advertisement

Free EBooks

Topics

Tags

Win a Customized Canvas and Tote Bag from Beth Gantz Designs

Apr 23, 2012

In continuation of our 100th episode celebration, guest of Knitting Daily TV Series 800 Beth Gantz is back to share some more needlepoint trend info and a customized give-away! (Thanks, Beth! See below for details.) What's hot in the needlearts these days? And what can knitters and crocheters do to join in the stitching party? How can you use stitching to add a personal touch to your work or ready-mades and show off your creativity? Join guest blogger Beth Gantz as she shares more ideas on being a trendy needleartist!

Watch Beth on Knitting Daily TV Episode 801 as she joins Shay to discuss trends in the needlearts today:

Embellishing your needlepoint is the latest in needlepoint trends. It's all about the bling! Having fun with threads, crystals, and charms translates to fun pieces that are also fun to stitch. Needlepoint is a great opportunity to get yourself get a little wild and show your glizty, glittery side. Shown on this episode are DMC Memory Thread, Kreinik's Hot Wire and metallic threads, sequin beads from The Collections, and overdyed threads from Weeks Dye Works.

Watch Beth on Knitting Daily TV Episode 809 as she meets up with Shay again to focus on trendy bags and totes from Beth Gantz Designs that incorporate the needlearts, so you can wear your work on your shoulder and show off your skills:

The idea of taking needle point and applying it to the front of the tote has been another hugely successful trend. Whether you want to needlepoint your own design or use a canvas to create one, the tote bag is the ultimate way to make sure your work is seen. You can customize it to your wardrobe, add some spark to your summer beach bag, or even give a needlepoint bag or tote as a truly original handmade gift that friends and family will most certainly use.

The bags shown on this segment can be found at your local needlepoint store. Please visit www.tnna.org to find a store near you, or contact Beth at bethgantzdesigns@gmail.com.

Do you want to learn needlepoint?
Are you a seasoned needlepointer looking for a fun new canvas to work on?

Enter to win one of Beth's newest designs: the Lime Pink Black Striped Dot initial design on 14 mesh canvas. This fun monogram (pictured above right) can be customized for the winner in any letter you'd like. Or, if you'd prefer, you can also choose the Pink Aqua Lime Flower (pictured left). These stitching canvas chooses are great for spring and summer.

Beth is also including a tote bag with the canvas for one lucky winner! So, you can stitch your initial or flower and then add it to a fun tote bag to show off your work!

Simply comment on this blog post and you're automatically entered to win the canvas and tote from Beth Gantz Designs. Tell us about your needlework - have you stitch before? What trends do you see in your needlearts world? Have you ever stitched with metallic threads? Embellished your needlework? We want to know! We'll randomly select one winner at noon Central Time on Monday, April 30th, and contact the winner directly for your canvas choice--either the initial canvas or flower option.

And be sure to watch Beth on this season of Knitting Daily TV Series 800, now airing on Public Television nationwide. Or, get the entire Series 800 of Knitting Daily TV on a 4-Disc DVD Collection! Click here to purchase DVDs and individual episodes of this season or previous seasons of Knitting Daily TV.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Knitting Daily TV is an exciting needle crafts how-to program on public television covering everything from knitting and crochet to stitching, felting, and spinning. The show guides viewers in learning to make fun yet smart one-of-a-kind designs using the latest products in yarn and fiber. Download free patterns, meet trendsetting knit and crochet designers, and improve or learn new skills and techniques.

Click here to find the PBS station nearest you airing the program. (You can enter your zip code or click "view all schedules/get listings" to see all the cities that air the show and when.)

Knitting Daily TV is airing on PBS stations nationwide and new markets are being added to the schedule all the time. Each individual public television station chooses when and if to air the program. If it is not airing in your local market, please call, write, or email and let them that know you are a viewer of the station and would like to see Knitting Daily TV. You can help bring Knitting Daily TV to your local PBS Station. Thank you!

