How a Passion for Needlepoint Blossomed Into a Business

copyright Elizabeth Bradley

Thanks to the folks at Elizabeth Bradley Designs for the permission to reprint their lovely article about Elizabeth Bradley. Liz Bradley had been collecting and restoring original Victorian needlework patterns and pieces for many years before deciding to pursue needlework as a business venture. After leaving university in 1969, she ventured into business as an […]

You Are a Part of the Creative Conversation!

design copyright Kathy Schenkel, photo copyright Napa Needslepoint

Originally posted 2011-12-21 07:18:35. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI don’t like it when people criticize needlepoint saying it’s like “painting by numbers.” Being the daughter and granddaughter of very creative women, I have always seen, as have they, needlepoint as a very artistic and creative process. A blog post last week at The Textile Blog […]

A Short Miscellany

gertrude jekyll-1880-embroidered cushion seat cover 2

Originally posted 2011-09-13 06:52:11. Republished by Blog Post PromoterA couple of things that are just too good to pass up in the post today. Remember my post about “Destination Needlepoint?” Well needlepoint.com is having a virtual trunk show of some of the company’s travel ornaments on their site. There you will find pieces from In […]

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, […]