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First presented in needlepoint now's very first offering, the Premier Issue Volume 1, Number 1 (March/April 1999),
Tony's Minieri's Persian Tile is a delightful geometric design.
This project is fun to work, with a wonderful color palette. Enjoy!

Click here to learn more about Tony Minieri

Persian Tile

Materials Needed:

Color A is Caron Waterlillies Thread
Color B, C, and D are Caron Soie Cristale Threads
Color E is Kreinik # 8 braid
Color F is Soie Cristale (for the background)

Color A -- Tobacco - Waterlilies
Color B -- # 1136 (Light Chocolate) Soie Cristale
Color C ­ # 3056 (Apricot) Soie Cristale
Color D ­ # 6026 (Light Purplish Pink)
Color E ­ # 221 Kreinick Braid
Color F -- # 000 (Natural) Soie Cristale

1- 8" x 8" piece 24-count congress cloth

Note: You could also work this design on a 10" x 10" piece of 18-count mono canvas, but you would need to use more strands of stitching threads to cover the canvas.

NOTE: This Project is presented in 3 parts.
In June areas 1-4 were presented, in July areas 5-8. This month areas 9-12.

 Master Chart
 June Part I
Area 1 -- Large Center Cross
Area 2 -- Metallic Center
Area 3 -- Diamond-Shaped Areas at Ends of Cross
The next four areas will begin at the crook of the arms of the cross and work out in a diagonal line toward the corners.
Area 4 -- Inner Small Square
  July Part II
Area 5 -- Inner Large Square
Area 6 -- Outer Large Square
Area 7 -- Outer Small Square
Area 8 -- Border of Inner Large Square
  August Part III
Area 9 -- Border of Outer Large Square
Area 10 -- Border of the Outer Small Square
Area 11 -- Background
Area 12 ­ Border

About Anthony Minieri:

Tony Minieri is an extraordinary needlework designer and teacher who writes a continuing feature called "Adventures in Embellishment" in every issue of needlepoint now. Not only is Tony a talented designer and a popular teacher who travels all over the country to teach classes, but he is also an expert at interpreting the painted canvas.

Anthony Minieri was formerly educated at the Stevens Institute of Technology and is affiliated with ANG, NETA, EGA and NAN. His needlework education includes the National Seminar, Callaway School of Needlearts, ANG and EGA workshops and Level 1 Certification (NAN). He has taught at Callaway for several years, TNNA, ANG and EGA chapters, New England Regional (1994), Canadian National (1995) and at local shops. His accomplishments include commercial designs through Brite Ideas and for Lois Caron and the production of stitch and thread guides for Sunrunner and Renaissance Designs.

To see our Designer feature on Anthony Minieri go to

For Tony's extensive Online Class, Autumnal Scentiment, presented in 3 parts, go to

For more information on Anthony Minieri Designs and Tony's teaching itinerary contact him at:
Address: 43 Walton St., Paterson, N.J. 07501-2624
Phone: (973) 523-1368
Fax: (973) 345-7733
E-mail: Info@TheEdwardianNeedle.com
Website: http://www.theedwardianneedle.com

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