Saturday, July 1, 2017

New Items Spring 2017

Here are the newest items for the summer of 2017.  Latest on top.    I'll stop posting here on August 1.  See Destination Dallas tab for new items after that date.

Stitch By Stitch Larchmont has set up a Pinterest page where they post photos of new painted canvases as the designers alert them to the latest and greatest.  Even if you don't have a Pinterest account you should be able to access this.  (I hope)  Keep checking back to see what's new.

(If items are posted on Facebook, use the right and left side arrows to view more in the series.)


Pointe2Point has new self finishing four inch silver coaster bases with canvases to stitch and mount in the little frames.  Use the side arrows to see the coaster bases and the canvases.

Mountain Laurel Design has a new Bargello piece called "Bargello Band."  Follow the link to their Etsy store to make the download your very own.

Suzie at Enriched Stitch shows off a new artist she'll be distributing this fall.

Point2Pointe's new sterling silver (over brass) cuff bracelet is designed for their small square canvases to fit.

Painted Pony shows off a new designer, Diane Kator.  Here are six fun designs. I like the fall-themed moose and the nautical still life.

Kate Dickerson just posted six new designs (including some amazing cummerbunds) on Facebook.

Hingham Square Needlepoint shows off their newest New England summer beach scene.

My Pink Sugar Life does Shark Week.

Gloriana has new fall colors in their silk floss overdyes.

Needle Delights shows off the newest cyber class, "Amethyst Garden."  This will eventually be released as a chart and is sized to fit in a Sudberry box.  See the various colorways here.

Needlework Retailer shows off one of the Happy Snowmen series from Geoffrey Allen of Love You More.

Ruth Schmuff just introduced Mattye Hamilton, a new artist who has eight wonderful female portraits to stitch.  You can see them all on the Bedecked and Beaddazzled website.

Amy Bunger shows off the new Rogue design for Shark Week.

Just in time for summer, Laura Perin has a new quilt-themed design, "Tropical Pineapple Quilt."

Mountain Laurel Design has a new chart that will be on any Bargello lover's Must Have list.

Kelmscott Designs' latest needle minder is an American Eagle.

Jessica Tongel will now create custom city belts to celebrate the special town you want to wear.

Needlework Retailer shows off one of the hamsas from the newest Julie Mar artist—Sandi Utain.

Here's the first in a new series from Sara England, distributed by The Point of It All Designs.

Weeks Dye Works has introduced a new color to their line of overdyed cotton flosses.

CanvasWorks has updated their website with their latest collections:  "Beachy Fun," "Christmas," and "Coat of Arms."

Red Rooster's exclusive "Birthstone Santas" are darling and a quick stitch for that upcoming birthday present.

Ruth Schmuff has redone Sandra Vargas' Girls from Oz design into six little ornaments, all with their own stitch guide.

Doodlin' Around Designs has a new charted winter barn design available.

A Poore Girl Paints shows off the newest designs for September.

Here's the latest exclusive canvas from Bloomin' Stitches.  It's hilarious!

A. Bradley Needle Arts has three new stocking cuffs:  a darling sleeping girl (or boy) and a candy cane/holly one.

Apparently Gloria and Pat have a new needle called Pat's Favorite Needle with a long gold eye. Distributed by The Yarn Tree.  These are tapestry needles, available in sizes 24, 26 and 28.

LizArt has three new counted designs. The Art Nouveau floral is free. I am very fond of the seahorse myself.

Jude has a new series of stadium designs for the football fan.  She also has a new Twelve Days Nativity series, with individual figures available or just one piece if you don't have the time to stitch a grouping of stand ups.  (second link below)

BeStitched has five pages of new items from the summer market on their website.

Blue Dogwood Designs has a new, unique patriotic design.

Kate Dickerson has a new Gay Pride design.

Here's a photo of four new colors of Straw Silk.

Rachel Donley Needlepoint Designs has a new, smaller mini-Santa letter for your stitching pleasure.

CBK is introducing two new small frog-shaped frame weights, one the Patriots and one the Red Sox.

