Looking at Letters as Patterns

copyright Virginia Smith

Have you ever thought about letters just as shapes, not as sounds? In Alphabetrics, the follow-up book to Alphagraphics (reviewed here), Jinis takes letters and uses them as shapes. Each letter has three treatments: a linear pattern suitable for a belt or border, four large capital letters arranged as a 40-stitch square motif, and a […]

Blackwork: Royal School of Needlework Essential Stitch Guides – Book Review

Originally posted 2011-07-06 07:06:39. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBecky Hogg, Search Press (Turnbridge Wells, UK, 2010) ISBN:978-1-84448-551-2, $21.95 This book is one in a series on different techniques done under the banner of the Royal School of Needlework. In fact the author has both studied and worked there. This book is an excellent introduction to […]