Just picked this up from the finisher. A wonderful job, stitched by one of my favorite customers.
I added a whole boat load of new header images to my blog. They are selected at random and displayed on top of the page. Refresh the page to see different photos of Pepita finished works of art! There are eleven images in all.
I retired the old images, which were just lifted from Flickr and were not Pepita projects. I think it should be obvious that a Pepita Needlepoint blog should be graced by its own designs. Can’t imagine why it took me so long. Well that’s another to-do item I can cross off my endless list. Have a nice weekend!
This is my stitched rendition of Hamsa Nature, a popular canvas of Pepita’s. This design is also available in a simplified version as a siddur (prayer book) cover. Contact me for details if you are interested.
Presenting my latest creation. This canvas is part of the Home Sweet Home collection. I recently painted one of my bedrooms light gray, but my teenage son insists that it looks like purple. Now I can show him what a purple bedroom actually looks like.
Hi everyone, take a look at our latest finished needlepoint design, Hamsa Rainbow. A “Hamsa” is a good-luck amulet shaped as a hand which is popular in Middle Eastern countries. It is said to ward off the Evil Eye and can be fashioned into jewelry, keychains, door knockers, wall hangings and lots of other cool stuff.
This design is part of the Hamsa Category of designs at Judaica Needlepoint. I framed it in bright red, inspired by another popular good-luck charm, namely the “Red Bendel,” a red string tied around one’s wrist.
Received in today’s email, a photo of an amazing piece stitched with a Pepita canvas, Frame Fruit. Our customer writes:
I wanted to share with you the results of my latest needlepoint adventure with Pepita! Here is the completed customized canvas I ordered last winter. It was a delight to stitch! You had suggested embellishments for the fruit, Renee, but I thought that would take all the fun out of the stitching challenge. So…I stitched the fruit first, and some of them required two or three tries to get it just right. Then I decided to do the whole background in scotch stitch. Best of all – and I know you will appreciate this – I finished the whole project using thread I already had in the house!!I have attached two pictures, one showing my project where it hangs, right next to my fruit-decorated kitchen curtains. How perfect is that? All I need now is a visit from the grandchildren to complete the scene!
The text she stitched in the center reads “Welcome to Bubby’s Heimishe Kitchen.” The word “Heimishe” is a hard-to-translate Yiddish word, it’s roughly equivalent to “cozy” and “familiar”.
I recently stitched and finished one of our new needlepoint designs, “Happy Doll“. I still smile every time I look at it.
I bought her an actual barrette from the hair accessory store and pinned it into her hair. Also, I sewed buttons on for her jumper. The white hem is done in Turkey Stitch and came out adorable.
I got the idea for this design from my first grader’s homework assignment (she was learning the letter D). There was a similar drawing in her workbook. My daughter is now convinced that this piece is for her room. I had to gently break the news that I’m shipping it to one of our retailers to hang in the shop. Are you a needlepoint store? Carry our stuff and make some little girls happy.
Gina writes how she purchased a Victorian-esque bench (costed $6.25 back in 1881), and wants to redo the upholstery in needlepoint. A resourceful woman who isn’t afraid to try new things, she purchased a pre-worked project off eBay, had a friend teach her how to needlepoint the background, acquired some great shades of wool, and off she goes! Read about her unfolding experience at her blog.
Did you guess that the image above this post was done in needlepoint? You guessed wrong. It is an oil on canvas rendering of Moho Beach by emerging Canadian artist Caroline Larsen. “Over several years she has developed a unique technique for applying paint,” states her bio. Navigate over there and check out her gallery of work.
New stuff from all over the web:
Have a great weekend everybody!