On a message board of which I am a member, a call has gone out to show photos of completed banners. So I thought I would compile another of my gallery posts. Many of the banners I have made are meant to be hung on classroom doors to brighten a school hallway and greet the students with something cheerful. Most of these are simple and used Secret Needle Night charts. But, some are much more sophisticated pieces that I use at home. Almost all are seasonal in nature and meant to be switched out as the calendar advances.
I found this circa 1950's poem in an old library book and used some Homespun Elegance and Prairie Schooler motifs to complete the piece.
Another autumn banner from Secret Needle Night
If I remember correctly this is a Primitive Needle design, something perfect for hanging in a small niche in my kitchen as Halloween approaches.
This is a Liz Turner Diehl design . I particularly like the beaded acorn caps and I was delighted to find rods with acorn finials to complete the look
an old Santa chart ... I don't remember the designer
a Madonna and child from before I started noting down designer's names ... I think I found this one in a Leisure Arts hardcover book on Christmas
and this chartr is from an old JCS ornaments issue
This is a Little House Needleworks complimentary chart that I decided would look good on a remnant of gingham linen I had hanging about
I stitched this banner of a praying female figure on burlap as a gift for my daughter.
One of these days, I'll get around to turning this Autumn Round Robin into a nice wall hanging.
But I figure these are enough to give you a taste of what I do.