How a Passion for Needlepoint Blossomed Into a Business

copyright Elizabeth Bradley

Thanks to the folks at Elizabeth Bradley Designs for the permission to reprint their lovely article about Elizabeth Bradley. Liz Bradley had been collecting and restoring original Victorian needlework patterns and pieces for many years before deciding to pursue needlework as a business venture. After leaving university in 1969, she ventured into business as an […]

New Self-finishing from Lee Needle Arts

Originally posted 2011-06-29 06:55:14. Republished by Blog Post PromoterColonial Needle has released four new products in their line of Lee Needle Arts self-finishing items. They include an iPad Cover in black or red. It has a large area for needlework and uses the same elastic corners their ebook reader uses (my reviews of this product […]

New Needlepoint Products in November 2014

Hanukkah Club, copyright Needledeeva

Although it might be just about too late to start stitching a project for Christmas, I’ve seen lots of great new needlepoint items recently. Canvas & Charts KSH Designs makes lovely animals inspired by the ultra expensive Herend porcelain figures, called “Fishnet” animals. She added horses to the line. All animals are now available in […]

Canvas Work Stitches, Vol 2, Book Review

copyright Diane Grant

Square Herringbone Stitch and Florentine Embroidery, Diane Grant, Tandem Books, 2013, 20 (British pounds) Diane Grant is a fearless embroiderer. As is the case with many British stitchers she incorporates buttons, beads, and paper in her work. She colors her canvases. Unlike many British stitches she puts these techniques to use with more common techniques […]