Kokeshi — An Idea for a Needlepoint

Kokeshi dolls, photo by Chinchikurin

Originally posted 2009-05-14 06:08:15. Republished by Blog Post PromoterKokeshi are simple wooden Japanese dolls. They have asimple trunk and a rounded head with painted features, so they are a design which can be adapted easily to needlepoint.This shopping site has a great explanation of what these dolls are. They also have a varied selection of […]

Needlepoint “Shape” Ornaments

tree of needlepoint ornaments by pat mazu

Originally posted 2013-01-14 07:31:32. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI was blown away by the wonderful needlepoint “shape” ornaments Pat Mazu put on Facebook last month. Each year she stitches ornaments, every year with a different shape. The pictures throughout the article are from Pat & used with permission. This idea is fantastic and so I […]

Missoni Bargello Pillow – High Fashion Inspirations

missoni purse

(Updated 7/2015) The knitwear of the Italian fashion house Missoni always are wonderful springboards to needlepoint. Because they design knits and are renowned for their zigzag patterns and bold color choices, often you can use high fashion pieces as the starting point for needlepoint, especially for Bargello. Yesterday I was at Nordstrom’s and there in […]