Needlepoint Retrouvailles

About half of my needlepoint stash – so many years in the closet ! – is in the process of recreation as a chair covering. First Daughter, sister of The Bride with Eco Printed Chuppah, has fallen in love with this kind of handwork, whatever the subject : Portraits, florals, landscapes (especially in Group Of Seven style), forests, Old Country cabins…Here are some of the collection, cut up and fused to muslin, ready to be stitched into chair cushions.



First Daughter and her mama are especially pleased by the placement of two of the pieces – a modern design stitched in Israel, and the other, a traditional cross stitch border in a Palestinian design:

By the way, Daughter and I noted with some satisfaction that the September issue of Vogue is showing needlepointed fashions galore – dresses, bags, even shoes!

Next post: rust and leaf eco printed papers.



About wendyfe

I am a fibre artist working in mixed media textiles with a focus on vintage cloth reworked with stitching, natural dyeing, eco printing and rust printing . My work can be seen at
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7 Responses to Needlepoint Retrouvailles

  1. Fantastic repurposing! You certainly can’t throw away old needlepoint!

  2. Oh – would love to see photos of the finished projects.

  3. Ginny Huber says:

    very cool combination of pieces..will look forward to seeing chair covers that result…

  4. Wow, wow, wow,

    what a treasure this collection!


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