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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!

New Travel Rounds from Dallas!

We’re back in the office after a whirlwind trip to Destination Dallas! Melissa and I picked up so many fun new arrivals. I can’t wait to unpack all of the canvases and see everything again in person.

Kirk and Bradley released two new travel rounds which are available now on Needlepoint.Com with stitch guides. The two new locations are North Carolina and Alaska. Aren’t they fun!? I think the colors are so gorgeous in both of them.

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These two new additions are a part of a larger series. We have all of the canvases in stock here, available immediately with stitch guides. Some of my favorite destinations are pictured below.

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You can find all of them online here!

English Ribbonwork Landscape

Hey everyone! I know those of you who follow along on with my Instagram page have seen the progress that I’ve made on this Kirk and Bradley English Ribbonwork Landscape, but I haven’t had a chance to write a blog yet. Here it is:

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This is the last piece I had to stitch that I will be teaching at the retreat. It’s going to be a packed weekend for me with the Nativity Class on Friday and our Travel Round Class on Sunday! I’m working as quickly as I possibly can to get it finished up!

I’ve just had the best time stitching this landscape. I love the way Vernon designed it to be a bit like a sampler. You have really clearcut areas for each stitch you choose.He intentionally left the background somewhat blurry so that the flowers pop out in the front. just waiting on an order of River Silks Ribbons (my favorite!) and then I’ll be able to get it finished up! You know I love any opportunity I can get to work in ribbon!

Still haven’t made a decision on how I want to have it finished. Maybe a pillow!? But I’d also love to have it out year round framed on the wall. What do you all think?

Call the shop at 919-828-5538 to sign up for the class.
Can’t join us for the retreat? Canvas is exclusive to Needlepoint.Com so call to preorder a kit!

Openwork backgrounds: a new online class


Hey everyone! Happy Sunday! Today I wanted to write a quick post to share our newest online class with you all. It’s all about Openwork Backgrounds!

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I’ve noticed from working in the shop that picking out background stitches seems to really stump people. It’s understandable though: too busy of a pattern and it overwhelms your whole piece. Not enough of a pattern and sometimes it doesn’t even look like you stitched it.

This class aims to help teach you how and why to use different background stitches, and make it easier for you to pick your own background stitches as well!

Your class includes blank canvas, stretcher bars, a variety of different threads, a printed stitch guide and forever access to your online classes. Yes! Your classes never expire and will now remain in your Needlepoint.Com account as a resource to use again and again!

You can purchase the class online here! It’s one of my favorite I’ve ever written- I know you all will love it!

Pepperberry Joy Snowman Stitch Guide & Trunk Show

This sweet little “joy” snowman is back from the finisher. Isn’t he the cutest? I thought I would share the stitch guide for it on the blog today!

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Here is a list of threads you will need to complete the project:
Anchor Floss: #19, 227
Bella Lusso: #0575
Kreinik #8 Braid: #002, 005, 5760
Flair: #F588
Petite Silk Lamé Braid #SP02, 16
Size #14 Sundance Beads #1, 471
Jingle Bell

Stitch Instructions:
Area: Sky
Thread: Petite Silk Lamé Braid #SP16
Stitch: Skip Tent Stitch

Area: Face
Thread: Petite Silk Lamé Braid #SP02
Stitch: Tent Stitch

Area: Nose
Thread: Flair #F588
Stitch: Bullion Knot

Area: Eyes and Mouth
Thread: Kreinik #8 Braid #005
Stitch: Tent Stitch

Area: Snowflakes 
Beads: Sundance Size #14 Beads #1
Beading Thread: Crystal Braid Beading Thread:
Stitch: Classic Tent Stitch Beading

Area: Stripes on Hat
Threads: Kreinik #8 Braid #002, 5760
Stitch: Tent Stitch

Area: Green Hat
Threads: Anchor Floss #227
Stitch: Double Woven Stitch

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Area: End of Hat
Embellishment: Jingle Bell
Beading Thread: Crystal Braid Beading Thread
Stitch: Classic Tent Stitch Beading

Area: Red Hat Band
Threads: Bella Lusso #0575
Stitch: Alternating French Knots and Basketweave

Area: Scarf
Thread: Bella Lusso #0575
Stitch: Horizontal Kalem Stitch- portion by neck
Diagonal Knitting Stitch- Tails of Scarf
Turkey Work- Fringe on End

Area: Arms
Thread: Straw Silk
Stitch: Satin Stitch

Area: Body of Snowman
Thread: Petite Silk Lamé Braid #SP02
Stitch: Pavilion Diamond Stitch

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Area: “Joy” Banner
Thread: Anchor Floss #19, 228, Kreinik #8 Braid #002
Beads: Sundance Size #14 Beads #471
Beading Thread: Crystal Braid Beading Thread
Stitch: Tent Stitch- for green and red portion of banner
String and Couch Beads- for the letters
Couching- for gold string

You can find this cute ornament on our website here. It’s currently 20% off in the Pepperberry Trunkshow this month. There are so many cute designs in there… I’m having a hard time picking out just one canvas to stitch!

Here are a few of my favorites:

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Shop the trunk show online here. 
You can also call the shop to order at 919-828-5538.