This blog post has been sponsored by Beth Gantz Designs and The National Needleart Association (TNNA).


Related Posts
+ Add a comment

Comments

mommitta wrote
on May 4, 2012 10:52 AM

These are great projects and designs. I love the mesh bag where you can needlepoint directly on the bag.  Great ways to tote around your projects.

ecogryff wrote
on May 3, 2012 12:20 AM

I love needlepoint for how smooth it feels when it's done, and it the process fulfills some soothing need in me.  However, I never know what to do with my projects when I'm done with them!  Right now I'm working on a beautiful dragonfly design, but I don't know whether to frame it, stitch it on a bag, make it into a little pillow, or make it into an upholstered box top.  Then I have to decide whether to keep it or let my sister have it!

teenabeena99 wrote
on May 2, 2012 8:47 PM

I have a wonderful needlepoint baby blanket that I haven't taken out of the packaging  because it seems so daunting!

on May 2, 2012 3:21 PM

My 11 yr. old daughter asked me to show her how to cross stitch. So naturally, that meant I would be learning as well. And now both love it! Love your fancy ideas! Thanks for sharing.

Robin@8 wrote
on May 1, 2012 9:45 AM

I have done needlepoint, cross stitch and embroidery and have used metallic threads.  Not my favorite to work with but certainly worth the effort because it really does add a dimension to your work!  I inherited my mother's floss and Lavendar & Lace cross stitch angels but have yet to dive in.  The angels have lots of tiny beads and utilize metallic threads.  Because of their large size, it is quite a commitment.  

Would love to win this package because the project is pretty and small enough to actually accomplish.

ivorys3 wrote
on Apr 30, 2012 10:08 AM

Looks like something I'd like to try.  Cute!

Anne Farley wrote
on Apr 30, 2012 10:06 AM

I like the idea that you can add the personalization to a bag

nomi wrote
on Apr 30, 2012 9:18 AM

I haven't done needlework for quite a while, either, as I have been focusing on knitting. One of these totes would be a fun project, though, and metallic threads sound like a great idea.

PamO@4 wrote
on Apr 30, 2012 9:08 AM

Way cool. I haven't done needlepoint since the 70's, but this could get me back in to it!

LaelW wrote
on Apr 30, 2012 8:26 AM

I haven't done any needlepoint or cross stitch for quite awhile, as I have been mostly spinning and knitting.  But I keep thinking about it.  Would love to try some of the metallic threads or maybe some of the hand dyed type floss.  Maybe I'll have to set my knitting aside for a bit and stitch again.

D Lewis wrote
on Apr 30, 2012 8:16 AM

Love the design! Haven't done any needlepoint in years; maybe it's time to get back to it!!

SherriN wrote
on Apr 30, 2012 7:14 AM

Love the design of it.  

on Apr 30, 2012 7:12 AM

I've cross stitched for years, and I've done several needlepoint.  I used metallic threads while x-stitching.  Both took a back seat once I discovered the Joys of Knitting.    Would love to win that bag and the monogram to rekindle my love of needlepoint. The letter M is made for me. :-)

Seraphimgirl wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 10:59 PM

I learned to do needlepoint and embroidery years before knitting and crocheting.  I love embellishing gifts that I make for others; pillowcases, purses, bags, etc. and creating something more personal.  Recently I've been researching using metallic thread while quilting, so watch this space! ;-)

betz50 wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 9:45 PM

The needlework trends and ideas are great.  It would be such fun to customize the tote and then carry my latest knitting project in it.

RobinA@4 wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 9:35 PM

I have done needlepoint almost as long as I've knitted or crocheted. For several years when my boys were little, they each got a Santa ornament personalized for them as a gift. These are defintely heirlooms.

Love the designs, especially the flower. Thanks for the chance to win!

patbury wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 8:13 PM

Love the contemporary designs.  