Suzie at Enriched Stitch shows off the Melissa Prince "Murder on the Orient Express" coaster that she will teach at the Destination Dallas show.

Bohucket Road Bags shows how their travel storage bags work with needlepoint supplies.

Laura Perin has a new design for the counted canvas worker, a new holiday wreath called "Patriot's Wreath." Yes, you can now celebrate the 4th of July in red, white and blue style!

Barbara's Needlepoint shows off their newest rabbit design, the Strawberry Bunny.

The "Heart Mermaid" is new from Mary Engelbreit/Painted Pony.

Designers herd kids all summer just like the rest of us.  Check out the newest piece from Little Bird Designs.

BB Needlepoint Designs has a fun new floral called "Orange Flowers."

Sherry Bray shows off the model for the brand new "Swimmers" from Maggie to debut in September.

A Poore Girl Paints is going to have zodiac designs this fall.  Sneak peek here.

Rittenhouse is packaging smaller Barbara Russell designs as "Barbara Russell Youth Collection" kits.  I assume threads are included but I don't know for sure.

Needlework Retailer shows off the model of dede Odgen's "Umbrella Penguin," distributed by Fleur de Paris using Rainbow Gallery threads.

Homestead Needle Arts' latest newsletter describes some of the new items she bought at the Columbus market.

Painted Pony has posted new designs from Mary Charles.

Rachel Donley is doing a topiary alphabet project.  Unusual and interesting!

Strictly Christmas shows off new designs on Facebook.  Use the right arrows to see them all.  The chocolate-themed Christmas song pieces are hilarious!

The Son of a Stitch (SOS) line of architecturally inspired canvases from Colonial Needle has new sizes/shapes and patterns.

Judi and Company has a darling baby elephant in hand from the artist Jon Swart.

Ruth Schmuff has a new designer with fun and modern animal designs—Rebecca Walk.

Stitch Therapy shows off the new designs from S.E. Hagerman of And More Designs.

Rebecca Wood Designs has updated her website with the newest items:  bunnies, reindeer, birds, Santas and Easter/Christmas items.

Here's a charming new summertime pool design from Mary Engelbreit/Painted Pony.

Rittenhouse has posted a photo of their show booth on Facebook.  Lots of Barbara Russell canvases, which they own the rights to now.

Burnett and Bradley now has magnets to match some of their canvases.

Strictly Christmas shows off their favorite new design, from Shawn Jenkins.

Painted Pony shows off two new Diane Kater pieces, a new artist in their line.

BeStitched is posting new painted canvases from the show on their shop website.

Maggie Company has updated their website with the newest canvases.

Pepperberry has gone gingerbread and Santa cats!  Use the side arrows to see them all.

Painted Pony has a new artist-Brit Sally Swannell.  Check out her chicken roost.

Gayla Elliott shows off her "Boss Cow" for The Collection.  And her "Bloom Where You Are Printed."

Associated Talents has also updated their website with all the new things.

Two Sisters has updated their website with their newest designs.

Painted Pony shows off their newest angel—"Queen of Africa."

Bristly Thistle shows off the new needle minders they sell made from vintage jewelry.

Nashville Needleworks has four new letter designs exclusive to the shop—"Beach," "Lake," "Pool," and "Camp."

A. Bradley Needle Arts has a great new mini-stocking for the video gamer in your life.

Louise's Needlework has a new photo album on their Facebook page for new items they have seen at the Columbus Market.

Colour Complements's "Summer Collection" includes 7 new colors of perle cotton and perle silk (various diameters).

Kirk and Bradley has listed their new designs on their website.

Kirk and Bradley also has a new travel round for Atlanta.

Burnet and Bradley (formerly A Collection of Designs) has a new series—"Farm Friends."

Melissa Shirley Designs has updated their website with their newest designs.

Gone Stitching has a new book.  It recommends stitches for Judaic canvases, very useful for that tallit bag.

Here is "Hydrangea" from Amyjo Hill Collection/Love You More.

The Meredith Collection has updated their website with the newest designs, including several new Charley Harpers and work from their new artist, Ken Swinson.

