Friday, October 2, 2015

Gardener's Alphabet

Back in the 80s I used to do charting for Needlepoint News.  One of the big projects I did was Jim Williams' Gardener's Alphabet Rug.  All 26 letters, each with a flower starting with that letter.  Each was a square of a rug.

Recently, I got in touch with Williams and he gave me permission to redo the charts on the computer, color coded to DMC (instead of Paternayan), for 18-count, and to offer the designs for sale on my website.  Each letter will be a separate pattern.  (I'm not doing it as a rug.)  This is counted, so it is suitable for cross stitch as well as needlepoint.

Well, this turned out to be quite a big job, but it is nearly finished.  I have an army of stitchers piloting for me and I hope to have all of the letters ready and up on my website by the end of October.  When they are ready, I'll announce it here on blog.

This H is one that I did on 20-count canvas with DMC floss and a few stitches of Kreinik.


Sara Leigh said...

These are very nice charts! I got a peek at my friend JoAnn's O when she was working on it, then she showed me the finished piece. I love the stitches you used for the H.

Beth in IL said...

Nice job!