Thursday, March 22, 2012

Talavera Class

Barb Starman will be teaching our #1048 Talavera Tile #1 at Family Arts Needlework on Saturday, March 31st.  This canvas measures 8x8" and is painted on #18 canvas , and can be finished as a framed pillow as shown or will fit into a Stirling tote.

Barb is an excellent stitcher, and this promises to be a fun class.  The stitch guide is a collaboration of stitches by Barb, Paulette Paquette, and the late MaryLu Leger, and will be available from Tapestry Fair after the class.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

"Oldies But Goodies"

Due to a lot of requests at the January TNNA market, I decided to dig into the archives for some of the older Tapestry Fair canvases that had been pulled out of the line.  Some of the pieces date back to the 1970's, and with a few color changes and/or border additions would still work today.

I also put in a call to Edith, who was one of the founding partners of Tapestry Fair, to see if she was willing yo re-release some of her older designs.  Edith agreed, so we've gotten her pieces to add back into the line over the next few months.

The canvas pictured above, EW-30 is one of a series of three. Each is 14x14" and painted on #18 mesh.  This series didn't need any updating at all.  With decorative stitches and all the new fibers, ribbon and bling available now, this would be a fun canvas to embellish.