You’ve already seen some of these if you follow me on Instagram, but I wanted to answer a few repeat questions about where I have artwork and needlepoint projects framed and share a few recently completed needlepoint projects. I’m still waiting on an assortment of Christmas ornaments I dropped off a few months ago (my local needlepoint shop said a ton of people have picked up needlepoint during the pandemic!) but my current needlepoint project is keeping me plenty busy at the moment!
First up, I framed these two needlepoint canvases I completed this past fall over many episodes of bingeing Homeland. The two canvases came from separate artists — the lightship basket is Sara Fitz and the Nantucket flag is from this Etsy shop — but I picked threads that worked well together and wanted to find matching frames that would lend them a more vintage feel, like I might have stumbled upon them in an antique shop vs. making them myself. My local needlepoint shop recommended having them framed locally at Images in Old Greenwich as they actually do their own blocking to rectify any warping of the canvas that happens during stitching. My mom and I picked out these dark wood frames and French blue mattes and I’m so happy with how they turned out! I’m waiting to see how they might look with the wallpaper that’s coming for our new hall bath but if not I know I can find a happy home for them somewhere!
I also framed this playful overserved canvas that my friend Amy texted me about as soon as it was released. I used to sell the matching cocktail napkins when I had my online boutique so I can’t wait to have this little canvas propped on our bar cart! The canvas didn’t need to be blocked so I just sent it to Framebridge and ordered this simple white frame.
P.S. Interested in needlepoint? You can see how I started needlepointing here, see a bunch of completed projects here, and download a helpful free guide for getting started here.