Like many other home arts, needlepoint is gaining in popularity. With this, new products are coming out between the needlepoint markets. Here’s news about the latest.
Lee has a new series of zodiac canvases, one for each sign. Pippin has added four new pumpkin smalls to their 3″ designs. For summer, a new canvas features nine straw hats, The Meredith Collection has a new adorable llama canvas with three whimsical llamas inside black-and-white polka dot borders. Machele Somerville has a lovely new canvas of pink flowers in blue glass bottles. A new round pillow canvas from Canvas & Thread is a single pink dahlia or a green background. Another new canvas from the company is a red Hamsa hand with symbols of different religions on the nails as well as other symbols on the hand. They also have two wonderful green parrot canvases inspired by the designer’s pet.
Edie & Ginger has a new Christmas stand-up that has a starfish with an ornament hanging from one arm. Painted Pony has several new Maru Engelbreit designs in their line, including a charming girl with her arm around her Scottie. There are also several other new canvases in Mary’s Fabulous Females line. Tango & Chocolate has a clever Christmas canvas with. two sweater-clad cats driving a VW Van piled high with presents. One of Kangaroo Paw’s new luggage tag inserts features cat’s eyeglasses with the words “road trip” on a striped background. Sandra Gilmore has a stunning new canvas with poppies and bees making a rectangular pillow. She also has a lovely new canvas of cyclamen with an Art Deco feel that has a geometric border.
Jean Smith has a stunning new canvas that is an extreme close-up of a purple anemone. Seeing the flower this close turns it into an exciting abstract design. An unusual canvas from Carol Curtis has a crab and other rockpool creatures at the water’s edge. The newest Ashley Dillon-Davis parade canvas is a colorful fiesta for Cinco de Mayo. CBK’s licensed artist Ginny Diezel has a charming new wreath that is simple and elegant. She also has a floral brick cover with a chic navy background. A new designer, Evelyn Designs has great round ornaments featuring maps of several cities’ transit lines including Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. She also has penny and dollar bill canvases. New from JP Needlepoint is a rainbow hearts brick cover Kate Dickerson has a lovely new ornament round with a dove and olive branch. She has expanded her series of weed canvases with “ouid” designs in French settings.
Mill Hill has a set of six garden gnomes that are some of their newest beads and perforated paper kits. Another new series is called Spring Bouquet and features more than just flowers with kits including a taco and a bear in a canoe. Just Another Button Company also has perforated paper kits. These have most of the design printed on them. You just add some stitching and buttons. Strictly Christmas’ Squatty Santa series has a new Hanukkah Santa as well as Hanukkah-themed stockings and cuffs. They also have a new sock monkey — dressed up as the Easter bunny. Pepperberry has three new rocking llama ornaments.
Painter’s Thread has a 1/8″ wide cotton braided ribbon in its signature colors. You can use it as is or pull a single strand to create a gathered ribbon. They are also making crewel wool in these colors. Both are packaged on spools. Their US distributor, Threadnuts, is also carrying hand-dyed silk ribbons in four sizes (2mm, 4mm, 7 mm, and 13mm) They are available in the Painter’s Thread colors. Rainbow Gallery has a new wooden laying tool with a built-in comfort grip. These are in limited supply. ColonialNeedlr is now stocking mini and standard stretcher bars. The minis come in 14 sizes from 5-18″. The standards come in 18 sizes from 5-24″
You may have used charms from By Jupiter in the past and not known it. Now, these charms will be available packaged singly in bags with hang tags. Voila Needlepoint has round wicker bags available in two colors. These are perfect to display the Patty Paints rounds or Rachel Donley monograms. If you miss the Tacky BOB for your beading, Yarn Tree has its successor, the Tacky Bill. It is a CD caseOne of with a tacky surface inside. It comes in assorted colors.
Needlework System 4 has added hand-held scroll frames to their line. The Meredith Collection has lots of great new Big Buddies magnetic needle mindeers. Accoutrements’ new minders include a series of shops. The first ones out are Which Shop, Needlepoint Shop, and Cake & Tea Shop.