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  • Art Deco charted designs for cross stitch and needlepoint
    and order The designs in this collection are intended for stitchers or rug makers who are fairly independent with many ideas for their own projects but who want some new and different fabric designs to call upon The charts in the Art Deco Designs booklet are based around seven design themes and give the stitcher a varied library of complete projects all over repeating textile designs and borders from which to choose The booklet also includes instructions for projects Depending on the material and scale selected these are suitable for rugs a fire screen table runner or wall hanging cushion cover or picture As well as this the all over textile designs can be used for rug centres book covers bookmarks accessories such as purses belts and hatbands cushions serviette rings coasters table runners and a host of other small decorative items The Art Deco style evolved during the 1920 s and 1930 s in contrast to the earlier softer and more fluid style of Art Nouveau Art Deco celebrated new shapes and clean even stark lines and incorporated a feeling of power and movement emanating from a confident post war industrial society Brought together in an international exhibition in

    Original URL path: http://www.artika.co.uk/Art-Deco-NW-text.htm (2016-04-27)
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  • Optical mat needlework project
    triangles at the same time Alternatively you might see a series of blocks stacked up at first glance but a series of flowers when you look again The two main sources of inspiration for this sort of design come from the Japanese optical tradition and from American patchwork designs which delight in forming squares which when pieced together accentuate circular or other shapes or objects not apparent in the single square The Optical Mat design is just such a design Based on a core repeating element featuring two interlocking triangles the finished design at times appears to revolve around vertical lines at others around a series of central lozenges sometimes around refracting curved shapes and at yet others on a series of scallops This project can be worked in various materials and fabric counts to produce a textile piece in any stitchbased medium The design can be worked on a fine count fabric in cross stitch a medium count fabric in needlepoint or tapestry or on a larger canvas using a latch tool or rug hooking method to produce a rug or wallhanging The project is presented in a 16 page comb bound booklet comprising details of how to calculate

    Original URL path: http://www.artika.co.uk/Opticalmat-text.htm (2016-04-27)
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  • Patchwork needlework designs
    The designs in this collection are inspired by traditional American pieced designs and mirror the three dimensional qualities of traditional quilted patchwork There are optical illusion designs stylized angular baskets and flower patterns and designs where foreground and background seem to interchange This booklet contains 16 charts for 8 traditional patchwork designs and offers a refreshing alternative to the more usual florals available for stitchers It also provides some examples

    Original URL path: http://www.artika.co.uk/Patchworks-NW-text.htm (2016-04-27)
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  • Tartans and checks needlework designs
    and Stitches Calendar below looks a bit like the Royal Stewart tartan Some of the tartan designs are on the diagonal While highly effective as fully worked canvasses for needlepointers since they are all based on a single colour base not necesarily the perceived background cross stitchers can choose an appropriately coloured fabric then stitch the remaining colours only if they prefer The patterns in the booklet are all repeating

    Original URL path: http://www.artika.co.uk/Tartans-NW-text.htm (2016-04-27)
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  • Woven needlework designs
    based around three design themes Trellis Woven Rushes and Tapestry all of which appear to incorporate strands weaving in and out of each other Each of the designs in the Woven Designs collection is composed of a number of unique modular components a central panel and a series of top bottom side and corner panels Within the design themes each of these panels can be combined with any of the others or with repeats of itself in a variety of ways with automatic pattern matching at the edges The booklet contains 28 chart modules and 28 combination idea charts This enables the stitcher to create different but co oordinated designs the central panel with repeats in both directions can be repeated any number of times to form all over designs of your chosen dimensions If you prefer you can connect a single repeat or multiple repeats of the central panel to the top bottom and side border panels to create a compact or a very large motif Even the border panels themselves connect top to bottom and side to side again seamlessly to form separate designs You do not have to restrict yourself to mixing within design themes You might

    Original URL path: http://www.artika.co.uk/WovendesignsNW-text.htm (2016-04-27)
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  • Designer notes Artika Designs
    Fronds Needlework Animal Prints Art Deco Designs Optical Mat Project Patchwork Designs Tartans and Checks Woven Designs Knitters List About me My name is Linda Jackson I design stitch based fabrics and publish my designs for machine knitting handknitting cross stitch needlepoint and rugmaking under the name of Artika Designs I have been shipping chart design booklets to enthusiasts all over the world since 1990 and write about colour design

    Original URL path: http://www.artika.co.uk/Designer.htm (2016-04-27)
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  • Artika Designs Home Page
    charted design collections for machine knitting hand knitting and needlework all listed on the left You can find full information on each collection by clicking on the titles on the left or if you would rather scroll through summaries of all the designs for a particular craft click on the craft headings on the left or on the top navigation bar To order click on the link on the top bar The designs The designs are versatile repeating designs which knitters and needleworkers can use for their own projects Some of the needlework collections contain instructions for actual projects as well They can be adapted to any size or gauge of work Design formats The designs in the knitting collections hand knitting and machine knitting are identical designs but the charts in the respective collections are set out differently for each craft so it is useful to order the correct format for your craft unless you are experienced enough at working with charts to interpret the different formats The designs in the needlework collections are not exactly the same designs as those for knitting and colour is handled differently for stitchwork If you are a needleworker you would have no

    Original URL path: http://www.artika.co.uk/index2.html (2016-04-27)
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  • Trellis Collection of diagonal and woven knitting designs
    Contemporary Pattern Debut Collection Designs for Interiors Eastern Promise Fabrics for Felting Fabric Weaves Ikat Designs New Italian Collection Nomad Collection Optical Illusions Patchworks 24 Tartans and Checks Tones and Shades Trellis Collection Special Effects Hand Knitting Knitting swatchboards Knitting for men Throws and afghans Florals and Fronds Needlework Knitters List About me Contact Trellis Collection click on photos to enlarge For 24 st machines Punchcard diagrams are exact size

    Original URL path: http://www.artika.co.uk/Trellis-MK-text.htm (2016-04-27)
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