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ANG Stitch of the Month, Finished
January 1, 2017, 10:35 pm
Filed under: ANG 2016 Stitch of the Month, ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter

December’s portion of Susan Hoekstra’s Feuilles d’ananas  (Pineapple Leaves) was lots of couching which was all finished yesterday.

Instead of coming in and out the center hole of the daisies to place a small Mill Hill glass bead (10106), I pierced the canvas thread on the left and right of the center hole on each one. I matched the thread to the Daisy (Needlepoint Inc Silk, Scarlet, 501A), used beeswax to strengthen the thread, and went through the bead twice to secure each bead. The beads laid consistently done in this manner and it worked up quicker than I expected. Well worth the extra effort. A Happy New Year indeed!

Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to share my stitching adventures in 2016. And, thanks to designers such as Susan who share their designs at no charge. ANG Stitch of the Month  (SOTM) is available to anyone with access to the Internet  (needlepoint.org under the Education tab) even if you are not a member of ANG.

I am looking forward to 2017!! Hope you have a Healthy, Happy New Year too.

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ANG Stitch of the Month
November 27, 2016, 10:32 pm
Filed under: ANG 2016 Stitch of the Month, ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter

November’s portion of Susan Hoekstra’s Feuilles d’ananas  (Pineapple Leaves) are giant diagonal mosaic stitches alternating with small mosaic stitches. Again, I centeted the giant mosaic to start. This worked up quickly.

I can tell we’ll have a lot of couching Kreinik next month. Plus, there are beads to add.

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ANG Stitch of the Month
October 11, 2016, 4:08 pm
Filed under: ANG 2016 Stitch of the Month

October’s portion of Susan Hoekstra’s Feuilles d’ananas  (Pineapple Leaves) are Daisy eyelets, upright satin, herringbone, and more Daisy eyelets.  In fact, I have 136 eyelets!

I centered the eyelet in the middle rather than starting with a complete full unit on the left. There has to be a symmetrical arrangement to please my eye!

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ANG Stitch of the Month
September 16, 2016, 10:38 pm
Filed under: ANG 2016 Stitch of the Month, ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter

September’s portion of Susan Hoekstra’s Feuilles d’ananas  (Pineapple Leaves) is the Nobuko. It’s a great stitch and easy to compensate once you get the pattern established.

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ANG Stitch of the Month
August 15, 2016, 5:51 pm
Filed under: ANG 2016 Stitch of the Month, ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter

August’s portion of Susan Hoekstra’s Feuilles d’ananas  (Pineapple Leaves) are the Brighton and Thread Couched with Crosses. It’s always interesting to see composite stitches come together.

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ANG Stitch of the Month

July’s portion of Susan Hoekstra’s Feuilles d’ananas  (Pineapple Leaves) are Triangles. Coming along nicely.

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ANG Stitch of the Month

June’s portion of Susan Hoekstra’s Feuilles d’ananas  (Pineapple Leaves) is the Giant Brick Stitch.

I decided to compensate over 5 canvas threads instead of stitching twice over a single canvas thread.

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