Greetings from HON
Welcome to the season of pumpkin spice, fall foliage, apple cider, falling leaves and jack-o-lanterns! Did you know that the first jack-o-lanterns originated in Ireland where large turnips and potatoes were hollowed out and used as lanterns? The name jack-lantern comes from an old Irish folktale about a man named Stingy Jack. Irish immigrants brought the tradition to America where native pumpkins have since been used for the tradition. Here at the House of Needlepoint we are excited to kick off the fall season with our PLD Designs trunk show. Their canvases feature many fun fall and halloween motifs, as well as a wide variety of Christmas, folk and floral. Come enjoy 20% all the wonderful canvases or give us a call to order, 203-655-9112!
STITCH OF THE MONTH
Stitches do not need names or to come from a book to be effective and perfect for your canvas. A row of continental followed by two rows of over two on the diagonal works well vertically for a hatbox trim or horizontally as a background as shown above.
TIP OF THE MONTH
10” SQUARE PILLOW
Keep in mind when finishing a canvas with a simple knife edge, it will finish looking smaller than the size of the canvas. We suggest when finishing canvases 10″ or smaller you consider choosing an inset or boxed pillow.
FINISHED PROJECTS OF THE MONTH
There are so many beautiful stockings coming in every week from our talented finisher. Each one of these lovingly stitched heirlooms will delight a happy child or child at heart this Christmas!
We love watching the reaction of our happy clients when they come to pick up their finished clutches. Our talented finisher has an incredible eye for detail, and each piece comes back with meticulously finished seams, straps, twists, and pockets.
Luggage tags are a wonderful quick stitch and self finish. They are a perfect gift for birthdays and the holidays!
And of course the ever popular acrylic tray never disappoints!