Quilt and patchwork
are actually becoming really appreciated in Italy. This has been demonstrated by all the people who were fascinated by McKenna Ryan's creations for Pine Needles Designs
during the Festa del Ricamo
and by all the clicks on the videos by Elena on appliqué
. So, that of patchwork is an art which is going to go over the American boundaries to grow also in Europe. It is certain that it will not easily take in our heart the place of embroidery, but little by little it is influencing embroidery itself. A lot of cross-stitch designers are now creating patterns for both patchwork and creative embroidery in general. Among them, we need to mention Blackbird Designs
with its Garden Club
about which we have already written a post
and a lot of patterns created following this idea.
The section called Patterns
of our catalog collects all those patterns which combine needle-and-threads art with fabric clothes. FIrst of all you will find McKenna's products but also the creations by the designer of the DRG Publishing
, the Fig Tree & Co.
and the The Prairie Grove Peddler
. Sewing and cross-stitch are getting more modern in a sort of fusion