Saturday, December 30, 2017

Uses for old, stitched needlepoint

NOTE:  It is really aggravating to sit down to finish a blog entry, only to discover that your internet connection is non-existent.  While Earthlink didn't repair it instantly, they were a little more professional about dealing with the whole process. 

Over last weekend, Peggi of Tapestry Tent ( blogged about an upholstered chair that she had had covered in"old" stitched needlepoint.  It made me think that that would be a good use for the Needle Nicely shop models where the canvases are no longer available. The pillows  have been put on sale in the shop, but I think this would be a better use for them. I also have some "retired" pillows sitting on a chair (yes, all on the same chair!--ask my husband why) in my living room.  Sunday night I started the process by taking two of them apart.  Last night I brought others home and have started the taking apart process.

This bow canvas was designed by the Alice Peterson company.

I counted this design from a Creative Needle leaflet years ago.  Inge also had it as a painted canvas, though I'm not sure it is still in her line.
This bow design by Thimbelina is approximately 40 years old. 
Trubey designed this canvas to go with her many tassel canvases.
I can't remember the name of the designer of this "heart" football canvas.  She had a whole series of
"heart" designs that were distributed by Susan Treglown.
And, last of this group, is this Golf pillow.  I think it was also distributed by Susan Treglown, but can't remember the designer.

Now I am off to locate a chair form and, in the meantime, take apart more pillows.