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July 20, 2016
Beginning Needlepoint
Most of the members of my EGA chapter focus on cross stitch, needlepoint, and other types of canvas work. I've always preferred working with surface embroidery, even though as a kid I thought it was called 'cruel' to reflect its difficulty, e.g. smooth satin...
June 18, 2016
Contemporary Embroidery
While looking around for inspiration, I'm often amazed by the talented needle artists out there! Part of the fun of just wandering, are the pleasant surprises we come across. Thanks to many needlework blogs, and sites like Etsy and Pinterest, we have access...
December 23, 2015
Woman with Cat
A few years ago, I bought a book called, "Metropolitan Cats," published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1981. In it I found a photo of an early 1900s lithograph, created by an unknown member of the Wiener Werkstatte, an association of artists...
October 28, 2015
Halloween and the Day of the Dead
In the United States, Halloween is the favorite holiday of many -- adults and children alike. Celebrated on October 31, All Hallows' Eve originated from the ancient Celtic festival Samhain (for some reason pronounced "say-win") which celebrated the...