Tag Archive: New Products!

The Start of Great Original Projects

It’s so easy to create needlepoint projects that are uniquely your own if you begin with a simple line drawing on canvas. Yes, you can find them in shops as coloring book canvases, but did you know it’s so easy to create your own from drawings you find? My newest ebook, Needlepoint Templates, has over […]

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New Colors of Gentle Giant!

Named for its soft texture and oversize stitches, Gentle Giant is all optimism and light,…

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New Needlepoint in November

With the holidays ahead, most of us are concentrating of food and madly finishing up our needlepoint gifts. But that doesn’t mean there are no new products out there. While there aren’t as many as at other times of the year, there are still plenty of goodies out there. My absolute favorite thing I saw […]

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Color Harmony: Pantone Edition Book Review

Leatrice Eiseman, (Quarto Publishing Group,Beverley, MA), 2017, $24.99, ISBN: 978-1-63159-296-6. I have owned and loved several different editions of the Color Harmony books over the years, including one in Japanese. The first one came out in English thirty years ago, in 1987. The different volumes used a set palette of colors and then showed them […]

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New Yarn: Understory

Named for its woodsy character and shadowy palette, our brand new Understory makes a wonderful…

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Tons of New Colors in Threads

I have been somewhat lazy in bringing you all up-to-date on new things in the world of thread. Today we’ll get caught up with lots of news. First off, DMC is bringing out 35 new colors of floss, either in late October or early November. The pictures have numbers on them from 1-34 but it’s […]

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Threads: A Needle Necessity, Second Edition Book Review

Jane Evans and Liv Weiss, 2017, Bedecked & Beadazzled, $37 Compiling a book like this is a huge amount of effort. You need to decide what threads will go into the book, test all the threads, record information about them, and put everything into a consistent format. I realize this and the book is a […]

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A Stash of One’s Own Book Review

Clara Parkes, editor, Abrams Press, New York, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-4197-2704-7, $22.99 As long-time readers of this blog know, I have been in love with fiber, thread, and yarn since childhood. I will stitch with anything, and have. I even took up knitting largely to feed that addiction. I stopped knitting because that stash quickly got […]

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Dallas Needlepoint Market Round-up

Labors of Love always comes up with creative designs. For this market they have added six new dimensional bells. They are not just patterns but have Christmas images on the from a gingerbread house to a sweet nativity. They have also added Santa and Mrs. Claus to their line-up of giant (30″ tall) figures. The […]

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Beautiful Canvases from Dallas

Do you know people who are turbo stitchers? In other words they stitch so fast that finished projects fly off their laps. Whenever I see so many great canvases at a Market I find myself wishing I was a turbo stitcher and that I had won the lottery so I could buy all the wonderful […]

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More Stitchy Goodness from Dallas

Shelly Tribbey has what must be the cleverest series at the show. She has canvases for Halloween that you can finish yourself into caskets. The caskets are hinged so you see the needlepoint “body” when they are opened. The inside of the lid is decorated as well. They come packaged with canvas, coffin, and stitch […]

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Great New Canvases from Dallas Market

This week has continuing coverage of new products appearing at Destination Dallas. Remember this is a Cash & Carry show, so your shop may be bringing great new canvases. Many shops will have sales and special events following the Market, which closes today. Brenda Sofft has lots of great new designs. You’ll find a wonderful […]

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Custom Initials, Letters & Affirmations Now Available

I’m just too excited to keep this to myself. In my Easy shop I’ve added new products that will make it so easy for you to create custom gifts easily. They are all based on letters, phrases, or monograms. They can be based on my huge libraries of charted alphabets and fonts. They even can […]

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Dallas Market 2017 Sneak Peek Part 3

Today is the last day of our Dallas Market Preview. Starting Monday, you’ll have the coverage of the show with more great products. Raymond Crawford has a delightful new pink flock tree, an addition to his small tree series. It’s chock full of ornaments and is adorable. I suspect I’m fond of it because my […]

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Dallas Market 2017 Sneak Peek Part 2

