Tag: Tapestry

10 Tapestries That Changed The World

There is something quite breathtaking about historical tapestries. The sheer scale of them and the intricacies in the stories they depict is something rarely found today. Tapestries have been used since at least Hellenistic times. Samples of Greek tapestry have been found preserved in the desert of Tarim Basin dating from the 3rd century BC. Here, I have gathered…

Emily Peacock Talks Tapestry & Her Homespun Range

Emily Peacock’s contemporary tapestry designs are the perfect mix of modern typography and vintage styling. We’re thrilled to have Homespun, her new range for DMC, in store now. These designs are sure to add the wow factor to your home. You may be very aware of Emily’s work, she has been on Kirstie’s Handmade Home, in…

SewandSo Helps Restore Blenheim Palace Tapestries and Cushions

Magnificent 18th-century Blenheim Palace tapestries and cushions have undergone painstaking renovation work in an effort to reverse their decline, with help from the team at SewandSo…   A few months ago, we were contacted by textile conservator Emma Telford, seeking the finest Soie d’Alger threads to be used in her Blenheim re-embroidery projects. Intrigued by…

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Meet the Designer | The Historical Sampler Company

The Historical Sampler Company are best known for their wonderful traditional designs, which not only look great, but stand the test of time. Jo & Suzanne run the business that they started as a hobby when their children were young. We caught up with Jo to ask her about the company and to find out how they keep…

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How to Use a Rotating Frame

Rotating frames (also known as roller frames) come in various sizes and are widely available, so they are great for all kinds of tapestry and embroidery. Modern versions have a handy clipping system that makes them quicker to use, and methods for how to use a rotating frame – both traditional and modern are shown…

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Contemporary Needlepoint with Felicity Hall

We chatted to contemporary needlepoint designer Felicity Hall about cross stitch, needlepoint and her book, Stitch Alphabets & Numbers… When did you learn to cross stitch, and what’s the first thing you made? “I was taught to cross stitch at primary school initially at a very young age – we were lucky enough to have…