May Trunk Show- Amanda Lawford and DC Designs!

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Our May Trunk show from Amanda Lawford and DC Designs is in store now! Featuring a wide selection of designs and price points- there’s something for everyone! Based in New York, New York, Amanda Lawford has been painting and designing canvases since 1975. She’s even done a stint at the Royal School of Needlework, in England! A newer artist of ours, Derek Clarke of DC Designs, brings us canvases for the modern needlepointer, while keeping an eye on affordability.

The Bristly Thistle May Trunk Show features over 200 beautiful canvases from these two esteemed designers. When we asked Michele to narrow her favorites down to just 10 to showcase here, she had a tough time, but here’s what she came up with!

1.  Great Blue Heron

5-14 heron

2. Peacock Floral

5-14 aqua flower

3. Dragonfly

5-14 dragonfly

4. Boxed Pansies

5-14 pansy canvas

5. She Sells Seashells

5-14 mermaid

6. 3 Big Fish


7. Beaching It

5-14 beach scene

8. Christmas Tree

5-14 tree

9. Spotted Pig/Babies

5-14 pow

10. Wild Thistles

5-14 weird flowers

We’ll have this beautiful trunk show through the end of May, so stop by the store or give us a call at 1(877)5-STITCH or (904)729-4020.

-Liz and Karyn

New Charlie Harper designs for 2013

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We are now taking orders for 6 new Harper designs released this year.  You can order them now on our website!


ATENTI overnight bags

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These gorgeous bags are irresistible.  The overnighters are good not just for carrying projects to and fro, but for actual travel bags.  The Venice bag evokes romantic memories of that fabulous city.  I love them all–I stalked the Atenti booth at market all 3 days.These new overnight bags are available in the store.  They are made in the USA and make great gifts.


Dream House Ventures trunk show

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The Dream House trunk show has just arrived with over 150 designs.  All are 20% off this month!

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Clip on birds from Labors of Love

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yhst-36309432747749_2251_1058789300We have all 41 clip on birds in stock this month from Labors of Love and they are 20% off. We would happy to pick threads for these including some sparkle bling!

Marcy Covington trunk show


This trunk show from Marcy is in the store this month.  She has geometric, floral, animal and other wonderful designs.   And during the show, all are 20% off!
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Happy Thanksgiving!


Daughter number one (she and her younger sister refer to themselves as the Heir and the Spare) will have this to hang in her home office. I followed her request for a black frame (no bling) and went with a black mat. True love is stitching a basketweave background….

Ashley Dillon Marches sale & American Express offer

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From now through November 24th, all 5 marches by Ashley Dillon are on sale at 15% off when you buy the kit including threads. Each kit includes a stitch guide by Michele at no extra charge!

Combine this offer with the $25 rebate from American Express on November 24th and save even more. (You must register your Amex card on November 18th at Small Business Saturday to qualify.)

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Alice Peterson Trunk Show at the Bristly Thistle

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There are so many wonderful canvases from Alice Peterson that it’s hard to just pick a few.

I love her children’s canvases–they are fun and even educational. My favorite in the bunch is the Fairy Tales canvas–it would be fun to stitch and can be appreciated by all ages. You can play “find your favorite fairy tale”–fun for all!

The AP line has a number of colorful, sparkly beautiful designs that cry out for wonderful threads and/or fun stitches. This is a terrific show … stay tuned to find out which one I’m buying …

Robin King day two


Robin taught the first class ever on “Flowers in a Vase” (ND311 by Needle Deeva) Saturday. It was very successful!

October 13 2012 Robin King class

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