Monday, June 16, 2014

Canvas and threads; Kits to Go

 Its always more fun to put together thread kits than to put threads away so when its time to straighten up I often get distracted and can't help but assemble threads to see how it can suddenly make a canvas that much more appealing.  Click on the caption for more information or to purchase.

 A gorgeous array of unusual colors in this 18 count piece called Sumeera by Lois Caron.  Threads pulled include Threadworx over dyed cotton floss and metallics, Gloriana 12 ply silk and the incomparable Lorikeet lambs wool, Gumnut stranded silk, Silk lame braid and Trebizond.  These are just some of the thread lines available at the Nimble Needle!
Lois Caron Sumeera kit $235.00  For canvas only click here 

Perfect summertime plaid.  Fun to experiment with different stitches or will look equally classic in basket weave.   I've selected Silk n Ivory for a uniform look.  Kit includes all the colors below but will several of each for a total of 22 skeins.  Want to hit a lower price point?  could also be kitted in DMC perle cotton for $142.   Purchase with the Silk n Ivory and receive the 25% discount off the canvas.

L'Esprit French Country Plaid kit $199.  For canvas only click here.

The blue background is mesmerizing.  Best captured in Felicity's Garden 50% silk, 50% wool.  This thread is so luminous compared to other similar blends.  For some fun I've pulled Painters Thread Perle cotton #5 and a coordinating silk lame braid to encourage some play for the thunderbird pattern.  Haven't tried Painters Thread, its gotten rave reviews.  Best to think of it being a general color with surprise flecks of color.  Very different than say Watercolours which stitches up more often with a shift of color rather than an unexpected fleck.  So soft, doesn't have the sheen of perle cotton but maintains that nice twist.
Elements Firebird kit $157.  For canvas only click here.

 Very cool new sports designs by AGA designs.
AGA Baseball ornament kit $70.00 New Design for 2014 SOLD

AGA Ice Hockey ornament kit $68.00 New Design for 2014 SOLD

AGA Football ornament kit $60.00 New Design for 2014 SOLD

Anne Brinkley cross bookmark kit $20

Anne Brinkley flowering pot bookmark kit $20

 See anything perfect to take on vacation?  Call the shop at 856 354 8100!


  1. What are the details on the Hockey and Baseball canvases? Size of mesh, size of piece, etc and obviously cost for just the canvas.



    1. Hi Jackie, each is 4 1/2" diameter. Well 4 and 7/16ths to be exact. As a canvas they are $45.00. thanks for looking. Other sports are available too I just selected ones I thought to be more popular or more obscure as ornaments (ice hockey).


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