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 […]

Knitting Patterns as Sources for Needlepoint

Wooly Dreams canvas, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

Originally posted 2007-10-24 07:33:47. Republished by Blog Post PromoterKnitting holds a deep fascination for me. This could be because my grandmother was a phenominal knitter (American style) while, being left-handed, I couldn’t figure it out. Once I did and started knitting I found out I wasn’t good at it. But that doesn’t stop me from […]

Roman Mosaics in Britain

roman mosaic from bath reproduced in blackwork and needlepoint

Originally posted 2009-08-06 07:37:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I was so jazzed about the idea to use filet crochet charts as needlepoint that it got me excited about adaptation. There are so many wonderful sources of great ideas out there. This week, except Tuesday, I’ll be featuring articles from the archives about adaptation. You’ll […]

From Molehill to Mountain – Book Review

Originally posted 2004-01-14 14:57:01. Republished by Blog Post PromoterPamela H. Gardner In the more than thirty years I have been doing needlepoint, I have seen few projects which pack as much learning into them as this quilt sampler. And I have seen even fewer books which present materials and options as clearly and completely as […]

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

illustration from medieval book of hours

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 […]