Letters from Lycette

Bianca stitches hand-painted needlepoint canvas patterns for beginners.

Projects for Beginners: 10 Easy Needlepoint Canvas Patterns

Needlepoint is an exquisite art form that combines craftsmanship, creativity, and attention to detail. This ancient craft has a rich history dating back centuries, and it continues to captivate enthusiasts with its timeless appeal. It's a craft that allows you to create beautiful and unique pieces of art while soothing your mind with each stitch, providing a meditative and therapeutic experience. To get started on...

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Jessica stitches a hand-painted canvas as a demonstration for needlepoint for beginners.

Needlepoint for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started

In this comprehensive guide, we'll take you through the basics of needlepoint, introduce you to beginner needlepoint projects, and inspire you to embark on a creative adventure. Whether you're an artistic soul looking for a new outlet or simply seeking a relaxing hobby, needlepoint offers a wonderful opportunity to express your creativity. Let's dive in!

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Lycette Designs displays a custom handbag bag made by finishing needlepoint canvases.

3 Unique Ways for Finishing Needlepoint Canvases

Embarking on a needlepoint project is a creative journey filled with threads, colors, and joyous stitching. But what comes next after you've completed your needlepoint canvas? Finishing needlepoint canvases is the final step in the journey that can transform your project into a functional, masterpiece of art. In this guide, we'll explore three unique and creative ways for needlepoint finishing, taking your beautifully stitched canvas...

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Lycette Designs exclusive gifts for needlepointers.

6 Gifts for Needlepointers

In the world of artisanal crafts, few pursuits showcase as much talent, dedication, and sheer artistry as needlepoint. For those who have fallen under the spell of this timeless craft, every stitch is a labor of love, a testament to patience and precision. If you're seeking the perfect gifts for needlepointers in your life, look no further.  At Lycette Designs, we understand the hard work...

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Two cheeky needlepoint pillows placed on a chair.

Cheeky Needlepoint Pillows for Playful Home Decor

When it comes to enhancing the ambiance of your home, few things can add as much charm and personality as needlepoint projects. At Lycette Designs, we specialize in luxury, hand-painted needlepoint canvases that elevate your home decor to a whole new level! In this blog post, we're excited to introduce you to the delig

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A woman fixing needlepoint errors on her piece by reversing her switches.

Fixing Needlepoint Errors: Troubleshooting Common Needlepoint Mistakes

Needlepoint, with its intricate stitches and beautiful designs, can be a rewarding and relaxing hobby. However, even the most experienced needlepoint enthusiasts encounter confusion now and then. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned stitcher, knowing how to tackle common needlepoint mistakes is essential to keep your project on track.

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Black Friday Sale

Black Friday Sale

Lycette's 30% off Black Friday Sale starts this Thursday (11/23) at 12 AM and ends Tuesday (11/28) at 12 AM. Want more details? Please see below!  30% off online at www.lycettedesigns.com starting Thursday November 23rd at 12 AM and ending Tuesday November 28th at 12 AM 30% off in store at Lycette Palm Beach on Friday November 24th from 10 AM to 5 PM 30%...

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Criss Cross Hungarian Stitch

Criss Cross Hungarian Stitch

Criss Cross Hungarian is a gorgeous, textured stitch perfect for backgrounds! It is not the easiest to compensate, but the effect is well worth the extra counting. I love to stitch it with a pop of glitter in the middle, see above. Enjoy! 

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Mosaic Stitch

Mosaic Stitch

Mosaic is a classic stitch for large backgrounds. Not only is it easy to compensate, but it also goes by quickly. Fabulous for creating texture against a large area of continental or basketweave, will make pieces pop! Enjoy!   

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Lycette's Furry Friends

Lycette's Furry Friends

Lycette loves pups. Furry friends are always welcome at both Lycette Newport & Lycette Palm Beach. In fact, you are encouraged to bring them! Below are Mr. Needlepoint's, mine, and Mama Lycette's pups...plus a few others! I hope you enjoy learning more about these little devils!  Oreo The prince of Palm Beach, the king of our house. This 11 pound ball of sass rules the...

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Wave Stitch

Wave Stitch

My favorite new stitch for large backgrounds on seaside canvases! Use a variegated fiber like silk road to create more texture (as seen on the Palm Beach Shell) or use different shades of the same color/different colors to create more movement (as seen on the Apres Beach pillow). However you use the wave stitch I hope you enjoy! 

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