Winter 2015 Trends in Needlepoint

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Looking back at this year’s Winter Needlecraft Market, I’m seeing some interesting trends both in products and in the industry. Most are fantastic and herald a resurgence of needlepoint. One however is bad and should be of concern to us all. Holidays At first Christmas was the big holiday for needlepoint. Then Halloween got added […]

Are You a Stitching Optimist or a Pessimist?

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A recent post from Mary Corbet’s Needle n’Thread got me thinking. She says that she’s has SOS, Stitching Optimism Syndrome. She describes herself this way: “I am an over-optimist – and my optimism gets me into trouble. I am an optimist about time; I am an optimist about workload; I am an optimist about perseverance; […]

The Importance of Good Customer Service

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I had another post planned for today, but something is making me pretty mad — the increasing disregard of manufacturers and shops in this world for customer service. Needlepoint people and this includes shopowners are patient. It’s not as if we expect our canvases to be shipped out immediately, but everyone’s patience can wear thin. […]