Today we’ll be looking at new needlepoint products that premiered as part of the Virtual Needlepoint Show, ending today. The blog posts on new products will be here at Nuts about Needlepoint all week. On Saturday I’ll have a summary of links to all the articles this month on new products.
While some of these products are available now, suppliers of all kinds are still experiencing shipping delays. Be patient, and remember the canvas you buy now may not come to you until March.
Kristine Kingston has made collegiate versions of her geometric clutch bags, available both as bags and 10″ pillows on 13 mesh. The canvases are in school colors with the school logo/initials along the center ribbon. Anne Fisher has a new licensed artist, Jean Mason. Her canvases are all on 13 mesh. Jean has some lovely textile designs as well s animals and flowers. New from Anne Fisher are some eyeglass cases that show the splayed out back halves of various g=dogs (they are cuter than they sound).
A Stitch in Time has many new canvases showing boys and girls playing. You’ll find pretty ballerinas, boys with puppies or kites, girls on swings, and lots more. These designs have a wonderful classic look. There are also tumblers, swings, and a girl riding a bluebird. There are 18 in all. Also new is a 12 Days series that features several patterned birds and folks in pattern folk costumes.
For little boys, the have some great construction equipment canvases in primary colors that will be perfect for showing off stitches. They also have several holiday wreaths that coordinate with the holiday trees from last year. I am in love with the little nationality boys and girls ornaments. I had many Madame Alexander nationality dolls as a child and these would be lovely companions to them.
New from Associated Talents is a set of five gold and white ornaments with geometric patterns. There is also an ornament with a single large snowflake available in nine colors. I really liked two stocking cuffs that had small ornaments on them. One featured a snowman and the other a Santa as the biggest ornament. Cheryl & Annie have some wonderful new rounds that are designed to have jeweled and enameled butterflies or bees on them. They also have tons of new beach cookie cutter ornaments, as well as a wonderful tray insert that has starfish on a swirling background.
There are so many great canvases from CBK’s stable of licensed artists, I hardly know where to start. First of Ginnie Diezel has a wonderful tuxedo cat peering over a pile of books with appropriately cat-like titles such as “How to Annoy your Human.” She also has a quartet of oval ornaments of critters dressed up for winter. My favorite of these is the ice skating polar bear. Other ornaments include angel cars and dogs as well as cats and dogs dressed up in wintry gear in oval borders. They have a witty Victorian feel.
Leslie Murry has a modern Christmas panel with presents below and ornaments above, all in bright colors on black. She also has a funny holiday grocery list. From artist Will Burra, cat lovers will love his “Cat Nips” canvas of two cats enjoying drinks at a bar as well as his cat dressed up with reindeer antlers and bells. Edie & Ginger has a graphic red-and-white 2020 ornament, along with new sayings.
Pajamas & Chocolate has several new patchwork animal designs out. There is a winsome turtle, a jellyfish with curling tentacles, and a lion with many patterns in his mane. Colonial Needle has special pink ribbon canvases out for Breast CancerAwareeness Month; depending on the size, these could be ribbons only or could say “Survivor” or “hope.” 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. Kelly Clark has new roll Christma candies with Christma trees to match.
Blue Ridge Stitchery has a great new landscape canvas of an outlook on the Appalachian Trail. She also has a lovely ornament of a cardinal against a Blue Ridge background. Another ornament had a practical solution to pigs flying — this one had a rocket tied around him and was wearing flight goggles! A new baby sign has an adorable baby elephant hanging onto Mom’s tail, which you can just see. Finally, she has a series, Gnome for the Holidays, with five canvases of gnomes dressed appropriately for different celebrations.
Finger Step Designs has four new chart packs, including one that features Cashmere Stitches. Two others feature black and white, one with red accents. Cooper Oak has five new Provencal print Christmas trees that I love. Their licensed artist Susan Wallace Barnes has a new canvas of a London telephone box and another new canvas of a large Nantucket basket with a sailing ship in it. There are several other new canvases by her, many featuring ships.