Glorious Free Geometric Needlepoint Has an Inspired Heritage

Stitch this lovely hat band in Scotch Stitch (copyright ZIVA Needlepoint)

From Ziva Needlepoint, Scot’s Scotch takes its inspiration from the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh & others in the Glasglow School.It’s an interpretation in different colors of a textile band woven by Margaret MacDonald (Mackintosh’s wife). Ziva used MacDonald’s wonderful geometric patterns (she was well-known for them) and interpreted them in bright colors. They are [...]

A Canvas Christmas – Project Review

12 great ornaments from DebBee's Designs in this new book (copyright DebBee's Designs)

A compilation of twelve inventive counted canvas designs, Debbie Rowley’s (DebBee’s Designs) newest book is a real delight. Some of the designs originally appeared in the Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue, some were designed for her local cross stitch group, and some are brand new. They cover the whole gamut of technique — Bargello, Hilton [...]