Eight Canvases - 10 holes per inch. 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:
Based on Seventeenth Century Tiles - this collection contains eight individual designs - joined together - to make rugs.
The tiles we choose are country designs from Talavera de la Reina - Spain. Talavera is a type of majolica earthenware - a white glazed ceramic technique. Although the Spaniards introduced this type of ceramics - ironically the term Talavera is used almost more often in Mexico than in Talavera de la Reina - Spain.
The white tin-glaze -- applied over the terra cotta clays - produces a very soft peach colored tinge - creating an incredibly beautiful color in the white areas - which we dyed into our wools.
The Frets design we chose ( for the Heraldic Borders ) are a classical design dating back to the Greeks.
It does not form a continuous meander - 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 figures themselves.
The Heraldic motifs represent the small tiles inserted into larger - plain floor tiles - so typical in Spain and Mexico.
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