Design Size - 15.4 x 15.4 inches - ( 39 x 39 cm. ) - Canvas Cut - 20 x 20 inches - ( 50 x 50 cm. ) - 10 holes to the inch..
The design measures 15.4 inches square - we stitch-paint the canvases with two extra inches surrounding the design.
Choose Zweigart mono deluxe or interlock canvases.
The packaged kits measure aprox. - 20 x 20 x 1/2 inches -- 50 x 50 x 1.5 cms. ( a bit under for shipping volumnes )
ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE - YET CLOSE.
A full sized color photograph of the stitched design glued to a foam board - is on one side - with the stitch-painted needlepoint canvas on the other - the wool fibers rest on the chart - between -- inside a foam box - 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 and canvases contain premium quality materials - including:
The Victorian Needlepoint Dolls - designed in 1995 - is the first selection of its kind available for your enjoyment. They may be finished as a needlepoint pillow inserts or cushions - and framed.
The design allows space to write the name of your favorite *doll* in the space below - or just leave it blank.
Pearl ( a tad twisted ) - is truly lovely when well worked.
The Scotch Stitch is popular - because it is extremely attractive and versatile.
Usually used as a background stitch - for filling around a central design - it may be used by itself or in combination with other needlepoint stitches to form interesting patterns.
We recommend this stitch - as an interesting alternative to a flat - plain - rather visually monotonous and a bit boring to work - cross stitch. You may want to consider applying the straight cross stitches around the designs - to create a subtle aura.
Depending on your skills - we also suggest using a frame while stitching with the scotch stitch - - it is one of the greatest canvas biasers of all time.
In addition to the frame - be sure you you stitch with a slightly loose tension. You are literally tying - pulling - the canvas into a slanted position as you stitch - and if stitched tightly - there will be no hope of ever blocking it straight. We made this mistake - on this first design - as you can see !!
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