Monthly Archives: July 2017

Have you heard about our Holiday in July Sale?!

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! Have you heard about Needlepoint.Com’s Holiday in July Sale?! It’s one of our best promotions of the year! All in stock holiday related canvases are 25% off right now.

That doesn’t just mean Christmas… we have lots of fun Easter, Halloween and 4 July canvases too! As our shop manager Melissa would say,”If it hangs from a tree, it’s on sale!”

You can shop the sale even if you’re not local to Raleigh, too. Simply go on the website and search our Holiday in July page. Our web department has done an amazing job of pulling canvases offline as soon as they sell, so what you see on there should be really accurate. Canvases should be market with a green “Special Offer” banner.

Here are some of my personal favorite canvases in stock right now:

All travel rounds are 25% off:
Holiday July

This cute airplane comes with a stitch guide!

Holiday July

This little mini-stocking does too!

Holiday July
This patriotic bunny is precious!

Holiday July

As is this Pepperberry Snow Couple 

Holiday July
I’m thinking about stitching this funny little saying:

Holiday July

This Melissa Shirley Carrot Bun has always made me laugh!

Holiday Easter
This would make an adorable Thanksgiving pillow:

Holiday July
There’s so much more to shop on the website. Check it out here!
You can also call the shop to order at 919-828-5538.

PS. Don’t forget about our new online class: Lots of Knots!

 

Voila Needlepoint Shark Belt

Whenever I’m working on a super detailed project, like the Kirk & Bradley Nativity I’ll be teaching at Needlepoint.Com’s A La Carte Retreat, I like to also have a simpler project going simultaneously. Having something mindless like this really helps me relax and just enjoy stitching, without having to worry about keeping track of all of my threads and writing up a stitch guide as I go along. For the last few weeks I’ve had this cute little shark belt in progress. I just finished up the last few remaining stitches the other night.

Shark Belt

The canvas itself is by Voila Needlepoint. They have a ton of fun belt designs to choose from. I’ve been working the canvas in Basketweave using Vineyard Merino Wool- a personal favorite of mine for belts because it is so durable! The background color isn’t quite as bright as it looks in my pictures- it’s called “Tomato”- for anyone who is interested. I definitely want the belt to be used when it’s finished, and not have to worry about wear and tear.

I ended up having to stitch a whole lot more of it than I intended, because of a dye lot issue! Moral of the story… buy more thread than you think you need for big open areas of background. Who knows where the three extra skeins I originally bought went (Charlie?!) but when I got to the point I needed them, they were nowhere to be found! I asked the finisher to send back the extra stitched canvas, so at least I could have it made into a keychain if I wanted.

Shark Belt
I added a simple monogram to personalize the project which will be right by the buckle when it’s finished.

This Shark Belt Canvas can be found online here! 

Lots of Knots- A brand new online class!

I’m so excited to let you all know that today I’m launching a brand new online technique class with Needlepoint.Com. It’s called Lots of Knots!

Lots of Knots

The class is designed to teach all things “knotty”- there are nine different techniques included. You’ll learn everything from French Knots, French Knots on a Stick, Colonial Knots, Bullions, and their many variations. The class also teaches where and why to use different stitches, and what threads work the best for them. Knotted stitches add such fun texture to your stitching, and give an effect that you can’t achieve any other way. I know you all will love it!

Class includes blank canvas, stretcher bars, lots of fun threads, a printed stitch guide and 24 hour video access to your online class! Best news of all? Buy a technique class now and you have permanent access to it in your Needlepoint.Com account– they never expire so you can use them as a reference forever and ever. How great is that?

Below you can see several of the fun stitches we cover in this class.
You won’t want to miss out on this wonderful in home stitching experience!

Knots

You can shop the Lots of Knots class online here!