Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mermaids and more

Sandy Gilmore is an amazing artist.  She is truly one of the gems of our industry.

She designed this gorgeous mermaid tuffet. Stitch 4 panels and a center button, finish with beautiful fabrics and trims and you have a tuffet worthy of, well, a mermaid.  Ideally, if you are going to stitch and finish this to be used I would suggest all tent stitch.  If you are planning to stitch it just to be looked at and enjoyed, I say have fun, don't worry about functionality!


All of this got me to thinking that perhaps it didn't need to be just a tuffet.  A phone call and a few months later, look what arrived.  Four individual panels.




Stitch one, stitch two or three or all four.  The choice is yours.  I've written stitchguides for all of them.  The fun part is that no two mermaids are alike! 
 


 

Just look at all those yummy threads.  I chose relatively open stitches for the background so that most of your stitching time is focused on the mermaid and her kingdom.

We're happy to send these to a new home by land or by sea. :-)
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