Re-exploring Key West

Friday, July 8, 2011

Needlepoint - I love Needlepoint

I love needlepoint.   I don't like to do it, I just love it.   The cat and the iris were needlepoint panels that I bought at a thrift shop - 2nd Hand Sam's.    This shop is run to aid battered women.    Each panel was $4.00.   I couldn't buy the material to make them for that price.   I backed them with a dark blue fabric and packed them with filling that was leftover from a previous project.

The two large pillows were originally small needlepoint pillows purchased from a very cheap supplier of decorative accessories.   The needlepoint was very well done - the pillow Not So Much.   The backing just fell apart.   Hating to waste the needlepoint I took the pillow apart and made large pillow cover (18 Inch Pillow Form)   The fabric is a heavy duty twill.  

I have 4 needlepoint pillows for less than $50 (that includes the original price of the little pillows).     Generally you would pay double that for one.  
Thanks to whomever did all the real work of doing the needlepoint.  

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1 comment:

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Those are very nice! I love needlepoint too.