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VIVA ZIVA ! newsletter: Volume # 2027: FREE PERSIAN RUG PATTERN ‘TABRIZ’ TRIVET DESIGN
September 18, 2020
V I V A Z I V A ! n e w s l e t t e r
▪volume number: 2027▪ FREE TRIVET DESIGN INSPIRED BY PERSIAN RUG PATTERN ‘TABRIZ’ ▪
Thanks so much for subscribing to the VIVA ZIVA! Newsletter.
We’ll be issuing a newsletter regularly, with a new freedesign each time... exclusively created for the VIVA ZIVA! newsletter.
We’d like to show you one of our RECENT PAINTINGS…. a custom ‘MORRIS’ piano bench seat cover during the meticulous painting process of this very intricate design!
….PLUS…… COMING SOON ……NEW JAPANESE STYLE WALL ART DESIGNS…and more ‘floating’designs for our FRENCH COUNTRY GARDEN COLLECTION.
And…… a FREE TRIVET DESIGN
We have adapted our popular Persian Tabriz motif to create an elegant classic trivet design for your dining room table, called ‘TABRIZ MEDALLION TRIVET’
Change the background colour to suit your décor and make it uniquely yours!
Other free designs? …….
Click here to see our newsletter back issues with free designs that may interest you!
WHAT’S IN EACH VIVA ZIVA! NEWSLETTER?
NEW DESIGNS & UPDATES
COMING SOON …NEW ART NOUVEAU DESIGNS FOR OUR FRENCH COUNTRY GARDEN COLLECTION !
These bright and colourful Clematis flowers are just one of the FOUR original Art Nouveau 1907 floral motifs we are adapting for our FRENCH COUNTRY GARDEN COLLECTION!
Still on the drawing board… designs for Tulips, Daylilies, and Oleander!
You will see a similar colour palette for all 4 designs so you can have a set of 4 for dining chair seat covers. They will also work as cushions!
What colours would work in your home? We can rework the colours just for you!
ALSO COMING SOON …NEW JAPANESE STYLE DESIGNS FOR WALL ART!
Thanks so much for your positive response with our new recently released Japanese Cushion Designs !
We decided to rework the same designs and add them to our Japanese Wall Art Collection! They will be available in the late fall of 2020!
Again, we adapted our two new wall art designs from rare colour Japanese woodblock images from the 1930s.
As with our matching cushion design, we have created a classic Japanese minimalist design, called ‘Timeless Chrysanthemums’ by paring down both pattern and colour!
These two chrysanthemum motifs have been placed asymmetrically on a wall art needlepoint panel in a disciplined palette of neutral black and white flowers, black stems and leaves…. and set off by a soft ‘cherry blossom’ colour for the background.
If you want to change this timeless Japanese colour palette , you could select a different background colour to suit the colours in your décor. Uniquely yours!
This motif is striking on the dark blue-grey wall of this contemporary bedroom!
We have taken the matching ‘White Petals’ cushion motif and stretched it!
By doing this, we have developed a delicate and rhythmic cascade of white chrysanthemum flowers.
With this disciplined palette of just off-white, greys and taupes the focus of the design is completely directed to its asymmetrical composition.
For more background on Japanese design influence since the late 19th century, go to JAPANESE DESIGNS and have a look at our Japanese minimalist designs for needlepoint wall art.
We thought we’d show you one of our recent paintings as we were painting it….
a WILLIAM MORRIS piano bench seat cover!
First, we requested and received the following information from our client:
We reworked the design to suit the above, got our client’s approval, and then we started painting!
THE PAINTING PROCESS
First, we painted the curved branches in two soft tones of a rusty-orange colour to create smaller ‘pockets’ in the pattern.
Then we slowly filled in these spaces!
At the same time, we worked on the counted border – the small angular iconic border always used by William Morris to separate the central pattern from the outside border.
Because this pattern is mirrored horizontally, we had to count the canvas holes from the center, to be sure of the symmetry!
Only three more spaces to paint, and then we start on the outside border!
After 6 weeks of painting…..just finishing the border!
The order of painting this intricate pattern could work as well in the order of stitching!
It will give our client a pleasurable sense of progress!
YOUR STITCH/TECHNIQUE TO TRY
Again we recommend the Basketweave Tent Stitch throughout with the trivet motif, as we did for the coaster design.
Because of the even weave it creates, you will get a flat-stitched sur-face for the glass covers to fit over it properly.
With both these designs, placing tableware on them such as glasses, bowls, hot dishes, etc. will require a flat surface for safety reasons.
HOW TO GET AN IM-PORTANT FLAT EVEN STITCH?
Go to the TIPS section on our Basic Needlepoint Stitches page.
PRACTICE THE BASKETWEAVE TENT STITCH FIRST!
If you need to practice our even weave technique, practice on a piece of 18hpi gauge canvas first until you feel you have stitched a flat even surface .
We’re repeating the following background from newsletter #26 of our adaptations of the ‘Tabriz’ design for our new subscribers…..
Many of our subscribers have asked us if we would create a small free design that is more traditional in nature for the home.
So we decided to adapt the Tabriz Persian carpet pattern….. our most popular design for piano benches, seat benches and cushions!
These beautiful needlepoint canvases, many with different dimensions and background colours have been created several times thanks to this one very elegant motif!
Click on TABRIZ PIANO BENCH to see our magnificent Tabriz seat cover range, all based on this one motif.
‘TABRIZ MEDALLION’ TRIVET
For the Tabriz trivet, we created a larger de-sign at 6” square with the same central medallion as the coaster design (newsletter #26) and then added the full classic complement of rosettes and palm leaves…. completed with a terra cotta border.
You can change the background colour to suit your décor.
Both an elegant and practical addition to this formal dining room setting!
Please note that we worked to the larger trivet dimensions (6” x6” design area) as provided by Sudberry House with the frame again in cherry wood and with a glass cover.
READING THE CHART:
DISTRIBUTION OF TABRIZ COLOURS CHART
All the yarns for the Tabriz coaster design were chosen from Appleton Tapestry Crewel 2-Ply Yarns range of colours.
They are readily available at your local needlepoint shop or online.
As a guide for the trivet, you will require approximately the following crewel wool yarn quantities:
You will also need :
Go to the ZIVA site for more detail info on the MATERIALS required.
ASK THE ZIVA DIVA!
Could you please provide a price for a piano bench cover? Thanks, Isabelle
Thank you for contacting us, and your interest in our piano bench covers.
We get this request quite frequently and we require more information before we can put a price to it.
We need the following:
With the above information, we can provide you will an itemized quote for the Scope of Work required. At the early stages of any of our potential painting projects, we need to know as much detail as possible of what you want.
We want to be sure we get it right before several weeks of painting!
Thanks again for your interest, and hope to hear from you soon.
The next VIVA ZIVA! Newsletter #2028 will be issued in the spring of 2021 .
I’ll be including:
Please contact me if there is a particular stitch or technique you’d like me to use for a free design in a future newsletter!
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Looking forward to sending you the next newsletter!
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