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.


Sandy’s Finishing Touches – 2010 edition

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Now that the finishing deadlines are upon us, you might want to consider doing a small finishing project yourself. Here is a new edition of Sandy’s Finishing Touches to get you started.

College football needlepoint


There is nothing like a custom bracelet or pillow to show support for your team. We can deliver these in a week or two for your favorite team!

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Zecca needlepoint at the Bristly Thistle

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We have the Zecca trunk show in the house–wonderful, whimsical, colorful canvases that are unique and will be fun to stitch. And, this month Zecca canvases are all 20% off!

Pair a canvas with a Zecca accessory–magnets, laying tools and needle threaders and you have a stitching party all your own.

Coming up–Brenda Hart will be teaching Canvas Embellishment Friday 10/28 Saturday 10/29 and Sunday 10/30 and there are still a few seats left. Come learn from Brenda and have a great time.

New stitch guide from SuZi

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SuZy Murphy has published another must have book. SuZy’s Portable Stitches II distills SuZy’s Lite Stitches and SuZy’s Mini Stitches into one very portable book, the same size as Portable Stitches.

We have these in stock on our website.

Julie Pischke mini canvases at the Bristly Thistle

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These mini designs from Julie will make great ornaments. You could use a few of them to decorate a small tree.

Over 60 are available until December 30 2010 for only $24 each on our web site.

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Needlepoint Gift Ideas

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One of the great things about needlepoint is there are always gift ideas to fit any budget. No matter how long someone has been stitching, there are useful new tools and accessories they would appreciate.

Until December 31st, we are offering Needlework System 4 stands and clamps at 10% off with free shipping (lower US 48 only). You can order the floor stand or the table stand which both use the same clamp. This is a very well designed system that holds the needlepoint project rock steady yet allows the canvas to be turned over easily.

If your budget is smaller, we have a lot of selections under $50, including the always popular Thread Zapper. This little tool is great for working with threads that would normally unravel and cause untold consternation.

We also have a selection of scissors and tools for under $10. These make excellent stocking stuffers and are always welcome.

All of these are available on our web site.

College Fan needlepoint projects


Now that the conference season has begun, it is time to support your team! We have done needlepoint belts, cuffs, pillows and more for Ohio State, Florida, LSU, Michigan State, Michigan and others. We can also do high school and professional teams too! Give us a call or send us an email with your ideas.

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Sharon G needlepoint show at the Bristly Thistle

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Sharon G has sent over 100 of her designs to our store this week. There is a great selection of scenery, abstract art, birds and her favorite triptychs. All are 20% off during the trunk show.

Sharon will be teaching in our Florida store October 6-9. Give us a call at 904 729 4020 to sign up!

Hot new needlepoint tool!

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I had been hearing rumors of a tool used by fly fishermen and beaders that melts synthetic threads to cut them. I found them and gave one a try on Neon Rays, Shimmer Blend ribbon floss and Shimmer. I was skeptical, but I have to say the Zapper really does the trick.

Working on the blanket on my elephant, I was using Neon Rays and Shimmer Blend floss. The Zapper cut the thread like a hot knife through butter and the threads did not shred! I actually enjoyed using these threads. It even makes Renaissance threads behave! This is a great little gift and a wonderful addition to a stitcher’s tool kit. We have these on our website.

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