|Herringbone Stitch Ball, Courtesy of lrstitch-2008|
A brand new Loretta design turned up on eBay this week. The eBay seller kindly answered my questions about the name of the piece, the materials used and the copyright date on the chart. She also allowed me to reuse the photographs from the auction here. Thank you!
UPDATE: This previously unknown ornament sold for the beginning price of $3.99 plus $3.37 in shipping. Someone got a nice bargain! If it was you, please email me the list of materials and any other information you think I should add to this article at LorettaSpearsDesigns at gmail dot com. Thanks!
Loretta named this ornament Herringbone Stitch Ball and it appears to be a herringbone pattern in white DMC floss on white 18 count canvas with size 16 Kreinik braid in pale pink or peach or possibly gold. It is from the Christmas Heirlooms series and is a chart published under the Needle Adventures name in 1991. The chart has a price sticker of $7 (first time I've seen pricing labels on these charts) and also has a sticker reading:
The Artists Collection
5963 W. Indore Place
Littleton Colorado 80123
I presume this was the address and phone number of Loretta's shop. This sticker is the first of this type I have seen also. This may have been purchased at her shop. The auction has a starting price of $3.99 plus $3.37 for "standard shipping." The auction ends soon so if you want this beauty, act now.
|Closeup of Herringbone Stitch Ball from Chart Cover|
18 count white Zweigart mono canvas
DMC white cotton floss
Kreinik size 16 braid (color unknown, may be gold although it looks peach or pink in the photograph)