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Apr 15, 2021

Blocking Tip for a Large Canvas

Blocking the William Morris Acanthus tapestry (6'2 x 3'). I’m such a newbie to all of this and have little experience. I’d never even heard of stretching

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Mar 19, 2021

an important tool

I use a frame to keep even tension and to keep the piece clean. I use stretcher bars of several kinds and scroll frames.

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Feb 05, 2021

PICASSO 1962 PORTRAIT INSPIRED OUR GLASSES CASE DESIGN

A Picasso 1962 painting of a woman inspired this GLASSES CASE design. It was created exclusively for our TWENTY-EIGHTH VIVA ZIVA ! Newsletter #2128.

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Oct 16, 2020

MY FRENCH COUNTRY GARDEN SERIES SEAT COVERS

You loved ‘My French Country' Orchard Series….. Now we are adding the similar ‘floating’ designs to ‘My French Country’ Garden Series SEAT COVERS!

These ‘floating’ Garden designs are also available as CUSHIONS!

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MY FRENCH COUNTRY GARDEN SERIES SEAT COVERS

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Jul 20, 2020

Does anyone have any tips for finishing round and square needlepoint hinged boxes

I’m wondering if you use 1/4 inch foam board for square boxes and what to use for round boxes. Thank you!

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Jul 04, 2020

Blocking Board

Instead of plywood, nails and a hammer, use extra thick foam blocking mats. The individual “tiles” measure 12.5” square and 3/4 “ thick, and fit together

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May 11, 2020

JAPANESE CUSHION DESIGNS

We adapted four minimalist Japanese cushion designs from rare colour Japanese woodblock images from the 1920’s.

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JAPANESE CUSHION DESIGNS

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Feb 16, 2020

FREE TABRIZ COASTER AND TRIVET TABLEWARE DESIGNS

A Persian carpet called ‘TABRIZ’ has been our inspiration to create designs for piano benches, seat benches and cushions!

For those who love timeless classic designs, we’ve adapted the Tabriz pattern again for free elegant coasters and trivet designs called Continue reading "

FREE TABRIZ COASTER AND TRIVET TABLEWARE DESIGNS

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Oct 01, 2019

FREE NECKLACE DESIGNS INSPIRED BY CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH

We created several stunning necklace designs…. with crisp, contemporary colours… called Continue reading "

FREE NECKLACE DESIGNS INSPIRED BY CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH

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Mar 21, 2019

MODERNIST CUSHION DESIGN WITH CONTRASTING STYLES!

Our ‘Tulips in a Spring Storm’ cushion design shows two distinctive Modernist styles….. flat graphic shapes contrasting with a textured abstract background.

A perfect combination for a textile masterpiece!

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MODERNIST CUSHION DESIGN WITH CONTRASTING STYLES!

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Mar 11, 2019

DAZZLING ART DECO EVENING BAGS DESIGNS

Two Art Deco evening bags designs, were created exclusively for our TWENTY-FOURTH VIVA ZIVA ! Newsletter #2419.

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Sep 12, 2018

BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS STOCKING!

Decorations for a baby’s first Christmas stocking, featuring how to use the Penelope canvas and other techniques, were created and stitched exclusively for our TWENTY-THIRD VIVA ZIVA! Newsletter #2318.

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FREE GLASSES CASE MOTIF

INSPIRED BY A PICASSO PAINTING!



FOUR MORE

FRENCH COUNTRY DESIGNS

FOR

SEAT COVERS

OR

CUSHIONS



MORE!

JAPANESE WALL ART DESIGNS




NEW!

JAPANESE CUSHION DESIGNS




NEW!

ART NOUVEAU

CLUTCH BAG



NEW!

FREE TABLEWARE DESIGNS



NEW!

STAINED GLASS PATTERN

FOR NEEDLEPOINT ART

            


NEW!

FREE NECKLACE DESIGNS

INSPIRED BY MACKINTOSH!



NEW!

MODERNIST CUSHION DESIGN


NEW!

FREE ART DECO

EVENING BAGS DESIGNS!







MORE

ART NOUVEAU AREA RUG DESIGNS





MORE

STAINED GLASS CUSHION PATTERNS




NEW!

FREE DECORATIVE MOTIFS

FOR CHRISTMAS STOCKING!




NEW!

FREE SLEEP MASK MOTIF

INSPIRED BY PICASSO!




FREE STAINED GLASS MOTIF

FOR A COIN PURSE OR CARD HOLDER




NEW!

STAINED GLASS PATTERNS

FOR CUSHIONS




FREE MODULAR DESIGN

FOR LOTS OF MAKING UP IDEAS!




STAINED GLASS PATTERNS

FOR TOTE BAGS OR HANDBAGS




STAINED GLASS PATTERNS

FOR NEEDLEPOINT ART




FREE GLASSES CASE OR CELL PHONE CASE DESIGN

IN THE PRAIRIE STYLE!




MODERNIST CUSHION DESIGNS
INSPIRED BY

MATISSE!




VIBRANT CLUTCH BAG DESIGNS
INSPIRED BY

GUSTAV KLIMT!




ABSTRACT CUSHION DESIGN
INSPIRED BY

MACKINTOSH!




ART NOUVEAU
CUSHION DESIGNS





COLLAR NECKLACES





  SEAT COVER DESIGNS   FOR

'MY FRENCH COUNTRY' SERIES



 MODERNIST

CUSHION DESIGNS

 

 


NEEDLEPOINT ART

 

 


CARPETS AND AREA RUGS

 

 


FOOTSTOOLS

 

 


CLUTCH BAGS