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VIVA ZIVA ! newsletter: Volume # 2026: FREE PERSIAN RUG PATTERN ‘TABRIZ’ COASTER DESIGN
April 22, 2020
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▪volume number: 2026▪ FREE COASTER DESIGN INSPIRED BY PERSIAN RUG PATTERN ‘TABRIZ’ ▪
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We’ll be issuing a newsletter regularly, with a new freedesign each time... exclusively created for the VIVA ZIVA! newsletter.
Over the last months we’ve painted several styles from the early to mid-20th century…. from Art Nouveau and early Modernism to Matisse!
We thought you would like to see some of these RECENT PAINTINGS…. .
….PLUS…… COMING SOON ……NEW JAPANESE STYLE CUSHION DESIGNS
And....FREE COASTER DESIGNS
With these different background colours , we created four coaster Persian designs, called ‘TABRIZ MEDALLION’.
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WHAT’S IN EACH VIVA ZIVA! NEWSLETTER?
NEW DESIGNS & UPDATES
COMING SOON …NEW JAPANESE STYLE DESIGNS FOR CUSHIONS!
Japanese designs tend toward a paring down to essentials, an attempt to capture the basic form and characteristics of a specific subject.
Generally, we see muted and neutral colours but with accents of red, black, occasionally yellow (this is more Chinese) and the cool green of su-shi.
We adapted our three new designs from rare colour Japanese woodblock images from the 1930s.
A classic minimalist example of the paring down of colours!
These two asymmetrical Japanese designs called ‘Classic Chrysanthemums’ have a disciplined palette of neutral black or white flowers, black stems and leaves…. with graphic accents of a diagonal bamboo motif!
To complete the elegant affect, we have introduced the only colour with a background of a muted ‘cherry blossom’ colour.
Both patterns will also be available with all the flowers in white, or all the flowers in black…… each still with the black stems and leaves. Your choice!
Also, the background colour can be changed to suit the colours in your décor. Just let us know when ordering!
These two elegant Japanese cushion designs add just a perfect touch of sophistication to this neutral contemporary sofa.
They would look equally stunning with more traditional period furniture!
Classically, Japanese patterns and colours are usually not meant to be realistic and may not even be in lifelike colours…. as shown with the black flowers above.
This time we’ve taken more liberty with the flower colours and added a stunning range of blues, turquoises, mauves and fuchsias to give this traditional Japanese design more a contemporary edge.
Perfect for today’s modern interiors…. including those with other Japanese furniture and furnishings details!
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.
A Modernist design from the early 20th century…….. ‘CHINESE LANTERNS’
Its well-constructed Modernist composition of motion and colour is so effective that the multi-coloured ‘CHINESE LANTERNS’ appear to be haphazardly dancing in the wind!
This closeup shows the vibrancy of these festive lantern colours in yellow, orange, red-oranges, and purples!
Another recent painting, this time from the Art Nouveau period….
The bright, sophisticated blossoms of the freesias in this design twist and intertwine in classic Art Nouveau style with fluidity and grace. They elegantly adorn each end of the area rug.
The colours have been updated from the original design to suit today’s interiors.
We have introduced a black background to give the flowing Art Nouveau design a more contemporary edge… with the white flowers surrounded by cool blue and turquoise-green curves and whiplashes.
Fine black and light grey outlines throughout delineate the flowing silhouette of the flowers.
This recent painting is for a clutch bag flap …… a mid-century modern design thanks to Henri Matisse!
This design “Le Lanceur de Couteaux” ( ‘The Knife Thrower at the Circus’ ) originated from Matisse’s “JAZZ” portfolio from 1947.
This lyrical design will add a dramatic accent to any outfit!
The soft mauve of the female figure is contrasted by the bright fuch-sia of the knife thrower.
Have a look on how it looks made up on our CLUTCH BAGS page.
Thanks to Matisse, it was a joy to paint, and it will be a joy to stitch and wear!
YOUR STITCH/TECHNIQUE TO TRY
We decided to use the Basketweave Tent Stitch throughout with both the coaster and trivet motifs.
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 .
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’ COASTER
We chose the Tabriz’s small delicate central medallion motif and added a flowing range of buds, stems and leaves encircling it… completed with a terra cotta border.
We designed the coaster to suit the 3.5” square dimensions design area of the cherry wood coasters (4.5” square total) from Sudberry House (Go to “Table Top” at http://www.sudberry.com).
They provide the frames, and the glass covers to fit over your stitching, with full instructions for mounting.
You can order just one or the complete set of four online. Your choice!
One design with different background colours!
For our particular interior colour scheme, we chose a light warm grey background colour, but you could change the background colour to suit your home.
Or stitch 4 different coloured backgrounds as suggested above!
COMING IN OUR NEXT NEWSLETTER IN THE FALL 2020 …….
THE ‘TABRIZ MEDALLION’ TRIVET!
How stunning this elegant trivet looks in 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 coaster, you will require approximately the following yarn quantities for one coaster set of 4:
You will also need :
Go to the ZIVA site for more detail info on the MATERIALS required.
ASK THE ZIVA DIVA!
I subscribed to your newsletter a few years ago, but I think I missed some releases. How do I find out what I have missed? Thanks, Nora
I’m sorry to hear that you think you have missed some ZIVA newsletters.
First, I will go through our existing subscribers list to make sure your name is still on it, and add it if, by mistake, it’s been deleted.
Also, you should go to our NEWSLETTER BACK ISSUES page to see if there are any back issues you may have missed. You can access them all from this page.
Also, please note that, since we started the site over 11 years ago, we’ve got busier and busier with painting canvases and creating new designs. So, we have had to reduce our newsletter releases to spring and fall of every year!
I hope all the above is helpful. Keep in touch. Sylvia
The next VIVA ZIVA! Newsletter #2027 will be issued in the fall of 2020 .
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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