Hamsa Rainbow

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. […]

Fruits of Her Labors

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 […]

Happy Doll

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 […]

Needlepoint Quickies

New stuff from all over the  web: Needlepoint is going glamorous: appearing on fashion runways. Flickr: a pretty oriental crewel needlepoint work. Memories of my great-grandmother: starring her needlepoint pieces. More work by Mary Smull (we wrote about her here last week). Gay Ann Rogers writes how sometimes needlepoint saves her. Tisha writes a story about […]

Pepita Needlepoint Featured in Needlepoint Now Magazine

Just in time for Passover, our Regal Matzo Cover and Afikoman Bag canvas set was written up in the March/April issue of Needlepoint Now. These were finished expertly and photographed for the article, which presents various stitching techniques for completing the project. These pieces require a greater investment of time but are very worthwhile; the resulting matching set will be […]

The Society for the Prevention of Unfinished Needlepoints

Also known as SPUN, the Society for the Prevention of Unfinished Needlepoints aims to locate all the unfinished works of needlepoint scattered across the world and bring them closure. I read about this fine organization in this article at NewsWorks: Many people buy needlepoint kits to stitch a image out of colored yarn, and sometimes […]