Feb 26, 2020

New Stitch Guides from Bedecked and Beadazzled and Mary Legallet

Ruth Schmuff has announced four new stitch guides for the Safari animals that Timothy Chapman has designed for Tapestry Fair plus a guide for Sandra Vargas' "Frida Querida."
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2020/01/lets-go-on-safari/

The Tribal Giraffe's guide is by Mary Legallet of Whimsical Stitch but all the rest of the guides are by Ruth herself.  Follow the links to purchase.

Feb 24, 2020

Front Gate (Barbara Elmore and Sundance Needlepoint)

Andrea is nearly finished with Barbara Elmore's "Front Gate," a design distributed by Sundance Needlepoint.  Barbara provided the stitch guide as well.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2614689168641956&set=gm.2709669045776903&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Feb 20, 2020

Stitch Guides from Stitchers Garden in Illinois

I just discovered that Stitchers Garden in Illinois has a page listing their available stitch guides.  In most cases, the canvas and guide are included in one price.  Many styles of canvas from a variety of designers are available.  Have fun browsing!
https://www.stitchersgardenil.com/shop/Stitch-Guides.htm

Feb 18, 2020

Three Dresses (Gone Stitching and Randi Paul-Heskins)

Needlework Retailer shows off one of three dress designs from Gone Stitching.  All three have guides by Gone Stitching's Randi Paul-Heskins.
https://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2019/12/pink-dress.html

You can see the Blue and Yellow Dress on Gone Stitching's stitch guides page.
http://www.gonestitching.net/product-category/free-stitch-guides/

Feb 14, 2020

Dallas Ladies from Colors of Praise

Last September, Colors of Praise released a series of "Dallas Ladies" which have been very popular.  Ruth Schmuff is stitching the Lady with a Lime Green background as her current mystery class.  After class is over, her guide will be available.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/product/lady-with-lime-green-background/

Robin King just finished the guide for the Lady with the Purple Background.  This will be available after the class she created it for is over.
https://www.facebook.com/robin.king.562/posts/10221254265162430

You can see all six of the ladies here plus Marie Barber's other new designs here.
https://colorsofpraiseneedlepoint.com/fall-2019-an-pe-ff-mc-ac#e134ad2b-231c-4cd7-91d5-28ee693bec34

Feb 13, 2020

A Free Heart Stitch Guide

Enriched Stitch has posted another free stitch guide on their blog.  This is for a Valentine heart on 13 count from their line of canvases.  You can buy the kit from them or just use Suzie's ideas elsewhere.  Regardless, Happy Valentine's Day!
http://astheneedleturns.com/rhodes-heart-stitch-along-with-suzie/


Feb 12, 2020

Mew and Monarch (Dominic Bourbeau and Ruth Schmuff)

The very Mid Century Mod cat from Dominic Bourbeau called "Mew and Monarch" now has a Ruth Schmuff stitch guide.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2020/01/what-another-cat/

Ruth has done three guides for three of his similar designs.  All can be purchased along with the canvases from her shop, Bedecked and Beadazzled.

Feb 6, 2020

Forest Friends (Melissa Shirley and Laura Taylor and Carolyn Hedge Baird)

Laura Taylor is doing private lessons on this canvas, sometimes called Forest Feast, and should have a stitch guide available somewhere around early March 2020.  It's possible Carolyn Hedge Baird's guide will be done right after that.
https://www.facebook.com/nestndlpt/photos/a.892433770801243/2819357221442212/?type=3&theater

Contact either Laura or Carolyn to inquire.

Feb 4, 2020

Holy Family (Dominic Bourbeau and Susan Portra)

This lovely Nativity scene is from Dominic Bourbeau.  It will be available as a scene and also a stocking from Tapestry Fair along with a Susan Portra stitch guide in the Spring of 2020.
http://tapestryfair.blogspot.com/2019/12/merry-christmas-from-tapestry-dominic.html

Jan 30, 2020

Fleur de Paris, France (Janice Gaynor and Marla Pelz)

Fleur de Paris shows off this lovely Parisian canvas from Janice Gaynor, stitched using a guide by Marla Pelz.   The guide comes with the canvas but your favorite shop will have to order both for you from Fleur de Paris who is Janice's distributor.
https://www.facebook.com/FleurDeParis/photos/pcb.2690051964381737/2690045327715734/?type=3&theater

Jan 28, 2020

Queen of Hearts and Raven (Sandra Vargas and Pat Miller)

This fabulous canvas from Sandra Vargas, one of Ruth Schmuff's artists, is called "Raven."  It was stitched using a guide by Pat Miller.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/2652153014861840/

Pat also did a stitch guide for Sandra Vargas' "Queen of Hearts."  It's just as fabulous.  Contact Pat for her guide and Bedecked and Beadazzled to order the canvas or canvases.
http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2020/02/new-stitch-guides.html

Jan 20, 2020

Santa and Woodland Animals (Tapestry Tent and Diana Bosworth)

