The 'In Vino Veritas' is a bit weird-looking until you study the pic closely. I just hope it looks good when complete as I want to give it to my wine-loving father-in-law/
David Venne's got some fabulous canvases hasn't he and that's one of them?
Yes, I've always used wool until recently as 10ct penelope double canvas is the standard in Australia. However, since I started buying kits and canvases from the UK & US I've used cross stitch embroidery cotton and DMC matte soft cotton:http://www.dmccreative.co.uk/Products/Needlework-Threads/Needlepoint-Threads/Soft-Cotton.aspx?technique=Needlepoint
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I buy the soft cotton on eBay as it doesn't seem to be readily available. It's not even listed on DMC's US website that I can find. It's matte and not as bright as floss.
I buy all my cotton and wool on eBay if I can as the average price tends to be about 1/3 of Australian retail prices.
Late last year I got 50 no-longer obtainable Australian-themed & mixed canvases (some as big as 48" across) and 400 skeins of wool for $150.00 which had to be the buy of the year. And I was the only bidder!
My 'trigger finger' is so itchy for that pink and grey number at Kathy's.