Kissing ball, canvas by Sandra Gilmore. Held by the stitcher who declined to be in the picture. I’ve yet to meet a guy who stitches who isn’t an accomplished perfectionist at stitching. I wish the photo was a bit clearer. For the right home a kissing ball is a lovely addition to holiday decor.
Canvas by Birds of a Feather
Canvas by JP
Union Jack sweater by Stitch Its
Canvas by Cooper Oaks. My customer was kind enough to leave the tote in the shop for display. So while looking for something to “stuff” it with we all got a great laugh. Who knew if would be the perfect wine tote?
Canvas by Julie Mar
Canvas by Lee Needlearts
Canvas by Bracha – Lavee
If you zoom in on the City of David you will see several different stitches were used, subtle but effective in adding interest and texture.
As you may notice all the other pieces shown were stitched in basket weave. Today we seem to overlook the basics and get swept up in the innovative. The beauty in needlework is that its something we do for different reasons and doing what’s the latest in technique keeps some feeling fresh and current and basket weave gives relaxation and peace of mind to others. Stay true to yourself. If you feel moved to go beyond the basics do it, there’s no limit to what can be done. If you just love continental don’t let yourself feel any less of a needleworker, just do what makes you happy.