Since I'm back on a canvaswork kick, here's one of my early canvas projects.
Design: Jacqui's Choice
Designer: Nanette Costa
Technique: counted canvas
Ground fabric: 18ct mono canvas
Threads: cotton floss, metallic threads, seed and pearl beads
Stitches used: couching, beading, lots of Hilton stitches (jessicas, crescents, Amadeus)
Stitching timeframe: 2002-2003
This project was from my very first multiple-day class, taken with my local EGA chapter. Up until this, I had only taken classes through my local shop or 1 day classes at a stitching festival. Needless to say, I really enjoyed it.
I actually had it framed on point. Looking at it now, I like the diamond shape, but I’m not crazy about the rest of the framing choices, though I’m not sure what I would change if I were to have it reframed.
I’ve wondered whatever happened to Nanette Costa. She was a fabulous teacher. I’m saddened to find her listed on the “inactive or retired” list on the National Academy of Needlearts (NAN) website. Does anybody know what she’s up to now that she’s not teaching?
There are still a few of her commercial patterns in various online shops if you look hard enough.