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    Posted 8 years ago

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    Okay -- Sewing, knitting, rug hooking, embroidery is not my thing to DO here. So I am not sure what you would call this picture. Kinda looks like some type of hooking, but the threads are thinner ones than the rug kind.

    Tapestry?? I do not know what to call this -- but I will post for now.

    Looks like it took someone a while to do this, as I assume it is all Hand-made ??


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    1. Alan2310 Alan2310, 8 years ago
      Well, when i see this in the CW main page i was thinking nice watercolor.
      I am surprise when open the post to see was needlepoint,amazing hard work on that for sure, the fact that you have the time period frame is a +
      I love this.
    2. antiquerose antiquerose, 8 years ago
      I was not sure IF this was Needle Point since it is a more *raised* design and not flat stitch type of thing. Kinda looks like the ends are twirled (if that makes any as it certainly has a real 3D image via the texture to it

      Size is quite large at:

      17.5 inches by 22.5 inches long
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 8 years ago
      It's very nice Rose :) ..lots of long tedious hours to make this. Unless you enjoy it then it's relaxing for some. The work could be hooked which gives it that carpet pile look. If it looks like it's knotted, there's an embroidery stitch called a "French knot". You wrap the thread around the needle three times and then push it through very close to were the thread comes out of the canvas. This gives you a little round ball of thread. In a large area it would look very impressive and plush.
      PS...don't asked me how I know OK I've don't all these needle crafts when I was younger :)
    4. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 8 years ago
      I think it's called Crewel... I just picked up a book on this technique from our local library... for a dollar :)
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      very very beautiful!!!
    6. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 7 months ago
      This is such an old post but “new” to me since I’m just browsing looking for interesting things to read.
      I used to dabble in a style of embroidery called “needle punch”……as you rapidly punch the needle device into the cloth then withdraw the needle, it leaves a tiny loop of thread protruding from the cloth.
      I believe that’s the technique that was used in your landscape needle work picture.
      It took many, many thousands of punches to create it. The punch device is hand held, manual.
      Someone dedicated crafter/artist did a beautiful job of it!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 7 months ago
      An acquaintance I once had who collected things like this called them "fabric art". Not sure if that was her idea or an identification used by her peer collectors.

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