Unlike life, in needlepoint there are do-overs.
Sometimes twice is the ticket to get a job done just right. As a result, it does happen that I get asked to refinish a canvas that has already been finished.
For example, Cole’s grandmother needlepointed this charming Snow Dude stocking. As you can see from the closeups in the gallery above, it is beautifully stitched.
However, my customer wasn’t entirely thrilled with the finishing that someone else (from “up North” as we say in Fla) had done for it.
So she asked me to give it a makeover.
I had my finisher add a welt around the sides and top, re-line it, and give it a more substantial hanger.
Much, much better!
Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016