Today’s stitch sampler is proof that you CAN in fact use copper threads without overdoing it with the pattern.

Earlier this year, we featured a pattern entitled, Asymmetrical Copper designed by Jeff Kulick. The pattern was published in the November/December issue of Needle Pointers available as a member of the American Needlepoint Guild.

The original design was stitched in an autumn palette of colours with the addition of lime green and blue but the sample today is stitched with a selection of spring colours featured in our spring collection. We have also added one of our yellow feature colours this month, Colour #30. You can find the previous stitched sample in this blog post.

We used several of the stitches in the original design including the framed scotch, slanted Gobelin and scotch stitch. We substituted a giant rice stitch in the centre instead of the original scotch stitch. This is another example of using a design but switching it up a bit.

How we used metallic & copper threads in this design

The sample today measures 2 ¾ inches on an 18-count mono canvas. Size 5 Perle cotton was used in the following colours:

As you can see from the design, when you incorporate metallic colours to an already existing colourful palette, the end result is spectacular! The metallic accents provide that extra hint of glimmer without going completely over-the-top with the end result.

Keep your eyes peeled on our blog for another sample of this design!

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