Lots of exciting new canvases had their first showing at TNNA today.
My friend, Patt, of Patt & Lee Designs, has premiered her first hand-painted canvas line. The canvases are all available in either 13 or 18 mesh. Several of here popular glicee printed canvases, such as the two kitty geishas and her Halloween cats, are now available stitch-painted, and there are lots of other great designs as well, over 50 in all. I am particularly fond of the packaged good wishes, such as the one pictured above. You can see them on her website, be sure to see all three pages.
Since learning to use embellishments in my needlepoint is one of my resolutions, I just love Squigee’s new designs. There is a glorious shell canvas that is great by itself, but even more amazing when paired with two more shells to stitch and applique on. She also has winter hats with pompoms and a new Witchy Poo with a sparkly jewel and tulle on her hat. There are also some incredibly silly flamingos, my favorite being Carmen Flaming with her fruit-filled hat. You can see them all as a slideshow on Gail’s site.
The Elizabeth Turner Collection has a full-size Noah’s Ark stocking that is so cute I wish I had a grandkid for whom to make it. The clever animals include a penguin, a pig, a whale, and the dove with an olive branch. The water is swirly in shades of blue with a bit of green. The sky is a star-filled night sky that adds the right amount of sparkle.
JL Canvas Company has added to their selection of canvas with matching ornaments. A box with two chocolate candies and a three-tiered cake are new. DJ Designs has a stunning new realistic daffodil canvas. The plants are shown from the side which makes the design unusual as well as lovely.
Kelly Clark always has the most innovative canvases out there. Her new club, Tassels, was introduced at the show with 15 designs in five families. They are in a variety of sizes, shapes, and color groups. She also has a new series of Candy Canes, another 12 in all. They are on 18 mesh canvas and are almost 7″ tall. There are also 8 new pears to extend her current collection.
Beth Gantz has brought out a series of 12 cupcakes, one for each month. They are available with stitch guides. Lee Needle Arts has a new series of crosses in many colors that are 5″ x 7″. This smaller size makes them suitable for framing or for applique onto church linens or vestments.
Dream House Ventures introduced some new canvases that are adaptations of Cross-Eyed Cricket charts, including Ho Ho Ho for Christmas. They also have a lovely Moorish-inspired panel from Nooxie Noble. There is also a charming Love Letter canvas with the envelopes ties up in a big pink bow.
Barbara Bergsten is not able to be at the show, but has a What’s New section on her website. Her new designs include several colorful crabs, some needlepoint sayings, a great Christmas polar bear, stitch painted ribbon designs of many kinds, and a delightful series of packages (one pictured above).
Leigh Designs is always innovative and this show is no exception. She has a new line of eight fantasy pagodas. They are 11″ x 14″ on sage green canvas. Jane Wood has stitched one of the models which is on display at the show. She also has new inserts designed for the lovely Lee Italian Leather Bags, she’s starting with two, but more will be coming.
River Silks has added a stunning iris to their Kits To Go line. The canvas is from Amanda Lawford. The kit includes the painted canvas and the ribbons needed to complete it with instructions. Sekas & Co. has three stocking biscournu ornaments, available on 13, 16, or 18 mesh.
Canvasworks*Traditions has new flamingo whose feathery tail takes up most of the canvas. This would be a piece for great stitching. They also have a lovely canvas with motifs from Oriental Rugs and elaborate borders. And Turkoman Game Board that adds small rug motifs to the border or a chess board in two shades of blue.
Julie Pischke has added some great new floral canvases. MAP Designs has a new series of 14″ square canvases on 13 mesh for easy stitching. Two of the designs are an elegant bird and two fish. Ciao Bella (from CBK Needlepoint) has made their delightful designs available in a 4″ round ornament size.
The Caron Collection has a lovely new charted piece, Mountain Laurel that has a central medallion and several borders. It can be done in several colors or in a single color stitched in a variety of threads for an “interesting study in textures.”