A Patriot’s Heart by Janet Zickler Casey
Janet Zickler Casey designed this heart-shaped rendition of the American flag using shining threads, sparkling metallic braids, and 18-ct needlepoint canvas. This piece is small and uses simple canvas stitches so it will work up quickly and can easily be finished as a framed piece, a box top, or – as shown – a stunning ornament.
A Patriotic Journal by Catherine Jordan
Known for adding delicately hand-painted accents to counted and pulled thread stitching on linen, Catherine Jordan created this small journal cover to honor our country and our veterans. After assembling the completed piece, you can record special memories or inspirational quotes to the pages within. This would make a very special gift to be treasured for a life-time.
Wounded Warrior Bracelet by Laura Smith and Daphne Sherman
Use your sewing machine, soluble stabilizer, an assortment of ribbons, and freeform beading to create this unique bracelet in red, white, and blue. Never tried multi-media techniques before? This is the ideal small project to experiment with and learn. The extra bonus – you have an eye-catching bracelet sure to win compliments!
I love the symbolism of the beading especially: “The left half of the bracelet employs red seed beads and red branch coral in jagged lines to represent pain and wounds suffered by the warrior. They are joined with white seed beads to represent bandages. The silver delica beads along their border symbolize the capsules of antibiotics and pain meds consumed in these beginning stages of recovery. In the middle of the bracelet, are silver O Beads whose closed circle symbolizes the closing wounds and the beginning of healing. Near the center, a small silver branch begins to take shape and spread to the right side of the bracelet, sprouting new growth and flowering buds. This branch represents regeneration and renewal as healing progresses. The shimmering light of the silver beads in the right half of the bracelet symbolizes a revitalization of life.”
About Projects Supporting Wounded Service Members:
Every three years when a new EGA president is appointed, the incoming president has the privilege of appointing a charity to support. President Janet Noble has selected America’s wounded service members as her designated National Outreach Project. Multiple sets of designs are planned for release throughout her term.