Here are snaps of goodies that caught my eye at Destination Dallas. Most of these are finished items, and the box is something that I won at a raffle.
Pics 1 and 2 are from Suzie Vallerie’s , “Halloween Basket” class. Suzie owns the Enriched Stitch, Wilton CT. A very fun canvas and the finishing is superb!
Pic 3 is a piece that Lynda Richardson from Dreamhouse Ventures is stitching. I am happy to say that Lynda’s book, “Stitches a la Carte,” completely sold out during the show, so I am really glad I pre-reserved my autographed six copies, which will be at Needlepoint Land by Thursday.
Pics 4 and 6 are from a very talented finisher who was at the show. The castle was created from two Petei canvases the princess is at the gate and her fairy godmother’s watching over her on the other side of the castle. An amazing cloisanne frog and a doll created from just a needlepoint witch’s hat and turned into a lovely doll complete with the owl embellishment that the finisher found.
Just the sort of finisher I love to work with– with an eye for embellishment and fabrics that just make a needlepoint piece absolutely unique and stunning. Although you cannot see it, the witches robe is transparent with a spiders all throughout her cape.
And the Henry the Eight and his eight wives is a fantastic tapestry wallhanging that is quite stunning.
Later this week, I’ll put up pics of some of the canvases that I bought at the show. I hope you will like them as much as I do! And finally, the featured image for this post is a beautiful Laurel Burch from Danji Designs that appeared on the cover of the current Needlepoint Now, which contains a stitch guide for Swan Goddess (the name of the piece.) As a matter of curiousity, I found the letter S that appears in the center of one of the flowers to be deeply mysterious. I must ask Jill about this. It is listed as Item G in the Stitch Guide, but any deeper, inner meaning is left unexplained. By the way, notice the amount of beads that are used in the stitching. It’s a definite trend that I noticed at DD, in addition to the wild new threads that have hit the market!
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