Updated April 22, 2022.
Every time I talk with stitchers, I hear frustration. They love the canvases, they buy them, and want to stitch them. Maybe they even buy the threads.
Sometimes they get “stitch guides” from shops or designers which are not appropriate for the canvas, are incomplete, illegible, or inappropriate. You’d be frustrated too. This happened to me with the most recent stitch guide I tried to use. It didn’t match the canvas as painted and it was incomplete.
This doesn’t do any of us any good. The stitcher feels as if her money has been wasted. The shopowner doesn’t want to stock the guide or take the time to develop a good guide if it doesn’t sell.
Quite simply, I want to change all that. I love hand-painted needlepoint canvases and I love the dialog that comes from the designer putting something on canvas and the stitcher bringing it to life and adding her own vision.
I want to help make that possible for you and make it affordable enough and useful enough that you will love the result, be happy with the investment and learn something you can use in other projects.
I meet you where you are and take into account your skill level, likes and dislikes, and your ideas about the canvas. I know hand-painted needlepoint canvas and threads can be a significant investment, so I will work with you to use them.
In my guides you get:
- complete materials lists
- stitch diagrams
- explanations of techniques
- tips & ideas you can use elsewhere
Best of all the guides are affordable, starting at $75. The cost of the stitch guide depends on the complexity of the canvas. I always quote you a firm price for the guide. In addition for stitchers that need thread & stitch suggestions for specific areas I offer Quick Stitch Help for $5 per area (max 5 areas/canvas). You can use the same form to request this.
You can get a no cost, no obligation quote for a guide by visiting my new custom stitch guidesform.
Let’s make a beautiful canvas together!