Needlepoint Rugs: A Guide to Choosing the Right Texture

Why it is important to select the right texture when decorating with needlepoint rugs

If you look closely at a beautiful interior, you will see a wonderful mix of textures- silk fabric overed sofa sitting on a textured needlepoint rug which sits on a glossy black lacquered floor. A room with a good mix of textures is pleasing to the eye and feels inviting.

Today we will learn about 6 unique needlepoint textures developed by Asmara. I hope this knowledge will help you make more informed combinations of textures in fabrics, needlepoint rugs, wood finishes and floor surfaces.

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Flowing Coral Needlepoint Rug, Venatura Texture

1.The smooth grainy texture of Venatura Needlepoint rugs.

Venatura needlepoint rugs have a polished, but grainy texture reminiscent of antique needlepoint rugs made more than 75 years ago on the island of Madeira which is also famous for its hand embroidered lace and Madeira wine. The polished grainy texture of Ventura needlepoint rugs pairs well with elegant silk fabrics as well as matte cotton fabrics. Venatura needlepoint rugs look good highly textured floors as well as on highly polished floors.

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Bergamo Needlepoint Rug, Tessitura texture

2. The matte grain texture of Tessitura Needlepoint rugs

Tessitura needlepoint rugs have a non glossy, grainy texture similar to weathered blue jeans. Tessitura needlepoint rugs create a pleasing contrast with silk upholstery fabrics. This is akin to wearing a silk shirt with blue jeans. The matte finish is a result of the special handspun wool yarns. 

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Basketweave Needlepoint Rug, San Marco texture.

3. The extreme texture of San Marco Needlepoint rugs

San Marco needlepoint rugs have a mix of large and small sized needlepoint stitches made with special handspun wool yarn which gives them a matte surface. San Marco needlepoint rugs have the highest amount of texture of any needlepoint rugs and they create a wonderful contrast with almost any type of fabrics, except the very highly textured. San Marco needlepoint rugs can give traditional interiors a modern feeling and provide depth to contemporary interiors. 

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Canterbury Needlepoint Rug, Fresco texture

4. The antique texture of Fresco Needlepoint rugs

Fresco needlepoint rugs have the weathered look of 17th century Italian Renaissance frescoes. This is a result of the thousands of subtle shades in each rug requiring a vast amount of painstaking artistry. Because of their thousands of colors, Fresco needlepoint rugs go with a wide range of fabric colors and work well in both modern and traditional interiors.

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Chipping Needlepoint Rug, Athena texture

5. The linen like texture of Athena Needlepoint rugs

The matte linen like texture of Athena needlepoint rugs comes from the fine needlepoint stitches made with a special handspun wool yarn. Athena needlepoint rugs are extremely flexible and pair well with both smooth silks as well as textured velvets. Athena needlepoint give traditional interiors a more youthful feeling and bring elegance and layering to modern interiors.

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Ferncroft Needlepoint Rug, Classic texture

6. The fine and smooth texture of Classic Needlepoint rugs

Classic needlepoint rugs are made with a smooth lustrous yarn in a fine needlepoint stitch. They often have intricate shading and details. They pair well with textured fabrics in both traditional and contemporary settings.

 

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