Melitastitches4fun's Blog

Snail Shell
October 8, 2016, 10:41 am
Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Snail Shell

Our second year-long project at my ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter will involve each member choosing a small painted canvas and bringing it to every meeting. Each member will have an opportunity to ask the rest of the group to suggest stitches and threads for a specific area of his/her canvas. I look forward to watching and learning from each other’s canvases. Then, we can stitch the area discussed before the next meeting. At the end of the year, each member will have a completed piece based on the suggestions of the group. We’ll also explore selecting background stitches.

A review of some tips on canvas embellishment for painted canvases will be shared at October’s meeting to kick off our painted canvas project. I have Julia Snyder’s new book “Keys To Canvas Embellishment” and “Painted Canvas Embellishment: An Idea Book” by Carole Lake and Michael Boren. If you have books specific to this topic, please leave me a comment & let me know your favorite book(s). By all means, if you are in the area, please visit us! At 7:00 pm on October 10, 2016 (second Monday of the month) at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. GPS: 203 North Valley Forge Road, Devon, PA. For those who can, please join us for dinner at 5:30 pm at Minella’s (320 W Lancaster Ave).

I don’t know who the designer of this canvas – if you know, please leave me a comment. And, if it’s not a snail shell, please let me know! And, if you’d like to make suggestions for an area, please do!! I haven’t done many painted canvases (mainly do counted designs) & hope to learn a lot this year. I have a few painted canvases & want to do something nice with them.




2 Comments so far
Leave a comment

I found this site:, and this looks like the Nutmeg shell or a banded tulip (different colors, but that is artistic license).

Comment by Jo Ann Jackson

That makes sense Jo Ann. From what I read, Nutmeg is a species of snails. Good website. Thanks.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: