Purple is the color associated with passion, and for those who are passionate about purple, this project is for you!
Our February Kit of the Month features an Amadeus heart motif, surrounded by pavilion diamonds for the background and Rhodes hearts for the border. Silk seemed the obvious choice for this design, so I used Dinky Dyes 1900d Silk Perle and 2 colors of silk floss.
Note: the silk floss used for the model is a different dye lot than the silk in the kit (a quirk of using hand dyed threads); for the model the silk floss has more pink in it, but for the kit it’s a more subtle blend of purples and white with just a hint of pink.
The kit includes an 8″ x 8″ square of 18 ct. mono deluxe pewter canvas with taped edges, Dinky Dyes 1900d Silk Perle in Dragon Fruit (don’t you love the name!), Dinky Dyes stranded silk in Fuchsia and Orchid, and a size 22 tapestry needle. Of course there are complete instructions included.
Check out our step by step videos on our YouTube channel! Even if you’ve never stitched counted canvas before, or these stitches, you can follow along as I stitch to see exactly how to count, start and stop the threads, and use a laying tool. Look for the Passionista playlist.
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We also have a finishing kit to finish as shown, and a display stand! Also, this year we are offering a subscription service – if you’d like more info about the subscription service drop us an email, email@example.com, or check out the blog post from Jan. 8.
About this year’s Kit of the Month:
- Each design is a counted canvas needlepoint design
- Each design will include a large motif, a background stitch and a border stitch, in a 4″ x 4″ finished size
- Finishing instructions are included with the stitching instructions
- Purchase only the projects you want – each kit will be available through the year, not just in the month released
- New projects will release close to the first of every month
- Projects are complete kits – canvas, threads, embellishments, needles (stretcher bars not included but you’ll need the same size for each project, 2 pairs of 8″ stretcher bars)
- Each project is a stand alone project
Colleen Weiss (verified owner) –
I have been a fan of Debbie’s Designs for a couple of years. I think the monthly charts are a great way to slowly learn some of the needlepoint stitches. Debbie also provides a lot of information with helpful charts and videos. I am really enjoying learning needlepoint stitching. Thank you Debbie.
Jane Cornue (verified owner) –
Anxious to stitch this! I love the threads Debbie includes and having these smaller projects in my stash. I stitch one in between larger projects. Thank you very much!!
Pat Brogowicz (verified owner) –
The instructions in DebBees Designs are wonderful, and the thread choices broadens my experiences. I like having a seasonal display in my home, and these kits (Kit of the Month) are small enough to complete and display quickly.
Evelyn Southards (verified owner) –
Love this kit. It was so much fun and it was a quick stitch.
LLL (verified owner) –
Love the colors of this kit and perfect size for me right now.