It is almost a combination of the best parts of embroidery, with an updated flair of needlepoint embellishment!
The red gerbera daisy on the right side of this picture is shown close up below....ask Marci about that technique. She completed several of her flower petals on Thursday afternoon.... (overachieving...).
Beads are also an integral part of Kelly's vision of this work, although she leaves the needle artist open to work his/her magic.
Also, look around in your needlepoint tool kit -- you may have some needles that you haven't used in a while, and stumpwork will challenge you to do something new with them. (That super long one is a bouillon needle...and that little sharp one is a beading needle! )
Challenges await in 2016 -- let's do something new!
Below is a close up of needleweaving in a red Gloriana thread....
More TNNA news coming this weekend!