Sunday, January 13, 2013

Counted Valentine Stitching

Not everyone does exclusively hand painted canvases, right?  Other than the fun little pendant by Barbara Elmore the other pieces below are all counted. Some suggest linen, 18 count mono and yes 40 count silk gauze too.  If you'd like to purchase any of the below please email or call as they aren't up in the online store.......yet.

Ute Senkel Weinberg / Caron Collection
35 different charts, on 18 count each heart is just under 2"x 2".  Great for bookmarks, or stitched on narrow linen banding.  When first released all the hearts were shown stitched in the same thread, Caron Pomegranate Waterlillies and was so elegant.  Now they are shown stitched in a multitude of threads  and colors.  Hearts can be stitched in your thread of choice on your fabric or canvas of choice. Chart price $20.00
Erica Michaels, shown on silk gauze
Valentine's Day Chart by Erica Michaels $8.00.  If stitched on 40 silk gauze overall design is approximately 1" x 2".  About half the size of the picture. I have silk gauze available!

SOLD Heart Pendant by Barbara Elmore SOLD
Painted on 18 count mono, all inclusive Pendant kit for $42.00.  (green needed for the leaves).  Includes beads by Sundance and I understand this is thee last kit available!  (The silver hearts are no longer available ?)  The pendant is just under an inch wide and about an 1.25" h.  Everything is beaded except the snippet of DMC memory thread is couched for the vine and the leaves can be satin stitched in your choice of thread.

Jeanette Douglas Hoot Series
There is a whole series of these cross stitch owls, but this one is owl love you forever.  Chart and thread kit $20.00 Threads include a variety of solid and overdyed silk flosses.  Also included are button eyes and a few beads.  Overall size on 32 count linen is 4" x 4".

Freda's Fancy Stitching Variations on a Rhodes
Freda's Fancy Stitching More Rhodes to Follow
Both of these are 140 stitches square., each chart $9.00.  Charted for perle cotton and Gloriana silk floss but could easily be substituted in your favorite colors.  Freda is a designer from Calgary.  The Rhodes stitch translates nicely into a heart shape!

Cindy's Valentine Designs Hardanger Heart SOLD
Its nice to see Hardanger done in color.  On 32 count linen the design is 5" x 5" and suggests silk threads by Rainbow Gallery and Thread Gatherer.  Perfect for a box top or small ring pillow. Chart $10.00

Love is Blind, chart by Moira Blackburn

Cross stitch chart with a quote by Helena from Shakespeare's Mid Summer Nights Dream.  On 32 count linen the design is roughly 8" x 10".  Chart $8.00, from Moira Blackburn,  England.

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