Delicious Delight

My sporadic adventures in canvaswork continues.

Delicious Delight, designed by Carolyn Mitchell

This is Delicious Delight by Carolyn Mitchell. It is part of her Gourmandise Gems Collection, but I am stitching it out of the Festive 2010 issue of A Needle Pulling Thread (which featured three of the 10 designs in the leaflet).

I enjoyed stitching this much more than I am enjoying working on my other piece of canvaswork (Chocolate Kiss Humbug Bag from Northern Pines). Carolyn Mitchell’s charts and instructions are much clearer to me, probably because I am such a beginner and still think of things very much as a cross stitcher would.

Delicious Delight – close-up

So, the technical details: it is stitched on 18 count mono canvas using #12 Kreinik braid, DMC #5 perle cotton, DMC floss, Rainbow Gallery Petite Very Velvet and Swarovski crystals. The crystals are a different colour than those called for in the chart–I used Golden Shadow rather than Violet Champagne.

This is the second of these ornaments I’ve completed. I’m now working away on the second, but it look s like I will run out of the gold #12 braid before I finish. 🙁

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