Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
I only made one change--I stitched the stars in glow-in-the-dark Kreinik. "The Creeps" are addictive!
Monday, October 10, 2011
For the background, I used 2 strands of Splendor and 2 strands of Accentuate for a brick stitch on the hat and skip tent on the brim. My favorite thing: using beading thread from The Collection to couch the Kreinik Hot Wire and braid. Whether I pierced the couched thread or looped over it, you can't see the couching stitches.
Tip: Place the crystals for the spider bodies (I used hot fix Swarovski crystals) before you bead the legs. (Do as I say, not as I did.)
Monday, October 3, 2011
Hooty and Robin King (and NeedleDeeva, of course) were featured in the most recent issue of Needlepoint Now. You may have noticed that the current canvases differ in color from the one Robin stitched. It's not uncommon for production canvases to vary from the pre-production canvases, causing bits (or more) of havoc for the stitch guide author.
I chose to follow the colors Robin used, especially for the background. This meant that I had to use a full coverage stitch--basketweave. I used Silk Lame' and needed a card plus part of another--so make sure you buy 2 10 yard skeins or cards if you decide to change the canvas background color.
I can't wait for the next "Creep" to arrive!