Tag Archives: Needlepoint

Progress…..

The copperhead is coming along nicely. The canvas is 18 pt white cotton mono. Nothing much fancy. Figuring out the stencils wasn’t too tricky. I decided I could get enough information transferred to the canvas using only two stencils: one for … Continue reading

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Sunray venus, part 3

Yup. She’s done. Didn’t actually take all that long, once the pattern was on the canvas. The original shell was collected in the first week of June, so from start to finish, it was three months. However, didn’t work on … Continue reading

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Sunray venus, part two

The sunray venus project continues. Got the basic shape onto the canvas a few weeks back. Step 5 ended with a block printing of the venus onto mono needlepoint canvas. So, continuing from there: 6.) Paint. Paint in the details using acrylic paint. … Continue reading

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Transferring an image to needlepoint canvas using block printing

New project. Gonna needlepoint a Macrocallista nimbosa, also called a Sunray Venus, found last month down at the beach. Rather nice colors and some beautiful stripes. Apparently it is tasty and easy to grow commercially, although a good reference is … Continue reading

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This may be the last post on water snakes. For a while at least

June-lotsa vacations. Hard to post with vacations going on. First there was beachage, then there was bicycling. Turns out that you can bike all the way from Pittsburg to Washington DC on dedicated bike trails. The wildlife is spectacular, in … Continue reading

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A primer on needlepoint: prep work

Prepping a canvas People nowadays often cover the edge of the canvas with masking tape or use a frame similar to an embroidery hoop. This stops the canvas from unravelling as you stitch it. Also, if the edges are bare, … Continue reading

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Embroidery found at a 1960s beach house

As the next project is rather complicated, requiring some heavy books and a talk with a paleontologist, and people are most likely sick of looking at turtles and snake, this is a turtle AND snake free post, composed of random … Continue reading

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