Needlepoint is one of those hobbies that brings me peace of mind and happiness. So with summer’s longer days and a little bit of travel thrown in, I’ve been able to make my way through a handful of needlepoint canvases in my stash. Whether it’s been on an airplane or in the car, by the beach or pool, or even least glamorous, on our couch at home, I’ve enjoyed stitching and handful of canvases and seeing them come to life.
To be honest, lately I’ve felt called to stitch the smaller canvases in my stash. I know with us newer stitchers, the feedback is that we’re eager for instant-gratification – we’re the type who finishes tons of small canvases, but doesn’t tend to tackle larger-scale projects. I understand that philosophy. But for me, stitching and finishing a handful of smaller canvases is two-fold: I feel like I accomplished something and I avoid that overwhelmed feeling.
All this to be said, I’ve been having fun stitching smaller sized canvases, along with a few from the same designer for a pseudo collection of my own. I’m not super intense about having my canvases finished into usable objects in time for Christmas, so I’ve just been stitching away on my stashed canvases and keeping my batch of finished stitches tucked away to send to the finisher at a later date. If you’re interested in seeing a handful of my latest needlepoint finishes, read this blog post.
Needlepoint Canvases I’ve Recently Stitched
Before I share my recently stitched needlepoint canvases, be sure to check out my Beginner’s Guide to Needlepoint post, if you’re new to the hobby or need a refresher on some of the terminology and more.
Below I’ll share a photo of the stitched canvas, notated with the designer and fibers I used to stitch. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
Canvas by Jessica Tongel Designs; Fibers used – Pepper Pot Silk + Hook & Harbor dyed thread
Texas shift dress
Canvas by two sisterS Needlepoint; fibers used – Pepper Pot Silk & Rainbow Gallery Silk Lamé
Purchased at The Needle House in Houston, Texas
Canvas by Two Sisters Needlepoint; fibers used – Pepper Pot Silk + Sundance Beads
Purchased over the phone via Needlepoint Cottage. Located in Aiken, South Carolina.
Canvas by Wipstitch Needleworks; Fibers used – Pepper Pot Silk
Gifted by Wipstich Needleworks. Purchase on their website.
Hot stuff and Mr. & Mrs. minis
Canvases by Kathy Schenkel; fibers used – Rainbow gallery silk lamé
Purchased at Labors of Love Needlepoint in Atlanta, Georgia.
Canvas by Needlepoint by laura; Fibers used – Pepper Pot silk, Vineyard silk + Sundance beads (Currently stitching)
Purchased at The Nimble Needle in Atlanta, Georgia.