For those of you who don’t know what needlepoint is, here’s an article. As I was growing up, my mother really got me into arts & crafts. I absolutely loved making things with my hands, and I did a lot of it at an early age – knitting, sewing, needlepoint, painting, pottery, stained glass, etc. I guess it stuck with me throughout the years, as I like to still think of myself as a creative individual.
After I picked up a small needlepoint set last week, I started almost immediately. I wanted to be able to send it to California for my grandmother, grandfather, and aunt as soon as possible. The design is an oriental fan – the stitches I used include the basic Continental Stitch, the really pretty Milanese Stitch for the background, the Back Stitch, and a little bit of Satin Stitch. I spent over 13 hours on this project. Here are snapshots of my progress:
I’ve gotten tons of compliments on it from people who have caught me working on it this week. Unfortunately, 5×5 is not a standard frame size, so I couldn’t find a frame to put it in. I did, however, mount it on some firm adhesive board. I’m really pleased with how well it came out and I hope my family likes it, too. I’ll most likely be sending it out tomorrow! :3