I’ve come across some delightful new needlepoint products for you to look for at your local shop. Here’s a round-up of some of them.
CBK Needlepoint Collections has added a new artist, Designs by Karen. These designs feature animals against light backgrounds on 18 mesh.
Lucinda Gregory Rice is doing custom portraits of your pet in hand-painted canvas. The size of the design is 12″ x 16″. She is also doing a series of monthly Bargello ornament leaflets, printed on cardstock and three-hole punched.
Raymond Crawford has a charming set of destinations canvases. They are 9″ x 3″ and spell out the place with reminders of what makes it great.
Projects & Kits
River Silks has a stunning new Kit to Go featuring a pansies design by Leigh Richardson (Designs by Leigh). The kit has everything you need to stitch the design. They have also added a new series of colors, overdyes, which are bright colors on white. Stunning!
Barrani Studios has a 12-mesh design which has a rabbit running against a Bargello background. The grass is one pattern and the sky another. It comes as a complete kit.
Elizabeth Bradley has added a kit for a nasturtium and butterfly border. It is available in all nine background colors.
Threads & Accessories
Sudberry is making wooden sticks in two sizes for holding floss or yarn. They are a lovely way to keep track of your threads.
Weeks Dye Works is now packaging a color assortment of the threads for stitching water. They also have two new colors of floss, Almond Bar and Kris’ Bon Bon.
Presencia has added new colors to their line of perle cottons.
Nordic Needle has new 3 1/4″ scissors with fine pointed tips. Their plastic handles come in three colors.
The Gentle Art also has a new collection, the Harvest Collection. It includes Cinnamon Bread, Black Walnut, Indian Corn, Plumberry, Wood Pile, and Wheat Fields.
Threadworx recently let folks know that they will be expanding their line of overdyed metallic and the new colors will include 6 glow in the dark shades. They have also added 13 new colors of Expressions (old Spring II). They have also added overdyed Pearl #12, which is wonderful for overstitching, hardanger and blackwork.
The Elizabeth Turner Collection finishes belts as well as making belt canvases. They have two new finishes, Ostrich and Croc. Croc is available in black. Ostrich is available in brown, pink, lime green, orange, red, and black.