Mosaic patterns and the ancient mosaics of Tunisia.

Mosaic patterns: how it all began My aged mother is a prolific and brilliant knitter who writes an almost daily knitting blog with a devoted following.  At some point she must have been thinning out her knitting books because I ended up with several by the renowned knitting designer (and …

Diary of a six-day mosaic workshop in Greece

Classic and Contemporary Mosaic Workshop in Greece Six day mosaic workshop in Pelion, Greece. October 16 – 23, 2021.  For details, prices and bookings please go to the Lagou Raxi Hotel website: https://lagouraxi.com/classic-and-contemporary-mosaics-workshop/ Group shot by the pool at the end of the six-day Mosaic Workshop, 2019. @helenmilesmosaics The Classic …

Musings on the use of andamento in mosaic faces

I’ve been thinking a lot about andamento recently, about the lines of tesserae from which all, or almost all, mosaic creativity springs. Straight lines, curved ones, long drawn out tapering ones, lines which twist and writhe, ones laid for emphasis, others to distract attention. Without lines a mosaic is not …