Petei Is Back!

petei needlepoint mini-sock showing rabbits, stitched by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

I’m so excited to share this news with you. Painted Pony has bought the Petei line and will be re-releasing the designs in small batches. In the first group are: about 30 Santas 3 snowmen the Nativity 10 tiny socks sorority hearts and socks Some shops may have stock now because a limited number were [...]

The Union of Two Great Designers

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Elizabeth Bradley and Kirk & Hamilton have merged to become a new needlepoint company, Kirk & Bradley. As owner Nancy Young said in a phone interview last week, “The world of designers in the UK is small.” She knew Vernon Kirk and it made sense for her company to distribute the line of Kirk & [...]

Amybear Needlepoint to Close at End of 2013

Spectrum is one of the great designs fro Amybear

Many stitchers love the creative charted needlepoint designs of Amy Wolfson. At the end of 2013 she will be closing her needlepoint design business to focus on other things. Many of her designs, such as Romance and Rhapsody have been popular among needlepointers. She also has great projects to make 3-D needlepoint animals and to [...]

Needlepoint and The Big Wedding

Needlepoint decorates the set of The Big Wedding. Picture from Needlework Retailer.

With a star-packed cast, and buzz about it being great, you may be wanting to see The Big Wedding once it opens April 26. Knowing that needlepoint plays a big decorative role in the movie makes me want to see it even more. Susan Sarandon’s character in the moevie is an avid needlepointer and her [...]

Sandy Grossman-Morris Profile

This nightlight uses copper washers for an exciting background.

My friend Sandy has been profiled in the Contra Costa Times this week. Sandy does delightful glicee-printed canvases in bright colors and a whimsical star. In her recent ventures, she’s been using different materials for needlepoint (washers for example are used in the pictured piece). You’ve also seen her guest posts on creating customized needlepoint [...]