Needlepoint in the United Kingdom is often referred to as “tapestry” or “canvaswork”, that is, stitched by needlepoint on stiff open grid canvas mesh. Our needlepoint designs are hand crafted with only a basic and simple “tent stitch”, and rely on colour changes in the wool yarn to construct the pattern.
Our regular decorative needlepoint pillows have 132 stitches per square inch. Our Petit Point pillows have an incredible 576 stitches per square inch for even greater detail. Several of our pillows are a mix stitch of regular grosse point Needlepoint and Petit Point stitch. They are indeed a beautiful expression of hand artistry and timeless beauty.
Old Roses are hard to resist, especially Duchesse de Brabant. Teddy Roosevelt made this rose his favorite, often wearing a bud or flower as a boutonniere. The cupped pink flowers have a cabbagey roundness to them, as if they were picked from a luscious old rose painting. The wool colour selected for this design captures a distressed old rose the Duchesse de Barbrant, in exquisite Gros Point stitches. The hint of red Skyrocket wild flowers are well positioned to bring attention to these old roses. Limited quantities.
Approximate prices in other currencies: US$ 46.03 / UK pound sterling 32.35 / Euro 42.16 (Jan. 2016)
- Made of 100% Wool yarn.
- Yarn dyed for colour fast.
- Velveteen cotton backing: Sandstone.
- Zipper closure hidden mid way.
- Square Size : 16″x16″
- All measurements are approximate with a variance of 5-10% deviance.
- Dry clean.