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10016 West African Men’s Weave Chart

10016 West African Men’s Weave Chart


Sally Corey transforms a traditional African Men’s weaving design into a colorful needlepoint chart!



The West African Men’s Weave Cushion Chart was originally published in Sally Corey’s acclaimed book Weaving Designs for Needlepoint, an international collection, by William Morrow & Co., Inc. in 1981.

This design was inspired by an incredibly beautiful cloth woven by the men of Ghana. Sally saw the original textile in an exhibition of African Textiles and Decorative Arts held in 1972 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The original cloth closely resembles the kente cloth, but the brilliance of the colors and the asymmetry of the stripes are quite unusual.

Sally Corey African Men's Weave Cushion ChartMore than thirty years ago, Sally, then known as Sally Nicoletti, created the designs for this book, as well as her Japanese Motifs for Needlepoint book.  Attractive and engaging even today, the needlepoint charts have a timeless energy and spirit.

Detailed diagrams of basic stitches are also included in the chart booklet.

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Price: $14.95

If you’d rather stitch the painted canvas, see #10150 Ghana.