Sunday, May 2, 2010

Kaleidoscope Coasters: Brenda Day, designer

Project: Kaleidoscope Coasters

Designer: Brenda Day

Type of needlework: Bargello

Photos: 4

Comments: I just love this book (information below) as it has so many interesting projects in it.

On pages 59 through 63, there are four different kaleidoscope coasters to choose from. I intend to stitch all four of them but so far have only done 2, models B and C.

The threads listed for doing the projects are Anchor stranded cotton ones, so they are very easy to find or they could be substituted for the DMC ones if you have a sustitution table or you may just choose your own color combinations.

I have ordered from England some plastic coasters for them, which are Fabric Flair craft coasters. They can also be seen on UK Amazon here. You can also find other plastic coasters in the USA that are very similar and would also do the job nicely.

The first photo above shows the two Kaleidoscope coasters (models B and C)  in their respective Fabric Flair craft coasters.

(Coaster B)

(Coaster C)

(Projects have been selected out of this book called
Bargello: A Fresh Approach to Florentine Embroidery
by Brenda Day)