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Another year for and I am very proud to say the store is getting busier all the time. I guess by now it is getting to be known or at least heard about. has 3 main sections. There are the Kits & Canvases, some of the canvases with Stitch Guides. I continue to feature the designs I love and am glad to see some of you love them too.

My store specializes in the gorgeous design work of Laurel Burch, Melinda McAra and her wonderful sports themes and New England based canvases. I have the amazing Pajamas & Chocolate line of colorful hand painted canvases. I am always excited to see what they will do next. Plus I have a good stock of the Patt & Lee Design Scrap Thread Canvases. I think Scrap Thread Canvases are a great idea for using up all the extra threads & yarns we all end up with.

Now I get to name drop. has original design work from many other canvas artists including Danji Design, Jean Smith, Mayo Design, Jane Wheeler, Sophia, Jackie Ritchey, Kirk & Hamilton & More.

This past year I added a needlepoint belt category.

I assemble the kits for these canvases myself from the threads I love to stitch with. I use Anchor & DMC Perle Cotton Floss in sizes 3, 5 & 8. Also Kreinik Metallic Braid Thread in sizes 12 & 16. I let my love for and appreciation of color & how the colors relate to each other guide me. Putting kits together is my favorite part of my business. has a very good selection of new needlepoint books and other new books with subjects or techniques applicable to needlepoint. I have begun to amass a collection of Letter & Monogram books, to add words & signatures to our stitching.

I have also expanded my category headings to make the exact book you are looking for easier to find.

By my best count (and I am sure I missed a few or counted some twice) I list 190 new books. I’m always looking for newer new books.

My Rare/Used Book titles are dictated by the books my customers want and the books that I can get, in reasonable condition. It is getting difficult to find decent, salable old books. Some of the Rare Books are getting quite hard to find.

There are some extraordinary books out there, they go out of print and are often forgotten. We are losing wonderful and very useful stitching books all the time. Some of them are unique and some of them cover subjects not discussed or taught in the new books. I think it is important to not let them fade away

I want to thank all my customers & friends for another great year and look forward to another terrific year.

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Plants & Animals in Needlepoint by June McKNight
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I had not seen this June McKnight book before. it is copyrighted 1993 but perhaps not always available. It is, like the other June McKNight needlepoint books, and useful and very portable book.

As I have done with some of the other June McKnight books, I think listing the chapters will give you a good idea of the contents.

The book is full of wonderful flower and foliage stitches, all easy to understand and nicely graphed or illustrated.

This is a new heavy paper book with a metal spiral binding. There is a clear plastic sheet over-cover protecting the cover. Self-published by June McKnight with a 1993 copyright. It has 87 pages plus indexes.

Selling New Books is very different from selling my used, hard-to-find or rare books. New books have a set retail price and I have to compete in the “marketplace”. will be charging the full retail price for these fine new books but I will mail them for free. Please consider the Free Shipping as a Discount.

new canvaswork by Jill Carter
new canvaswork (yes, the title does not have caps on purpose) was published in 2007 in England. There is a wealth of needlepoint techniques, stitches and innovative ideas here. The book is subtitled 'creative techniques in needlepoint". There is some absolutely incredible stitching here. All the pictures are full color, bright and beautiful. the chapters are: Materials Background Surfaces (or treatments) colour, design & stitch, Couching on a canvas background Embroidery ... More Info
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Decorative Backgrounds for Needlepoint by June McKnight
This handy little book is another in June McKnigh's series of Needlepoint and Bargello Needlepoint book. The books are small with big spiral bindings. They are the perfect size to carry in your needlepoint tote bag and I love spiral bounds books, they lay flat when open. The subtitle for this book is "The Ten Commandments of Background Stitching" "Rules to help in the selection of the perfect background". I think that pretty much says it all. This is, as I have noted, a small ... More Info
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Architectural Stitches for Needlepoint by June McKnight
Finally, June McKNight has re-designed the cover of this excellent book. It was almost impossible to read, white on yellow and drove me (and others) crazy (not too long a trip for me). The new deign is very good, readable and striking. Thanks June. Another of June McKnight's wonderful spiral bound needlepoint stitch books. This book focuses on stitches she considers "Architectural" . it is difficult for me to describe what she means by this. There are so many stitches here. I find ... More Info
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Colorful Stitches for Over-Dye Threads by June McKnight
A terrific book by June McKnight. In it she discusses the many types of unusual or over-dyed threads and yarns and how best to use each kind. This small handy book contains full color graphs of 94 of stitches, stitched with these kinds of threads, so you will see exactly what you result will be. There are 3 pages with links to some of the speciality thread web sites. One section covers satin stitches, another is upright stitches. A number of the stitches shown here are new to me (but ... More Info
Price: $42.00