This heirloom stocking was stitched using a stitch guide from Diana Bosworth of The French Knot in Fort Worth, Texas.  The design is a Tapestry Tent, available from Liz's distributor, Susan Roberts.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10220432471182687&set=pcb.2631298176947324&type=3&theater


Jan 16, 2020

Goldfish (Dominic Bourbeau and Stitch By Stitch)

Stitch by Stitch in Parchment, NY shows off a customer's "Goldfish."  The canvas was designed by Dominic Bourbeau and the guide is from Mary Ellen at the shop. You can order the canvas from Tapestry Fair or ask the shop to get you both the canvas and guide.
https://www.facebook.com/stitchbystitchlarchmont/photos/pcb.2490621140986948/2490619787653750/?type=3&theater


Jan 12, 2020

Fall Lantern (Melissa Price and Michele Herron)

This gorgeous "Fall Lantern" is a Melissa Prince design, beautifully stitched by Michele Herron of Bristly Thistle.
https://www.facebook.com/341998565857547/photos/a.483193291738073/2710183802372333/?type=3&theater

The "Autumn Blues" pumpkin, beautifully stitched using a Tony Minieri stitch guide, is the companion piece for this.  Use the side arrow to see all the photographs of the lovely stitching and finishing.
https://www.facebook.com/theneedlebug/photos/pcb.2654401564620119/2654392057954403/?type=3&theater


Jan 10, 2020

Florida Star (Raymond Crawford and Lori Carter)

Lori Carter has finished her Florida star.  This is a Raymond Crawford design.  Lori's guide is available from her or from Amy's Golden Strand.  Lori's also got guides for the Tennessee and Missouri stars, also from Raymond.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2908233069189056&set=gm.2610730145670794&type=3&theater

Jan 8, 2020

The Tea Lady (Sharon Hendy-Moman and Ruth Schmuff)

Bedecked and Beadazzled just posted the finished version of Sharon Hedy-Moman's "Tea Lady."  The canvas is distributed by Bedecked and Beadazzled and the stitch guide from Ruth Schmuff is included in the price of the canvas.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2019/11/the-tea-lady/

Jan 6, 2020

Warm Winter Greetings (Ewe and Eye with Lynn Mason) UPDATED

Lynn shows off her framed swirling snowmen, stitched with her own guide.  The canvas is from Karen Cruden of Ewe and Eye.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2151118401850395&set=pcb.2151118578517044&type=3&theater

UPDATE:  Robin King has a stitch guide for this wonderful aerial view of three twirling snowmen as well.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212772973959819&set=gm.2670673366343138&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Jan 4, 2020

Pumpkin Pan (Mary Lake-Thompson and Wendy Harwood)

Laurie's gorgeous bucket of pumpkins is a canvas from Mary Lake-Thompson, stitched using a guide from the late Wendy Harwood.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=155938642299063&set=gm.2595540343856441&type=3&theater&ifg=1

The design is available from Melissa Shirley Designs and the stitch guide from Aristeia.

Jan 2, 2020

New Stitch Guide Policies at Ridgewood Needlepoint

Ridgewood Needlepoint is changing the stitch guides they offer as a service work in their shop, effective January 2020.  According to the shop's email on the topic, they will offer:

Basic Stitch Suggestions - "Need assistance with picking out a few stitches for your new canvas? Receive 10% off of your thread purchase if we kit your project. We will provide you with 2-3 stitch suggestions from Stitches to Go. If you don’t own the book, we have them in stock for you to purchase. There will be no additional charge for these stitch suggestions.  Should you bring in a canvas and threads purchased from another shop there will be a $20 charge for our Staff member to assist you in choosing stitches for a few sections."

Basic Plus Stitch Suggestions - "Need assistance with choosing stitches for your entire new canvas? Receive 10% off of your thread purchase if we kit your project. Our Staff member will make a copy of the canvas and write the stitches & threads on the photocopy. All stitch suggestions will be made from Stitches to Go.  If the shop is busy you may need to leave your canvas for a few days. The prices for this are as follows: ornaments beginning at $25, medium canvases beginning at $30, large canvases beginning at $50 and extra-large canvases beginning at $75."

Intermediate Stitch Guides - "If you would like a more extensive guide and we kit your project, we will provide you with a photocopy of the canvas with stitches and threads noted on it. In addition, you will receive separate sheet with diagrams of the stitches. You will receive 10% off of your threads. You will need to allow a week or more depending on the size of your canvas. Please advise our Staff member what type of threads you like and if you like to work with beads, ribbons or other embellishments.  The prices for this are as follows: ornaments beginning at $50, medium canvases beginning at $75 and larger canvases beginning at $100."

Advanced Stitch Guides - "If you would like a full stitch guide, we will provide you with a typed stitch guide and stitches graphed out. If we kit your project you will receive 15% off of your threads. The price for Advanced guides begins at $75 and will vary depending upon the size of your canvas.  Please advise our Staff member what type of threads you like and if you like to work with beads, ribbons or other embellishments. You must advise us as to how much time you want us to work on this. You will need to give us 1 to 2 weeks for this."

If you have questions, please ask the shop for assistance.
https://ridgewoodneedlepoint.com