No, I am not finished with What’s New From Market! Is that good or bad? well I’m not sure. If you figure out how many of our favorite needlepoint canvas designers exhibit at market times how many new canvases they each debut, plus the bags, the threads, the books, the magnets and more….whew, that’s a lot of new stuff!
This magnificient standing rooster was a big hit at the show and created quite a buzz. There are approximately 16 canvases that assemble together to create your masterpiece!
And here he is!
While I was in Patti Mann’s booth, this darling canvas caught my eye! Isn’t this the cutest? I don’t think that is a new canvas in her line, but it’s new to me as I have never seen it! Had a great chat with Patti about this canvas (since it was early in the morning and still quiet) and found out that all these dogs are the family dogs. For example, the French Bull Dog that you see in the front, well that’s Gus. You may have met Gus on Facebook. He is almost as famous as his human which is Chris Mann, who is currently touring with The Phantom of The Opera!
I love these two canvases by Zecca! The canvas on the left is the one that I selected to bring to class with the incomparable Tony Minieri, Meredith Willett and Suzanne Howren at In Stitches in Atlanta! I can’t wait and yes this canvas is a selection out of my comfort zone. Since I teach now, stitch models and create stitch guides, I want to challenge myself with different stitches and techniques. And knowing this amazing ensemble of teachers, I am sure that they will happily oblige!
Meet Mdm. Pompadour, a limited edition canvas by Labors of Love. Why is it a LTD you ask? well look closely and you will see a sculpted head and hands that are added to the canvas after it is stitched.
Another canvas by Labors of Love, a small Tudor Rose that goes with the series of King Henry and his wives as was seen in Needlepoint Now last year.
Remember seeing the picture of Tony yesterday? well someone texted or tweeted him to say that they wanted to see a picture of him on the show floor, maybe to validate that he was really here?! Well I believe Tony took that literally and he is really is ON the show floor! either that or he is just taking a quick nap…BTW with as much as this man accomplishes, I don’t believe that he EVER sleeps!
Quail Run set up the most amazing booth! So welcoming to the buyers. Notice the blue ribbon on the front table? well they were winners of the Best Booth award. Congratulations to Quail Run!
Somebody was trying to get my attention…or maybe telling me that I was spending too much time on the computer and ignoring her? Gotta love her!
and until next time…keep on stitching