This past weekend was the Atlanta Needlepoint Market with many new canvases on display. Because this is a Cash & Carry market, many shops came home with new items. Check with your local shop to see what’s new or to attend a special event highlighting new products.
New from Needlepaint are tooth fairy kits. These adorable pillows for boys and girls have various animals, each missing a tooth. They have also added a series of canvases for Easter. These include five different eggs and several bunnies. My favorite is cottontal, seen from the back. The pink bunny has polka dots and a big fluffy tail.
New from Kelly Clark are two lovely mermaids as well as three new additions to her blue sea creatures series. She also has a lovely beachcombing collage with a bicycle basket full of shells. Lee Needle Arts has four charming Christmas canvases in the hygge style that is so popular. The designer also has new geometric patterns in several sizes. Danji has three new graduation canvases. I’m so glad to see these because it’s hard to find enough different ones to make stitching these interesting. Another new canvas from Danji is a two-side teddy bear ornament, available in two colors.
Stitch Style has been greatly expanding its painted canvas line with a charming nativity, seasonal front door ornaments, and an ornament of a Traeger grill. She also has in collaboration with For Pete’s Sake Pottery adorable canvases of one-piece pajamas available in several colors. Finally, there is a traditional kite ornament, available in three colors. All these canvases come with stitch guides.
Cheryle Schaeffer has added more cookie-cutter ornaments, including an adorable shark. Kirk & Bradley has four new pillows with nautical and geometric themes in blue & white. Birds of a Feather has an adorable series of gnomes in garden settings. F bomb is a clever new design from, I think, Labors of love. The company also has a new 3-D bell combining candy cane stripes with a green interior. I love the new Saying from A Poore Girl paints, “You look like I could use a drink.” I definitely think that sometimes!
Quarter Stitch is highlighting a sunning new canvas featuring an Art Nouveau dragonfly against a complex background. The dragonfly has gorgeous multi-colored wings. They also create canvases adapted from the artwork of Clementine Hunter. Their newest is called Festival at Melrose and shows “a scene from the property where Hunter spent much of her adult life.” The large (19×15) canvas is on 13 mesh.
A new canvas from Lycette features several playing cards scattered on a cream background. New from Machelle Somerville are stocking cuffs. The seven designs include two plaids as well as a pine branch with cones, a mistletoe branch on pink, a bold star, and more. Audrey Wu has a new addition to her Chinese zodiac line. Appropriately enough it’s a tiger. Patti Mann has a lively collection of monthly calendar girls by licensed artist Rose Hill. Each lady is dressed in clothes appropriate for the month, including a raincoat and umbrella for April, and a gown with bold stars for July. Tout le Monde is a new designer with New England canvases including a lobster in a canvas bag and hydrangeas in a shrug basket.
JudyAnn Needlepoint is an Etsy seller whose lovely canvases include 3-D strawberries, hearts, eggs, and more, all done in a painterly style. Initial K Studio is a quilt designer who is now adapting three of its quilt designs into needlepoint canvases. Two of the designs are available in different colors. Barbara’s Needlepoint is making full-size stockings for both Easter and autumn. The autumn canvases feature either a scarecrow or a cornucopia. The Easter canvases show off either a Jelly Bean House or an Easter Egg Hunt.
Mindy n has lots of great new canvases. First, she has expanded her line of inserts for Turtle Bags with seashore initials, that have the letters (with some shells) against a shaded background that goes from sunset through white to ocean blue. They are just so lovely. Another insert features semi-abstract sunflowers in bright colors. Also new are some Asian designs, also for the Turtle Bags. Another new canvas features a rainbow of new crayons top and bottom with “Color your world” between. Finally, a lovely new insert for her dragonfly boxes features lots of oriental umbrella.
I don’t know who makes them but there are new self-finishing coasters out there in square and hexagonal shapes. The square holds a 4×4 canvas and the hexagon a 3.25″ round one. Planet Earth has added new colors for them including cranberry, hot pink, and two shades of light blue.
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Come back Monday for more new spring needlepoint!