I was inspired by a project in the July/August 2015 issue of Needlepoint Now. I used the central area of a lovely project “Phoenix Panel” by Diane Grant on page 11. The center and Sprat’s Head corner’s are stitched with a size 5 perle cotton in a solid purple. I used size 5 perle again, colour #186 for the plaited ray stitches. This is the first time I’ve stitched a plaited ray and must admit I really like how it turned out SO I’ll be experimenting with this again. Colour #186 is a beautiful blend of rich purple and deep to medium value blue and green teals – GORGEOUS!
I’ve only used a very small section of Phoenix Panel for my stitch sample which measures approximately 2 1/2 inches on 18 count mono canvas. If I stitched this again, I would either paint the canvas or select a more pleasing colour BUT I went with what I had at the time. For any of you that enjoy counted canvas projects the July/August issue of Needlepoint Now is a beauty and worth checking out. Thank you Diane for a lovely project!
This needlepoint stitch sample came together very quickly. I have another one to share using colour #190 on Friday too. Yes, it is different!!!