Passion's Fancy An Illustrated Needlepoint Project

Passion's Fancy An Illustrated Needlepoint Project

by Linda Wyszynski

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Passion's Fancy is a counted canvaswork piece worked on #18 mesh canvas using beads, metallic ribbon, metallic braids, coton perlé, hand dyed cotton and100% nylon tubular threads. The instructions are detailed for the beginner and the project is challenging for the advanced stitcher. In addition there is a Color Choice Challenge included for those interested in changing the provided color scheme. Passion's Fancy was originally developed as a group correspondence course and taught by Linda through a national needlework organization.

The design incorporates many stitches including; Backstitch, Bead Attachment, Continental, Darning Variation, Fancy Couching, Fill-in Backstitch, Four-Way Continental, Laid Ribbon, Satin Stitch, Scotch Variation, Single Cross, Tied Triple Upright Cross, Upright Cross, and Vertical Straight Stitch,.

The book includes: materials list, detailed chart of the entire project, individual stitch charts, clear instructions for all stitches, and step-out photos where appropriate. There are 58 charts, graphs, and photos in the book. Finishing information is included for attaching design to a basket, placing design into a box, and using design to create a custom purse. Purse instructions are detailed and include step-out photos (note: no sewing machine required). Passion's Fancy can also be finished by attaching the completed work to a tote bag or premade pillow, or having the piece matted and framed.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014604918
Publisher: Hearthside Creations, LLC
Publication date: 07/05/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Linda Wyszynski lives with her husband Dennis in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and is the owner of Hearthside Creations, LLC. She is a professional needle arts designer who has over twenty years experience as an artist creating freelance needlework projects for publication. She began her designing career painting custom needlepoint canvases for local needlepoint shops in Minneapolis. She is an author of needlework textbooks, magazine articles, multi-author books, and The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework published by Creative Publishing international.
Her work can be seen on the newsstands in craft, needlework, and home decor magazines.

Linda has other eBooks available and several in the planning stage. For additional information on Linda’s eBooks visit her web site at

Linda has always been active in the art and needlework community including the following: CHA Designer Section Council, Board of Directors Society of Craft Designers, and Outreach After School Project program for a local EGA Chapter, Board of Directors Needlework Guild of Minnesota, Twin Cities Metropolitan Art Council Board, and Polk County NC Community Arts Council Committee. She is passionate about needlework and continues to be active in both local needlework chapters and national organizations.

She is currently a member of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA), American Needlepoint Guild (ANG), the National Needlework Association (TNNA), and the Craft and Hobby Association CHA).

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