Friday, December 21, 2012

Dig in!

We love food here at Rittenhouse Needlepoint. Some of our customers think all we do is eat because we sit at the table to eat together at lunch, and they often come in when it's our lunch time! So, when it comes to needlepoint that celebrates food, we love a lot of them!

This Popcorn canvas by Studio 2 Ltd is a lot of fun. It would be great for a tv room, especially if you love vintage posters and designs. Try out some new stitches with it. An open background stitch would look great over the yellow. Also, you could try some Flair and do a ribbon stitch over the word Popcorn.

This Persimmon piece by Shore Bird Studio is really lovely. I love the Asian design in the background. This piece would look really beautiful with some Pepper Pot Silk for the Persimmon. Also a nice idea would be to do an open stitch over the fruit with some stranded thread like Soie Dalger. Use a laying tool, and it will lay really flat. Something with a little less sparkle might be nice in the background. It would really make the Persimmon pop. I suggest trying Burmilana. A variegated thread would look very nice, but if you want something solid, they have a beautiful solid line.

This Sushi Plate was painted by our in-house painter. It's a great little canvas that you can really do a lot of things with. Whether it's using specialty threads, special stitches, or even just sticking to the tried and true favorites of Silk & Ivory or Pearl cotton.  

This Piece, Love, Joy oven mit canvas by Sew Much Fun is adorable. It would be perfect as a decoration in your kitchen! The great thing about this canvas (besides its adorable design!) is that it  comes with a stitch guide, so if you don't know what stitches to use to really compliment the quaint feel of it, they're already laid out for you. If you click on the link above, you'll be directed to our website where there's a picture of the stitch guide. You can get an idea from the cover picture of what it looks like all stitched up.
If you like food as much as we do, perhaps one of these canvases will appeal to you. Check out our website. We have a few different food inspired categories, whether it's a general food category, or fruit or vegetables. There are many to choose from and lots of different opportunities to have fun stitching something that will look great in your kitchen or dining room!

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