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Needlepoint Tapestry Rug Kits

$1,840 ( Set of Eight )

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This collection consists of eight different kits. Eight Canvases - 10 holes per inch - measure: Central Design Sizes - 15.5 x 15.5 inches - ( 39 x 39 cm. ) - Borders Design Sizes - 37.2 x 6 inches ( 94.5 x 15 cm. ) - Canvases Cut - 2 extra inches around each design.

A full sized color photograph of the stitched design glued to a foam board - is on one side - with the stitch-painted needlepoint canvas on the other - the wool fibers - resting on the colored chart with symbols - are between inside a foam box - all wrapped in a resealable plastic folder with holes to breath.

The stitch-painted canvas is folded back to the design size. Select *OPEN / CLOSE - LARGE IMAGES* to view enlarged photographs.

The gift packaged needlepoint kits and canvases contain premium quality materials - including:

  • - Zweigart Canvas with Designs Painted in Full Color with a Numbered Color Code
  • - Full Sized Photograph of the Finished Needlepoint Design
  • - Full Sized Color Chart - Graph with Numbered Color Code including Instructions with Diagrams
  • - Samantha Taylor Tapestry Wool - A Wool Code Card with a Numbered Color Code
  • - Two Tapestry Needles
  • - Wool is Wrapped in Color Coded Labels Matching the Colors on the Graph and Canvas for Easy Identification and Coordination
  • - Each Kit is Numbered and Registered to Control the Dye Lots Should We Need to Send Additional Wool

The packaged kits measure aprox. - 20 x 20 x 1/2 inches -- 50 x 50 x 1.5 cms. ( a bit under for shipping volumnes )

Adapted from Seventeenth Century painted tiles - this collection contains eight individual designs - joined together - to make needlepoint tapestry rugs.

Needlepoint Tapestry Rug Kits

The central four figures - we choose are country tile paintings from Talavera de la Reina - Spain. Talavera is a style of majolica earthenware - a white glazed ceramic technique. Although the Spaniards introduced the name for this ceramic process - ironically the term Talavera is used more often in Mexico than Spain.

The white tin-glaze -- painted over the terra cotta clays - creates a light - soft peach colored tinge - - which we dyed into our wools - producing an incredibly beautiful color in the white areas.

The Frets ( frame ) design we selected ( for the Heraldic Borders ) are a classical design dating back to the Greeks.

This fret does not form a continuous meander - thus creating a more stationary effect as a frame than the raking or meandering frets - which the Moors carried to such perfection in the Alhambra - yet which would have competed with the movement of the central figures.

The Heraldic motifs represent the small tiles inserted into larger - plain floor tiles - very typical in Spain and Mexico.

To acquire the eight canvases ( not kitted ) - please visit - RENAISSANCE NEEDLEPOINT CANVASES

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