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!!