Pat M wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 5:43 PM

I have some lovely needlepoint chair seats that belonged to my grandmother that I would like to be able to finish in her memory.  Currently I'm working on counted cross stitch.  It's a "craft" I stopped doing for several years while I focused on my knitting; but I'm truly enjoying the detail oriented cross stitch patterns again.

onefibergirl wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 2:54 PM

The first time I did a needlepoint project I bought embroidery floss instead of yarn and the shop owner mocked me....

Jeanxo wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 1:16 PM

I would love this kit!!!  I haven't done embroidery in many years, but watching this segment gives me the old itch. It brings back memories of silk ribbon embroidery and the countless colors of thread.  This kit will allow me to brush up on an old skill plus, I will have a new bag to carry my knitting projects in.  Thanks!

7gmama wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 12:31 PM

I like how old things become new again.  I knit, crochet, needlepoint, cross stitch, embroidery and sewing.  I have a sweater in the works by knitting, crocheting a dish cloth, needlepoint a bookmark for my grandson, cross stitch a picture for next Christmas, embroidering pillowcases and sewing a skirt right now.  I enjoy all needlework and it relaxes me.  Sharon

ConnieR wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 12:18 PM

It has been awhile since I have done any needlepoint.  Lately I have mostly knit and crochet, although I am interested in sewing more again.  I am getting a new granddaughter  this summer and am inspired to create beautiful things for her.  I have made knit and crochet clothing and accessories and now maybe some quilting and sewn items. ( smocking, and embroidery)  I don't get too caught up with trends.  I  try to stick with classics, and keep them fresh and well made.  I guess being online probably keeps me updated to a degree as I get inspired by all the creativity out there.  And have learned alot too.

on Apr 29, 2012 12:11 PM

Just another fascinating craft.  I've done a tiny bit of needlepoint and found it quite soothing and fun to see the design develop.  The pattern I selected was much simpler than knitting (but I've been doing complicated knitting for a while).  I love the way you can manipulate the colors in needlepoint to get intricate designs.  

Melanie Ann wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 10:40 AM

What FUN!!!

Seakay wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 10:35 AM

What wonderful modern patterns! such a refreshing change.

MargoJenkins wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 10:06 AM

love it!

Kmsheldrake wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 9:46 AM

I've noticed a lot of redwork lately. I even started a pieced wall hanging with a redwork center of snowmen, except it is done in blue.

eileen-s wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 9:35 AM

Nice to see the use of needlepoint for fashion.

Pltate wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 8:55 AM

Needlepoint is something that I would love to learn.  Both of my grandmothers were wonderful needle workers and both of them shared the skill of needlepoint.

alan1015 wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 8:50 AM

So happy to see needle work is popular again. I've done needle point purses and cross stitch frames just to name a couple. I've been doing a lot of knitting lately and hadn't thought about embellishing with needle point or cross stitch can't wait to try it!

MaryNoony wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 7:55 AM

Reminds me I've a wonderful needlepoint that I started at least 10 years ago now... Where did I put it????

kawope wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 7:34 AM

just started needlepoint'ing a few months ago. Absolutely love it!

maevemc wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 7:18 AM

Wow, that's gorgeous!

on Apr 29, 2012 7:06 AM

I needlepointed a coin purse last year and always get compliments on it. I'd love to have a tote as well! Pick me! Pick me!

PS Thanks for helping to bring back this fun art!

ollie123 wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 6:53 AM

I really enjoy needlepoint, I find it very relaxing after a very hectic day. I have not done very much lately, perhaps thats why I have been so uptight of late!!!

chlaclair wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 6:27 AM

I haven't done needlepoint in several years.  This would be a great way to get started again.

LindaK@13 wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 6:19 AM

a needle point tote, I remember when bargello was a part of clothing.

Rae K. wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 5:14 AM

I make prayer shawl needlepoint bags for my husband and son in pretty non-traditional patterns(for prayer shawls) and like the good sports they are they use them every day at the synagogue. They won't be mixed up with anyone elses.

on Apr 29, 2012 5:04 AM

I love this...I haven't done needle point in years (the last thing I did was a Blue Boy and Pinky for my mom.  I have done a lot of cross stitch and a lot of knitting but this is absolutely beautiful.  Would love to give it a try.

