Pat Van Cleve

Iris and Butterfly

This charted design is from the ANG 2005-2006 Chapter Project Booklet.  It is stitched in DMC cottons and Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid for the gold.  This was pretty quick to stitch - four days maybe?  I stitched this in March 2009.  The flowers are shaded Burden Stitch and the leaves are shaded Brick Stitch. 




"Oriental Poppies"

This "needlepainting" design is stitched on 28 count Permin Linen from Wichelt. It is stitched using DMC threads for the flowers and Soy Luster thread for the leaves. The gold background is DMC Fil or Clair, a thread I hate and will never use again. Ever.

This piece was a correspondence course for the American Needlepoint Guild. I stitched it in 2008 and it took many, many hours. I've decided I'm not a large-scale embroidery fan and I find it unlikely I'll ever stitch another piece of this type.

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