New canvases in the needlepoint to Go line from Kirk & Bradley include three destination canvases for London, Paris, and New York. There is also a new cosmetic case canvas available in two colors. Raymond Crawford has a great 12 Days wreath. Blue Ridge has an adorable ornament of a puffin on a cobalt blue background. A new full-size stocking from Blue Ridge features a woodland scene with a pine tree and several animals.
Kate Dickerson has introduced several of her popular canvases in a new brighter palette. She also has two new canvases of either blue or red coral with a starfish. She also has new sets of coasters. These include ikat style patterns in pink and blue and geometric patterns in shades of green. The company also has lots of new canvas inserts for Planet Earth leather items, including 13 new small rounds that fit the PE key fob (these make fantastic gifts). Finally, she has two new animals ready for Christmas: a yellow Lab in a Christmas sweater and a teddy bear in a Santa hat.
Planet Earth has a new square leather box that takes a 5″ insert, coming in five colors. Raymond Crawford has great new inserts for them including ones that are adaptations of a Mondrian painting and of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. In addition, there are some that are adaptations of other designs in his line. A new designer, Alan-Claude has lots of lovely landscapes of realistic rural Maine scenes, available on both 13 and 18 mesh. The designer also has a fantastic sign canvas for Main Lobster. Zecca has a dramatic new canvas of a gryphon seen in profile. It has a very heraldic feel in bright primary colors.
Susan Sargent has lots of great new canvases. These include the girls on a beach, several canvases of birds on patterned backgrounds, and two dog canvases (one of running dogs). She also has several complex flowers (to me they almost feel as if I’m looking at a kaleidoscope). These come singly or with several in a larger square canvas. This artist is distributed by Planet Earth. Among Cooper Oaks’ new canvases is a folk art style one of decoys against a wood wall. Two great animal canvases also join the company’s line. one featuring a pair of elephants, the other with a quartet of forest creatures (deer, fox, bear, and moose). Both are against charming minimal backgrounds.
Love You More has a new Christmas tree with a pretty background that includes round peppermints and big snowflakes. The borders at the top and bottom nicely set off the delicate patterns on the tree. Melissa Prince has a delightful new round that has a large bee sipping on a vibrant coneflower. LoriLynn Simms has three nature guru canvases. Each looks as if it is a log slice decorated with a saying and a different animal (fox, butterfly, and bird) and saying. The backgrounds each have different flowers embellishing them, all in asweet folk-art style.
KCN Designers has many new canvases in a blue-and-white color scheme. While many of these are geometric, my favorite is one that says “overserved” and has crossed tennis rackets, one of which has a hole blown through it. The company also has a wonderful set of napkin ring canvases. Available in several colors, each cheekily presents a full table setting on a patterned tablecloth. I love them! They also have a Halloween calendar that’s like an Advent calendar. The back canvas is a wall calendar and the squares for each day are small designs that feature fall and Halloween items.
Jenny Henry has a pretty clutch with a Chinese key design in black and pink. Another of her clutches has black and white triangles on the front and a beautiful large camellia on the back in rose. Kangaroo Paw has a new saying on pastel rainbow stripe backgrounds that fit the Planet Earth boxes. Anne Fisher has added to her sled line with three nutcracker sleds in blue, pink, or purple. She also has a new licensed artist, Julie Krasnikart, who is from Ukraine. Her designs include a beach scene with a surfer and a rowboat on a lake with swans. Also from Anne is a lovely round of a sunset.
Rachel Donley has lots of new 2×3 inserts, including ones that are smaller versions of her letters. She also has new greetings needlepoints that are not from specific destinations but are more general being from the trail, the road, or from a needlepoint shop. Alice Peterson has two new designs for Stitch & Zip kits. One is a lovely sunset. Both designs are available on a number of different accessories. Kristin Gatch has new rounds for classic operas. These 4″ rounds could be such great gifts for an opera lover.
Kirkland Design Studio has new needleminders that have lovely watercolor bouquets on the round buttons. New from Accoutrement are magnets from designers, Anne Fisher (a sled), Rachel Donley (two cups and two letters), and Two Sisters (a shift). The shift is my favorite, it’s lime green and says Oh Shift! Already in shops are two large Accoutrement minders; a cafe and a needlepoint shop.
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