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

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Originally posted 2012-01-24 09:20:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter 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 […]

Color Selection

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Originally posted 2008-10-04 07:12:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter After my recent posting about selecting threads based on a choice of Watercolours, my friend Jan Fitzpatrick send me an email about her method of choosing thread colors along with this picture of a glorious Jean Hilton piece, French Perfume (available from Stitches from the Heart). […]

What Size Will my Project Be if I Change the Mesh of the Canvas?

Originally posted 2011-09-05 06:56:04. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIt can be frustrating. You love the project, but it’s charted for a size of canvas you dislike, or don’t have, or can’t see. But how can you figure out what size canvas you’ll need of the canvas you want. It sounds hard, but actually with a […]

Folk Art Needlepoint

Originally posted 2008-09-24 23:11:45. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFOLK ART NEEDLEPOINT: 20 Projects Adapted from Objects in the American Folk Art Museum, Ruth Peltason, Potter Craft, 2008, ISBN 978-0-307-35180-7, $35.00 Folk art, with its simple lines and bold colors is an outstanding source of ideas for needlepoint. This beautifully produced book takes as its sources […]

Finishing Up the Log Cabin Sampler

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This week we come to the end of this great project with a stitch that is perfect for roofs, buildings and backgrounds. Stitch the remaining log in Diagonal Shingle, below, using the darkest shade of the main color. Follow the Series On-line! Introduction, materials and outlining Corner Block Genny’s Scotch Double Brick & Upright Milanese […]