Monthly Archives: September 2016

Thanksgiving Turkeys by Burnett & Bradley

Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! I will be teaching these adorable little Burnett and Bradley Thanksgiving Turkeys at Needlepoint.Com on Wednesday November 9th from 10:00-12:00! Aren’t they cute? And so silly- one is dressed up as a Pilgrim and the other as a Native American.

Thanksgiving Turkeys

This is a great opportunity to learn some fun new stitches and a little bit about ribbon.  The canvases are 3 3/4 x3 and 18 count- and both canvases are included as part of the class and kit. Such a fun little project to work on through the fall season. I think they will make such a fun addition to any Thanksgiving table!

Can’t make the class? Order your kit online and it will be shipped to you after the class on November 9th and includes online video access!

Order online or call the shop today at 919-828-5538!

English Garden Ribbon Class

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! Those of you who follow along with my Instagram will know that I have just finished stitching this gorgeous Kirk and Bradley English Garden Ribbon Canvas! I’m so pleased with how it came out!

English Garden Rectangle

I’ll be teaching this piece along with the Kirk and Bradley Mews Houses at Needlepoint.Com’s Raleigh Retreat this coming March. Class will be held Sunday March 19th from 9:30-3:00 at our Raleigh Store. The class fee is $335, which includes canvas (painted on 18 count!), threads, stitch guide, lunch and instruction.
I’d love to see you there.

English Garden
English Garden

Since the ribbons are too delicate to have this canvas finished into a pillow, I’m planning on having it finished into a shadow box. Headed out this afternoon to see our amazing framer and play with some frame and mat options!

If you’re thinking about coming to the class but have never worked with silk ribbon before, you might want to give one of our online classes a shot before you commit!

Let your stitching bloom

Beginner Kit

Let your stitching blossom

Intermediate Kit

Let your stitching blossom

Advanced Kit

Be sure to follow along on Instagram for more behind the scenes shots!


Destination Dallas Needlepoint Trade Show

Hey everyone. Happy Sunday! It’s a very exciting day in the needlepoint community, as this is the weekend of Destination Dallas Market- a huge “cash and cary” needlepoint trade show down in Texas. The Kirk & Bradley and Burnett & Bradley girls (Needlepoint.Com‘s sister company) left Raleigh last Thursday and send me this picture of their room at the show. Doesn’t it look dreamy?! So much needlepoint for sale!

Destination Dallas

Even though I’m not there to shop this weekend. Melissa and Nancy (Needlepoint.Com’s store manager and shop owner!) are there taking care of business. They’ve been hard at work picking up tons of new items that will be hitting the sales floor over the next couple of weeks. If you’re in Raleigh, be sure to drop by and shop our new arrivals for yourself.

Since Destination Dallas is closed to the public, I’ve collected a few of my favorite new designs that have been released this past weekend. Here they are for you all to see!

1. Kirk and Bradley’s newest series:

Remember Kirk & Bradley’s famous Travel Round Series? Well, Vernon has done it again! This weekend K&B released their newest Sporting Round Series. They’ve got all tennis golf and horse enthusiasts covered. Wimbledon, Royal Ascot and St. Andrews are the first in the line, but rumor has it there may be some American sports destinations making an appearance in the future.

Destination Dallas

Destination Dallas

Destination Dallas

2. Pepperberry’s new penguins:

Destination Dallas

Everyone loves the snowmen that Pepperberry Designs is so well known for. But how about these new penguins. I think they’re precious. (I think I may have to stitch that one with the candy cane and the top hat- he’s just too cute!)

3. Melissa Shirley’s new halloween hearts:

Destination Dallas

She also debuted a brand new artist this show: Este MacLeod. Her work is very folksy and the colors are wonderful and rich!

Destination Dallas

4. Lycette Designs New Staffordshire Dogs

I’m sure you all saw Lycette Designs new color ways of her Staffordshire Dogs last weekend in our giveaway. Jessica’s designs are so fun and colorful… I still can’t decide which is my favorite!
Destination Dallas

Destination Dallas

Jessica also released this beautiful new blue and white seashell canvas. It pairs beautifully with her green and pink coral canvas (pictured below with her precious pup!) Those of you who know me, know that I’m a total sucker for anything blue and white- so timeless and classic!

