Vintage Clip Art for Adaptation & Inspiration

vintage french arthmetic illustration

Originally posted 2010-07-09 07:39:41. Republished by Blog Post PromoterTalk about stitchy goodness for inspiration and adaptation, thanks to my DD, who is REALLY good at finding these things, I found a blog called Agence eureka, which is chock fill of great vintage printed material. It’s written in French, but the important thing is the wonderful [...]

Book of Hours Color Twinchy – Sneak Peek at New Color & Thread Club

illustration from medieval book of hours

Going from the earth and mineral colors that predominated the palettes of Ancient Egypt and Greece, the High Middle Ages seem to burst in a world of color and light. I have adored the bright, rich blues of medieval prayer books, or Books of Hours, since I first saw one in a reproduction in High [...]

Stitch Direction & Needlepoint – Part 2

Tied Oblong Cross Stitch

Originally posted 2010-02-25 12:53:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter While straight and diagonal stitches cover most needlepoint stitches, there are three other stitch and pattern directions that are quite powerful because they don’t have a strong direction. I often turn to these types of stitches when I need something that is unusual but doesn’t have [...]

Great Stitch – Parisian Stripe

parisian stripe needlepoint stitch, sample from Rittenhouse Needlepoint

Originally posted 2009-11-28 07:51:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter At Rittenhouse Needlepoint blog, the stitch of the week, pictured above is Parisian Stripe. You can think of the main stitch, the light stitches in the sample, as Hungarian Stitches. Between rows of them, small straight stitches in a different color or thread are inserted, making [...]