AMH Designs has made a huge impact both in and outside the needlepoint world.
Amy’s modern designs and inventive uses of needlepoint have been talked about everywhere. I just love her clean, modern style and the way she is making needlepoint easy for people who have thought they couldn’t needlepoint.
She wrote to me recently about a new product — needlepoint iPod/phone cases. She said: “[They] are stitched on plastic canvas- which gives them a
nice rigidity. And I use Paternayan wool thread (no acrylic junk) so they
look really nice when they are all stitched up. People love them although
many don’t want to take the time to make one themselves (at least that is
what I am finding in New York where people seem not to have a lot of free
time. Maybe with the economy going sour, they might be spending more time at
home and doing more crafting!)”
I’m so excited about this. Because they are made from PC, you’ll be able to finish them yourself. And because they will be clean and modern and made from good thread, they will be a lovely gift.
I’d say go check it out.
As a side note, another neat thing about her is that you can find her products in places where you just wouldn’t expect to find needlepoint. For example, her needlepoint notebooks, which have a grid punched into the cover to hold a small needlepoint design is now available in some Urban Outfitters stores.