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1/11/2011

Needlepoint, I love it !

Hi, did you have a nice day ? Mine was exhausting... but I have a little story to tell and some pictures to show. It is perfect to relax... So...

When I was young my grand-mother used to  bought me a little canevas (french type, kind of  printed canvas) to entertain me during holidays. I guess it was my first encounter with needlework and I became addicted. I moved to cross stitch for a long period, then I discovered "Embroiderers' Guild of America and American Needlepoint Guild. I was toasted !!!!

Last year, during "L'aiguille en fête" a french needlework show, I met Annick Latourelle, a french needlepoint designer who gets inspirations from geometric shapes. See her website (scroll down the page and click on the british flag to the english version :

http://www.annicklatourelle.com

I have bought and stitched "Sahara". The first picture shows the whole piece, and the others pictures point some details.






I really enjoyed to stitch this design. The colors are vibrants, the different stitches are challenging and it was relatively quick to stitch. Perfect for a girl like me.

Bye for now

Virginie

1/06/2011

Huge mistake on Angelina GCC ! arrgh....







Hi cyber travelers and friends,

I was working with great pleasure on "Angelina" from Barbara Kershaw I met in Pittsburgh at National seminar, because we were in the same 4 days class about whitework (again).

So I started the cutting session for the first band in needleweaving, and boom !! I cut as well a second band instead to leave thread for "Principessa stitch".

See :


What am I doing now ? Needleweving the 2 bands and add "Principessa band after" ? It will look odd.

I you have any idea, please let me know. I am a little lost here.

Have a nice evening. It is 09:30 PM here and I think I will head to bed and forget about it.

Virginie