Needlepainting Kits

 

    Laura Jenkins Thompson has incorporated what she has learned through her research and her classes with Madame Christine Rosenthal at Maison de R. Malbranche in Paris and with Elizabeth Elvin of the Royal Academy of Needlework in London designs for embroidery known by a variety of names such as needle painting, silk shading, or le peinte l’aiguille.  Not only the basics, but also the more advanced techniques of shading and changing colors are included in the instructions. In addition, tips on how to form figures using tiny stem stitches and how to add texture with granitos and French knots are included.* The colorful clownfish set in coral under the sea is stitched on fine white linen and will certainly be a cheerful addition to any fun future event.

Kit : $18:00 includes the illustrated handout with color photos and the following :

White hemstitched imported Irish linen guest towel

Full skeins of Anchor floss in the following colors: orange(#925), lt. orange (#314), black (#403), white (#02), purple (#111), lime green (#254)

#10 crewel needle

*The illustrations found in Sew Beautiful Issue #113 were done by their illustrator and are somewhat misleading. Please note the following corrections: The embroidery is worked in a hoop and all stitches should be done in a "punch and stab motion", not in the "sewing" motion that is illustrated in fig. 2.   Fig. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 lead one to think that the embroidery is worked from right to left in 3 different sections.  This is not the case, each of the 3 sections is completed from bottom to top before going on to the next section.  Fig. 13 also shows tiny, short stitches to complete the design at the top.  Fig. 14 and 15 are more accurate to the correct length.  Fig. 15 gives the appearance of only 1 row of stitches to form the tail and there are several as can be seen in the photo.  The coral is worked with a stem stitch, not the outline stitch shown in fig. 17 (the thread should be under, not over the needle.)  Fig. 18 does not show the correct number of stem stitches to complete the coral.  Each coral is formed with 11 rows of stem stitches all starting at the base.  (Refer to photo.)  

    Learn how to do a technique known by a variety of names such as needle painting, silk shading, le peinte l’aiguille, directional long and short stitch, etc. Laura has incorporated what she has learned through her research and her classes with Madame Christine at Maison de R. Malbranche in Paris and with Elizabeth Elvin of the Royal Academy of Needlework in London the basics of this beautiful form of embroidery. The magnificent white egret in a marsh setting stitched on an ecru linen tea towel was inspired by one of Laura’s favorite South Carolina prints, Snowy Heron or White Egret, drawn from nature in 1835, by John James Audobon.

Kit : $18:00 includes the illustrated handout with color photos and the following :

Ecru (or white-please specify) hemstitched imported Irish linen guest towel

Anchor floss in the following colors: white (#1), dark marsh green (#262), medium marsh green (#265), light blue (#343), yellow (#295), medium gray (#235), dark gray (#236)

#10 crewel needle

 

    Even a beginner can learn some of the more advanced techniques of needlepainting (also known as silk shading or le peinte l’aiguille). Laura has incorporated more of what she has learned through her research and her classes with Madame Christine Rosenthal at Maison de R. Malbranche in Paris and Elizabeth Elvin of the Royal School of Needlework. After reviewing the basics, you will subtly change colors, or shade. Other stitches to give variety of texture and add detail are included. The design, stitched on ecru linen, is of a perky seabird, the curlew, at the water’s edge and is inspired by one of Laura’s favorite Audubon prints featuring her beloved Charleston.

Kit : $18:00 includes the illustrated handout with color photos and the following :

Ecru (or white-please specify) hemstitched imported Irish linen guest towel

Full skeins of Anchor floss in the following colors: dark marsh green (#262), medium marsh green (#265), light blue (#343), pale yellow (#292), medium gray (#235), medium brown (#370), dark brown (#359), and rust (#1001)

#10 crewel needle

    Even a beginner will be able to do some of the more advanced techniques of needlepainting (also known as silk shading or le peinte l’aiguille.)   To recreate this colorful creature on fine linen, you will learn how to fill in large areas, make directional stitches, and how to change colors and shade gradually. In addition, you will discover how to add variety and texture using other unique embroidery techniques such as stem stitch filling, elongated granitos, counted mended stitch, and more. This fun, feathered friend is guaranteed to make you smile and you’ll be eager to display it finished in your kitchen or bath.

Kit : $18:00 includes the illustrated handout with color photos and the following :

White (or ecru-please specify) hemstitched imported Irish linen guest towel

Anchor floss in the following colors: lt. Pink (#24), med. pink (#26), dk. Pink (#28), green (#255), yellow (#295), black (#403), blue (#131), and variegated brown (#1218)

#10 crewel needle

    By popular demand, Laura has created another design featuring needle painting for your stitching pleasure. This colorful parrot is the 4th in her series of Audubon-inspired birds and 5th in her series of needle painting classes. All levels, from beginners to advanced, can enjoy all the embroidery techniques used to create this colorful design. Besides learning various techniques of needle painting, you will learn how to add interest and create additional texture using other stitches such as French knots and satin, chain, and back stitches.  You will be certain to enjoy preserving forever this extinct native of South Carolina in a colorful cloth for your bath or kitchen.

Kit : $18:00 includes the illustrated handout with color photos and the following :

White (or ecru-please specify) hemstitched imported Irish linen guest towel

Anchor floss in the following colors: light green (#254), medium green (#256), dark green (#258), blue (#131), yellow (#295), orange (#925), gray (#234), black (#403), variegated pink (#1201), and variegated brown (#1218)

#10 crewel needle