Kentucky Hand Painted Needlepoint Canvas

A little piece of Heaven tucked under the Mason Dixon line. Our Old Kentucky Home is the secret keeper of all our college shenanigans!  This canvas can be stitched in traditional tent stitches (basketweave or bust) or you can utilize specialty threads such as Very Velvet to liven up some of the letter.
Kentucky stitch painted needlepoint canvas on 13 mesh
PVC zip project bag
Size 22 Bohin tapestry needle
White needle threader (how-to guide here)
White seam ripper
Vineyard Silk Wool Threads
VS Bright White M-1109 (K, E, Y) - 2 strands used
VS Emerald M-1063 (N, U, C, K) - 7 strands used
VS Monk's Robe M-1041 (N, T, K) - 5 strands used
VS Toasted Almond M-1037 (E, K) - 2 strands used
VS Latte M-1185 (E, K) - 2 strands used
VS Steel Grey M-1106 (E, T, U) - 2 strands used
VS Paloma M-1105 (T) - 2.5 strands used
VS Jet Black M-1111 (T, K, Y) - 2 strands used
VS Hot Pink M-1174 (U) - 1.5 strands used
VS Pink Pearl M-1172 (U) - 1 strand used
VS Daquiri M-1064 (U) - 1.5 strands used
VS Custard M-1164 (C) - 2 strands used
VS Blueberry M-1239 (K) - 1.5 strands used
VS Straw M-1047 (Y) - 1.5 strands used
VS Limoges M-1088 - 5 strands used
Background thread 6 rows around each side: almost 2 skeins
We used Silk & Ivory, Color: 111 Pink Lemonade
Basic tent stitch (Basketweave) used on all letters
Long Brick Stitch was used for the background

K - University of Kentucky

E - Bourbon

N - Classic Horse Barn

T - Friends of Coal

U - Derby Bed of Roses

C - Goldenrod (State Flower)

K - Horse Capitol of the World (Lexington)

Y - Kentucky Wildcats

Finishing Note for Minis

-We recommend stitching 1" on each end for keychain finishing

-We recommend 1 additional row around the stitch painted design for ornament finishing

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