Daily weekday needlepoint sampler using the stitch templates provided by Sheree Lantz in her ‘A Pageant of Pattern for Needlepoint Canvas’.’

This is my fourth sampler from page 94.

Mrs Lantz refers firstly to the group: Mosaics. Then the stitch: a flat stitch. She indicates that the pattern is still used in American patchwork quilting, and is known as the Ohio Star, and sometimes the ‘Shoo Fly’. I’ve used three shades of tapestry thread which help to give it a chunkier, hard wearing appearance.

She states the source design is inspired by:

* Roman mosaic pavement which can be seen at the Museo Antichita in Trieste.

* A 13th century marble panel at the church of Santa Maria in Rome.

* A 14th century Sienese painting, Madonna of Humility by Benedetto di Bindo, housed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (This image has been taken from Wikipedia Media and is an artwork in the public domain.)

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