I had something else planned for today, but when I saw these absolutely adorable Thanksgiving pieces stitched by Maelyse Webb from Rebecca Wood Canvases I just had to share them with you.
Thanks to the folks at Needlepoint Study Hall you can see every piece in the set up close.
I just love all the clever detail. As someone who goes for non-stress Thanksgivings (I went for them long before they became popular) I’ve never gotten into Thanksgiving pieces, but these are cute enough to make me change my mind.
There are some good lessons to take away from these, even if Thanksgiving isn’t your thing.
- When making a set, pick a consistent thread and stitch (or stitches) for common elements such as background, borders, and ground. This makes them look like a set that is supposed to go together.
- Use the same thread for the same thing throughout. The Indians and pilgrims could be used separately as sets because they use the same threads. More integration that also saves you money.
- Don’t be afraid to add embellishments, fabric, and fancy threads. They can add a lot even when there is only a little bit.
To my US readers: Happy Thanksgiving! To everyone else: Happy Fourth Thursday in November!