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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Needlepoint Advice Please!

As some of you know, I am intending to stitch Manifesto as a Needlepoint rather than a cross stitch design. I have done quite a bit of needlepoint in the past but always using crewel or tapestry wools. I blogged about my selection of colours etc over at Emily's Cupboard and Michele commented with the fantastic suggestion that I could follow the traditional practice of stitching the motif details in DMC or silks to provide contrast. I must confess that I had never heard of this before, but now I am really curious! Does anyone know of a good online source or preferably a good book on the history of Needlepoint/Petit Point so that I can read up on this further?

I am really excited about this project!!


queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

Hello Elaine,

The great thing about needlework is you can do whatever you want.

We are lucky to have the variety of threads and canvas available to us online. Embroidering with different types of threads has been going on for a long time.
There have been many books written on the history of needlework in museums around the world.

I suggest you view these works online in the collections of museums. A few of my favorites are the V&A and the Metropolitan in New York.

I would be happy to send you a list of museum collection websites if you email me:

Good Luck - Barbara

Fiona said...

Sorry can't help with this, but looking forward to watching your progress using this technique.