Inspirations Calendar | March Project
26th February 2021
As the year settles into its rhythm and February moves into March, many of us will be looking for a project that breaks with routine and offers a real challenge. The March calendar project fits that requirement to perfection.
Designed by the immensely talented Jenny Adin-Christie, the delicate Blackwell Roundel is up there with the most breathtaking projects we’ve ever published. The project formed one of the many exquisite designs released in our book A Passion for Needlework 2 | Factoria VII.
The variation in stitches, materials and techniques in this piece is immense. Implementing a range of goldwork techniques, while blending a series of sublime autumnal colours with rich beading, glorious golden sparkles and delicate background stitching, the final result is beautiful beyond words.
Jenny was inspired by the design and décor of Blackwell, a house overlooking Lake Windemere in the Lake District in Cumbria, UK. This house represents the pinnacle of the Arts and Crafts Movement, filled with elements designed by every leading name in the Movement from the early Twentieth Century.
Jenny has sympathetically gained inspiration from her artistic forbears and brought them together in a project which will delight and challenge even the most skilful of stitchers.