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Favorite Fall Canvases

Favorite Fall Canvases

Fall is here! The air is crisp, iced coffee is traded for Cortados, sandals are replaced with loafers, and cozy, oversized sweaters reign supreme. On weekends I adore stopping at my favorite coffee shop, taking a stroll, then cuddling into a well worn quilt and stitching the day away while fall favorites like Bewitched play in the background.

I stitch geometrics, vegetables, woodland animals, prints, and muted floral canvases throughout Fall. Fiber palettes include browns with touches of pink, jewel tones, and lots of rich reds.  

Below are my twelve favorite canvases for Fall. I hope they inspire you to stitch your own fall project! 

Vegetable Basket

 

I would stitch this Vegetable basket as a weighted, larger doorstop. I would incorporate velvet thread, straw silk, and neon rays. This canvas is charming, it reminds me of one of my favorite cookbooks, The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook.  

Poppy Lattice Square 

 This pattern evokes vintage Laura Ashley dresses. I would stitch this canvas for an acrylic tray. Perfect for holding perfumes, this one is my current favorite.  

 Autumn Napkin Rings 

 

Last Halloween Mr. Needlepoint and I hosted a Halloween dinner party. We served homemade mac & cheese. There was lots of red wine. Every guest had their own pumpkin to carve and after we roasted the seeds. I wouldn't change a thing, except I would ideally use these napkin rings. They would also be fabulous for Thanksgiving.  

Fox & Hound 

 

Fold it in half for an eyeglass case or finish as a pillow, this canvas exudes fall. J'adore.  

Malachite Bookmark

This canvas is normally sold as a keychain, but I would stitch this as a bookmark with a big tassel at the end. I am either reading or needlepointing during the fall. I love cozy classics like Little Women.   

Trout Rug 

This. It's on my stitch list. It's classic, the colors are beyond. Rather than a rug I would probably stitch as a wall hanging.  

Leopard Eyeglass Case  

 

Tuck a pair of tortoise shell sunnies in for optimum chic.  I would add a diamond monogram in red or pink to make this eyeglass case *pop*.  

Quail Family Belt 

 

This quail belt is charming. The colors are perfection. Mr. Needlepoint would wear this with jeans, Stubbs, and a fishermans sweater.   

Red Cluny Bunny 

 

This Cluny bunny would be fabulous finished on an antique stool. I would stitch the little bunny in velvets.  

Mind the Dogs 

My dream is to live in an old house in Vermont filled with dogs, quilts, cookbooks and, of course, needlepoint. Think Baby Boom. I would hang this needlepoint sign in the mudroom amongst well worn barn coats, wellies, and leashes.  

Brown Floral 

 

Classic & elegant. I have loved this canvas since I first ordered it for Lycette.   

 Poppies in Lattice Brick Cover 

 

I would use this brick cover not as a door stop but as a book end to hold up my favorite cookbooks. I love multipurpose needlepoint! 

xo, Jessica

 

 

 

Oct 06, 2021

Hello and Good Morning, Reading T&C this morning and came across an article about your beautiful enterprise. So excited to find a new shop and new friends.
I have enjoyed needlepoint until recently due to changes in eyesight. Going to revisit this issue and give it another try.

Jane Whitney
Oct 06, 2021

Hello and Good Morning, Reading T&C this morning and came across an article about your beautiful enterprise. So excited to find a new shop and new friends.
I have enjoyed needlepoint until recently due to changes in eyesight. Going to revisit this issue and give it another try.

Jane Whitney

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