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NPC16: Blue Ribbon Bouquet


 


This lovely bouquet of roses and violets was adapted from an old needlepoint cushion cover, dating, I would estimate, from the 1930's. Bouquets like this, tied with a bow are often seen as embroidered motifs on tablecloths, tray cloths etc around this period as well as on needlepoint items.

The pretty bouquet looks gorgeous as a Clippy Cover Girl bag insert but would also make an attractive picture to frame.

This particular design is worked on a 10 Count plastic canvas, in tent stitch. This stitch is explained in the downloaded materials. Full instructions and a colour chart to follow are also included in the download below.

The panel measures 22cm (8.6 inches) by 29.5cm (11.7inches). If you are making the bag insert there is no background to be stitched, just the central motif, and so a design like this can be completed in a few evenings. 

Once the design is finished a coloured sheet of card, material or foam is placed behind the canvas to provide the contrasting colour. Although we have used a mauve sheet of foam here, a white, cream, turquoise or pink background looks equally pretty. You can change these sheets from time to time to suit your mood or to match your outfit. 

The Clippy bag  and plastic canvas are not included in the download, but can be purchased from our shop.

This design looks equally pretty with a white, pink or mauve background. 

 


NPC16: Blue Ribbon Bouquet Chart Download

Price 3.50


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