Apr 28, 2018

Things That Go Bump in the Night (Amanda Lawford)

Amanda Lawford's "Things That Go Bump in the Night" has stitch guides available from two folks—Melissa Dru MacLeod is doing one for a shop class at The Wool and The Floss (you'll have to get the canvas and/or threads with the guide),  and Tony Minieri has also done a guide.  You can see Tony's version on the finishing page for Park Avenue Needlepoint.

I'll add a link to Melissa's version once she posts it.  By the way, Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery distributes Amanda Lawford's designs now.

Petunia Pansy (Mile High Princess and Janeann Sleeman)

Mile High Princess (distributed by Artists Collection), showed off "Petunia Pansy" on Facebook, stitched using Janeann Sleeman's guide.  

It is likely the guide is free with the canvas but your favorite shop will have to ask when they order the canvas for you.

Apr 26, 2018

New Zecca Ornaments, Guides Included (Zecca and Karen Hennessy)

Zecca has five new colorful ornaments that Karen Hennessy herself has been stitching.  The models are now done so Karen's starting to write up the guides. I think the guides will come with these canvases but have your local shop check with Zecca to be certain.

Apr 24, 2018

Danji and Janet Collaborate

Looks like Danji Designs is starting to make Janet Zigler Casey's famous Santa heads available as painted canvases with Janet's stitch guide!

Here are the available designs.

Want to see how they look stitched?  Here is Janet's website.  Hopefully more of Janet's work will be available as painted designs with guides shortly.

Apr 21, 2018

Dry Run (Pat Scheurich and Sharon Quick)

Sharon Quick just finished the model and stitch guide for Pat Scheurich's "Dry Run."

Your favorite shop can order this from Tapestry Fair (they license Pat's art) and you can contact Sharon for the guide.

Apr 17, 2018

A Texas Boot (Melissa Shirley Designs and Diana Bosworth)

Janice is showing off her finished Texas boot by Melissa Shirley Designs.  

She used Diana Bosworth's stitch guide for this series.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas or any others in the series from Melissa Shirley.  Diana's guide is available from The French Knot in —where else?!— Texas.

Apr 13, 2018

Paris (Sandra Gilmore and Ruth Schmuff)

Ruth Schmuff shows off a student's "Paris" canvas from Sandra Gilmore/Fleur de Paris.

This was stitched in one of Ruth's embellishment classes at Bedecked and Beadazzled.  You can get the stitch guide and canvas (and threads, too) from the shop.  Just follow the links.

Apr 11, 2018

Wedding Cake (Amanda Lawford and Aggie Aspinwall)

Aggie Aspenwall has been busy creating stitch guides for Enriched Stitch, which owns the Amanda Lawford line of canvases under their Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery name.  Check out the Wedding Cake and HP Designs' smaller version of Tibetan Prince.

There is a Tony Minieri stitch guide for the larger version of Tibetan Boy.

Apr 9, 2018

Fall Trailer (Alice Peterson and Sherry Bray)

Kimberly showed off her Fall Trailer from Alice Peterson on Facebook.  Love those leaves!  This was stitched using a stitch guide from Sherry Bray.

Apr 7, 2018

Dog Party ( Brenda Stofft and Laurie Walden)

Laurie Walden of StitchLaw shows off her "Dog Party" on Facebook and it is definitely party time!  Canvas from Brenda Stofft, if you want your favorite shop to order for you.

Apr 6, 2018

Animal Portraits (Meredith Collection and Patti Filshie Hoffman)

Patti Filshie Hoffman has finished her beautiful model and stitch guide for The Meredith Collection's Floppy Ear Bunny on Pink.  Contact Patti for the guide and ask your favorite shop to order the canvas from Meredith Collection for you.

Patti also has a guide for the companion piece "Fox" which is equally lovely.

Apr 5, 2018

Free Stitch Guides from Gone Stitching

Gone Stitching in New Jersey has started writing free stitch guides for their own line of Judaic canvases and for the Rishfield canvases they sell.

The shop also gives stitches each day to customers for their canvases.  They hand out printout sheets with the stitches diagrammed in color.  Some customer collect these in a notebook for use later.  You can see the finished models by clicking on the photos of the canvases that come with free stitch guides on their website.

If you live in the Bergenfield area of New Jersey, stop by for help with your canvases.  If not, have fun browsing.

Apr 3, 2018

Needlepoint Too's Stitch Guides

Needlepoint Too (formerly known as Knit 1, Needlepoint 2) has pages of available stitch guides on their shop website.  The shop will also create a custom guide for you for $25 if you buy the recommended threads from them.  Buy the canvas and threads, and the guide is free.

Apr 1, 2018