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for the Poppy Vest
You’ll find on these pages, the charts and instructions for Diane Schultz's Poppy Vest, which you've seen on the Gallery III pages.
This vest is needlepointed on 12 mesh canvas. In this almost totally tent stitched design, the decorative spider stitch sneaks in as the center of the poppy.
The design is different on each side of the vest making both the stitching and the final product more interesting. Click on the picture to take a closer look at the vest. The navigation buttons above will get you to the instructions.
Look at the RESULTS pages to see the stitched vest, and look at the INSTRUCTIONS to see how to stitch your own. As this is a newly constructed set of instructions reverse engineered from the original commissioned design, be aware that there may be a few "bugs" in the instructions. This is one reason we're offering the design free on the site. If you keep alert as you work, we don't believe there are any problems that will seriously impact your final result.
Please keep us posted on your stitching progress.
Copyright 1997, Diane M. Schultz
|This needlepoint is stitched from charts on 12-mesh interlock canvas. The vest is 24 inches from the shoulder seam to the hemline, and 12.5 inches across from the center front to the side seam. The deep arm holes and the ablity to vary the size of the back makes this pretty much a one-size-fits-all pattern.
It uses 20 independent colors plus 13 blends. Ours was stitched using Paternayan Persian yarn, and the particular yarn numbers are provided in the instructions.
|We’re making these instructions available in a bound booklet, including color pictures of the finished vest for $25 + $3 shipping. See the Products Page to obtain an order form.|
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