In keeping with her beach theme, Sand Dune Quilt incorporates designer Sally Baer’s love of the beach, the garden, and geometric shapes. This new piece debuted at TNNA Summer Market in DC. Contact BB Needlepoint Designs.
This exquisite sampler celebrates the bountiful blue Hydrangea in colours of sky blue, gold, green, indigo blue and pink. Stitched with luscious over-dyed silks, silk flosses, metallic, and sparkling beads, it is not too big, so you can more effectively learn how to stitch the few lovely specialty stitches included. Sampler leaflet retail each US $14.70; accessory pack $40.24; (overdyed silks, metallics, silk flosses, sparkling beads, perle cotton not included). Contact The Victoria Sampler.
We’ve reached the halfway point in the year of calendar floral designs and the Chalk•Squared model, with the A•Moment•in•Chalk center—it is filling up! Sweet honeysuckle fills the air. Contact Cathy at Hands On Design.
Rainbow Gallery’s newest thread now available in 39 colors in two sizes: Capri 18 and 13. Capri has a matte finish which is a nice complement to all of the shiny threads such as Silk Lame Braid or Entice. Use as is off the card and stitches perfectly on items such as belts, eyeglass cases and purse inserts. Does not fuzz or pill. Contact Rainbow Gallery.
A little bit rustic, but so very cute, the Alphabet Bee Skep features an enlarged bee skep surrounded by a smart little swarm of bees memorizing their alphabet and numbers. Wonderful “Legacy” linen from Picture This Plus and tiny corner buttons add just the perfect finishing touch in this all-inclusive kit. Kits from The Bee Cottage are always all-inclusive so everything you need to finish this design will be included in the kit...how bee-autiful is that? Contact Sandie at The Bee Cottage.
Immerse in the fantasy world of pirates and dragons while stitching Cross Stitching Art’s lady pirate. This sparkly project is full of treasures and metallic threads adding depth. This design is suitable for any count and type of linen and aida fabrics. 37 DMC colours, five sparkly Kreinik metallic threads, four packs of Mill Hill beads and three various Mill Hill treasures are required to finish this project. Margot, The Treasure Keeper is 8.63″ x 12.44″ when stitched on 32 or 16 count fabric. Contact Hoffman Distributing Company, Inc.
This flower is made of Marianne Painter’s Cotton Twill tape. Each petal is formed separately and stitched to a base. The Twill tape has woven edges, is about 5/9″ wide, and is perfect for gathering, pleating, rouching and other techniques. 30 beautiful colors available from Threadnuts. Photo from Graham Cracker Collection, Spring Tapestry. Contact Jane at Threadnuts.
Summer is here with its unique scenes, full of color and beauty. So, once again we turn to nature for inspiration for new designs. Backyard water gardens showcase gorgeous colorful fish as well as flowers. This new canvas from Labors of Love Needlepoint is 6″ x 6″ on 18 mesh. Contact Labors of Love Needlepoint.
This whimsical butterfly takes flight with 10 different filling patterns in shades of grey and metallic silver. Finished size is 9½″ x 6½″. Learn more about the return of Karen Buell Designs, available through Nordic Needle.