Category Archives: Landscapes

off to the framer

I’m excited to share that I finished up my Purple Palm piece!

I took it off to the framer just the other day. Initially, I was pretty positive that I wanted to have it matted and framed white on white. I thought that that would provide a really clean look on which to have the stitching displayed.

But then I got there and started playing around with different mattes and frames, and (to my disappointment) I found that it looked much to stark. The colors were already so bright that when they were surrounded with white, they almost looked neon. (NOT a look I was going for!)

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I ended up deciding on this pale purple matte and a white frame. I thought it really brought out the colors in the sky and warmed up the entire piece.

I guess the lesson to be learned here is that you never know until you try!

I can hardly wait to see it all finished up in the New Year!

Fish or cut bait

As much as I love stitching in the season, with all this cold weather, I’m starting to wish I was somewhere sunny and warm!

I wanted to share this piece I’ve been working on by Purple Palm Designs. The image on the canvas was originally a watercolor pained by artist Ellen Negley. More of her original work can be found here.

I had the pleasure of working on this canvas with Meredith Willett , who provided me with lots of inspiration from which to work! If you ever have the opportunity to work with her… take it! I don’t think I could come up with a needlepoint question she wouldn’t have an answer to!

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