Although the weather here is still warm, school is (or has already) started. I thought this pencil and apple from the Dove book,Easy-to-Make Christmas and Holiday Lightcatchers was delightful. It will be a free projects here on Mondays and Thursdays in September.
Today there will be instructions for transferring the design and a materials list.
Tranferring the Design
Begin by clicking on the image above to get the full-size image. Enlarge it to the size you like. The original is about 7″ long.
Once you have the size you like, print it out.
Place it under your canvas on top of a lightbox or in bright light.
Using an extra-fine point marker made for fabric, such as Pigma Microns, trace the design. Straight lines should be on a single thread of canvas. This means you may not be able to trace them. Instead, mark the beginning and ending points and make the line by drawing it on the canvas.
11×6 inch 18-mesh mono canvas in white
threads of your choice in:
gunmetal or copper metallic thread
Come back Thursday to see my threads and instruction for the point and bare wood.
About Janet M Perry
Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
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