Purple Palm shows off a colorful fish design from Mary Wentzel.

Zecca's website has been updated with their newest designs.

Jody Valentine's latest is a round holly ornament for the Christmas season.

Here are the latest designs from Melissa Prince.

Point2Pointe Needlepoint now has self-finishing key rings.

Looks like Kirk & Bradley now have a new poison bottle design.  This appears to be for's spring 2018 retreat for now but eventually it should be available.

New "Mermaids Don't Do Housework" design from CBK.

Kreinik's new "Olive Moss" holographic green #016L  is now available as size 4 very fine braid.  I think it is quite pretty!

LizArt has a new four-way Bargello piece available now (second link).  She also has a new free design, a lovely realistic poppy.  Thanks, Liz!

Kangaroo Paws Designs shows off their licensed sorority and fraternity designs.

Melissa Shirley Designs shows off a new Halloween street scene.

K's metal floor stand now has a travel base.

Leigh Richardson shows off four of the new "Summer Sips" from Leigh Designs.  To see them all, go to the Leigh Designs website (second link below).

Another new still life from Este MacLeod/Melissa Shirley Designs.

Enriched Stitch shows off new Alice Peterson designs.

The Quarter Stitch has a new Alex Beard bird designs.

Bailey Jack (distributed by & More) has a new portrait of Frida with butterflies for your stitching pleasure.

Tango and Chocolate has updated their website with a new peacock design and a series of ornate red and white Christmas signs.

The Stitchsmith has a new clematis kit.

Cute new dog sign from Lycette Designs.

Melissa Shirley shares a new landscape called "Snowy Village " from Este MacLeod.

Kimberly Ann Needlepoint has a new quote from Audrey Hepburn as the focus of a new make up bag design.

Gentle Art has three new colors in their Simply Wool line.

Rachel Donley Needlepoint Designs puts the lime in the coconut with this charming two sided pillow or sign.

Another new piece from Lycette Designs.

Here's a new lovely design from Sew Much Fun, stitched by Cindy herself.  It's possible the stitch guide will come with the canvas.

The Artists Collection now distributes painted canvases by Jennifer Riefenberg under The Art of Sunshine design name.  Fans of Jennifer's classes on vegetables will love the orchard series.  Put your mouse pointer over View Finished to get an idea of what the finished piece looks like.  I don't know if Jennifer's guide comes with the series.

Amy Bunger shows off a piece from her upcoming Home Study—"Zero Degrees North' by Kelly Clark.

Another new Lycette—it cracks me up!

Lycette Designs has a new design for the martini lover.

Puffin and Company has a new needle nanny magnet—a rolled tape measure.

Voila has new tote bag colors. These come with coordinating canvases.

Kelmscott Designs has new needle minders and thread keeps. Love the snowy owl!

Melissa Shirley shows off "Heron Royalty," a new piece from Vicki Sawyer.

Orna Willis has a new design-"Down the Line"—a counted canvaswork pattern on Congress cloth.

Purple Palm Designs has a new unnamed artist that will be premiering shortly.  Here's a glimpse of their "Key West Rooster."

Melissa Prince Designs has a new movie coaster.  I'm guessing this one is "Top Gun."

Ehrman shows off a new Raymond Honeyman that will be ready later this year.

JP Needlepoint now has a rug-sized version of their popular "Flowers and Skins" pillow design.

Hyla Hurley now has cell phone pouches in her The Point Of It All Designs line.

Cheryl Huckaby has added new Christmas trees, doves and bells to her Etsy shop.  The Etsy shop name is MyNeedlepointArt but you also know her as CH Designs, distributed by Danji.

Susan Battle Designs has two new glasses cases (top of the page) and a new Christmas plaid reindeer (second row) to show off.

Suzie at Enriched Stitch shows off the two class pieces she and Aggy will be teaching at Destination Dallas in September.  The first is a movie coaster from Melissa Prince Designs for Murder on the Orient Express.  The second is a Julie Mar beach lounger.

JP Needlepoint's newest cats and dogs designs have been so popular, they promise a rabbit version.

Melissa Shirley just showed off "First Thanksgiving," a brand new design for the summer trade show.

