April 2022 Newsletter

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Artful Needleworker New Charts

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Orenco Originals April Specials

Blog - Ohara Hōson Shōson

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Monthly Blog

Ohara Hōson (Shōson) - The Japanese Painter of Nature

Lotus Flower and a Dragonfly by Ohara Hōson (Shōson)
Ohara Koson, also known as Ohara Hōson or Ohara Shōson, was a Japanese painter and woodblock print designer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, part of the shin-hanga ("new prints") movement.

Ukraine Solidarity Stitch-A-Long
From One Point Mind

The Designer of This Pattern Writes:
As I received the news of the unprecedented and brutal attack on Ukraine, I struggled with what to do with my feelings of unease and horror at what the Ukrainian people are facing. Today I woke up and thought perhaps I could engage in a contemplative activity in which I could focus prayers and positive energies directed to all those who are and will be suffering gravely. So I spent the day today designing a cross-stitch pattern that I could practice contemplative stitching on.  I then thought I should share this by making it a kind of solidarity stitch-a-long and encouraging others to join me on this special stitch-a-long in honor of the Ukrainian people.

Why a cross-stitch design? 
The Ukrainian people have had a long, proud tradition of embroidery, and this small piece is inspired by traditional Ukrainian embroidery designs.

Please Share This Pattern and encourage others to join in this special solidarity stitch-a-long. May we, together, through our creative forces, wake people up to the horrors that Ukrainian people face and to the truth of how fragile democracy among people can be. Through stitching may we all become stronger and closer together! (Note: I ask that you not use the pattern for personal gain. If you sell anything made from the pattern, please donate the money to support the Ukrainian people.)

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Lawren Harris's Sun and Earth
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