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 […]

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 […]