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:
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.
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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