SoPark wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 4:06 AM

I learned many types of needlework years ago and am gradually reintroducing them into my life one at a time -- currently relearning how to knit.

PeggyD wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 3:15 AM

I did needlepoint about 30 years ago!  Made a detailed mallad duck scene to cover an antique phone stand.  Still have it and it still looks great after all these years.  It is interesting to see what craft is returning with its new twists and turns.

JillD@10 wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 2:11 AM

Gorgeous bags! I think I like the flowers best.

on Apr 29, 2012 2:02 AM

I wonder if thise colourchangng yarns are available in Denmark? In knitting they are still very popular. I would love to win one of these needlepointworks. I have been sewing, knitting and crocheting since I was 5 or so. I had a 15 year long break but in 2004 I "herited" a big bag of yarn. Now I knit almost every day, and and as librarian in Copenhagen I have a knitters club in Bibliotekshuset where I work.

MARQUEII wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 12:44 AM

What wonderful new products for needle point and cross stitch! I'm going to have to hunt down some of the mesh bags and turn them into personalized gifts for friends. Everyone will want a monogramed bag for the grocery or the library! I haven't done much beading but I think I should go visit the bead store again to embellish my tools. I have a question though, how do you keep the metallic threads from fraying or breaking while you are stitching with them? I use "Thread Heaven" on all my threads especially for cross stitch, but threads still break.  Marque Lampert Scherer

AndreaW wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 12:37 AM

Both designs are very pretty... but I think I like the flower one best. I haven't done much needlepoint/ embroidery in the last few years except to decorate a knit or crochet piece. In the past I've done a lot though + would love to do some more now. I don't often use metallics as they tend to be polyester which I react to. Sometimes I use a bit in a gift item. Thanks for the contest!!!

doublesscott wrote
on Apr 29, 2012 12:00 AM

It looks like the winner gets to stitch on this bag.  How cool!

Sharon1220 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 11:26 PM

I much prefer the black to the aqua in the lime and pink designs.  This is just the opposite of what I would have thought.  If I was just reading about these designs, and not seeing them, I'm sure I would have thought the aqua would have been the winner.  And, if I'm the winner, I really appreciate the included canvas tote bag.

Sharon H

Debbie Lee wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 10:31 PM

I used to do counted cross stitch. It's been a long time. Maybe this will get me going!

mikic wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 10:17 PM

I haven't done needlework in soooooo long! Sometimes I really miss it!

PamF wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 10:12 PM

This is an enticement to do more needlework-it has been along time.

CynthiaW@9 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 9:01 PM

I used to do quite a bit of needlepoint & counted cross-stitch.  I have used the metallic thread in counted cross-stitch, but not needlepoint.  I have a tablecloth I am embroidering right now, but everything else is pretty much knitting.  I'm REALLY into lace knitting so a tote bag is always a welcome item for carring a project around in!

SusanS wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 8:23 PM

I love the new trends in needlepoint - I used to needlepoint prolifically and then for many years stashed my canvases and knitted and crocheted. I have recently brought out my partially finished and never started canvases and begun to needlepoint again. I found a local shop that has a marvelous instructor who specializes in embellishing - I bring in my canvas and she designs the project including stitches, threads, and embellishments. I'm enjoying needlepoint again and would love to be the winner of one of Beth's lovely bags.

Contexa wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 8:10 PM

What fun color choices! Colorful enough to bring me back to needlepoint.

