Patterns for Sale
These are patterns Michael and Carole have for sale. Payment may be made using our Online Storefront. Postage and tax (shipped within Texas) will be added. If you want to pay by check or PayPal, email Carole at email@example.com for an email invoice.
FIESTA BLUE: Fiesta Blue is an intermediate-level counted canvas design. What a great way to learn some new stitches! The border is a wonderful ‘blues’ song in stitches based on a quilt border with 56 different bands of stitches around the edges! Do they look random? They aren’t! No one is really comfortable in a geometric piece with being told ‘just do this randomly’. This piece plans ahead for that random effect (Shhh – we won’t tell!). The original colorway is based on Williamsburg Watercolours, but there are seven other colorways detailed in the directions. Each colorway has two coordinating shades of Watercolours, 3 shades of Kreinik #8 braid, 3 shades of ThreadworX #8 pearl cotton, 2 shades of Heathway Merino, 2 shades of Pebbly Perle, plus Crystal Braid, Sparkle!Braid, Tiara and Elegance. Price: $15
COLOR ON COLOR: An intermediate-level counted canvas design. The design is worked on your choice of color of 18-mono canvas. There are three main thread colorways included in the directions, each based on a ThreadworX #8 overdyed pearl cotton. The original colorway (pictured) is based on ‘Bradley’s Balloons’, and we’ve added colorways based on ‘Indian Tapestry’ and ‘Mosaic’. In addition to the overdyed pearl, you’ll work with threads like Kreinik metallic (6 different colors!), Impressions, Neon Rays +, and Petite Sparkle Braid. Fun with Color! Price: $15
STELLA POLARIS: An intermediate-level counted canvas design that uses fabulous twisty stitches and clever color choices to create a striking geometric design. The finished design size is approximately 6.25 inches square. The working canvas is 13 inches square. The design is worked on 18-mono canvas. It features yummy threads: Watercolours, Waterlilies, and two colors of Soie Cristale from the Caron Collection, two shades of Grandeur and Elegance from Rainbow Gallery, two different colors of Vineyard Silk Classic, plus coordinating metallics including Bijoux and two Kreinik braids. Price: $15
SILKEN SYMMETRY: A design based on 4-fold rotational symmetry. It began with an eight-point star and developed from there. Stitched on 18-mono canvas, this design uses Watercolors, Splendor silk floss, Impressions, Kreinik #8 braid, Neon Rays, pearl cotton #5, silk ribbon and seed beads. A variety of colorways are included, or you can choose your own colors. Price: $15
ANASAZI DREAM: Essentially a stitch sampler, this piece is inspired by the idea of the Anasazi, with a mystical feel and colors of the rocks and desert that are all we have left of their long-ago lives. It is a companion to Anasazi Song. It includes a variety of composite and pattern stitches, worked in the soft colors and textures of the southwest. Anasazi Dream is worked on sage green 18-mono canvas, and features a multi-thread double fan doubled in the center surrounded by laid filling stitches, and accented with Walneto borders.
ANASAZI SONG: The deep canyons, rock palisades, high mesas, and open desert of the Four Corners area were home to a remarkable group of agricultural people we today refer to as the Anasazi -- the ancient ones. Dotted across the southwestern landscape are the dramatic remains of tens of thousands of dwellings made of rock and mud. These, along with bits of broken pottery and scattered fragments of tools, provide silent testimony that humans lived and worked and played here long ago.
Essentially a stitch sampler, this pieces were inspired by the idea of the Anasazi, with a mystical feel and colors of the rocks and desert that are all we have left of their long-ago lives. It includes a variety of composite and pattern stitches, beginning with the central star, worked in a multiple cross pattern within a star of stepped oblong crosses. Other geometric stitches include Burden, Altered Byzantine and double fan doubled. Borders of complex crosses complete the piece, which is outlined with a combination of sprat's head motifs reminiscent of Anasazi motifs.
Stitched on 18-count Pewter canvas, Anasazi Song is stitched with Watercolours, Kreinik #8 braid, overdyed floss, Impressions, Flair, Grandeur and Elegance. The kit costs $80 including canvas, threads, instructions, and full-size color photocopy.
ANASAZI SPIRIT: Designed as a companion to Anasazi Song and Anasazi Dream, Anasazi Spirit is worked on French blue 18-mono canvas, and features elements from both of the first two pieces, including the textured stars, the byzantine Jacquard border and the multi-thread double fan doubled, as well new and interesting stitch patterns.
Essentially a stitch sampler, this piece is inspired by the idea of the Anasazi, with a mystical feel and colors of the rocks and desert that are all we have left of their long-ago lives. It includes a variety of composite and pattern stitches, worked in the soft colors and textures of the southwest.
Price: $15.00 instructions only, $125.00 kit.
SALADO STAR: Salado Star is a two-in-one pattern. Stitch the whole design and it makes a lovely box top. Stitch just the center square for a fast, easy scissor fob or ornament. Worked in Waterolours, ribbon and Kreinik metallic on 18-mono canvas in a choice of colors – or pick your own!
CELTIC FANTASY: Celtic artwork is based on a largely abstract style of curving lines. This is sometimes called the 'La Tène' style of art, named after a site in Switzerland where a large number of metal objects in that style were discovered. This particular design is inspired by the cheekpiece of the Agris helmet, a gold-plated iron helmet found in western France in the 1980s. Celtic Fantasy is designed to be worked on 18-mono canvas. It uses Neon Rays, Rainbow Linen, Kreinik #16 braid, #5 pearl cotton, Flair, seed beads and Fine Mesh Velour or Petite Very Velvet. Price $15
SCHEHERAZADE and PIN & EARRING SET: These are Michael's very first designs and they are fun and interesting to stitch. They use a variety of threads from the Caron Collection, Rainbow Gallery and Kreinik with beads. There are 8 colorways provided with the pattern. Price $15