Wednesday, May 6, 2015

For Your Own Needlepoint Slippers

Here are the places I know make custom needlepoint shoes. Please note that these are very expensive and the fit isn't always as good as regular shoes.  Also note that not every company will take your needlepoint and make it up into a shoe for you.
http://www.myslippers.co.uk

http://www.itzastitch.com

http://www.kirmani.net/needle-point-slippers.html

http://www.dann-online.com/custom_monogram_needlepoint_slip-on_Womens_Shoes.htm

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Tentakulatum UPDATED

From Leigh Designs' Jungle Heat:  Sultry Outback


Vicky DeAngelis shows off the huge range of overdyed products available from Tentakulatum on her blog.  I absolutely adore their Painters Thread overdyed ribbon floss, but most of the rest I've never seen except for the gimp, which is amazing for couching a thin line around a flower petal, say.  You can see their gimp in action in the photo above, outlining my flowers.
http://mostlyneedlepoint.com/shimmer-and-floss-and-buttons-oh-my/


From Leigh Designs' Lil Goblins:  Katie


Here's their overdyed ribbon floss as hair.  You can't see the gold flecks (cameras are blind to metallics) but the yellow shading into golden brown is just one thread with many colors.  Take a browse through this website and see what other fun things you can find for your canvas.
https://www.artisticartifacts.com/category/ten.html

UPDATE:  Here's another shop that carries these threads, highly recommended by Tess.
http://shop.threadnut.com

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The Cult of Needlepoint Slippers for Men

While trying to find places that make up needlepoint slippers I found this article by the founder of Stubbsa and Wootton on the history and cult of their men's needlepoint (and velvet) loafers.  Enjoy!
https://www.stubbsandwootton.com/press/cult-loafers

By the way, Frank Sinatra and Clark Gable wore custom needlepoint shoes from Mathias.
http://www.nytimes.com/1989/05/11/garden/where-to-find-it-custom-shoes-for-just-the-right-fit.html

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A Man Steps Out

A man steps out in his needlepoint shoes.  Many thanks to Nancy B. for posting about this on Facebook!
http://faeofthewildwood.tumblr.com/post/62367592590/if-you-mind-the-details-you-might-be-able-to

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© Copyright April 20, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Kaleidoscope (DebBee's Designs)

If you are a fan of counted canvaswork, you'll want to read the background behind one of DebBee's Designs' newest charts, "Kaleidoscope."  This was introduced in January at the last TNNA market.
http://debbeesdesigns.com/DDWrdPrs/?p=1609

If you haven't done counted pieces before, you should take a look at Debbie's website, just to see the delights you can create on blank canvas.
http://debbeesdesigns.com/DDWrdPrs/?page_id=4

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© Copyright April 22, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.