With a big TNNA Market later this month, many companies are releasing new products that are perfect for needlepointers.
Canvases & Charts
Quail Run has delightful primative red chicken, pictured here, that comes with a stitch guide featuring great stitches and lots of texture. In addition they have a 12″ square magnolia pillow on 13 mesh.
Machelle Somerville’s canvases, distributed by Fleur de Paris, are very popular. Her new design is a whimsical, colorful tree that has a mid-centiry modern color scheme. Also distributed by Fleur is Sandra Gilmore’s magnificent London window canvas. One of my favorite things about it is the needlepoint pillow covered sofa.
I love JulieMar’s five canvas Geometric Letter Box. Available in 13 or 18 mesh, the group can be used together to create a box or used separately. They come with stitch guides. JulieMar also has a delightful series of puppies in bags that can be finished as stand-ups.
Leigh Designs has added a new Femme Fatale, Lil, to the line. Jean Smith also had new canvases including a series of tropical gardens with a more abstract style. She has not neglected more traditional canvases as well, I especially like the cosmos beatuties with several flowers in different colors.
Silver Needle has added three new canvases adapted from the designs of Hadley Pottery. The snowman, Santa, and Christmas tree are in the traditional Hadley color palette. Susan Roberts has a set for a child’s director’s chair of planes, trains, boats, and cars.
Kelly Clark has introduced several new Halloweenies characters. She also has nine new Christmas pears. Squigee Designs has a new series of adorable Kewpie Dolls. Needledeeva has a series of 56 new Halloween canvases. Among them are Halloween Hi Fashion Shoes. These high heels feature seasonal motifs and colors.
j. child has a charming 6×17 canvas of goldfish in a fish tank. They also have a lovely dogwood branch full of blossoms. It’s is available in several sizes: 12″ pillow, brick cover, eyeglass case, 4″ insert, bookmark, and 5×7 pillow.
In addition to her lovely birdhouse series, Melissa Prince Designs has a series of six carousel horses, many designed to honor holidays. Dream House Ventures has created several canvases based on motifs from Turkish and Bedouin carpets.
Elizabeth Turner has a great ornament for lovers of horses or horse racing. It’s a horse’s head framed by a horseshoe. The company also has a pirate-themed tooth fairy pillow — with the treasure chest as the pocket! There is also a first Christmas ornament that looks as if it’s from a vintage kid’s book.
Brenda Kocher has a new charted design in a muted patriotic palette called Majors & Masters. Handbleesings gas a great chart plus charm called Cubistic Color Wheel. DebBee’s Designs’ new project is Garden of Silken Delights, featuring Treenway Silks.
Puffin & Company is launching three new styles. There’s a dragonfly sitter and a sunflower needle minder. Also new is Sarah’s Choice quilt block as a needle nanny. They were introduced at the Quilt Market last month, so look for them in your local shops.
Hug Me Products has added a small snap try to their line. It’s available in every fabric. They also have a new bag shape, the CarryAll, available in three sizes. They also have a new zipped rectangular tool case.
Painter’s Thread has introduced a new thread. Rayon Gimp is a cotton cord wrapped with rayon. It’s a soft but flexible cord and is available in all colors. Gentle Art has three new floss colors: Country Redwood, Silver Fern, and Mediterranean Sea.
Nordic Needle has a charming jeweled flower needle minder that comes in three colors. Michelle Ink Designs has a new line of needleminders create from precious metal clay.
Sulky has some intriguing new products. They are making a spray-on temporary adhesive that you can use to stick drawings onto canvas to make tracing easier. Fabri-Solvy is a water-soluable sheet you run through on your printer. It’s sticky so it attaches to you canvas and then dissolves when wet. THey als haver new iron-on transfer pens. Watch for upcoming reviews of these products.
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June 2013 New Needlepoint Products