Dallas Outtakes

Dallas Outtakes

Here are snaps of goodies that caught my eye at Destination Dallas.  Most of these are finished items, and the box is something that I won at a raffle.

Pics 1 and 2 are from Suzie Vallerie’s , “Halloween Basket” class. Suzie owns the Enriched Stitch, Wilton CT. A very fun canvas and the finishing is superb!

Pic 3 is a piece that Lynda Richardson from Dreamhouse Ventures is stitching. I am happy to say that Lynda’s book, “Stitches a la Carte,” completely sold out during the show, so I am really glad I pre-reserved  my autographed six copies, which will be at Needlepoint Land by Thursday.

Pics 4 and 6 are from a very talented finisher who was at the show. The castle was created from two Petei canvases the princess is at the gate and her fairy godmother’s watching over her on the other side of the castle. An amazing cloisanne frog and a doll created from just a needlepoint witch’s hat and turned into a lovely doll complete with the owl embellishment that the finisher found.

Just the sort of finisher I love to work with– with an eye for embellishment and fabrics that just make a needlepoint piece absolutely unique and stunning.  Although you cannot see it, the witches robe is transparent with a spiders all throughout her cape.

And the Henry the Eight and his eight wives is a fantastic tapestry wallhanging that is quite stunning.

Later this week, I’ll put up pics of some of the canvases that I bought at the show.  I hope you will like them as much as I do!  And finally, the featured image for this post is a beautiful Laurel Burch from Danji Designs that appeared on the cover of the current Needlepoint Now, which contains a stitch guide for Swan Goddess (the name of the piece.)   As a matter of curiousity, I found the letter S that appears in the center of one of the flowers to be deeply mysterious.  I must ask Jill about this.  It  is listed as Item G in the Stitch Guide, but any deeper, inner meaning is left unexplained. By the way, notice the amount of beads that are used in the stitching. It’s a definite trend that I noticed at DD, in addition to  the wild new threads that have hit the market!

Item G

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About Erin

Owner of Needlepoint Land, LLC. Professional in the field for more than 15 years, during which I have managed and/or worked with various high-end needlepoint shops. I enjoy teaching both beginners and advanced stitchers, and have created numerous stitch guides, with speciality thread selections, for in-store customers and private clients. I maintain contact with an extensive network of needlepoint vendors, custom artists, and, most importantly, reliable, high-quality finishers. I look forward to hearing your comments on my blog!

3 responses »

  1. Hi Sherry–just sent an email and I have reserved an autographed copy of Stitches a la Carte for you. I have the price of the Swan goddess over at the shop and will email you that information. Thanks! Dallas was fantastic and the people who put on the show did a spectacular job!

  2. Hi Erin! Is it possible for me to order Stitches a la Carte from the shipment you will receive tomorrow? You can add it to my next box.

    Sounds like the DD was a great show. Oh, and I would like to know how much the swan Goddess is, please?

    Thanks a bunch, Sherry Feagans

    Sent from my iPad


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