House of Needlepoint News.....
October 2020

In This Issue
Private Instruction
What's New
Trunk Show
Recently Finished Projects
Stitch of the Month
Byzantine Stitch

The pale gray background on this Charley Harper kitty cat* canvas is Byzantine Stitch, also known as a step stitch.  It gives texture and movement
 to this canvas.
*the above photo was found on Pintrest and attributed to Janet Perry of Napa Needlepoint.
Tip of the Month
Try Fluffy Fleece for Santa's Coat and Leg Cuffs

Rainbow Gallery's Fluffy Fleece is over-stitched on top of the canvas with needle and thread to create a curly, fur like effect.  Notice the cuffs on Santa's hat trim and arm cuffs below. It's a quick and easy alternative to doing Turkey Work or French Knots. It works well for beards and some animals also.

Remaining Finishing Deadlines
Thursday, October 15th
~Christmas Stockings
(done by an alternate finisher)

Tuesday, November 24th
~ Leather Backed Belts 
~ Dog Collars
~ Key Fobs

December 11th
~ Self Finishing Boxes 
~ Luggage Tags 
~ Snap Trays

Last month we said we would be able accept ornaments, bricks and pillows, done by alternative finishers, up until October 15th. We are VERY sorry to report these finishers will not accept any more projects at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you but COVID has driven this and it's out of our control. We truly appreciate your understanding and patience.
Private Instruction Sessions With Mabel
 New Arrivals
 CABI Will Be At HON
November Trunk Show
Quick Links

Leaves are turning. Acorns are dropping. Squirrels are gathering them. Fall has arrived and we're calling all creative DIY stitchers (or those who want to be) to enter our: 
Create Your Own Leaf Contest

Choose an 18m or 13m blank canvas 
at HON now and turn in your creation
 by October 31st.
Here are a few recently turned in:

An email picturing 
all the entries will be sent in early November. Voting may be done online, over the phone or in person. Voters must be on our Email Blast list or a HON customer to cast a vote.
All participants will get 15% OFF an in-store canvas of their choice. 
The First Place Winner will receive:
     *complimentary finishing of their            leaf ornament.
     *20% OFF an in-store canvas and          the threads to complete it.
 Trunk Show

20% OFF
from the Meredith Collection
Wednesday, October 7th ~ 
Wednesday, November 4th
We have had this trunk show booked for over a year and a half. It is one of the most sought after shows in the needlepoint community. There are many Autumn inspired designs to choose from. Make sure to stop in and or check out the canvases online to make sure you take home the canvas(es) you're coveting. 
All canvases 20% OFF including 
special orders.


 Recently Finished Projects