Design your own needlepoint belt

I just found out about this marvelous book by Ann Cady Scott. It’s a binder full of images, letters, and numbers graphed out to work on a belt you design yourself. Here’s a link to her website: which explains everything. We will be carrying this book at The Point of It All; it will retail for $65.

The designs will also work on my Design Your Own Key Fobs. I sell the key fob kit (canvas, hardware, instructions) by clicking here.

Of course if charting your own design sounds horrifying/impossible/daunting/an opportunity to make a big needlepoint mess, you can always work with our fab custom artist. If you are in town this Friday afternoon, the Divine Deborah will be at the shop. Email me for specifics.

Happy designing; happy stitching!

Deborah, the Amazing!

How amazing is this custom portrait of Buster Battle, my Chocolate Labrador Extraordinaire?! I gave a picture (see first image below) to super talented custom artist, Deborah, and here’s what she came up with…I am soooo pleased!

Buster has been the subject of many needlepoint canvases…this one is on 13 mesh. It is sometimes hard to get the details as precise on 13 but some people just can’t see to stitch on 18 mesh, the finer gauge. I think this piece looks great and the detail is marvelous. The piece really looks like old Buster, not just any Chocolate Lab.

I used a combination of fibers: Silk & Ivory, Flair (yucky but great effect), and Appleton wool. The blue wall is done in the Byzantine stitch (see below).

Happy stitching! Susan