When the new canvases I had ordered started arriving this February, this beauty from Associated Talents sparked an idea in my brain. I had seen garlands that some designers had done from needlepoint canvases (Kathy Schenkel is the one I remember most). I thought this would make a wonderful Florida garland if I enlarged the outline 150% and used a combination of fibers and stitches to produce the design.
But first, I contacted Carol from Associated Talents and asked permission to use their shape. I probably could have fudged a variation of their shape, but why not give credit to the cause of my idea? Anyway, Carol said they would be delighted to let me use the shape and thought it was a cute idea.
I think I'll do three of these in different colors. While I'm stitching, I'll have time to think about what other items I'll attach to the garland and also what color(s) my cord will be.