In addition to learning new stitches this piece is designed to help learn about color values. So if you ever said (like I have) I wish I knew more about color theory this is an excellent way to get started.
While you are provided with the thread list for the model colorway you are free to create your own. What is your favorite color? Design this piece around that.
The design is divided up into sections and each month instructions are given to complete one or more sections.
An introduction to the piece and the fiber selection for the model colorway can be found at the national ANG website by going to the following link:
Even though it is the end of the month it will be easy to catch up. The only section to be done in January is the center block (1).
For directions for the January block go to the following link:
If you are looking to try something new and exiting for the new year and also extend your knowledge of needlepoint stitches you may want to try this piece.
If I didn't already have so many projects started I would head to my stash to see if I have a piece of canvas the right size and a color of thread to base this piece on. I hope some of you try this piece. If you do bring it to our meeting each month to show off the previous month's progress. It will be fun to compare.