It's a First

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to Tony Minieri Designs. This website has been a long time coming, and I am so happy that it is finally here. 

It's been a very busy year with teaching, designing and traveling, and it has been good to teach more classes lately at my home shop, The Edwardian Needle. Traveling this wonderful country of ours and meeting stitchers who share my passion still excites and inspires me.

I am always honored to be a part of any stitcher’s development and growth. Keeping good technique as a basis for this art form that we lovingly enjoy each day has always been a focus of mine, and each time I write in this blog I hope to share some tips with you all. For instance, when you are stitching in satin style (which is mostly the type of stitching we do) each stitch is taken in the opposite direction than you are moving to your next row of stitching. This way all stitches wrap around the back of the canvas properly, and you have clean ends to your stitches which gives you a sharper and clearer look to your pattern.

When starting at the bottom of your design, follow the diagram on the left. But, if you are starting at the top of your design, follow the diagram on the right. 

I have several new series of designs coming and then there are always many new stitch and thread guides for painted canvases. I'm always working on them for classes throughout the year.

Collaborating with others is important to me, and I am happy to be working with Raymond Crawford for a new series of his “The Muses”. He will paint and design the canvases, I will create the stitch and thread guides and they will be exclusive to The Edwardian Needle for a year.

We are very excited that a section of this website will be devoted to my husband’s (Lou Nuñez) work. His scissor fobs, chatelaines and jewelry are gorgeous. Lou's sense of color and composition make each piece a beauty to behold.

I want to thank you for visiting my website and hope you come back often to see what’s new. 

 

As always, Happy Stitching!!!

Love,

Tony

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