Art inspires art – a lace exhibit

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to return for a second visit to an amazing exhibit at an art museum. I was first here, the Hunterdon Art Museum, in Clinton, NJ, back in September, for the opening of “Lace not Lace: Contemporary Fiber Art from Lacemaking Techniques.” It is the first exhibit of its kindContinue reading “Art inspires art – a lace exhibit”

A step in my designing career

I was all prepared for what I was going to write about this morning, but plans changed when I discovered something last night (so that planned topic will just get pushed off until next time…) As I think my readers know, I design cross stitch, canvaswork, and blackwork patterns and sell them as WorksByABC.  (Yes,Continue reading “A step in my designing career”

Woodlawn Needlework Exhibit

This needlework piece of mine holds a particularly special place in my heart: It is “Wheels of Color”, designed by Genny Morrow. It was the first real canvaswork piece I ever did.  It was the first time I worked on stretcher bars – even learned what they were.  It was the needlework piece that IContinue reading “Woodlawn Needlework Exhibit”

Color Theory and Stitch Variation – Part III (the last)

So, here is how a pattern that is called “From Molehill to Mountain”, that by its very name gives you a sense that we are talking about a mountain, gets turned into a mountain range. As I shared at the end of Part II, I actually stitched this pattern four times. As I remember it,Continue reading “Color Theory and Stitch Variation – Part III (the last)”