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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

21st Century Design comes to Needlepoint

Found these on her website http://www.felicityhall.co.uk. I am always fascinated at how Europe is just so good at design. Unlike so many of our American counted thread designers that release "new" designs infinitum that are nothing more than regurgitation of the past other countries continue to venture forward. Notice in her butterfly collage piece many of the motifs look nostalgic but they are put in a whole new context. Sort of like how American "new" houses typically reflect times gone by instead of embracing the fact that times change and we can't pretend to live in the past. Ok, so this has nothing to do with stitching, and I hope I haven't offended anyone's taste too much. Back to these gems below I admire these because they are interesting and I'm nearly certain the whole thing is done in basketweave. WIth good design, like a Charlie Harper or Kate Molineaux its really about design/art and not about relying on stitches to make something become interesting. Look for a future post I found on Felicity's site about Federique Morrel.

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