Saturday, September 6, 2014

Maggie Lane coin canvas

When I started doing needlepoint, I was an unemployed librarian/college professor.  My first canvases were all counted on penelope canvas.  Penelope because that was the canvas my best friend possessed and gave to me.  It wasn't until I started working for Needle Nicely that I stitched on Zweigart mono or a painted canvas.

This piece, stitched from a chart in McCalls Magazine, was done on penelope canvas using Paternayan yarn.  It was about the 6th canvas I needlepointed.  My first was a stitch sampler, done in stripes, and then I did some different bargello patterns.
 I originally had this made into a floor pillow since the finished size was 21 1/2 by 23.  After about ten years I had it made into a stool that I had a piece of glass cut for so I can use it as an end table.  It is 18 inches tall.  It was made by Hunt Galleries in Hickory, NC.  I understand they are no longer in business which is a shame since they did gorgeous finishing of needlepoint in addition to making upholstered furniture.


  1. That stool is absolutely stunning, Mary Agnes. Love the colors! I, too, stitched a lot of Maggie Lane designs "back in the day" and still love them.

  2. What a trip down memory lane with the mention of Hunt Galleries. Still miss you being in the yellow house in Blowing Rock!