||Dyed and Gone to Heaven – An Online Magazine and Needlework Resource
By Helen Cowens of Purple Moon Designs
Medina was inspired the patterns used in Middle Eastern and
African ethnic rugs. "Medina is a word used to describe
the market place in Turkey and also in places like Morocco in
Africa," explains Helen, adding, "As a student I planned
to backpack from Morocco, back through Europe and on to Istanbul
in Turkey. My friend let me down so I never got there. But I
have been in my dreams! I read a lot and watch lots of travel
and history programs and I have this image of the market with
exotic spices, lots of deep rich colours, rugs hanging outside
shops and beautiful silk materials." She chose of Aurora
for the colour of the design as it represented the colours of
the mysterious foreign Medina Helen saw in her mind's eye and
this in turn inspired the name.
One block represents 1 XS.
Threads: Caron Watercolours Aurora - using just one strand.
Fabric used: 14ct Cream Aida from Zweigart.
Medina was designed exclusively for the Caron Website by Helen
Cowans and uses the same concept as Helen's ingeneous "One
Thread" Kits. For more information see this month's Designer
Spotlight on Helen!
Designer, Embroiderer, Tutor and Textile Artist.
Purple Moon Designs
Freestyle Embroidery and One-Thread Kits