I am doing the finishing touches to the needlepoint my dad has stitched… just filling in some gaps, adding a bit of border and then stretching it to make it square(ish).
I absolutely LOVE the design and colours – by Kaffe Fassett of course 🙂
Then I shall make it into a cushion with some fancy pompom edging. His 89th birthday is in a couple of weeks so it will be nice to finish it by then.
Also in this photo you can see my Indian Cow needlepoint being stretched – it was terribly off-square even though I had used a frame… I gave this one a good soak before starting to stretch it – just relieved the colours didn’t run!!! I usually just spray the surface and tug it into shape as I pin it out – but as it was so bad I thought I should be tougher with it. Its looking ok at the moment.
For the Indian Cow I think I will try something different to display it – possibly on some wood. If that doesn’t work, then it will become another cushion.