Needlepoint

Abigail Cecile Needlepoint

Do you remember in my last post (dated three months ago) how I mentioned I was back and ready to reenter the world of blogging and embroidery? Well, something even better happened! I started designing needlepoint canvases for Fleur de Paris. It’s been so much fun. My designs debuted at the TNNA winter trade show. Pretty soon they will be sold in needlepoint stores around the US. One of the funnest parts of this process has been getting feedback and comments about my work. Seeing my designs pop up on websites and on social media has been, and still is super exciting.
(If you’d like to see my full collection, here’s a link).

So what does that mean for the blog? Well, I’d love to start a series on the basics of needlepoint. It’s such a relaxing, unique form of embroidery, one that millennials haven’t seemed to have discovered yet. While hand embroidery is exploding on the crafting scene needlepoint is still pretty obscure (it’s extremely popular in certain demographics but the craft movement has not really gotten into it). The question is, can needlepoint be cool? (or beautiful, sophisticated, or even elegant?). Absolutely! There are some very hip and gorgeous designers and designs out there.
My question is, what would you like to see on this blog? Is there anything holding you back from trying needlepoint yourself? Let me know in the comments!

Abigail Cecile Needlepoint