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Italian Tiles

Next up to share with you is my new design called Italian Tiles.  Like the other three, this will debut at the Nashville Needlework Market next week. When thinking about the designs I wanted to have out for Market this year, I thought a lot about the variety of patterns that I have produced so... Continue Reading →

Floral Lace

Today I would like to share with you about one of my new designs, Floral Lace.  It is one of the four new ones that will be debuting at the Nashville Needlework Market in less than two weeks. As with a few other of my lace inspired designs, this one is based off of an... Continue Reading →

New Patterns for Nashville Market!

I'm excited to share with you that I have four new patterns that will be released at the Nashville Needlework Market during the first weekend in March! If you are unfamiliar with Nashville, it is the once-a-year wholesale opportunity for mostly cross stitch designers (and related companies such as thread manufacturers and fabric dyers) to... Continue Reading →

Currently Stitching…

While it seems like so much of my stitching in the last number of months has been kept "secret" until I was ready to reveal (because it was stitching models for my own patterns), I realized the other day that I so could have been blogging about my current stitch project.  For the past few... Continue Reading →

An influential museum exhibit

In my last blog post, I briefly mentioned that I learned about the existence of old (i.e. centuries old) pattern books to be found online thanks to a museum exhibit.  Let me take a moment to revisit that exhibit with you. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City mounted a major exhibit titled "Fashion... Continue Reading →

How a Dining Table Becomes Needlework

In the summer of 2018, I had the good fortune to see an exhibit at Winterthur, a historic museum specializing in the decorative arts in Delaware, titled "Dining By Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table."  While my main purpose that day was to enjoy a beautiful walk around the grounds and spend some time... Continue Reading →

More about Knot Your Needle

As I wrote about here, I loved the challenge of taking an image from a sixteenth century book and recreating it in cross stitch.  The geometry and the math of this knot work piece was just fascinating to me.  However, I just couldn't leave it at that.  No.  Since the original in that book was actually... Continue Reading →

Knot Your Needle

I'm hoping to take a few blog posts to go back over the last few months and share a little more in depth about some of my favorite designs.  The first one up is Knot Your Needle in Cross Stitch What I love about this most is the inspiration for the design:  a page from... Continue Reading →

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