Our dear customer, John, has been working on this tapestry for over three years! He stopped by the shop with it framed to show us. It is magnificent!
John is a pretty big guy so you can tell from the picture how big this piece is. I think it 3 x 4 feet!
John can tell you exactly how many stitches are in the piece . . .how much thread it took . . .and I think how much time. I started tuning him out when he started spouted that nonsense. LOL! I do NOT want to know how long it takes me to stitch a piece. The best I can judge is how many episodes of a show I’ve binge watched on Netflix.
His Basketweave and tension are perfect!
He adjusted the colors from the printed design. They are so vibrant!
Basketweave is simply stunning. And personally, I think the hardest thing to do correctly in needlepoint. So, don’t think you need to add all sorts of stitches and embellishments. Every once in a while I pick up a little Basketweave piece to check my tension and technique. I think that’s really important to do from time to time. But I can assure you, no way in Hell could I ever get through a piece of this magnitude in Basketweave!