Thursday, February 21, 2013

Square #16 for the 4x4 Pulled Thread Sampler

Here is the final 16th square for those of you that, like Monika, decided to stitch the Pulled Thread Stitch-A-Long as a 4 x 4 square Sampler instead of the 15 sided Biscornu.  The border for the 16 Square Sampler was posted on my August 3rd, 2012 blog.

Click Here for the stitch diagram and stitching instructions

 Monika could not find a Wildflower fibre that appealed to her, so she choose a Thread Gatherer silk SNC 059 Gilded Lavender, Delica beads 372V and 117V,  DMC's 154, 469 & 935, DMC Perle cotton 3823, and all this on 32ct Belfast Linen Willow Green.

Rather than complete all 15 squares again for a biscornu, she decided to make a 2 sided biscornu, with 4 squares on each side.  It turned out great.  A quick solution for those of you that have enough of (or just don't want to stitch) 15 sided bisconrus.

Thank you for joining me on this journey.  I hope you had a great time looking through your stash of fabric and variegated fibres, choosing your colour palette, stitching (whether it was your first pulled thread project or not) and completing your biscornu.

I know I had a great time helping everyone that dropped by the shop to choose their hand dyed Wildflower fibre, fabric and beads, and then seeing the finished pieces.  Some of you have even taken my design one (or two) steps further - great job ladies.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's has become so much more than just a day for lovers.  It has become a day to appreciate everyone close to us; a time to show our feelings of love, affection and friendship.

Make it a special day for yourself and everyone close to you.   Have a great day!!

Click here for my little gift to you!!  Happy Valentine's Day

Thursday, February 7, 2013

2013 Collaboration Sampler

This year at Gitta's I have organized a "Designer of the Month" event.  Every month a different Canadian needle-art designer will be featured, 15 in total.  Their models will be on display, and if possible, the designers will drop by the shop for a "Meet the Designer" day and/or hold workshops.  We will offer a discount on the designer's charts, and lastly as a further enticement to have you drop by monthly the designers and I have designed a FREE Collaboration Sampler.  The sampler is our gift to you,  as a thank you for dropping by.
Here is the border for this one of a kind Collaboration Sampler.   The free patterns from each designer will then fit within each of the squares.   Click here or drop by Gitta's for the border chart and instructions.  I can post the border as it is my design.  However, as the designer charts are the property of each designer, these will not be posted onto any website or on my blog.

To collect these designs be sure to drop by Gitta's (the shop), or place an order on Gitta's website for one of the designer's charts.

So who are these designers?  Some you already know and others you will be thrilled to discover.

 In order of appearance, starting in March 2013, these designers are:
Carolyn Mitchell of Carolyn Mitchell Designs  (February & March)
Brenda Franklin of Brenda Franklin Designs (April)
Iryna Varabei of Spirit of Belarus (May)
Jo Gatenby of X's & Oh's (June)
Maria Gollek of Marnic Designs (July)
Lynne Nicoletti of Lynne Nicoletti Designs (August)
Christine Allen of Fun & Fast Swedish Weaving (September)
Jeannette Douglas of Jeannette Douglas Designs (October)
Laura Dickson of Enchanting Lair (November)
Michelle Edmonds of Great Bear Canada (December)
Carol Storie of Heartfelt Designs (January 2014)
Thea Dueck of the Victoria Sampler (February)
Lorene Salt of Lorene Salt Designs (March)
Freda Murfin of Freda's Fancy Stitching (April)
Kathrin Ellison of Gitta's Designs (May)

Visit Gitta's Event and Workshop pages often as we will update regularly.