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Thistle offers you a beautiful selection of handpainted needlepoint canvases,
threads, supplies and embellishments. Sign up for our
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Have you seen us in Needlepoint Now? Michele's lovely Seaside Santa, from Amanda Lawford, was in the Nov/Dec issue. And the Thanksgiving March, designed by Ashley Dillon was in the issue before that! Click here to get a closer look at the Thanksgiving March kit (which includes the canvas, threads, and stitch guide by Michele). Or click here to see the canvas and stitch guide only!
Our December 2013 Trunk Show is from Lee Needle Arts. This trunk show features canvases (including stockings on 13 mesh), purses, and lots of beautiful items to showcase your finished needlepoint! If you're a quick stitcher, a lot of them would make for great gifts this holiday season! Click here to take a peek. Don't forget to check out our blog to see some of Michele's favorites!
New products are available from Alice Peterson, ATENTI
bags, Charley Harper, DJ Designs, Dream
House, Julia, Labors of Love, Needle Deeva, Zecca and Little Shoppe (so
New Canvases - We just got some exciting
All About Stitching canvases in stock!
of Love have sent us all 41 of their clip on birds.
They are absolutely beautiful!
be teaching Seaside Basket by Melissa Shirley soon. Check back for updates!
The class will include Michele's annotated stitch guide.
Two new marches
from Ashley Dillon are available now:Thanksgiving
and 4th of July. Michele has finished
guides for all five marches and they are included in the price of
the canvas You can order the 4th with all the threads, Swarovski crystals,
stretchers and a rhinestone applicator.
On Sale - We have added dozens of designs to our On
Sale page, all at 50-75% off. All in stock belts
and pet collars are now 50% off. And, we are offering
20% off all in stock 13m and 18m
to our needlepoint
news blog to learn all about new items as they arrive in the
shop. Michele also writes an occasional Needlepoint
Tips & Techniques blog about her current projects.