|Gardener's Alphabet Letter N|
|Gardener's Alphabet Letter N Side View|
- The Garden Alphabet was designed by Jim Williams as a rug. The designs were first published in Needlepoint News, Jan/Feb 1982 issue. At that time, it was worked on 10-count canvas with Paternayan wool in Tent stitches. Mr. Williams has graciously allowed the designs to be reworked for 18-count canvas, color coded to DMC floss. The designs may be worked entirely in Basketweave or Continental. If desired, decorative stitches may be used, particularly for the background and letters. The background could also be left unstitched, especially if a colored canvas is used. A light coverage stitch on a colored canvas is also an attractive option.
If I had more time (this needed to be done by the end of September), I would have redone this project, using threads with more contrast for the flower and a darker thread for the veins of the two center leaves. Also, because the spaces within the flower were so small, would have chosen different stitches. Oh well, for the most part it worked and Liz is going to use it.
* Liz has approved this early blog about the project and hopes to have the full alphabet up on her web site by the end of October. Can't wait to see what the other stitchers have done.