There is just so much great stuff coming out that I know you’ll be excited to stitch! Many shops are taking phone and email orders and are having sales on these canvases.
By the way, don’t forget to sign up for this week’s Stay Home & Stitch class — Scrap Bag Needlepoint. Get the details in yesterday’s post.
Princess & Me’s new canvases include a businessman and woman. an adorable bee in a Santa suit, a skinny rectangle of blooming flowers, and Jesus in a Manger. They also have a small Halloween sampler and a USA ornament. Amanda Lawford has three wonderful new landscapes that just cry out for lots of different stitches. One of her vintage designs, a New York City stocking, has just been rereleased.
A new club from Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery (VNG) features four canvases with lovely ladies seen from the back. The designs are 4″ square and include stitch guides. There is a wonderful deco 2020 ornament. A very clever idea is their Home set. The O in home is replaced each month with a different 4″ round ornament. For example a ladybug on a four-leaf clover could be used for March. There are also new 6×9 clutch bags and two new tiny totes.
A new canvas from Tapestry Fair features art from Debbie Taylor Kerman. The cheerful Halloween canvas has lots of Jack o’Lanterns dressed up as different Halloween cretures. My pumpkins certainly never looked this good! Eye Candy has four new bird-theme rounds, each with a different word and a different color for the background. They also have two new geometrics on 13 mesh. A new canvas from Love You More features blooming cacti in pots in a lovely soft group of greens and blues with pink flowers.
Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery has new wood boxes for self-finishing. They have glass tops, like their coasters, and are available in eight different colors. The best thing about them is that they are rectangular (5×6) instead of square. It looks as if they have lots of canvases to fit in them. These include a great canvas of playng card suits, a golf cart, sayings, and a ladybug.
Devon Nicholson has a great new jazzy canvas with three instrument-toting hep kats that are suit-wearing cats. There is also a new Smokey Bear square. She is also now the licensee for Anne of Green Gables. The collection goes way beyond the three sizes of Anne portraits. You can get small figures of a dozen of the major characters, several different sayings, and a simply lovely portrait of the Green Gables house.
Rachel Donley has nine new letter canvases and two new mini gingerbread men as well as new sayings canvases. Kirk & Bradley has a charming series of seven rounds that celebrate holidays in New York. You’ll find the Rockettes, a taxi, the Thanksgiving parade, and more. A Stitch in Time has a marvelous wreath with a putz village on it that I love. The company’s ornament stack has been so popular that they have made them for other holidays with hearts, shamrocks, Easter eggs, and others. They also have an adorable set of four pieces of construction equipment that would be an adorable set for a boy.
A new artist for Purple Palm in Ryan Conners. He has darling cats and one dog dressed up for different months. My favorite of these is the French artist cat, complete with beret and striped shirt. KCN Designs has three new fold-over clutches. They also have mini bag canvases that include a smaller coordinated canvas. The also have Halloween hat canvases with six different canvases. HSN FDesigns has adorable starter canvases of school sweaters. Find them in school colors with the letter on them.
New from Kristine Kingston are canvases celebrating Irish heritage. You’ll find shamrocks in several patterns as wellas Love with the O replaced with an Irish flag or a shamrock. If you like Ann Wheat Pace’s cross canvases, you are going to love The new line of crosses from Colors of Praise. They have also added to their line of baby animals in hats, including several different dogs.
New canvases from Colors of Praise include several large canvases on 13 mesh. There are 15 inch squares and 15×25 rectangles. The rectangles include a great complex design of two white monkeys, a lovely floral, and a kilim-style rug design (on 10 mesh). Because the colors for these canvases are similar they could be mixed and matched to make coordinated projects. There is also a smaller canvas of a single white monkey as well as a very unusual dinosaur skull. They have a new collection of clutch bag fronts that are 12×7 with designs on booth 13 and 18 mesh. There are 18 different canvases in many different styles.
Madeline Elizabeth has over 50 new canvases including several colorful stylized animals (think lion, rhino, raccoon, and more), a beatuful realistic blue macaw, and several different animals with floral patterns on them including a turtle and a jellyfish. Also new from the designer are plenty of sayings, including a great one about ice cream that is spread over the scoops in a triple-scoop cone. There is an absolutely delightful tall canvas (6×23) of a giraffe and tall tree. It’s on 13 mesh. Finally there arre charming small canvases of flags from several countries.
The first part of omy new products coverage is here. Watch for more new products Mondays & Thursdays through April 7.