Devon Nicholson has four color ways of a Dog design, with a Cat design promised.

The Wellesley Needlepoint Collection shows off a new Annie Lane design.  A stitch guide by Cindy is available.

Cathy shows off a new beach trailer design from Alice Peterson.

Laura Perin also has announced "California Trails," her latest quilt like design.

Needlework Retailer points out Laura Perin has a new "Red Cyclamen" design if you are into counted canvaswork.  Instructions for a purple or pink cyclamen are included, by the way.

Colour Complements has new colors in overdyed Kreinik size 16 braid and 1/16" ribbons.  The braid is available in sampler packs.

Alice Peterson has four new summer sayings canvases.  Stitch with a beachy smile!

Ehrman has six new tapestry kits from the design team of English Eccentrics:  "Moon Hare" and "Red Squirrel,"



 and a Coral and Blue versions of "Chrysanthemum."

BeStitched has the newest artist from Purple Palm ready for preorder—Brenda Flynn's mosaic designs are at the top of the page.  Remember, these are preorders.  The canvases won't be out until Destination Dallas most likely.

Peggi shows off the new Timothy Chapman from Tapestry Fair.  It's called "Hippo Swimming."

Puffin and Company has updated their website.  Here are the new products.

I didn't know that Ashley Dillon/Susan Roberts has a new "Barnyard March" in her march series.

Barefoot Needlepoint Design has two new wintery dog pieces, one a white terrier and one a black.  Would make a fun pair of couch pillows for the winter!

Jolly Red in England has a new tapestry kit called "Ba-Ba-Bloom."  It's a pretty stylized floral on a striped background.

Hyla Hurley shows off a new artist for Point of It All Designs—Darlene Hardie.  These five hilarious pun-y canvases should be available from Destination Dallas.

Apparently Kathy Schenkel has a new series called Santa Gets All the Credit.

Barbara's Needlepoint has new original patriotic rabbit designs. The background is red and blue striped and the bunnies are white silhouettes with gold stars.

Ruth Schmuff shows off new Kimberly designs.  The colorful happy carpet is available in different sizes, too.

Judy Keenan Needlearts has two new darling bird designs (tufted titmouse and Eastern bluebird) and in a departure, a wonderful trout decoy pattern.

Strictly Christmas and Etc. has updated their website with their newest designs.

Kimberly shows off another new design from Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery.  This is called "Let It Snow."

The Point of It All Designs show off a new Christmas wreath design.

Melissa Shirley shows off the new "Honey Bear" from Mary Lake-Thompson.

Needlenook of La Jolla shows off "Springtime Birdhouse," a garden scene by Mary C. Charles, who is a new artist for Painted Pony.

Laura Perin has a treat for the counted canvas workers Out There—a birdhouse wreath!

Here's a new charming Ashley Dillon Davis bird from Susan Roberts.

Scrim Discovery Needlepoint stocks custom Shaker style boxes for needlepoint finishing.  Use the right side arrow to see them with needlepoint lids.

Elizabeth Bradley has new mini designs inspired by the Chelsea Flower show.  Here's one of them--

Here's a new Annie O'Brien Gonzales piece called "Bowl-o-Matic" just released by Melissa Shirley Designs.

Thanks to Facebook I've found another nice Etsy shop with needle minders.  The cats are especially nice but if you need a fire breathing dragon, SunSpot Creations is the place!  LOL

Painters' Threads now has Shimmer Ribbon Floss in a new line of pastel overdyes called Painters Pastels.  Louise's Needle posted two photos.  Use the right side arrow to see both.

Cynthia Thomas shows off the Brenda Stofft and Mary Engelbreit/Painted Pony designs she will be teaching at Columbus for the TNNA show.

Kreinik Talks Scissors

Today's blog posting from Kreinik features the cross stitch designer Lord Libidan, who specializes in designs based on video games and science fiction books and television shows.  He's talking about scissors, something all of us use, even if we don't cross stitch.

Of course Kreinik sells all the above, but it's still a useful discussion, full of ideas of scissor types that might work for you.

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