Design Size - 15.5 x 15.5 inches - ( 39 x 39 cm. ) - Canvas Cut - 20 x 20 inches - ( 50 x 50 cm. ) - 10 holes to the inch..
The design measures 15.5 inches square - we stitch-paint the canvases with two extra inches surrounding the design.
Choose Zweigart mono deluxe or interlock canvases. Available as Needlepoint Kits and Needlepoint Canvases
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 )
ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE - YET CLOSE.
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 rest on the chart - between -- inside a foam box - all wrapped in a resealable plastic folder with holes to breath.
These are stitch-painted canvases. Select *OPEN / CLOSE - LARGE IMAGES* to view enlarged photographs.
The gift packaged Needlepoint Kits and Needlepoint Canvases contain premium quality materials - including:
From our Historical Needlepoint Collection - The Trades of Talavera - El Pregonero ( The Proclaimer ) is adapted from tile paintings that are now extinct - due to Spain*s recent *modernization*. We named this painting The Reveler.
Until 45 years ago - their reproduction was faithful to the original 17th century School of Talavera - the period when Talavera de la Reina reach the peak of its development to excel and earn worldwide recognition.
Due to the shortage of silver - Talavera ware was regarded as entirely acceptable for the tables of nobleman. Poets of the century referred to it by comparing its beauty to that of their sweethearts. Spanish nobles collected Talavera ceramics finding it attractive for the beauty of its painted decorations - the wide variety of designs and the clear - bright colors.
We meticulously dyed the fibers to exactly match these colors and include the necessary amounts of wool in the Needlepoint Kits.
These Spanish themes later spread throughout Europe to the very similar Quimper French Faience - Majolica and Delft tiles - each country adapting and evolving the designs to their regions.
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