|"Angel of the Arts"
||"City at Night"
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
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