Friday, August 16, 2013

First Stitch a White Moth on White Canvas

Barbara Elmore is one of the more interesting designers of needlepoint we have working today. Her painted canvases are distributed by Sundance Designs and Barbara also teaches.  She specializes in special effects in her classes.  Here is what she did at Needle Bug in Montgomery.

First you stitch a white moth on white canvas.  Then Barbara has you watercolor the canvas and moth.  Then you stitch on top of the watercolors when they dry and I suspect there is a gold stencil or two involved as well.  I think I see beads, too.

There is a better picture of the finished Las Flores de Noche on Barbara's website.  Just click on Teaching Pieces.

Take special note of Barbara's canvases on the Sundance website.  About two thirds of the way down the page there is a Fuchsia and also an Iris design that is a companion.  The Fuchsia will be stitched by me next winter....

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  1. They're lovely - looking forward to watching your progress.

    1. Thanks, Cindy! Wish there were more hours in the day so I could start Barbara's flower piece NOW.

  2. I can't hardly wait to see this! Is it too early to start ther popcorn?

    1. You can start the popcorn now as I am writing about my latest NP adventure right now. By the time it publishes, the popcorn will be ready!