Friday, July 13, 2012
Back from the Finishers
We have a resource here in the northern Virginia area called DeVaris. They are a needlepoint finishing shop in Alexandria. A friend and I went there last month. Don't bother looking for a website as there is none.
Here's what I got finished.
Too sweet! The lady who painted this canvas is not painting any more. Which is a shame.
And then there's little bargello experiment I stitched. This is 6 skeins of Carrie's Creations "Caribbean Laney" and one skein of DMC. I just wanted to see what would happen with an overdye and Carrie's is great to try these things as it is the most reasonably priced of the overdyed cottons.
I had this length of turquoise silk in my fabric stash as there is another pillow that it was intended for. I think I still have enough to do that one, too. This is a bag. I was intending to attach a chain for carrying, but now I'm rethinking that. I might go with a kumihimo braid.
I'd say this was a successful experiment. Not all of them are!