Bath Mosaic — Borders 3

roman mosaic adapted for needlepoint or blackwork, designed by janet perry

The last two borders in the needlepoint reproduction of the Bath Mosaic are mainly Tent Stitch. Each will be shown as a straight border and then as the corner. The first border is all Tent Stitches in all three colors. Remember: blue squares – blue Needlepoint Inc 325, red squares – terra cotta Splendor S925, [...]

Stitching Inside the Box — Book Review

This delightful book from Finger Step Designs (distributed by Custom House) is such as treasure. The idea behind the book, and the samplers you create from it, is to make a diamond-shaped box, and through the borders and stitches you choose, create a unique needlepoint piece. The idea is compelling and endlessly creative. Susan Jones, [...]

More Native American-inspired Needlepoint – Medicine Bear

zuni medicine bear plaque

Yesterday I started work on the second Native American-inspired needlepoint designs. This one I’m calling my health needlepoint. It’s focal point is the Zuni fetish of a Medicine Bear (pictured above), my favorite. The Medicine Bear represents powerful healing to the Zuni. It’s always in this rounded form, and usually has the arrow and often [...]

August Giveaway & July’s Winner

The winner of the July Contest is Carmen whose favorite project has been a saying she made when she was a teenager. The runners up were Tracy (set of teatowels), Shelly (pansies on pillowcases), Deanna (Father Christmas stocking), Betsy (sampler of her own design), Kim R (butterfly sampler). August’s postings will have a theme which [...]