Alfredo Ratinoff

"Angel of the Arts" "City at Night" "Sun"
This new project, creating designs for needlepoint tapestry kits, was offered to Alfredo by Elizabeth Lay, president of Orlean Fine Tapestries in Marshall, Virginia. The idea was to combine Alfredo’s original designs with Paternayan wool, a 100% virgin wool taken from a special breed of sheep from New Zealand, and stitched onto Zweigart canvas, the industry standard for high quality fabric that allows for consistent and precise weaving. Phoenix Designs in Devon, England individually prints each canvas so all the lines are straight and each stitch is identified at the intersection of the warp and the weft so there is no confusion about the color for each stitch in the design. All prints are colorfast. Each kit comes beautifully boxed with all the tools necessary to create a complete tapestry to be mounted on a wall, used as a covering for a pillow or chair, or for any other creative purpose. For more information, contact Elizabeth Lay at Orlean Fine Tapestries at