Saturday, April 18, 2015

Shall We Play Spot the Needlepoint?

Janet Granger found a video of the Thorne Miniature Rooms which are displayed in the Art Institute of Chicago online, then wrote about it and explained its influence on her miniature needlepoint design business.
https://janetgranger.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/miniature-thorne-rooms/

She also thoughtfully included the link to the museum website where you can get a good look at all the rooms if the video wasn't enough.
http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/category/15

Most of the rooms have needlepoint rugs (probably on 48 to 60 count silk gauze or higher!) and many have a pillow or framed stitching and occasionally a stitched chair seat, and I think I even spotted a miniature needlepoint frame set up in a corner.  It's a wonderful way to spend a leisurely weekend browse.

Thank you, Janet!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
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