Recently I was at the Post Office and bought these Celebrate stamps. I thought they were so cute.
This inspired me to create this blog’s very first Come Stitch with Me project. The idea behind this project is that we will stitch it together, one square at a time. The colors and threads will be up to you, I’ll post instructions for each block about one every two weeks or so.
If you’re new to needlepoint, this will be a great way to learn 12 new stitches and techniques. If you have been stitching for a long time, it will be a great way to try out new color combinations and threads.
This post has the basic materials list and instructions for marking the canvas.
Next week I’ll post the first block.
To make this project you will need:
- 10 x 12 piece 14 mesh mono canvas
- 2 skeins lettering color of your choice (I’m using black Kreinik & Silk & Ivory) – if you like you can use different colors as is the case with the stamp
- 3-7 different background threads in the color palette of your choice
- 2 accent threads
- 1 metallic (for the star)
Using a non-xylene or dye-based permanent marker, make a grid on the canvas of 2 inch (28 threads) squares. There should be 4 rows of 3 squares.
Once you have marked the squares, make a mark at the center hole of each square as a reference.
Now mount the canvas and wait for the first block.
I’m planning an analogous color palette of peach, pink, a pale red-violet, often suffused with gold. I have done a few pieces in these colors and I love them. Once we get the new house (keep praying), my studio is going to be peachy-pink, black and white, so I’m going to put it in there.
The parts of this project will all be listed a the end of each section and all will be found under “Come Stitch with Me” in the category list. When the project is finished, it will also be available from Napa Needlepoint or your LNS as an eProject.
Here’s a rundown of the sampler so far: