Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cameo Box Top


Cameo
The "Cameo" box top design was featured in the November December 1990 issue of Needlepoint Plus magazine, which is no longer published.  The photo above is the model from the magazine and the photo below is the cover of the magazine to aid you in finding it on eBay.  Both are courtesy of Ann in Baton Rouge.

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Nov Dec 1990 Needlepoint Plus
Lara is blog stitching this piece, using different materials than specified so she can work from her stash of materials.  You can watch her work starting with this blog entry and working your way forward in time by clicking on "Newer Post" at the bottom of the page.
http://diet-pepsi-and-xanax.blogspot.com/2012/02/cameo-box-top-new-project.html

Partial Materials List:
9x9 stretcher bars
9x9 white canvas
gold braid (Kreinik? size unknown)
gold ribbon (Kreinik size 1/16 inch ribbon?)
gold blending filament
cream colored silk (Splendor?)
Mill Hill pearl beads
size 17 gold pallettes

Lara Hartley's Cameo Box Top
Here is Lara's finished version of Cameo Box Top, done in her colors.  Lara says the finished design is five inches square.  You can see a closeup of her finished stitching on her blog.  Work forward in time from this link to see her postings about this piece.
UPDATE:  Sorry, but this blog has been deleted, which means the links below are dead.
http://diet-pepsi-and-xanax.blogspot.com/2012/03/cameo-box-top-finished.html


Another Photo of Lara's Box Top

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