Relax and unwind with our new Indian Summer tapestry, perfect to stitch at home or to take with you on holiday. The bright flowers glow against their indigo blue background.

Indian Summer joins Wildflower Meadow and Moonlight Garden, popular designs which we brought out earlier this year. It’s wonderful for us to see that you are enjoying these two designs and our sewing ladies are making up specs cases, bags or cushions in one or other – or both – of these designs every week!

tapestry cushions with flowers needlepoint

As soon as we sent our newsletter about Moonlight Garden and Wildflower Meadow we received requests for a cushion-sized version. We do hope Indian Summer fits the bill. We’ve taken flowers from Moonlight Garden and added tulips and stripes in the borders for more colour and more stitching fun.

Technical/canvas gauge As with most of our large tapestry designs Indian Summer is stitched on 10 holes per inch double thread canvas. Moonlight Garden and Wildflower Meadow are stitched on 12 holes per inch canvas so are a bit finer (144 squares/stitches to the square inch, compared with 100 stitches per inch on 10 holes per inch double thread canvas.

We are very generous with the Anchor tapestry wool in all of our kits so there’s always plenty included for you to stitch the design in either half cross or tent stitch.

Indian Summer looks wonderful viewed from any angle. Below is the view from the top showing its striped border in shades of old gold, emerald and pumpkin. To makde up our cushion we used Fuchsia velvet JRP02 for the piping, and Crystal JRNC05 for the backing.

It’s exciting to mix colours and fabric if you get the chance and we couldn’t resist with this sunny design!

Speaking of which…our making up service for tapestry cushions If you’ve finished a tapestry and are considering velvet for your woolly masterpiece, here’s a quick link to our range of velvet fabric. Fuchsia and the other pinks are below and we have many other colours to choose from, all arranged on boards for easy viewing.

velvet fabric swatch

You can also take a quick look at our cotton fabric for your tapestry. Crystal is a lovely turquoise cotton and is part of a range that has a textured feel to it.

The drying time for tapestries is much faster than it is during the autumn and winter months so please do send your tapestries to us in the summer rather than waiting until the autumn.

Happy stitching, and we do hope you’ve enjoyed seeing our new Indian Summer tapestry. We wonder how soon the first completed canvas will be sent our way for making up!

Kelly x

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