MargaretK@9 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 8:02 PM

I love the variety of needle arts available now and the great instructional videos.  I love all kinds of fiber crafts.   I did needlepoint years ago and I'd be interested in trying it again.  

ennadoolf wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 7:58 PM

If only I had enough time in the day for knitting, crochet, sewing AND needlework! I love them all! My needlework has included embroidery and I like cross-stitch as well - both printed and counted. I've tried other needlework arts but just to try them.  Thanks!!  

ennadoolf wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 7:57 PM

If only I had enough time in the day for knitting, crochet, sewing AND needlepoint! I love them all! My needlepoint has included embroidery and I like cross-stitch as well - both printed and counted. I've tried other needlepoint arts but just to try them.  Thanks!!  

msahoo2u wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 7:56 PM

I have been knitting since last 4 years and love trying out new techniques.  I love needle point too.  I love your tote designs and would love to win one:-)

--Mousoomi

NancyS@120 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 7:52 PM

sewseitz@sbcglobal.net

I just commented about my forty + years of needlework.

Thanks

Nancy in IN

NancyS@120 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 7:50 PM

I do all kinds of needlework. I finished a birth announcement for my great niece's bably. I do some type of neeedlework most evenings. I have been doing needlepoint for many years--close to forty years as did most of my family. Thanks for the chance to win a tote and needlepoint flower design.

LindaK@4 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 7:39 PM

Thank you for brining needlepoint into this discussion. Forty years ago, I fell in love with bargello. I loved the geometry, the way miters created interesting designs, and the fact that it did not distort the canvas (unlike petit point!). My most ambitious project was a cover for my mother's cedar chest, complete with her monogram. The design included metallic yarn, and that was the element that wore out the fastest, although I still have the tattered remains. Since then, I went off to college, got a job, married, had children, and shifted my interests to crochet, then sewing, and now knitting, but I still have my books on bargello. Maybe this posting will inspire me to go to the needlepoint shop--a cover for my daughter's e-reader, perhaps?

JWilla wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 7:28 PM

Love the designs! I have done some needlepoint but it was a long time ago. Since starting with sewing and embroidery at about age 5 I have learned just about every needle art there is, including tatting from my Grandmother. I love counted cross stitch, knitting, sewing and quilting, but just can't seem to find enough time to do it all!

carolcanier wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 7:18 PM

My favorite things to knit are anything I can give to someone and make them smile! This started out when I decided to learn to knit to make preemie baby hats to send in memory of our friends' twin sons to the hospital they were born at.  Now, I love to make mittens and scarves for Special Olympics or local school children.  Once in a while, I'll buy some funky yarn and make myself something!

DonnaLGG wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 7:02 PM

I recently came to knitting a few years ago after decades of "playing" with all kinds of threads.  I started in crewel embroidery, then needlepoint (regular canvas and plastic),.  I was introduced to crochet by two of my aunts and then counted cross stitch by a friend.  I've also made forays into sewing and quilting.  I have what my family calls an "arsenal" of threads - cotton floss, metallic ribbons, overdyed, glow in the dark, silk, etc. .  I have a few friends that work in some but not all needle arts and the best part is when we get together and someone brings a friend that want to learn.  Even better is when our children express interest in learning that "string stuff Mom does".  Nice to see needlepoint having a resurgence..

CindyL@41 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 6:36 PM

i would love to win the canvas and tote.

Martha@2 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 6:29 PM

I am a long-time knitter, but even longer  needlepointer and simultaneous projects going all the time!  There are so many threads and so little time so why use all that time doing basket weave?  I have used most of the unique threads coupled with different stitches - there are so many adventurous stitches and exciting fibers that will make your stitching really pop!  Embellishments are not new to me, either.  I have used all sorts of things, not just beads, but sea shells and gemstones.  I like my stitching to be alive and it keeps me excited, too.  I am currently working on a piece for my cousin who just finished her Masters in nursing, so she needs a little pillow with a characterized RN to remind her of her accomplishment.  After that is a Christmas pillow and a Noah's Arc, and some place in there are Christmas ornaments for my grandsons.  Since you can't do a lot of needlework for little boys, I decided to leave them my legacy in the form of ornaments using all the different needlework forms.  It's a great way to pass on my arts!  And then there's the list of knitting projects!  I'm never without projects - I have to have needlework to maintain my sanity.  There's something about thread going through your fingers that has a calming effect.

