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May 27, 2017

Under Cover (Pater Adderly, Maggie and Tony Minieri)

Trudy just posted this darling dogs piece (with one cat hiding in the midst of dogs) on Facebook.  It was stitched using a Tony Minieri stitch guide.  The canvas is from Peter Adderly and distributed by Maggie.  You can get the guide from Tony's website.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=746069568924585&set=gm.1364758000268021&type=3&theater

May 26, 2017

Angel with Tree (Melissa Shirley and Jane Wood)



The stitch guide for Melissa Shirley's Angel with Tree, one of a series of angels available as stand ups, stockings or round ornaments, is ready!  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Melissa Shirley Designs…
http://melissashirleydesigns.com/galsearch/index.cgi?index=1430178336_7822&col=

…and I will happily sell you the stitch guide!

The guide for her as a stand up can be used for the stocking and ornament as well, although you'll have to add holly leaves, a name and ornate snowflakes to the stocking on your own.  Thanks, Melissa.  She's a darling angel, as are her sisters.

May 25, 2017

Hal O' Ween (Labors of Love and Carolyn Taggart)

Do you want to stitch something special for October? Then take a good look at Hal O' Ween from Labors of Love, beautifully stitched by Carolyn Taggart.  From the tip of his green top hat to his watch fob and mismatched pants to his great jacket and greater umbrella, Hal is a fashion plate ready to answer your door Halloween.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1358990504179300&set=a.372975306114163.85648.100002050898828&type=3&theater

Your favorite shop can order Hal from Labors of Love for you.  To pick up Carolyn's guide, email her or send a message via Facebook.

May 23, 2017

Old Fashioned Tree (Raymond Crawford and Michele Herron)

Raymond Crawford's "Old Fashioned Tree" has been beautifully stitched by Michele Herron of the Bristly Thistle.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1497912716888566&set=gm.1362101790533642&type=3&theater

Your favorite shop can order the canvas for you.  Contact Michele at The Bristly Thistle to pick up the stitch guide.
https://www.bristlythistle.com


May 22, 2017

Charley Harper and Tony Minieri

Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont, NY is having a Charley Harper trunk show, so their latest e-newsletter shows off the canvases available. At the very bottom of the article there is a photo montage of all the Charley Harper canvases that have Tony Minieri stitch guides.
http://www.stitchbystitchneedlepoint.com/so/3LmYaxrK?cid=68bf7f60-0c49-4a61-b2cc-4a9944579072#/main

You can call the shop to order or your favorite shop can pick up Charley Harper canvases from The Meredith Collection, which distributes his designs now.  Then you can ask Tony Minieri himself for a guide from those shown above.


May 21, 2017

Little Red Riding Hood (Julia Snyder and Ruth Schmuff)

Ruth Schmuff and Julia Snyder have collaborated in a stitch guide for Ruth's design "Little Red Riding Hood."  This is one of a series of updated fairy tale canvases which are charming and fun.  And the threads Ruth has assembled look like a blast!
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2017/04/little-red-riding-hood.html


May 20, 2017

May 19, 2017

Western Santa (Past Times Needlepoint)

This gorgeous Western Santa is from Tapestry Tent and can be ordered from Susan Roberts.  The stitch guide is from Past Times Needlepoint. You can get it from the shop.  However, I am pretty sure they won't throw in a rattlesnake skin….
https://renegadeneedlepointer.com/2017/04/10/long-haired-boys/

https://www.pasttimesneedlepoint.com

First time I ever added THAT disclaimer to a posting here!


May 17, 2017

Snowfall (J&J Graphics and Carol Skill)




Hingham Square Needlepoint announced they are selling Carol Skill's stitch guide for the lovely New England winter scene from J&J Graphics called "Snowfall."
http://www.hinghamsquareneedlepoint.com

Contact the shop if you want to pick up the canvas or the guide—or both!

May 15, 2017

Bird on Teal (Ellen Giggenbach and Ruth Schmuff

Ruth Schmuff has finished a stitch guide for Ellen Giggenbach's "Bird on Teal."  I don't have a model for you to see but Ruth laid out all the supplies on the canvas, so I can tell you it combines beads, metallics, specialty fibers, silks and Ruth's unique overdyed Color Dreams floche.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2017/04/springtime.html

If you need a shot of birdsong in your life, contact Ruth's shop to order.  The stitch guide comes with the canvas.  The threads and such are extra.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/product/bird-on-teal/

May 13, 2017

Ikat Blue Mini (Needlepoint For Fun)

Needlepoint for Fun has a free stitch guide for their Ikat canvas on their website.  
http://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com/needlepoint-tapestry-canvas-design.htm

The canvas is color printed, not hand painted, but this makes it an inexpensive alternative for learning to follow a stitch guide.
http://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com/shop/c/p/Ikat-Blue-Mini-x4090634.htm

Plus, NP for Fun shows you how to frame it!  This makes it an affordable and fun project for those who want to try a little Do It Yourself.

May 11, 2017

The Steampunk Fox (Brenda Stofft, Colour Complements, and Denise Park)

Brenda Stofft's "Steampunk Fox" has been stitched by Denise Park using some of the wonderful threads from Colour Complements in Canada.  It turned out great.  Denise is selling the stitch guide, but probably not until she finishes teaching this at Madonna Needleworks in California.
http://colourcomplements.com/2017/04/steampunk-fox.html

Contact the shop for further information.
http://madonnaneedleworks.com

If you want the thread kit, Colour Complements will package all of them for you.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/229999003/steampunk-fox-thread-kit?ref=shop_home_active_1

May 9, 2017

Free Stitch Guide for Thumbelina's Present (JP Needlepoint and Rainbow Gallery)

Rainbow Gallery just announced that they have a free stitch guide for the charming "Thumbelina's Present," a canvas from JP Needlepoint.  The guide is from Rainbow Gallery's own Sally London and features their new Glisten thread in the turkeywork.
http://www.rainbowgallery.com/thumbelinas-present-stitch-guide/

The canvas (which is one of a series featuring Thumbelina the cat) can be ordered from JP by your favorite shop.  Here's the stitch guide.
http://www.rainbowgallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Thummbelinas-Present-stitch-guide-2017.pdf



May 5, 2017

Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery Stitch Guides

Recently Enriched Stitch has developed their own line of canvases from the artwork of Kim Leo.  You can see the available canvases on the shop website.
http://enrichedstitch.com/vng-wholesale-canvas/

Now Suzie is starting to develop stitch guides for the line.  She started with this fabulous hydrangea basket canvas.  The guide will be ready about the time the canvases arrive in the shop from the painting service, ready to be kitted up and sent to your door.
http://astheneedleturns.com/spring-is-in-the-air/

I'll update this article as Suzie stitches more from the VNG line!