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 […]

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 […]

Woodlawn Exhibit Happening in Mid-May

The Woodlwan Exhibit of Needlework is very popular for stitchers, who exhibit, and visitors, who love to look. Because the plantation is undergoing extensive renovation, the exhibit has been postponed. It will start on May 12. YOu can get details about the dates in this blog post. A check of Woodlawn’s site before I left […]