This simple, graphic design is an ode to farm livin'. Anyone who knows a farmer or cattle rancher knows that life on a farm is not always idyllic but with wide open spaces, green fields, and leisurely grazing cattle, it represents something I think we all yearn for; a simpler, happier life.
Each canvas is printed on Zweigart 14 mesh Mono Deluxe canvas. The design is 13" x 17" and the overall canvas size is 18" x 22". The canvas also has a strip of color blocks down one side for you to use as a shade card.
Each canvas comes with a large scale, full color, easy to read pattern printed on 2 sheets of 13" x 19" paper. The pattern is accurately scaled for 14 mesh to match your canvas. Why do I send a pattern if the design is printed on the canvas? Honestly, because I'm a perfectionist. I have never worked a painted or printed canvas where there was not at least one intersection or row that was in question. I have included the pattern so if you have this dilemma, you can quickly and easily make the right choice.
In addition to your printed canvas and pattern, you'll also receive a diagram detailing how to stitch using the continental tent stitch, the amount of yarn you'll need, and tips to ensure your project goes smoothly.
My designs all specify Silk & Ivory yarns but please feel free to take your full color pattern and/or canvas to your local craft store or needlepoint shop to purchase your preference of yarn.
Each design is available in three forms: as a pattern (chart), as a printed canvas, or as a kit.
Happy Holstein Bee Needlepoint Pattern
Happy Holstein Needlepoint Kit
If you are new to needlepoint and have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am passionate about needlepoint and I will do my best to answer any questions.