I am working on a painted canvas done by the artist Charlie Harper. The raccoon is a delight but I was worried about how to make the corn cob appear the way that the artist painted it.
Here is the stitch that I came up with.

Step #1  Lay 4 strands of Gloriana (red lines )
Step # 2 Couch the 4 strands with 2 strands of Gloriana ( blue lines )
Step # 3  Lay 1 strand of vintage silk and couch
with one strand of Gloriana ( green line )
Continue in pattern to fill space.

The threads are: Gloriana, Spring Green 099; Vintage silk, Jet black

Carolyn Beacroft


  1. I love anything by Charlie Harper!! This is really coming together nicely Carolyn.

  2. Where do you find those canvases? They look like fun. I have a postcard book of his designs and another Coloring Book that I found somewhere. I keep thinking I'd like to stitch some of his designs.

  3. I got mine in Michigan at a trunk show. You could try contacting Teresa at shop@homesteadneedlearts.com in Grand Blanc MI. She is very good at getting things and I think she was doing a Charlie Harper Owl class there with Kathy Fenchel. They might even have some still available with a stitch guide.

  4. Carolyn, I love this pillow design and what you are doing. I too will look for Charlie Harper canvases.

  5. Your canvas work looks terrific and the raccoon and corn cob are very nicely stitched. I've not heart of Charlie Harper's painted canvas work before. Will look into it. Lovely pictures and post Carolyn :)


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