing extra margins ( 5/8 inches ) for the seams. The four front pieces are cut on a bias - the back are two pieces - for a zippered opening.

  • The silk fabric - is extremely *slippery* - so the machine stitching needs to be done very slowly - almost stitch-by-stitch - using the hand wheel - not the foot control.

    Please be patient - the finished results are worth the efforts.

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MEMLING MOTIF

Needlepoint Cushions

$65

Choose Your Canvas-

Design Size - 5.4 x 4.8 inches - ( 13.7 cm x 12 cm ) - 12 holes to the inch.

Choose Zweigart mono deluxe or interlock canvases.

A full sized color photograph of the stitched design with instructions - is on the outside - the stitch-painted needlepoint canvas inside - with the wool fibers - all wrapped in a resealable plastic folder with holes to breath.

These are stitch-painted canvas. Select *OPEN / CLOSE - LARGE IMAGES* to view enlarged photographs.

The gift packaged needlepoint kits contain premium quality materials - including:

  • - Zweigart Canvas with Designs Painted in Full Color with a Numbered Color Code
  • - Full Sized Photograph of the Finished Needlepoint Design
  • - Samantha Taylor Tapestry Wool
  • - One Tapestry Needles
  • - Each Kit is Numbered and Registered to Control the Dye Lots Should We Need to Send Additional Wool

The tapestry fabric we chose ( and recommend ) for the cushion and pillow inserts is a raw silk - picking up any of the the colors.

The four front pieces are cut on a bias and pieced with the bias running in different directions.

An exquisite pattern for cushion inserts - the cushions are cut stark with straight edges - - to compliment the composition of the Memling designs.

Stark white or black - will also make into stunning background colors !! Mix and match the sizes and background colors. Above we used a tangerine - then a mustard backing below - by slightly changing the central wool color.

The raw silk surrounding is a popular finishing solution for these Needlepoint Cushions and Pillows. This fabric refreshes the yarn and eases the needlework into a visually light - elegant object. The textures of the natural fibers - compliment each other gracefully. The irregular quality of the raw silk surface - - actually enhances the perfection of the needlepoint stitches.

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