Saturday, March 26, 2011

I Lost My Temper

I lost my temper this morning.  The Washington Post had an article on the state of needlepoint in their Home and Garden section this week that made me really really mad.  And I'm not the only one.

ANG's Facebook page posted about it, and Catherine commented that the Post has a place where you can upload photos of our "best or most creative sewing and needlepoint projects" to their website.   So I did.  I uploaded a good number of contemporary needlepoint designs I've worked on this century.  I encourage you to do the same.  No reason we should let the Home and Garden staff remain ignorant of contemporary needlepoint!

Here's the link to the Post's page where you can upload photographs.  You will have to create an account to do so (pick a login and password) and share your email address (I think) but I've had an account with the Post for years and never gotten any spam or advertising from them.

I labeled everything "contemporary needlepoint."  Wonder if the Post is listening...?

[Jane stomps off, still swearing]

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A Visit to YouTube

YouTube has three interesting videos up that you may be interested in.  The first video is about copyright theft.  The artist who made the video is a painter but the principal still applies to needlepoint designers.  After all, Maggie and Melissa Shirley and others license art from painters to put on NP canvas.

If you are curious about copyright and needlepoint design, the best article I've found on the topic is posted on NP Now's website.  It was written by two attorneys who specialize in copyright law.

Here is a fascinating 2011 interview with Kaffe Fassett.

And here is a similar 2011 interview with Raymond Honeyman.  Both have been posted by Ehrman Tapestry for whom they often design needlepoint.

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