Mar 28, 2019

Our Hometown (Annie Lane and Wellesley Needlepoint) UPDATED

Cindy of Wellesley Needlepoint is finalizing the stitch guide for this charming Annie Lane Fourth of July design.
https://www.facebook.com/wellesleyneedlepoint/photos/a.844166252289484/2167398593299570/?type=3&theater

Contact the shop to purchase the guide.  They can get you the canvas as well if you don't have a favorite shop already.
https://www.wellesleyneedlepoint.com

UPDATE:  Sharon Quick has also done a guide for this.  Contact her for more information.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2406691489395456&set=a.787931307938157&type=3&theater


Mar 26, 2019

Mystery of the Missing Migrant (Charley Harper and David McCaskill)

David McCaskill shows off Carol's finished "Mystery of the Missing Migrant."  Design by Charley Harper, distributed by Meredith Collection.  David did the stitch guide.
https://www.facebook.com/Stitchesonwheels/photos/a.1559996674266617/2254827838116827/?type=3&theater

Mar 24, 2019

The Bishop (Barbara's Needlepoint)

Barbara's Needlepoint will have a stitch guide by Sandy available for their very popular Bishop Santa.
https://www.facebook.com/107558659287177/photos/a.471227749586931/2366890110020676/?type=3&theater

Contact the shop via phone or through their Facebook page.  They don't have a website.

Mar 22, 2019

Little Panda (Animal Fayre and Needlepoint for Fun)

Needlepoint for Fun has posted a simple free stitch guide for the "Little Panda" design created by Animal Fayre.
https://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com/needlepoint-stitch-guide-for-animal-fayre-little-panda.htm

They even have a tutorial for finishing this yourself.
https://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com/how-to-finish-a-pincushion-or-small-needlepoint-pillow.htm

The website is the distributor for this British company in the United States.  There are a series of Little Animal kits from Animal Fayre, and the guide can be used for them as well.  It's a good demonstration that embellished canvases don't have to have a ton of fancy stitches or be light coverage, or be very hard, either!
https://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com/shop/Kits/Animal-Fayre-Needlepoint-Kits.htm

Mar 20, 2019

Mar 16, 2019

Woodland Christmas Animals Series (Renaissance Designs)

Are you a fan of the charming animals from the Renaissance Designs "A Woodland Christmas" series?  I am!  So I was pleased to see that there are stitch guides (and kits) available for all the portraits and rounds from this series.
http://www.renaissanceneedlepoint.com/new/new.html

There is no guide for the stockings or larger designs from the series, but Renaissance Designs is adding to the smaller set so I hope that a guide will be available for things like the brand new sleeping fox.
https://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2019/03/a-long-winters-napthe-fox-.html

Mar 14, 2019

Wonderland Heart (Amanda Lawford and Suzie Vallerie)

Staci's finished her "Wonderland Heart" from Amanda Lawford.  The stitch guide was done by Suzie Vallerie.  The canvas and guide are available from Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218776800235132&set=gm.2139609189449561&type=3&theater

Mar 12, 2019

Beach Bird Houses (Melissa Shirley and Tony Minieri)

Debbie's "Beach Bird Houses" is back from the framer.  This great piece is from Melissa Shirley Designs, and was stitched using Tony Minieri's stitch guide.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2232995960093748&set=gm.2136197786457368&type=3&theater

Mar 10, 2019

Bubbles (Labors of Love and Needle Works)

Bubbles from Labors of Love has a stitch guide available from Needle Works in Austin.  Get it before the shop closes in mid-March 2019.  Leona Cole may also have a guide for this cutie.

Mar 4, 2019

Sandy Arthur Goes Digital

Sandy Arthur has started an Etsy page.  You can get copies of her books, pick up a leftover kit from one of her classes (if there are any),  purchase a needle felting kit or roving,  browse accessories, and buy her stitch guides as digital downloads of PDF files!  Hurrah!  Here's the link for browsing.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DuoDesignsBySANDRA


Mar 2, 2019

Noah's Ark Stocking (Liz and Robin King)

The Noah's Ark stocking is done!  It was stitched using Robin King's stitch guide.  The canvas is from Liz at Tapestry Tent so your favorite shop can order it from Susan Roberts.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218175292630041&set=a.1438660922781&type=3&theater