Yesterday in the tantalizing way all us stitch guide writers have of showing off just a bit of our work, I posted two photos on Needlepoint Nation (the Facebook group of needlepoint fanatics) showing some of my two latest stitch guides. Both are from Leigh Designs. Can you guess what these two photos are?
The top photograph shows the maple tree from Leigh's Japanese Tea House. This design was originally intended to be used in Lee's nylon tote bags but I think Leigh Designs plans to frame the model when it reaches them later this week. Here's the original canvas.
By the way, the little geisha magnet was from Mag Friends and I think they are sold out, but you might find one in a shop if you look around. I bought it nearly two years ago.
|Leigh's Japanese Tea House Finished|
The second photo is a close up of one of Leigh's Water Babies. This is Fantine, who has peacock eyes on her mermaid's tail. (I've also written guides for Alta and Mimsy but there are no photos of them yet.)
Everyone asks about the curls. These were Sue Parson's idea. They are made of ribbon floss. Sue had seen this used somewhere and asked me how to create curls from this thread and with a little experimentation I was able to figure out the technique. Sue did a lovely job creating the model. Here is her finished and framed piece. If your shop is going to the January TNNA show, I think they'll be able to see this in person at the Leigh Designs booth. Sue is very kindly loaning it to Leigh.
|Fantine All Stitched But Not Framed Yet|
Your shop can order the guide and canvas of either of these for you directly from Leigh Deisgns, but you can visit the CH Stitch Guides blog and order the stitch guide only straight from me if you happen to have the canvas already.
Hope you enjoyed the full disclosure!
Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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