I would like to introduce Iris!  But, let me tell you a bit first.

Each year when I introduce my new collections, I generally like to stitch a larger project.  This year I decided to change this a bit and instead of featuring one larger project, opting for a small project.  It is always fabulous to see what Needlepoint Now patterns for counted canvas are featured in each issue.  There is usually at least one and fortunately the January/February 2020 issue provided what I was looking for.

Iris is a designed by Diane Grant.  I chose Iris because it is small measuring about 3 inches square on 18 count canvas.

Over the coming weeks I will be sharing four samples, the same design but stitched with different combinations of colours from my summer collection.  My goal is to demonstrate how using ONE design can appear quite different and/or similar depending on the placement of the colours.  Not all four colours will be featured in each sample but most contain at least three. 

Let’s start with the first version of Iris today.

The above sample features size 5 perle cotton in Colours 63, 64, 120 and Kreinik Braid #6. 


So, what do you think?  Do you like it?

If you wish to stitch all four samples, one skein of size 5 perle cotton will be sufficient in Colours 63, 64, 65 and 120. 

Remember, the pattern is available in the January/February 2020 issue of Needlepoint Now on page 25. 

Stay tuned another Iris next week!

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