Needlepoint Collections

About the Needlepoint Collections

The Art of Painting with Small Dots of Colored Fibers

Samantha Taylor Designs - Needlepoint Kits and Canvases - are for the Discriminating Needle Worker - seeking Needlework Kits and Needlepoint Canvases based on Historical European to Contemporary Designs.

The Collections offer you Tapestries - Charts and Patterns for Beginners to Experts. There are small designs - pillow sizes up to large rugs.

The Designs are basically Historical European Needlepoint to Contemporary - Modern Needlework Tapestries.

Within this Needlepoint Collections Section of the website - we illustrate and explain how each Design was developed and how it may be worked and - later finished into Pillows - Cushions - Rugs - Chair Seats - Coasters - Panels - Frames - Bench Covers and much more.

The Designs in this section are available as both > NEEDLEPOINT KITS - ( view all Needlework Kits on this one page - if you are in a rush ) - or as - CANVASES - without the wool and charts - then you are free to select the colors and fibers you want.
We break this Needlework Catalog of the Web Site into different Collections which you may view by selecting the desired photograph in the panel above.

We include the historical development of the designs as well as the original source of inspiration for these Needlepoint Collections on each individual page.

We are working on a whole line of new - modern needlework designs - which will be - useful additions to your lives - and never thought of - to date.

Precise finishing instructions - with photographs ( for you - or your professional finisher ) - are included with these new kits and canvases - as well as finishing packages - with the necessary fabrics and accessories.

This first Collection - entitled *The Trades of Talavera* - is composed of eight different designs - joined together. This collection is adapted from Seventeenth Century tiles from Talavera de la Reina - Spain.

Needlepoint Rug Kits Wall Hanging rug kits Needlepoint Rug Needlepoint Table Cover Needlepoint Headboard and Bench Cover

The first photograph shows The Trades - as a Rug on the floor - where we exhibit this Collection. The following page you will see the eight designs joined as a successful > Wall Hanging where you may view the finished - blocked and joined panels closer up. On the following page - you will enjoy another close up of the finished Rug Kits alone - followed by this same Tapestry - informally draped over a chair outdoors in a private estate in Avila. We include an extensive history of Spanish Ceramics throughout these pages.

Within this same collection - we then take you to the Heraldic Borders rug kits- showing you the four border designs joined together. These Four Different Needlework Designs ( forming the frame seen previously ) may also be used as a Table Cover or Headboard and Bedroom Bench. These four needlepoint designs may be joined to form different sized rugs - tablecovers - headboards - bench covers - used separately as bell pulls or - to pull back drapes.

Needlepoint Kits and Needlepoint Canvases The Countrywoman Design The Hunter Needlepoint Kits The Proclaimer Needlepoint Designs The Weaver Needlepoint Kits

The next Collection are the Four Central Motifs from the *Trades of Talavera Collection*. First we show - The Proclaimer - matted and framed - placed in our Breakfast Room - and available as Kits or Canvases.

The Proclaimer - a close-up view of this Designer Needlepoint. The Countrywoman - is seen on the following page. The Hunter - The Weaver- finished.

This series of designs may also be made into Needlework Pillows and Cushions - as well as chair pads.

The Memling Collection - based on a Hans Memling painting - shows three different Patterns Designs - ( large - medium and small ) - available in three different color combinations. The original painting and history may be viewed within this section.

Needlepoint Chair Seat Kits Needlepoint Tapestry - Pillow Kits  Needlepoint Pillow Kits

The Napoleon II Needlepoint is a single and very magnificent > Chair Cover - as seen in this first photograph. We then show you the Napoleon Tapestry reproduced by ourselves and now available for purchase - followed by the Original Needlepoint showing the front and back sides and how we reproduced this tapestry into Pillow Kits.

Blue Needlepoint Sampler Beige Blue Needlepoint Samplers Rose Needlepoint Sampler Beige Rose Needlepoint Sampler

The Sampler Needlepoint Collection is basically one design offered in four different color combinations. You will see how eight colors combined - produce a completely different sensation - as the juxtaposition of colors of the fibers mix and change.

Victorian Needlepoint Victorian Needlepoint Doll Victorian Needlepoint - Scotch Stitches

The Victorian Needlepoint Dolls Collection shows Abbey framed on our guest room wall - followed by Pearl and Ruthann - then a Close Up of Abbey with a very small history of Victorian Dolls and the Scotch Stitch - which we used and suggest - for the backgrounds.
Needlepoint Initials Alphabets Needlepoint Alphabet Letters Needlepoint Alphabets Kits

Initials Needlepoint Alphabet Collection consists of all twenty-six letters or initials. The collection is comprised of four different sizes and canvas counts ( holes per inch ).

The first page shows the Initial C framed in our study. The same Needlepoint Initial is next shown Close Up - Letters Framed - the new > Letters - on a tighter 12 holes-per-inch canvas - made into Mouse Pads . - and finally - the small Alphabets.

The entire alphabet is available and may be framed or finished as a Needlepoint Pillow or Cushion Inserts.

Recommended Needlepoint Kits for Beginners. A nice gift for a Baby Shower - Anniversary or a Wedding - either stitched and finished - or as a lovely - gift packaged kit.

Needlepoint Initials

Needlepoint Canvases

Our Fine Line Needlepoint Canvas Collection is based on Contemporary Original Oil Paintings. These modern paintings are available as canvases only and are all on 12 or 18 mesh ( holes per inch ). We use Zweigart Mono Deluxe and Interlock Canvases.

All the Canvases may be viewed by visiting the Needlepoint Canvases page.

Small Designs

Small Needlepoint Kits or Canvases are usually designed for children. We broke this idea in 1999 - when adults wanted a taste of needlepointing - without the overwhelming idea of purchasing the larger kits.

This page shows some of the smaller kits available - the designs are suitable for children - younger adults and - well - all people of all ages.

The kits are fun - quick - easy to stitch - and make great commuter entertainment - enjoy. To purchase - visit the kits or canvases pages.

For those of you who are not familiar with our Products - we present this very complete section explaining the Product Presentation and Contents of the kits.

First is the closed Sampler Needlepoint Kits showing the gift packaged Kits. The Sampler Kit is found on the following page - opened and showing a photograph of the inside and kit contents. The Napoleon Tapestry Kit - Canvas and Original Tapestry together are on the next page - then we show you Kits - including all contents - followed by a close up of needlepoint Canvases Hand Painted Needlepoint Canvases.

The final two pages show a very detailed view of the Hunter > Pillow Kits with a Color Coded Tapestry Wool and charts followed by a general view of this same complete kit. Our Needlepoint Kits include everything you will need to stitch your project - as explained in detail within the above pages.


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