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Voodoo Doll

Voodoo Doll

I saw this canvas on an auction website, and I guess it, uh, put a spell on me.  Just one of those, ‘I’ve got to have it’ needlepoint moments.

After all, what can possibly make a better pincushion than a voodoo doll?

Voodo Doll Finish (Back)

Voodo Doll Finish (Back)

It was originally purchased someplace in Louisiana.

I haven’t seen a canvas like this anywhere, which ought to tell you something, and I know all the gris gris places.

Stitching the thing, I didn’t use any of the Paternayan wool or even the rooster claw it was kitted with, but instead stitched it in bright neon metallics.

I love the backing of the my voodoo doll, with its shaded gris swirls.

Now, if you go to Wiki (where I downloaded the background pic), there is an interesting history about voodoo in New Orleans and the Queen of Voodoo, Marie Laveau.  Holy graveyard!

Elvis is probably real lonely tonight.

Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016.


About Erin

Owner of Needlepoint Land, LLC. Professional in the field for more than 15 years, during which I have managed and/or worked with various high-end needlepoint shops. I enjoy teaching both beginners and advanced stitchers, and have created numerous stitch guides, with speciality thread selections, for in-store customers and private clients. I maintain contact with an extensive network of needlepoint vendors, custom artists, and, most importantly, reliable, high-quality finishers. I look forward to hearing your comments on my blog!

4 responses »

  1. I have GoT Tttttttttt!!! To have this!!! Perfect!!!!

    Sent from my iPhone

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