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Inspired by a quilt, four canvasquilt blocks of quaint old-fashioned colors and designs are worked on a ground of#18 mono eggshell canvas. The harmonious combination of the various cotton fibers and the variety of stiches expresses clearly on canvas a lovely French Nosegay. Canvaswork techniques include composite stitches composed of several colors and values which recreate the effect of calico fabric. Pattern couching and surface stitchery on canvas add contrast in texture. An unusual canvaswork stitch simulates the crinkled paper wrapper of the nosegay with a subtle quilted effect in the border.
Ground: #18 square Zweigart eggshell canvas
Price: Booklet $20.00 (MD residents add 6% sales tax)
- Stretcher bars to fit, tool for laying six-stranded cotton, colored pencils or markers
- A combination of anchor threads and DMC