A couple of years ago the CyberPointers Chapter of ANG decided we were going to create a project in honor of ANG’s 40th Anniversary. An open competition was held for designs and my design, “Ruby Ribbons,” won.
That’s it pictured here. It’s based on a 1930’s quilt block and features two red ribbons curling around a background that moves from white in the center to black at the edges.
The design consists of four panels with 64 blocks in each. Every block has a different stitch, for over 250 needlepoint stitches. They use all kinds of different techniques, stitches and threads.
It was auctioned off at the ANG Seminar last month.
CyberPointers has created an ebook of the stitches used in the project that has close-up pictures of each block, information about the threads used to stitch it and a diagram of the stitch. It’s a grand and affordable stitch dictionary.
The book is available for $15 as a PDF or $20 for the PDF on CD and is a fund-raiser for the chapter. You can order it on this page.
There is so much wonderful information here, it should be in your stitching library.
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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
WTG Janet, congratulations!
Paula in NH says
Wow! I just received my copy. What a fantastic piece and what a terrific book. I do have a couple of questions though. What size is each finished panel? And, is there a master list of the threads used? Now I’m off to study the book more.
Janet Perry says
Each of the blocks is 24 threads square, so each panel is about 11″ square. There is no master list of threads because people used what was in their stashes and many threads were unidentified. When known the threads are listed for each block.
Glad you like it!
Gerry Sawrey says
Hi, Janet. Is this nook still available? I clicked on the link in the article. I was redirected to the page but when I clicked on the book the page went blank. I’d really like to have a copy. Thanks. Gerry
Janet M Perry says
It should be. Contact the Publicity Chair of CyberPointers at email@example.com
Gerry Sawrey says
Will do. Thanks.