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I design needlepoint AKA canvaswork or counted needlepoint - it's all done from charts and diagrams!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Nashville Releases

I've got everything ready to go for the Nashville market - that is, I'll be ready to go after stuffing a thousand or so charts into plastic bags when they get here from the printer today or tomorrow! That's the glamorous life of a designer, heehee! Here's what the shopowners will be able to purchase - if you're lucky enough to have a local needlework shop, ask them to pick these up for you. If you don't have a LNS, you may pre-order from me. All the titles are up on the website. Here's everything even though I've previously given some sneak peeks.

Spring Meadow is a stand-alone pattern. Design size is 8x8. Threads used are Gloriana Silk Floss 040 Highland Meadow (2 sk), Princess Perle 040 Highland Meadow, Vineyard Classic Silk C-093, 203, ThreadworX Floss 1009, and Rainbow Gallery Neon Rays N123, Neon Rays + NP37, Splendor S871, Mandarin M869, and Silk Lame SL92. 
Third of the four Elements, Fire finishes at 5.25x5.25. Threads used are Gloriana Silk Floss and Princess Perle 077 Fall Foliage, Vineyard Silks C-167, C-225, DMC Pearl Cotton #5 829, Floss 3771, and Rainbow Gallery Silk Lame SL155, Neon Rays N21, Neon Rays + NP100.

Third of the four Elements, Air finishes at 5.25x5.25. Threads used are Gloriana Silk Floss and Princess Perle 132 Lavender Ice, Vineyard Silks C-090, C-155, DMC Pearl Cotton #5 211, Floss 3756, and Rainbow Gallery Entice E2255, Petite Very Velvet V803, and  Neon Rays + NP201.



The first two Elements (Earth and Water) were released last fall. 

Lime is #44 of the Color Delights Series. Threads used are Watercolours 188 Lime Rickey, Waterlilies 201 Budding Leaf, Rainbow Gallery Silk Lame SL112, Entice E219, and DMC Floss 3865.
Curios
Curios was taught as a Mystery Class last year and is now available to everyone. Six additional colorways are listed in the pattern and kits are available in each of the colorways. This is my original colorway, based on the Mountain Haze Watercolour.

 Thanks to my students who stitched Curios in the class, I can show you what the other colorways look like! This is a finished Prickly Pear version.

  This is a finished Tahiti version.

 This is a finished Kelsch version.  

 This is a finished Turquoise Trail version. 

  This is a finished (almost!) Rose Quartz version. 

 This is a finished (almost!) Rainforest version.  
It's so fun to see them all together - I'm still always amazed at how different they look in the various colorways!

Until next time -
Kathy

Monday, February 13, 2017

Last call for Razzmatazz Mystery Class

The deadline for registration for my Mystery Class has passed but I'm taking registrations for one more day (Tuesday) before placing the final orders for thread and canvas. If you've missed it or can't find the info, here's the link:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/46618682/SNS%20Razzmatazz%20Mystery%202017.pdf
Here's one last sneak peek of my original colorway (Appalachia) and a peek of the Bermuda Reef colorway.

 
 Details about Nashville releases is coming later this week.

Kathy

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Getting ready for market...

As the deadline registration for Razzmatazz (my online Mystery class) quickly approaches, I'm starting the countdown to the Nashville market - it's only three weeks away and there's still so much to do. I've finished stitching Spring Meadow and am now working on writing the instructions - the fun is over. I loved creating this design; I started in the middle of the canvas with an interesting combination of plaited rays and worked my way out to the border. I took some of the threads from the Highland Meadow colorway of my Serenity design and this is what I came up with. Every time I taught Serenity last year and saw my student's pieces, I wanted to use these threads and colors! It finishes at 8x8 and the colors reminded me of a spring meadow - fresh and soft. I love lavender and teal and they look great together.


Stay tuned for more peeks of what will be new at market -
Kathy