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May 13, 2005



I feel almost haunted--and taunted--by these beautiful needlepoints. Do I dare? It seems such an undertaking, just picking out the colors and getting the design transfered onto the canvas. Oh, and doing the needlepointing. Covetousness will bring me to it, no doubt. Thanks for the pictures and the link between Duncan Grant and Kaffe Fassett. Both should be flattered, and at least Kaffe is alive so he can enjoy the flattery. xoxo Kay


So happy to find another knitter who is a Bloomsbury afficianado! What else have you stitched from the Coss book? I have 3 pillows and I have my heart set on doing Duncan's daybed cover - maybe as a rug. I've also been meaning to stain/paint the top of an old pine desk. I love the Virginia portrait - I've considered ordering a large print of it from the Nat'l Gallery - I'm also trying my hand at painting it and doing it as a stain glass window - my copy of "Bloomsbury at Home" describes her as crocheting - but I did a knitted version anyway - so much fun in those colors! Looking forward to reading your blog! Annhb


Picking out the colors -- since I modified the scheme -- was one of those things, kind of like childbirth, that was long and arduous, and left me feeling exhilarated. The Shell is the first one I've done so far. I didn't transfer the design, just counted as I went along, wh. I suppose made it a bit harder. I really wanted to do the larger Abstract cushion (the other picture on M-DK), but since it had been mhrhrmm years since I'd done any needlepoint, prudence demanded that I start with the smaller one!

My own "sine qua non" of the Bloomsbury needlepoints is the music stool, I think.

The "VW Knitting" painting is one of my favorites. Ann, I am FASCINATED by the idea of a knitted version -- can you send a picture?


Jeanne, here are my WIPs - Virginia is still on the needles, she needs a nice Bloomsbury border, and some feature enhancement and then she'll be a pillow -


Thanks for the interesting journey around Charleston and the group (I'm a link follower).

That's a beautiful piece of work. Superb.

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