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VIVA ZIVA ! newsletter: Volume # 1619: FREE CELL PHONE OR GLASSES CASE DESIGN
May 30, 2016
V I V A Z I V A ! n e w s l e t t e r
▪volume number: 1619 ▪ FREE CELL PHONE OR GLASSES CASE DESIGN ▪
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SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEW DESIGNS COMING SUMMER OF 2016!
We’re working on STAINED GLASS THEME DESIGNS inspired by the Prairie Style and by Mackintosh for handbags, wall art and cushions!
Also we thought you would like to see some of our RECENT PAINTINGS.
We’ve created this classic Prairie Style motif, called ‘Ginkgo Prairie’, for your glasses or cell phone as our latest free design …..
Its simple, dynamic geometric pattern is a perfect contrast to the gentle rhythmic shapes of the ginkgo leaves.
Two stitches helped create this contrast….the Couching Stitch for the bold, linear ginkgo stems and the Long and Short stitch used for its delicacy in the shape and shading of the ginkgo leaves.
WHAT’S IN EACH VIVA ZIVA! NEWSLETTER?
NEW DESIGNS & UPDATES
COMING THE SUMMER OF 2016!
An exciting range of designs with a STAINED GLASS THEME!
From handbags and tote bags, to wall art and cushions!
From Arts and Crafts to the Prairie Style! And more!
Go to our WHAT’S NEW AT ZIVA! page for updates or subscribe to our ZIVA Needlepoint Designs Blog, and they’ll be sent automatically to you when they’re released!
JUST FINISHED PAINTING THESE MOTIFS!
We developed two custom colour schemes for the WHITE IRIS cushion for one of our French clients. HAVE A LOOK!
We thought you’d like to see what the intricate RAMBLIN’’ ROSE motif looks like before it’s made up into a clutch bag.
Definite Wow Factor!
To get the full impact of this dynamic design, click here
A PAINTING IN PROGRESS!
At the time of releasing this newsletter, we’re only a few days away from finishing this glorious Modernist motif, ‘MORNING GLORIES’.
In the photo, above right, I’m just completing the veins on the yellow and gold leaf. The photo above left shows it completed, with a only few more details yet to go!
YOUR STITCH TO TRY
THE COUCHING STITCH
The Couching stitch creates a geometric pattern with crisp, ‘bas relief’ clean lines.
Exactly what I was looking for!
You can see and feel the ‘ridge’ it creates which gives the motif more dimension!
NOTE: We used it only on the central stems but you could also use it on the dark green outline on the border motif as well (see Ginkgo motif chart below).
OPTIONAL LONG AND SHORT STITCH
You may want to try it, but it’s not crucial to the final tapestry. You could simply use the Tent Stitch for the Ginkgo leaves.
PRACTICE THESE NEW STITCHES FIRST!
Keep practicing following the sequence of stitching in the charts until you feel confident. Then you are ready to stitch the free design.
‘GINKGO PRAIRIE’ CELL PHONE OR GLASSES CASE DESIGN
We’ve created an elegant Prairie Style free design of stylized Ginkgo stems and leaves with a classic Prairie Style geometric border for a glasses or cell phone case.
We have slightly updated the colour palette from the classic colours of the Prairie Style earth tones, by accenting the central geometric pattern of the ginkgo stems in black to give it a more modern twist. If you are more of a purist, you could use a dark brown or green!
A silk and wool thread (50/50) was used on the ginkgo leaves motif and 100% Wool tapestry yarn was used for the rest. NOTE:The entire case could also be stitched in cotton, or all silk and wool..
READING THE CHART:
’GINKGO PRAIRIE’ CELL PHONE OR GLASSES CASE DESIGN
NOTE THE FOLLOWING :
The ginkgo leaf yarn colours for the cell phone/glasses case design are chosen from The Caron Collection Impressions Silk and Wool for the leaves and outside red border and from Appleton Tapestry Wools for the rest of the case
They are readily available at your local needlepoint shop or online.
Silk and Wool (50/50) yarn colours :
Wool (100%) yarn colours :
You will also need :
Go to the ZIVA site for more detail info on the MATERIALS required.
STARTING UP AND STITCHING IN PROGRESS
Start by marking the outline of the case on the canvas with a pencil or WATERPROOF pen following the count from the chart and centred on the canvas.
MAKING UP SUGGESTIONS
CUSTOMIZE IT TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS!
ASK THE ZIVA DIVA!
QUESTION: Two similar email questions we received recently…….
Two similar email questions we received recently…….
I just discovered your website and am SO EXCITED about your designs. I would like to make one of your necklaces to start and am not sure about how to order it. Please advise. Thank you,
I wish to order the Klimit clutch bag, do you sell it as a kit or as a chart. The site is difficult to follow for ordering.
I have already answered these questions individually to help guide them through placing their orders.
For those of you wanting to place an order, I’m sincerely sorry if you’re experiencing any confusion!
HERE’S HOW TO GET TO THE SHOPPING PAGES TO ORDER. (photos below)
EVERY PAGE ON THE SITE HAS TWO LINKS YOU CAN CLICK ON TO GET TO THE SHOPPING PAGES
On the left column of EACH PAGE on the site, you will see the category “GO SHOPPING WITH ZIVA”. Click on “CHARTS” or “PAINTED CANVASES” for the design you want to order. Other items listed under the same category provide you other general information before ordering.
At the top right of EACH PAGE on the site, you will see a graphic turquoise square with two links provided to click on for ordering: “HAND-PAINTED CANVASES or “CHARTS” .
NOTE: Also at the bottom of every page where a design motif is shown, you will also find a link to the Shopping Page for that item. Just click on that.
When you get to the shopping pages, go to the item you want to order and click on “ADD TO CART” .
If you still do have a problem ordering, please CONTACT US.
The next VIVA ZIVA! Newsletter #1620 will be issued in the fall of 2016 .
I’ll be including:
Please contact me if there is a particular stitch you’d like me to use for a free design in a future newsletter!
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Looking forward to sending you the next newsletter!
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