Melitastitches4fun's Blog


Rose Eyeglass Case Stitched
July 19, 2018, 9:04 pm
Filed under: Other People's Pieces, Stitch N' Zip

This is a Stitch & Zip eyeglass case called Roses (SZ309 from 1999) by Alice Peterson Co. It’s a painted 14 count canvas. It comes with cotton embroidery thread but I replaced that with threads from my stash including Silk & Ivory (50% silk and 50% Merino wool; colors: 55-kiwi, 56-lime, 161-lida rose, and 162-rosie o’grady) and Vineyard Merino (100% wool; color: M1136 conch). Using wool and stitching with basketweave should improve durability.

I couldn’t get the top edge to look like the rest – the angle was straight instead of angled. I saw my stitching buddy, Linda had stitched a Stitch & Zip with the proper edging. She explained and showed me how to do it. I don’t quite understand why it works but by turning the canvas upside down and stitching left to right with the needle moving straight up, the thread ends up angled correctly (like basketweave).

We got a wonderful new neighbor in the Spring and couldn’t be happier that she bought the house. Her name is Rose and she has a son who lives with her and occasionally watches his 5-year old son. He’s a cutie – loves science – smart kid. We are not Facebook friends yet so I can post that this will be a gift for her. A rose design for Rose.

But, first, I want to line it and again Linda has agreed to help me. She’s very good with sewing and is always generous by sharing her knowledge and experience. Thanks in advance!

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Where Can I purchase a copy of Needlepointers Magazine of JULY 2017 I need the third part of instructions for Part 3 of Metalforms – I only have Part 1 and 2 – Any info would be great- Thanks, Rae

Comment by Rae Berkowitz

Hi Rae, If you were a member of ANG for Part 1 & 2, then you have access to the magazines for no additional cost (https://www.needlepoint.org/page/NPOnline). I also see that Needle Pointers back issues can be purchased by contacting ANG Member Services at ang@needlepoint.org. They will be able to check on the availability of the issue or issues you are inquiring about purchasing. Magazines are available for $12.00 each and can only be purchased by current ANG members. If are not a member of ANG, then purchases can be made on eBay occasionally.

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