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Cozy Critters Club

I’m so excited to share the newest club we have put together for you all at Needlepoint.Com. The Cozy Critters are here, and they are cute as can be!

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The club is made up of three canvases. I don’t think I could pick a favorite out of all of them. They each have such personality! We decided that three was the perfect number to stitch one ornament for each of your children or grand children. It’s also a super manageable amount for a series.

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There are lots of fun techniques to learn in here- plus you will be able to perfect your turkey work with our tutorial! The ornaments are finished with a gusset which I think gives them something extra special.

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Each month you will receive a hand painted canvas and stitch guide delivered to your doorstep. All threads ship with the first canvas, because there is overlap between all three ornaments. The club also includes on online class that can be accessed forever 24 hours a day.

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The best part is that the cost for the whole club is only $195. Super reasonable I think!

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The first shipment goes out on April 1st, so make sure you sign up soon if you want to be included. There are limited quantities.

You can sign up online here. 

English Wildflower Basket- Teaching at TNNA

Hi everyone! It’s hard to believe that we’ve been back from TNNA for over a month. Where did February go?! Things have been so crazy! The days are going by so quickly- I know April is going to be here before I know it. I can’t believe I haven’t had time to share my experience teaching Kirk & Bradley’s new English Wildflower Basket at TNNA Las Vegas until now!

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After a few days of selling for Kirk & Bradley and buying for Needlepoint.Com (the days are long but it is so, so fun!) I taught my class Sunday morning bright at early. I love having the opportunity to meet industry professionals from all over the country. And it is even more special to be able to share my love of stitching with them. I wish I could have had even more participants in my class, but due to space and time constraints it sold out!

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The class focused primarily on different ribbonwork techniques. I talked about securing your threads and the most efficient ways to stitch a piece. I also was able to share a bit about my process when it comes to approaching a new piece. For instance, on this canvas you would want to stitch the foliage and basket before stitching the flowers, so that you don’t snag any of your ribbons. For this piece I picked a nice balanced trellis stitch for the background- I thought it felt appropriate for the setting of the canvas! No matter how proficient a stitcher you are, there is always something new and exciting to learn in a class- even if it is only a different way of thinking through things. I always pick up a few different ideas from my students too! It’s definitely a two way street!

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I have a few kits left in stock and available for purchase through Needlepoint.Com. Nothing in the kit is so tricky that you wouldn’t be able to work through on your own at home. The kit includes the painted canvas, thread pack with ribbons, printed stitch guide and a vinyl bag. The kit is $265.

A big thank you also goes out to Rainbow Gallery, River Silks and Straw Silk for their generous thread donations, and to Kirk & Bradley for sponsoring the class!

Burnett & Bradley Christmas Car Kit

Ever since I started working here, I had plans to turn this car into a class! I think this Christmas Car is just about the cutest design in the entire Burnett & Bradley line of canvases. Here it is in time for the holidays… the perfect last minute Christmas gift!

Christmas Car

The kit includes the painted canvas, printed stitch guide, threads, and access to an online class that never expires. You will have everything you need to complete the project.
The price for the class is $85. There is a nice variety of different stitches taught too!

Christmas Car

We only have three kits left in stock, so be sure to order soon or you will miss out!

You can shop online here!

Abigail Cecile is coming to visit!

We are so excited that canvas designer Abigail Cecile will be coming to visit us at Needlepoint.Com. You all may remember the last time she shopped by the shop. She will be in town this coming Saturday November 25th, which is coincidentally also small business Saturday.

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In honor of her visit, we have a mini trunk show in stock. Her designs will be 20% off in store and online all week long. This coming Saturday we will have a drawing for a $75 gift card in store to put towards her canvases. Make sure to stop in our Raleigh Retail Shop to enter!

If you aren’t familiar with Abby’s work, you are missing out! She is so talented and her canvases are just gorgeous! I absolutely love her color palate.You may recognize her rooftops series- it’s probably what she’s best known for.

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Make sure to shop the trunk show online to get your 20% off!  And don’t forget to stop by the shop to say hello!

20% off in stock arrivals from Dallas!

We’re having an amazing sale right now at Needlepoint.Com. All in stock new arrivals from Dallas Market are 20% off right now. There are so many fun canvases in stock- there is surely something for everyone. The sale ends tomorrow night at midnight. Don’t wait to shop.

I’ve rounded up 12 of my favorite canvases. You won’t want to miss out!

  1. Lycette Designs “Ducking Autocorrect” always makes me laugh!

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2. This Daisy Pot Canvas from Melissa Shirley Designs is so stunning

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3. This little moose is quite the character!

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4. This beaver is too cute!

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5. I just adore this stocking- it’s so timeless!

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6. The Witch is In is one of our staff favorites!

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7. This little Army santa may be coming home with me!

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8. This canvas is too funny- I can’t believe it hasn’t sold yet

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9. This child with the moose looks like it’s out of a Christmas book.

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10. This would be cute in a beach house!

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11. My mom stitched this canvas a while back, and it was adorable!

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12. This 3-D Gingerbread House would be amazing stitched and so fun to work on!

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The sale ends tomorrow at midnight, so don’t miss out!
Shop online here, or call the shop at 919-828-5538 to place your order!

Meet Amy- the Artist behind A Poore Girl Paints!

I had been following Amy Poore’s canvas line “A Poore Girl Paints” on Instagram ever since she came on to the needlepoint scene earlier this year. I finally had the pleasure of meeting her in person at Dallas Market, and we immediately hit it off!  Today on the Stitch Style, I wanted to share a little more about her and her adorable designs with you all. I know you are going to love her canvases just as much as I do!

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First of all, tell us about yourself Amy! Where is home for you?

I’m a born and bred southern girl who has lived her whole life in Alabama. I attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, which is where I now live with my husband, Raymond and our 3 year old daughter, Elizabeth.

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What was your first experience with needlepoint?

My first experience with needlepoint was jumping in on a stocking for myself. Around 4 years ago I had quit working to stay home with our daughter so I had a little more time on my hands. After getting settled into that routine, I turned to my dear friend, Barbara, who had been needlepointing for years to teach me.

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What lead you to start designing your own needlepoint canvases? And what is your process like?

I starting painting canvases because sometimes there were a few different things I wanted to stitch and they were just not out there. It turned into more than canvases for my personal enjoyment when I posted progress on my own canvas on Facebook. To my surprise, there were several people interested in my work. Which got me thinking – there are probably a lot of new stitcher’s on the scene who feel the same way, so here I am.

My progress is quite simple. I come up with a design, transfer it to canvas and get to painting. I have only painted on 18 count up until now but had someone special order a design on 13 count so I’m about to give that a whirl.

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What inspires you?

Lots of things inspire my designs. My eyes are always open! I also have friends and customers send me ideas they would like to see – which kind of brings me back to why I started in the first place.

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When you’re not painting canvases, how do you spend your time?

When I am not painting you will find me stitching. I always tell people – I am a stitcher first, painter second. I’m learning how to balance that better, it’s not always easy. Besides the stitching world, I’m an avid tennis player and I love to cook. I have a food blog and contribute recipes to a local monthly paper. All that being said – my family is the most important thing in my life so I most want to spend quality time with them and to be the best mom/wife I can be.

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Follow Amy Poore on Facebook or Instagram to see more of her canvases!

Amy’s designs are now available for purchase here on the Needlepoint.Com website. 

Don’t see the one you’re looking for? Call us at 919-828-5538 to place your order!