Destination Dallas Destination Dallas

5. Associated Talents Needlepoint

Destination Dallas

Thought these new hearts from AT Needlepoint were cute.  Love the pink, white and blue ones… summery and patriotic!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Painted Pony Angel Trunk Show 20% off!

We have such a fun trunk show at Needlepoint.Com this month with Painted Pony! All angel canvases are 20% off! I can hardly believe how quickly these canvases have been flying out the door! Seriously!

They have so many angels with so many different themes… travel destinations, sports, hobbies, holidays etc. There is without a doubt something for everyone in stock this month. I’m pretty sure they sent one of every angel in their line… amazing!

Painted Pony Angels

As always, if the canvas you are looking for has already sold, we are happy to order it for you at the 20% off!

My favorite are the mini angels with different schools and sororities on them! I stitched the Kappa Alpha Theta one a while back!

Painted Pony Angel

Frosty Wreath for Snowmen

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday!

You may remember a few weeks ago when I shared our new Frosty Stitches online technique class at Needlepoint.Com. It teaches you all about stitches for snowmen and all different kinds of snow. Well, today I wanted to share how adorable they look displayed on this frosty wreath I made!

Frosty Wreath

This was such an easy little DIY project! All I needed to display the ornaments was two spools of black and white striped ribbon, a styrofoam wreath, and some quilter’s pins.
I started by tacking the ribbon to the back of the styrofoam wreath using  a quilter’s pin. Next I wrapped the ribbon around and around until I made it all the way back to where I started. So simple! (Best part is there’s no glue needed!)

Frosty Wreath

Next I (carefully!) tacked each of the six snowmen to the wreath with quilters pins and tucked their individual hangers in behind the ornaments themselves. I tied a big bow and tacked that down in the empty space at the bottom of the wreath, too!

What do you all think? I love that these little guys aren’t super Christmasy too. I think the black and white is a fun alternative to the typical red and green you see so much around the holidays. They could definitely stay out all winter long in my house!

If you’d like to purchase these little Snowmen you can find them online here- exclusively through Needlepoint.Com!

The rest of our online technique classes can be found below:

Perfectly Tailored Stitches for clothes

Santa’s Beard and Mustache

Frosty Stitches for Snow

Just Bead it!


PS. If you haven’t had a chance to enter the Stitch Style Blog & Lycette Designs giveaway below, it’s not too late!

Staffordshire Dogs Giveaway!

Hey everyone! Happy Saturday! I’ve got a real treat for you all this weekend. Today on Stitch Style I’m giving away this adorable Staffordshire Dogs Canvas.

Staffordshire Dogs

I was so excited when Jessica from Lycette Designs got in contact with me about doing a giveaway. She’s a new needlepoint designer on the scene and I especially love that she’s a “millennial” like me! It’s so wonderful to see new faces in the industry!

One of Lycette Designs’ most popular pieces of needlepoint is this Pink and Orange Staffordshire Dog canvas. This is one of my favorite needlepoint designs, and has long been on my personal stitching bucket list. We’re constantly selling out of it at Needlepoint.Com! I  love that she has just come out with “Pink and Green” and “Blue and Orange” versions of the original.
Which version is your favorite? I don’t think I can decide!

Staffordshire Dogs

All three versions are definitely calling for an open background stitch- I think a stitch that resembled wallpaper would be so fun! Then, stitch the Staffordshire dogs themselves as mirror images of each other. Whatever stitch you decide to do on the right dog, do the reverse on the left. Maybe try a Gobelin Stitch for the body, and a Chain Stitch for the chains hanging from their collars. The collars themselves would look great beaded!

Staffordshire Dogs

Here are the steps you need to take to win this “Pink and Green Staffordshire Dog Canvas”

1. Follow Lycette Designs on Instagram

2. Like Lycette Designs on Facebook

3. Subscribe to Lycette Designs Mailing List
(found in the upper left hand corner of her homepage)

4. Subscribe to Stitch Style Blog in the box on the right

It is important to note that this giveaway is for both old and new subscribers.
Once you have completed these steps (even if you have done so at an earlier date!), send me a message here on my contact page to enter.
One winner will be chosen at random one week from today on Saturday September 17th, 2016. Be sure to enter by Friday September 16th to ensure you are considered!