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 [...]

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, [...]

The Whistler Project – Part 1

Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Old Battersea Bridge

Whistler is often associated with his “nocturnes” atmospheric paintings of water, bridges, streets, all at night or in the evening. His most notorious painting “The Falling Rocket” (pictured below) is a nocturne, as are the other paintings pictured in this post. Look at how the night colors in the background include, blue-grey, black, deep blue, [...]