When I was young my grand-mother used to bought me a little canevas (french type, kind of printed canvas) to entertain me during holidays. I guess it was my first encounter with needlework and I became addicted. I moved to cross stitch for a long period, then I discovered "Embroiderers' Guild of America and American Needlepoint Guild. I was toasted !!!!
Last year, during "L'aiguille en fête" a french needlework show, I met Annick Latourelle, a french needlepoint designer who gets inspirations from geometric shapes. See her website (scroll down the page and click on the british flag to the english version :
I have bought and stitched "Sahara". The first picture shows the whole piece, and the others pictures point some details.
Bye for now