December 09 2011 Friday at 08:25 AM

Allover Needlepoint!

Fawn by Frédérique Morrel 

Wonderful. Animals with salvaged needlepoint hides by Frédérique Morrel. Some of her work is currently on display in the windows at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC. Also making creative re-use of the abundance of needlepoint is Lindsten Form Studio:

Embroidery Chairs by Lindsten Form Studio

And here's where this question always comes up:
Is this embroidery, needlepoint or tapestry?

Embroidery? Yes (needlepoint is a type of embroidery). Tapestry? Technically, no. Although needlepoint is commonly, popularly referred to as "tapestry", it really isn't tapestry, which is a woven fabric that doesn't have a ground to work on. Needlepoint is worked on a canvas, tapestry is woven on a loom. 

But, it would be rude to correct someone at a party over this trifle, so just smile politely and keep it to yourself.

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Related:
Salvaged Needlepoint Shoes

Emily Peacock Needlepoint Kits

Hoopla Needlepoint Museum