Here’s some more lovely new canvas which premiered at TNNA last month.
A new needlepoint company exhibiting at TNNA for the first time was Patt and Lee Designs. There a wonderful cat designs (some realistic an some whimsical), great geishas, and tons more. I am particularly delighted by her “Less than a Full Skein Inspired Designs” and I’m getting ready to start one next week. I can’t wait to hear more from her.
HP Needlepoint has a wonderful page of their lovely canvases. There are some great birds on black with a wonderful folk art feel, more lovely orientals, African animal silhouettes which would be great for beginners, and lots more.
Betsy B Designs has added a wonderful collection of Christmas song canvases. These canvases have a line from a familiar Christmas song with a illustration underneath which reflects the song. Bothe contemporary and traditional carols and songs are in the group. She has also added some enchanting sorority angels to her collection of sorority and fraternity canvases.
A Dragon’s Tale has some cool new roll up Santas. They are 7″ x 7″ and are very traditional.
Kathy Schenkel has six pages of new designs on her site. Highlights include lots of new mini-socks with stuffed animals (I particularly like the decorator elephant on page 2), some St. Patrick’s Day canvases and some new dogs.
Finally, take a look at the ravishing new canvases from Leigh Designs. Leigh makes the most lovely and intricate stuff, often almost too pretty to stitch. You are going to love the Ray’s Moppets Collection, done on the new tweed canvas so you don’t have to stitch the background. I’m also really fond of the Swedish Dynasty ornaments, which are directly below the moppets. Not only is it lovely needlepoint, it’s great eye candy!