Charming Free Folks Art Animal Charts

lion sampler by Aliosha

Originally posted 2010-05-16 07:42:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Thanks and a tip of the hat to Denise at Craft Gossip for alerting me to these charming animals samplers from Aliola. There are links to the entire collection. I just love the folk art, almost primative style of them. I can see them done as [...]

Great Website – Material Obsession

Originally posted 2009-03-27 07:27:33. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI found out about this wonderful quilting blog earlier this week, and I just love it. Material Obsession is written by two Australian quilters who own a shop with the same name. They have also just published a book by the same name as well (on its [...]

Book of Kells Now On-line

You can now see The Book of Kells on-line.

Announced appropriately on St. Patrick’s Day, the Book of Kells is now available to look at on-line. This is wonderful news for lovers of Celtic design. I was lucky enough to see the Book of Kells when I was in graduate school. Because of its extreme age, only one page is open at a time [...]

Some Random Thoughts on Designing

Originally posted 2006-04-18 06:35:38. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI’m working on two of EGA’s Master Craftsman programs, design and color. I’m on step 2 of color and have a provisional pass on step 2 in design. The Step 2 project with changes goes back to be rejudged next week. But yesterday I spent a fair [...]

Eye Candy – Kyoto Costume Institute

Originally posted 2011-09-12 06:56:13. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMost people don’t think of clothing as being a good source of inspiration for needlepoint, but it’s one of my favorite places to find color and motif ideas. Especially high fashion (I once did a needlepoint inspired by a picture of a designer gown) and, even better, [...]