My Thorn Alexander Clutch!

When James and I went on our honeymoon to Spain, I decided I didn’t want to take any serious stitching with me. I wanted something that I could stitch easily in hand and not have to think about a ton while I worked on it. 

I impulsively bought this beautiful Thorn Alexander clutch my last day in the office before I went on vacation, and I’m so glad that I did! 

Thorn Alexander Clutch


We had the best time on our trip! Drinking wine and eating amazing food, wandering the streets of Barcelona and Madrid and exploring! I loved having a little to work on while we were flying or chilling out at the hotel room whenever I had a spare minute.

I worked almost the entire piece in basketweave using Vineyard Silk and Fyre Werks for the gold. It was the perfect piece to travel with!

When I got back home, I ended up beading the center medallions, which I think really helped turn the canvas into something special.

Thorn Alexander Clutch


Needlepoint.Com’s expert head of finishing Amy helped me pick out a beautiful turquoise silk to line the bag with. It really makes the blue in the design pop and is such a beautiful but subtle detail. We settled on a navy blue velvet to tone down the pink, and to help hide dirt from getting on it! Our finisher added a beautiful gold zipper as well.

Thorn Alexander Clutch


I’ve already had SO many compliments on it the handful of times I’ve used it recently. I can hardly wait to take my Thorn Alexander clutch when we go out to dinner in our new home in Colorado Springs next week!

You can shop the canvas online here!