Goldfinch couple by Vicky Sawyer

NB: We pull threads based on an estimate of thread use from over 30 years of experience. If your kit or canvas order contains threads, and for whatever reason, you find you need more, there may be an additional charge.

A whimsical needlepoint bird design by Vicky Sawyer for Melissa Shirley.

  • This goldfinch couple is wearing colorful flowers as head dress. The background is a beautiful shade of blue.
  • The design measures 8" x 8" and is hand painted on 18 mesh canvas.
  • You can purchase the canvas alone or with threads.  If you choose cotton we provide DMC cotton floss; for wool we use a blended wool called Essentials, for silk we use Planet Earth silk, both of which are single-stranded and easy to use.
  • If you choose Our Favorites we will add Glisten or Neon Rays by Rainbow Gallery to our favorite thread mix for this design.
  • If you wish to hold this canvas on stretcher bars while you stitch it we recommend TWO pair of 13" bars, plus some thumbtacks.
  • If you're in a hurry, check with us for availability.
  • Happy stitching!