Introducing Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras is the second heart featured in the March/April issue of Needlepoint Now.  Cleopatra’s Heart was the first heart published in the January/February issue just in case you missed it.  The third heart will be featured in the May/June issue so stay tuned for it.

While Cleopatra’s Heart was designed using a combination of Colour Complements threads and various others, this design uses all Colour Complements threads.  The design was inspired by Jean Hilton and Susan was lucky enough to have taken a class with her many years ago.

What do you need?

You will find the pattern in the March/April issue of Needlepoint Now so make sure you pick up your copy.  You will also need to purchase 18 count mono canvas, colour choice is yours but remember all the stitching will cover the canvas so I opted for white. 

The thread kit contents include ALL the threads required to stitch the heart with the exception of a very small amount of Kreinik braid.  You could use any metallic found in your stash.  There should be sufficient threads to complete TWO hearts as all the stitches use less than 5 meters/5.5 yards.  Many use less.  Perhaps double sided!!!

This design is more challenging than Cleopatra’s Heart so will appeal to advanced beginner/intermediate stitchers.  BUT oh so fun to stitch.

Susan and I hope you enjoy Mardi Gras.

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