Guest Post from Lynda Richardson
Ed Note: I’ve always admired the canvases by Dreamhouse Ventures. Recently, I came across Bedouin Carpet, and I just had to get it for my store. This design is closely related to Carpet Panel, which is also quite beautiful. I thought you might enjoy reading here a brief guest post from Lynda, the designer of these beautiful pieces.
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My relationship with needlepoint has taken up the majority of my life. I have always been drawn to tribal designs. In fact, the first needlepoint I ever stitched was a Persian carpet design, and the first canvas I ever designed was a Native American piece.
Throughout the 40-some-odd-years that I’ve been doing this, I have constantly been drawn to tribal motifs, geometrics, and the symmetry of the Arts and Crafts movement. With respect to Bedouin Carpet, the part that took me the longest was choosing the right colors. (I had it done in half a dozen colorways before I settled on this one.)
As for Carpet Panel, I actually found it in my stash of designs — but the colors were way off. However I found that using a similar color palette to the one I used in Bedouin Carpet made the piece sing.
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