Mid-Century Modern Needlepoint

calder inspired hand painted canvas needlepoint from magic needle

Earlier this week I got a query about finding hand painted canvas needlepoint for a mid-century modern house. That got me thinking. Often we want to do needlepoint that will work with the decor in our home. That’s easy enough if your furniture is traditional of some kind, but if your house is modern, mid-century [...]

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 [...]