Martha@2 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 6:26 PM

I am a long-time knitter, but even longer  needlepointer and simultaneous projects going all the time!  There are so many threads and so little time so why use all that time doing basket weave?  I have used most of the unique threads coupled with different stitches - there are so many adventurous stitches and exciting fibers that will make your stitching really pop!  Embellishments are not new to me, either.  I have used all sorts of things, not just beads, but sea shells and gemstones.  I like my stitching to be alive and it keeps me excited, too.  I am currently working on a piece for my cousin who just finished her Masters in nursing, so she needs a little pillow with a characterized RN to remind her of her accomplishment.  After that is a Christmas pillow and a Noah's Arc, and some place in there are Christmas ornaments for my grandsons.  Since you can't do a lot of needlework for little boys, I decided to leave them my legacy in the form of ornaments using all the different needlework forms.  It's a great way to pass on my arts!  And then there's the list of knitting projects!  I'm never without projects - I have to have needlework to maintain my sanity.  There's something about thread going through your fingers that has a calming effect.

JDThomas1974 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 6:23 PM

What beautiful work! I love the monogram design! I would love to win!!! Thanks for a wonderful opportunity!

pamela534 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 6:22 PM

Love the designs. What a great opportunity to revisit needlepoint.

pam

fibreart2 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 6:21 PM

Love the idea of a needlepoint pocket on a tote!

v_wilson@mts.net

LindaM@89 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 6:15 PM

lindamac@winco.net         Love the monogram . A great summer project!! Hope I win.  

LindaM@89 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 6:11 PM

how great a personalized tote!!!   An interesting project.  Thanks for the opportunity.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Lindamac@winco.net

Georgie1312 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 6:03 PM

What beautiful patterns!  I may need to try a new project soon...

TinaMKirk@2 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 5:53 PM

Love the bag!!

whittney00 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 5:47 PM

These are fantastic!!! I really need to learn this technique!! Or just hope I'll be the lucky winner !  ;)

mcdougaldd wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 5:09 PM

I used to needlepoint a lot. I need to return to it, because it is so relaxing to me. These designs are really nice.

MargoL wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 5:06 PM

I love the Lime Pink Black Striped Dot initial design and can see doing it in different colours for all the ladies and girls in my family.

texgal55 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 5:03 PM

I'm just not a lucky person -- I never, ever win anything! But since needlepoint is one of my most favorite things to do, I thought:  "why not?"  Who knows I might just win this one time!  I love your posts, Kathleen! I don't watch TV so your posts and blogs are how I stay connected.  Thanks!

nbuch4242 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 5:02 PM

This is so cool.  I tried needlepoint decades and decades ago.  The work was so crooked that I believed that I couldn't do it correctly.

I have embroderied since I was ten and do counted-cross stitch and crewel work also, along with my knitting and crochet work.

These projects are so enticing I really want to do them.  Thanks for the education on the trends in needlework.

Nadine Buchholtz

JoyceP@8 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 4:44 PM

Great timing on this post!  I've been thinking of trying my hand at needlepoint again after MANY years.  Unfortunately, Knitting Daily TV doesn't air in my area, but I do enjoy these e-mails.

on Apr 28, 2012 4:32 PM

I love the idea of the "mixed media" -- embellishing the needlepoint.  I haven't used metallic threads and have only added beads to one project, but am eager to try out some of these ideas.

cutlermac wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 4:24 PM

I love the graphic of the "M" design. The proportions are great. The colour combination is pleasant.

The show is not accessible in my location, but I do enjoy receiving the emails.

janetm52 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 4:23 PM

I haven't done needlepoint in several years, but it would be so fun to win a canvas and start again!  Thanks for offering this giveaway!

ehpaq wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 4:17 PM

Loved seeing the new trends.  Can't wait to get back to needlepoint a small embelishment.      

marjack202 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 4:08 PM

I do a number of different art crafts, and one of them is needlepoint.  I really love the ideas on how to use finished pieces that I have stored away.  The mesh bags are new to me and a great  way to incorporate my needlepoint right on to a bag.  Can't wait to give it a try.

