Hope to see everyone at Beltane this weekend. Look for our green
flagpole with the green pennant with a gold needle! It will probably
be marking Sabrina's pavilion -- which has a white and gold roof, and
should be on, or close to, the list field. (I'm not sure whether our
Guild pavilion is going to make it this time or not.)
ALERT!! For anyone who has a "Strawberry Pincushion" needlepoint kit
-- you probably have the wrong size canvas for the yarn included in
the kit. My first sample worked fine, but after some experimentation,
I think that 12/inch canvas is going to work a lot better with the
doubled yarn than the 14/inch that was included in the kit. I'll have
replacement canvas with me at Beltane, or if you can't find that size
in your area, e-mail me and I'll mail you a piece. You need a 5-inch
square cut on the *diagonal* of the canvas. The new kits will have
the correct size.
Making its debut at Beltane will also be our new kit for a
"Scholehouse sachet" -- an Elizabethan sachet with a simple outline
stitch design from _Scholehouse for the Needle_, a period pattern
book, and an easy one-stitch edging.
I'll also have some more kits for Fan Pouches if anyone wants an easy
project in counted cross stitch, blackwork, or pattern darning. The
kit flyer has designs for all three techniques.
For any of these kits, see me or Sabrina.
See you there!
O (Lady) Christian de Holacombe
| Chris Laning <CLaning@...
+ Shire of Windy Meads - Davis, California