Sunday, November 14, 2010

And Sunday will be....

Aurora Borealis Revisited 2001 by Marnie Ritter.  I picked this kit up from Ms. Ritter at Callaway Gardens at Merchandise night.  It is the full kit including the 16 x 18 line drawn canvas, all the fibers, and the instructions.  she designed the original piece in 1990 for the cover of Needlepoint Now.  Revisited is updated to needlepoint today with new colors, threads and patterns.  There are 33 different patterns in the piece and the colors are a compliment to the original design.  I think I even have the original pattern for the 1990 design but have yet to stitch it.  In her commentary she states that this one has a more open feel to it and the patterns are somewhat changed.  I started by stitching per the instructions in the center of the design and used Madiera to work the gold lines and then started the first pattern section in Needle Necessities.


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Oh boy oh boy!

I have the kit for the original design which I plan to stitch. One day.

I love her original stitches which I've always found very inspiring but difficult to use on painted canvases. Have fun, Pat!

Teresa S. said...

I'm looking forward to watching this one, Pat! I don't have the kit but I have the instructions from Needlepoint Now.