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Jun 27, 2010

Hawaiian Women By Pegge Hopper UPDATED

Pegge Hopper's Walk Across the Sea II
Needlepoint, Etc. (located in Honolulu, Hawaii) offers some lovely canvases of Hawaiian women and local scenes by Pegge Hopper, some of which come with stitch guides.   For more information, email the shop at needlepoi001@hawaii.rr.com.  A phone and fax number are on their contact page at the website if you prefer using another method than email.
http://www.needlepointhi.com/catalog/people.html

Walk Across the Sea II (above) comes with a stitch guide.

UPDATE:  Maggie distributes these canvases.
http://www.maggieco.com/html/drill.php?category=1&pg=9&q=

Jun 26, 2010

Orna Willis

Orna Willis is known for colorful charted designs that are chockfull of a variety of stitches but she has stuck a toe into the painted canvas waters with a series of three bird canvases.  The first canvas, the quail, has a stitch guide for $20 extra.
http://www.ornadesign.com/shop/product.php?productid=124&cat=2&page=3

The oriole and the pheasant canvases can be seen here.  They don't have a stitch guide yet.
http://www.ornadesign.com/shop/home.php?cat=2&sort=title&sort_direction=0&page=2

I've not seen any of Orna's books or charts in person but her free designs on her website are well described with great diagrams.

Jun 22, 2010

Ruth Schmuff Stitch Guides from Mystery Classes

Ruth Schmuff holds mystery classes throughout the year at her shop and encourages mail order participants.  Once the class is finished, the canvases, threads and stitch guides are still available.  Here is a list of the current classes with the "solved" mysteries listed at the bottom of the page.
http://www.bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/mysteryClasses.php

Canvases are available from Raymond Crawford, HP Designs, and Melissa Shirley.  Note that some canvases may be unobtainable from the designer in the future, so act now if you are interested in buying a kit from Ruth with one of her guides.  As far as I know, the guides are not available separately.

UPDATE:  Ruth has done a Melissa Shirley beetle purse for herself and has written a stitch guide in case anyone wants to stitch this for themselves.  Here's her finished purse.  Click on the title of the article to go to her shop website to buy the canvas.  You'll have to email her about the stitch guide and threads separately.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2010/07/beatles-are-coming-beatles-are-coming.html