|Rebecca Wood's Haunted House|
|dede Odgen's Tassel Wreath|
I'm going to include helpful books with the painted canvases. Haunted house comes with two June McKnight books--her Architectural Stitches book and her Needlepoint Wisdom book--to help the contest winner get to work building a house with stitches. These books are old and the book of architectural stitches is well loved but they are fabulous books for painted canvas stitchers.
Tassel wreath also comes with two books--Needlepoint 101 and Needlepoint 202 from Ruth Dilts. These books are like new. They show how Ruth stitches twenty different canvases with tips, stitch diagrams and encouragement to help anyone learn to stitch like Ruth. The introduction to the first book is particularly helpful to those who are tackling a painted canvas on their own for the very first time.
Ok, for the rules: Place a comment here telling me which canvas you prefer. (Or email the same information to me at chilly hollowat hot maildot com.) I'm hoping that intermediate level stitchers who are unsure of stitching painted canvases will enter this contest as the canvases are really more suited to someone with a little experience doing fancier stitches who has a stash of threads to draw on. You have until June 5. On June 6 our contest patron RS will pick a number between x and y for each contest. I'll announce the winners sometime June 6. (I'm not sure when, since RS has a somewhat busy schedule. )
If you are an experienced painted canvas person who could stitch these without much trouble, please don't enter. I'll do a contest for you later. Just enter if painted canvases are intimidating to you. With a free canvas you can probably stitch mostly from your stash, you will be free to play around without the pressure of "ruining" the design--which is impossible, by the way--and you will have some help in the form of the books with each canvas.
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