Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The rest of the story
Those of you who have already received the November/December issue of Needlepoint Now may recognize this canvas. Let It Snow is a design by Machelle Somerville, general manager of Peacock Alley Needlepoint in Ada, Michigan, which I had the pleasure of stitching for my "Making It Simple" column.
Since the deadline for this column was August 15, my local finisher had plenty of time to transform the canvas into a pillow insert. It's surrounded and backed in slate blue velveteen and edged simply in self-welting. I love how the velveteen adds another level of texture to the silk, silk/wool, cotton and Kreinik metallic threads used to stitch the canvas.