Pippin has a wonderful new canvas of a colorful rooster. They also have a charming new canvas of a bee skep with lots of pink roses climbing over it. There is also a fun new canvas of a gumball machine. Lots of Brenda Stofft’s new designs from licensed artist Tina Cyr have an undersea theme. There are canvases in several shapes showing whales’ tails, and couple of lovely canvases with sea kelp. These canvases all have a calm pastel color scheme against an ultramarine blue background.
Tina Griffin has a new pineapple series that comes in several shapes to stitch coordinated items for your home. She also has several new coaster designs with very witty cocktail-related sayings. These include two entwined snakes for “with a twist” and a trio of sleepy owls for “nightcap.” She also has the new Siena series, which is inspired by the crests of old Italian families. She plans on having 14 canvases in this series, with the first two out now.
Two Sisters has added a new smaller size of shift to their line. Many of their most popular designs are available in it. These designs are 2.5×4 inches and are on 18 mesh. They have also added to their line of sea life silhouettes on striped backgrounds, sized for self-finishing inserts. There are four that are 3×3 squares. Jean Smith has a wonderful new set of coasters. They feature primroses, each in a different color. There are also 7 new Matisse’s Table canvases that have bouquets in vases. Finally, there is a lovely new rug, Sunshine Garden, that is 36 inches square and on 10 mesh.
Raymond Crawford has added several new scenes to his vintage Santa line, two of these are round ornaments and two more are stockings. He has also made several of his popular ornaments available in a new oval shape. He has added ovals with Jewish designs, including a pomegranate and a menorah, to these as well. He has several new sayings canvases, including a great one where the letters in “needlepoint” crowd the entire pillow in bright cheerful colors. in a similar style are two canvases, “I love my cat” and “I love my dog.”
Also from the designer are a pilgrim couple, four carolers, and a flower wreath adorned Jersey cow. He also has a new multi-canvas piece of Santa’s carousel with Santa and three of his reindeer. There are five new additions to the Broadway series, all for Rogers & Hammerstein shows. He also has a lovely new challah cover and tall it bag.
Rachel Donley’s new envelopes are all travel destinations. The “stamp” and “postmark” both have iconic items for the country. For example, the Bermuda envelope has shorts and a pink motor scooter, while Scotland has a thistle and Nessie. I hope she adds more canvases to this line soon. I’d buy San Francisco and Wine Country on the spot. Oasis Needlepoint has added two landscapes that are great showcases for stitches, both desert scenes. Day features a river winding through a canyon. Night shows a river in the mountains.At the size of a piece of paper they will also be great beginners projects.
Tapestry Fair has two new triptych sets for Halloween, called picket fences. One is of scarecrows and the other of monsters. The two side canvases are 12″ and the center one is 15″ high. They come with bases and can be bought individually or as a group. The animals in masks series has new canvases that have taken a southwestern direction instead of an African one. The new spirit animals are jack rabbit and two coyotes. There is a Talavera style angel stocking and there owls dressed for Halloween.
Judi & Co has a great new canvas that shows a whole bunch of women in hats as seen from the back. It reminds me of a colorful version of those crowd photos you’d see from the 1940’s. With so many colors, this canvas would be a great stash-buster. Another great canvas from this company is the patchwork flamingo, also on 13 mesh. It’s a pixelated flamingo, made up of squares and a few half-square triangles. It could be a great showcase for threads or stitches.
Doolittle Stitches has added zodiac signs to their line. They can be bought singly or the complete set on one canvas. They also have new destination ski caps for popular ski and beach resorts. The company is also adding to their travel series with new designs in rounds and squares. Kimberly Ann’s sister and mom have taken over the business and have new designs out. These include a new clutch that is a 70’s-inspired poppy design in primary colors. There is also a Chanel belt in Lily colors.
Rebecca Wood is releasing a new small nativity. .The manger is 9.5×9.5″ and the figures range from 3-3.5″ high. She also has new stockings, two of them very realistic Santas. Melissa Prince has a new Peace banner that joins her Joy and Hope banners. She has added new dog and cat canvases, including a serene black cat. There are also new 4″ square dog canvases as well as a couple of hummingbird squares. A delightful canvas shows a white dog with a St. Lucy crown next to a decorated tree. It’s adorable!
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