The Artists Collection

April 27, 2005

I finished my project. This one is a Halloween theme from The Artists Collection. I couldn’t find a website for The Artists Collection, but I recommend their needlepoint patterns. They come with thread recommendations and stitch suggestions so if you’re adventurous, you can go with their recommendations or if you prefer something a little more straightforward, you can do it in tent stitch.

This project measures measures 3 1/4 inches by 10 1/4 inches, completed. It took me 18 days to finish, and probably could have taken me less if I had worked on it this past weekend. I chose to follow their recommendations and found the project to be fun. In my opinion, following their guidelines would make it an advanced beginner to intermediate level project. What I really like is that the finished project looks more impressive than the work it took to do it. My only complaint is that their guide could have been a little easier to understand. For one stitch, the instructions were incomplete.

I am going to take it to get finished. The Stitching Post had a trunk show and this was one of the samples provided which is why it caught my attention. I’m going to bring it back and try to have it finished like the sample. My finishing vocabulary is lacking but it was finished like a little tower that stands upright on it’s own.


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