When is a cushion a chair?

A new year, a new stitching challenge I recently received this beautiful image of a needlepoint chair. It was photographed in City Needlework in San Mateo California and apparently stitched by the owner. This stunning chair got me thinking about needlepoint chairs and how you might go about putting one together.  I soon realised it would […]

The remarkable stitching of Phoebe Hart

Remarkable Rugs, The Inspirational Art of Phoebe Hart  I buy a lot of needlework books but it has been a long time since one inspired me like this one about the remarkable stitcher Phoebe Hart. Who was Phoebe Hart? Born in America in 1917 Phoebe was brought up in England. In 1929 she attended the newly established Stage Decoration and Design […]

Making a house a home with needlepoint

Needlework in every room On a recent visit to Carrick Hill in Adelaide, I was struck by the homeliness of this historic house. As I walked through the rooms I was immediately struck by the needlework in each room. Needlepoint cushions are featured on dinning room chairs and on lounges and chairs. Screens are exquisitely embroidered in bedrooms […]