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House of Needlepoint News.....
October, 2017
In This Issue
Upcoming Trunk Show
Finished Projects
Store Hours
Stitch of the Month

Stitch a Spider Web
For a change of pace try a Halloween Canvas.  There are two similar stitches that make realistic spider webs.
Over and under each length of yarn place in the the shape of a flower.

The result is this flatter version of a spider web.

This bumpier version 
has a loop of yarn 
around each spoke creating what's below.

Tip of the Month
DIY Croakie Designs
Whether you do initials, a geometric, flag or small icon you can design your own croakie and bring it 
to us for finishing. 

What you'll need:
1.   1" width by 12" long piece of 18 mesh canvas.  (You may have a large canvas at home that has enough blank slevedge area to cut off a piece  giving you these dimensions.)  If you're not sure, bring it in and we'll guide you.
2.   Indelible markers or acrylic paint  for your design.
What to remember:
1.   Leave two rows on top and bottom for turnover.
2.   Leave 1" design free area of canvas on each end to assure none of your design is covered.  If it's an all over design like the Greek key above you don't need to worry about this.
3.   Leave at least 1" of unstitched canvas around the entire design for the finisher to work with while finishing your croakie.
Remaining Finishing Deadlines:
Monday, October 2nd
*Stockings, Pillows, Purses with fabric finishing

Wednesday, November 1st:

Friday, November 17th
*Belts, Key Fobs 
stitched and glued finish

Friday, December 1st
*Hanging Signs, Bookmarks 

Friday, December 15th:
Lee inserts for jewelry boxes, wallets and luggage tags

*ANYTHING brought in after these dates can not be guaranteed for Christmas 
or specified holidays 


Quick Links
October, 2017

Some of us think of October 
as Halloween Month
Stitch up some fun Halloween ornaments 
to hang on a spooky garland 
 or Halloween tree. 
Give your Trick or Treaters a TREAT!!!
Upcoming Trunk Show 

Thursday, October 19th  
through Monday, November 13th
The wonderful thing about this line is 
has something for every holiday, season
baby/child, animal/bird lover.  
Their whimsical designs lend themselves to
 mounting in handcrafted frames, bulletin boards and utensil/leash holders as seen in the examples below.  We are excited to now 
offer Deux Bijoux Bijoux custom woodwork finishing.

20% off all Trunk Show Canvases  
15% off Special Orders!
Finished Projects of the Month

Wondering what to do with a specific canvas and have enough pillows and/or framed items?
Vicki Sawyer IPad Case 

Custom Made Bag using a coaster 
canvas that was extended with two borders to make it larger.
Kaleidoscope Sampler
Choose your own colors & fibers to accent your decor and learn new stitches.
Floral Sampler

Square Sampler
Classes will be held on
Wednesday Evenings from 4PM-6PM and
Thursday mornings from 10AM-Noon.  
Please call or
email for more information: