Melitastitches4fun's Blog

May 28, 2010, 6:38 pm
Filed under: Tinkerbell

I made this Fairy for one of my nieces, Erin, to hang on her wall to hold necklaces. I used the outline of an outdoor wind chime from a friend’s yard.

The threads are Gold Rush 14 Variegated (231C) and Kreinik #16 Braid (057F) using Criss Cross Hungarian (from Stitches To Go by Suzanne Howren and Beth Robertson). The Kreinik is fluorescent. I expected the thread would be cool to glow in the dark but that didn’t pan out. Even when I held the thread under a lamp, the glow was faint & brief. Oh well. I still liked how the piece turned out.

The finisher, working out of Fireside Stitchery, did a lovely job. I left it entirely in their hands & really like the selection of the braided trim. When I provided the hooks (from AC Moore or Michaels), I hadn’t told them how to place them. While I had thought they’d go across the bottom, the random placement is much better! 

I used a 14 count vinyl canvas. The canvas is available from (under Fabrics).