The Virtual Exemplary 2021: Popular Choice Award

Patchwork Elephant by Toni Gerdes was selected by viewers as the winner of the Popular Choice Award at The Virtual Exemplary 2021.

This charming Patchwork Elephant explored many different stitches to create a happy addition to my needlework decorations. The whimsical feel of the colors made stitching on this canvas a dream. Threadworx over-dyed cottons, several Rainbow Gallery metallics, Gloriana, Needlepoint, Inc., Caron silks, beads, and sequins are used, along with some white Ultrasuede® for the tusks. The stitches include old favorites, as well as a few surprises. The background is a white-on-white scrolling darning pattern design to enhance the elephant’s fanciful personality. This is an intermediate level canvas embroidery design on 18 ct. white mono canvas that finishes to approximately 9” x 11”.