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Category Archives: Landscapes
When our sister company Elizabeth Bradley Designs was invited to exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show, we knew that Kirk & Bradley would have to paint something special to commemorate the event! This special canvas was designed as a result, and is modeled after the Chelsea Eccentric Garden by Harrods from the 2016 show, and was released at January Market earlier this year. Isn’t it pretty? I love the way Vernon gave it a sampler feel, while still keeping the main design of the garden in the center. Just perfect for any gardening enthusiasts out there! Needlepoint.Com has it available as the Chelsea Eccentric Garden Kit and it’s on sale right now.
I was so excited to get this canvas to work on, and was even more excited when it came back in the mail from the finisher! I think the trim definitely pulls the whole piece together.
Being on 13 count, the whole piece really moved right along. The majority of the piece is worked in silk, and there is a little bit of ribbonwork on there as well! I think it really helps to bring the flowers to life.
The kit is on sale right now for 20% off, (along with lots of other fun goodies!) and can be found on the Needlepoint.Com website here. Call the shop at 919-828-5538 for more information!
Happy Wednesday, everyone! I wanted to let you all know that I will be teaching at the TNNA Winter Trade Show in San Jose, California this coming January. I would love to have any wholesalers or shop owners join me for this fun event!
I’ll be teaching the Kirk & Bradley Mews House Canvas Friday January 20 from 9am-4pm at the San Jose Convention Center. The Mews House Canvas is one of the newest additions to K&B’s line of Thoroughly English Needlepoint. It is stitched with a variety of threads from Planet Earth Fibers, Rainbow Gallery, Threadworx Overdyed Floss, Straw Silk, and beads from Sundance Designs. Ribbon techniques will use River Silks Ribbons. This is certainly a class your customers will love for you to share with them!
For those of you who are not eligible to attend the TNNA Trade Show, I will be repeating the class at Needlepoint.Com in Raleigh, NC on Saturday March 18th, 2017. You can read more about that event here!
Good morning everyone! Happy Tuesday! I’m so excited to share with you all that I will be teaching one of my all time favorite pieces at Needlepoint.Com this summer. The upcoming class is Peter Ashe’s “To The Shore.” Class will be held on June 15th from 10-3 pm. Lunch will be provided, since it’s an all day affair.
This is a great opportunity to get comfortable working with open stitches, different French Knot techniques, overdyed threads, and much, much more! There really is a ton of different techniques and to learn.
I always joke that this is the house I want to move into when I “grow up.”
It’s just so gorgeous!
The total cost for canvas, thread pack, stitch guide and instruction is $475.
Call the shop at 919-828-5538 for more information.
Space is limited, and spots are filling up quickly. I hope to see you all there!
Happy Thursday and thanks for stopping by! I have a treat for you all today!
(Some of you may remember that it came back from the framer the other day)
For those of you who are familiar with Peter Ashe’s work, you will know that he tends to paint a lot of landmarks in the Southwest, and San Francisco. This piece is so totally unique and unlike any of his other designs. Think New England Summer- on the coast! I think it’s stunning. I always joke that I want to move into this house one day! But I mean, really… Who wouldn’t!?
The stitch guide is available by emailing email@example.com and the canvas can be ordered from any L.N.S who carries canvases from Julia’s Needleworks.
To The Shore was an absolute blast to stitch. I’m certain you all will love it too!
Good morning everyone and happy weekend!
This is really a very exciting post for me, because my Peter Ashe house is home from the framer. This piece is titled “To the Shore” and is distributed by Julia’s Needleworks.
When this piece came back from market last summer, I just knew that I had to stitch it. I’m sure you all have all found those pieces that just “speak” to you too, for one reason or another. If only it was as sunny and warm outside now, as it is in this scene. I’m so sick of the snow!
I’m really glad I chose the frame and the matte that I did. I wanted the piece to have a sort of “old time” feel, which I think a less contemporary frame really helped capture. I think this piece will live in my house forever!
As always, a huge thank you to Troy Fine Art in Fairfield, CT for their exceptional work.
I had forgotten until recently, that many years ago my mom stitched my dad a cummerbund.
I remember being about 8 years old and waiting for my parents to get dressed up to go out for a black tie work function.
My dad came downstairs in his tuxedo, and his needlepoint cummerbund. I vaguely remember a lot of bright colors, flowers and the image of a woman.
It wasn’t until recently at work, when we were discussing old “ghosts of needlepoint past” that memories of it started resurfacing….
Uhhhhm… WHAT were my parents thinking?!
Firstly, I can’t believe that my mom not only purchased this canvas, but also stitched it and had it finished…
Second of all, I can’t believe my father actually wore it… and to a black tie event at the office, no less?
Apparently, this lovely needlepoint treasure is based on a very famous Rousseau painting called “The Dream”, which can now be found at the MOMA in New York City.
(Yes, I found this information out as my mother tried to justify her decision to me…)
Really though…? Who thought it was a great idea to put a naked lady on a cummerbund?
How about the peeping animals spying on her from the bushes? And I’m really not quite sure what’s going on with the man over there on the right hand side…
Guys, I wish I had a better explanation for this one, but I’m really at a loss.
Maybe one day my children will look at my projects and say the same thing!
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!
One thing’s for sure though… I don’t think I’ll ever let my parents live this one down!