I just love all the great things I’m seeing coming out in Dallas. Designers and vendors have their cars packed with goodies or have already sent them. Shopowners are packing, and bringing extra suitcases, getting ready to go. It’s a great show and fun for everyone. Here’s another batch of great new products. Do you […]

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Dallas Market 2017 Sneak Peek

This weekend will be Destination Dallas, the premier needlepoint market. Tons of great companies will be there with lots of great new products. The market is a Cash & Carry Market so your local shop will be bringing home goodies. Some shops are having clearances currently to make room for new items. Other shops will […]

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New Yarn: Season Alpaca

Purl Soho’s new Season Alpaca redefines cozy. Soft as a newborn baby’s head, this 100%…

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New Yarn: Season Alpaca

Purl Soho’s new Season Alpaca redefines cozy. Soft as a newborn baby’s head, this 100%…

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Elemental Affects Shetland Yarn Thread Review

The background and dress on this project were stitched using Shetland, a hand-dyed thin wool from Elemental Affects. Before I cover this yarn and its use in needlepoint, let’s take some time to talk about Shetland yarns in general and then about some knitting terms that will help you understand this thread. Shetland Wool The […]

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Elemental Affects Shetland Yarn Thread Review

The background and dress on this project were stitched using Shetland, a hand-dyed thin wool from Elemental Affects. Before I cover this yarn and its use in needlepoint, let’s take some time to talk about Shetland yarns in general and then about some knitting terms that will help you understand this thread. Shetland Wool The […]

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New Needlepoint Products for July 2017

Are you looking for some fun new projects to start, especially if your Christmas stitching is finished? In the last month or so I have come across some lovely new needlepoint products I want to share with you. Sally Corey has several lovely new canvases for JulieMar. There is a wonderful new series, called Arabesque. […]

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New Yarn: Cotton Pure on a Cone

Our one hundred percent unmercerized Pima cotton, formerly available in hanks only, is now wound…

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New Needlepoint Summer 2017

We’re finishing up coverage of the Summer Needlework Market today. Canvases from Melissa Shirley, Rebecca Wood and others are described. Sew Much Fun has added golfer girls and boys to their series of shelf sitters. Even without equipment, you know the sports by the sayings on their clothes. In addition to the first Christmas snowmen […]

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More Great Canvases from Summer 2017 Market

First off, here are the winners of the Milestone Contest: Charlotte Meek, Monica Mosely, and Donna Hires! Thanks to all who entered and you guys gave me some great ideas. Now back to our regularly scheduled program. Pepperberry has several two-side gingerbread cookies and a candy tree. These would be wonderful as ornaments or stand-ups. […]

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New Yarn: Field Linen

Fresh, crisp, and natural, linen is one of our very favorite fibers, and so we…

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Summer Needlework Market New Products

This past weekend was the summer market for TNNA, held in June, usually in Columbus. Jenni’s ice cream aside (I’m told it’s amazing), there are plenty of wonderful new needlepoint canvases to keep you busy stitching. A couple of years ago Alice Peterson scored a big hit with their cookbook canvas. They have brought out […]

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The Collection Glow-in-the-dark Beads Product Review

Earlier this year I got a selection of The Collection’s new glow-in-the-dark beads. They are available in Size 11 and in several colors. The beads are made by Toho, Japan’s premier bead maker. I recently tested them. But the results were so disappointing that I have abandoned the test about 35% through. Color Although the […]

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May 2017 New Products Part 2

There are plenty of other great new products coming into your needlepoint shops right now. Canvases BB Needlepoint has a charming design of a vase with orange flowers in a quirky style. Liz’ newest stocking features Santa holding a lantern walking through the woods. It’s a generous 20″ high. Pepperberry has a series of new […]

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New Yarn: Cattail Silk

Our new Cattail Silk may change the way you think about silk. Unlike the glossy,…

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May 2017 New Products

Spring is in the air all around us (here we went from winter 2 weeks ago to summer now) and with it there are some great new needlepoint products. Threads I’m excited about the many new colors in threads out there. The Gentle Art has brought out five limited edition colors in floss: root beer […]

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