15.4 inches - 39 cm. - 10 holes to the inch
Design Size - 15.4 x 15.4 inches - ( 39 x 39 cm. ) - Canvas Cut - 20 x 20 inches - ( 50 x 50 cm. ) - 10 holes to the inch..
The design measures 15.4 inches square - we stitch-paint the canvases with two extra inches surrounding the design.
Choose Zweigart mono deluxe or interlock canvases.
A full sized color photograph of the stitched design glued to a foam board - is on one side - with the stitch-painted needlepoint canvas on the other - the wool fibers rest on the chart - between -- inside a foam box - all wrapped in a resealable plastic folder with holes to breath.
These are stitch-painted canvas. Select *OPEN / CLOSE - LARGE IMAGES* to view enlarged photographs.
The gift packaged needlepoint kits and canvases contain premium quality materials - including:
The packaged kits measure aprox. - 20 x 20 x 1/2 inches -- 50 x 50 x 1.5 cms. ( a bit under for shipping volumnes )
Extremely entertaining to work and - once finished - lovely to contemplate - The Needlepoint Samplers enhance any decor.
Perfect for beginners or experts alike. The borders - reminiscent of a Chinese cloisonné - are based on a stationary fret to quietly accent the movement of the alphabet and the superimposed hydrangeas.
The symmetry and contrasts of movement produce a tranquilizing effect on any spectator.
Stunning - delicate and elegant - the Samplers are a must for any discerning person - the true art of painting with small dots of colored fibers - taken to the peak of excellence.
Samplers were historically made to show or test skills in needlework. They often included the alphabet - figures - motifs - decorative borders and sometimes the name of the person who embroidered it and the date. The word sampler is derived from the Latin ‘exemplum’ - an example.
Traditionally - any refined lady was challenged to produce complex needlework samplers - thus a show of her discipline - care and even intelligence was recorded this way to show others - especially potential suitors. Today this form of needlework has survived the passing of centuries and evolved into an entertainment and relaxing escape from stress.
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