March 12, 2013

Aaron’s Needlepoint Project

My boyfriend has basically never crafted in his life. He made a canvas bag for his sister with my help a few Christmases ago but apart from that he is a needle-and-thread virgin. A few weeks ago he found a small canvas frame in a charity shop and decided he’d like to try his own needlepoint project. He LOVES cycling and wanted to incorporate this in his design so we found a bicycle pattern on the internet and he got started!

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Isn’t my wool basket pretty with all those colours?

I’m thinking of getting him to do four bicycles in different colours and sew them together to make the face of a cushion cover. Any better ideas out there?!

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You can tell in this picture how the back has got slightly messy but it really doesn’t matter. For those of you who have never tried needlepoint – it doesn’t have to be complicated or perfect, just have fun with it!

R.

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