Nerakk wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 4:03 PM

Have not done needlepoint for crossed stitch for some time but these 2 videos really have my juices flowing.  Really love the idea of bags on which I can stitch.  Not really interested in making something to just sit and look at.  Much prefer to use whatever I make in whatever medium.  

Trying to get the site to tell me where I can find the bags close to me.  Also, cannot figure out which PBS station caries the show.  To my knowledge none close which is a real bummer.  

Peachie12 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 4:01 PM

I've done cross stitch for years and I completed my first needlepoint project this year.  I'm ready to do more!  Thanks!

myradw wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 3:57 PM

Started out doing needlepoint for a church kneeler and went on from there.

Meljay wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 3:54 PM

I did so many needlepoint pieces for 20 years that I ran out of sofas to put pillows on, walls to hang pictures on and friend and relatives to give them all to! I then began knitting like crazy for the last 5 years! Would be so much fun to do needlepoint again...

ColleenMc wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 3:51 PM

I love both of these designed and would be thrilled to win the bag.  Thanks.

cashgorad wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 3:46 PM

i taught myself needlepoint many years ago & would love to try it again with this beautiful tote project

patsycoats wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 3:42 PM

I love the flower tote.  I have done a little needle point in my youngers days but now I mostly knit.  patsycoats@bellsouth.net

Bev Moon wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 3:41 PM

I would love to win one of these designs.  I've been doing needlepoint for many years--actually have done almost every technique there is that you can do with a needle and thread plus tatting, knitting and crocheting, and machine sewing.  I think I was born with a needle in my hand!!  As for needlepoint-I've designed and made all of the grand kids Christmas stockings as they were born--need to get busy on that last one so he'll have it for this Christmas.

Bobbi Jung wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 3:24 PM

I love needlepoint and haven't done anything lately because I hadn't found anything that I wanted to do.  These totes are so pretty and I would love to win one.  Thanks for the give-away.

Diana Baber wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 3:22 PM

Like several other commenters, I've been away from needlepoint for awhile but it seems all the crafts we did years ago are coming back. How fun!

DebJar wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 3:21 PM

Lovely, I so admire people who can needlepoint.

marychance wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 3:19 PM

hum, had a problem posting just now.  

I do remember my mom doing needlepoint, and teaching/letting me do background on ones with the design done.

DeboraS@5 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 3:19 PM

Love Beth's contemporary, upbeat designs! This tote would be a great gift.

on Apr 28, 2012 3:18 PM

Very nice....and love the idea of a canvas on the outside of the tote! Roomy for several projects!

elong2 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 3:18 PM

I am delighted to see that needlepoint is making a comeback. Maybe now I'll be able to purchase my supplies locally rather than online. I love to feel the different yarns and experience the brilliant colors in person.

cathyj0 wrote
on Apr 28, 2012 3:15 PM

Very pretty!  Enough to tempt me to pick needlepoint back up after a number of years away from it.

linkis wrote
on Apr 26, 2012 8:33 PM

Absolutely lovely! Would be great to win this tote. Definitely makes me want to try needlepoint!

denise_ames wrote
on Apr 26, 2012 12:17 PM

I love these totes!  I used to needlepoint years ago, I think I'll try it again!

on Apr 26, 2012 10:28 AM

I would so love to win this gorgeous canvas and the tote to personalize myself.  I have never done cross stitch before

on Apr 26, 2012 10:23 AM

Beautiful bag,,,,would so love to win this and monagram my own as well.

chris@59 wrote
on Apr 26, 2012 9:52 AM

What  beautiful designs!  Would love the opportunity to try my hand at doing one.  Have done  alot of counted cross stitch in my time with metallic threads and plain thread, even tried my hand at ribbon work a few times.   The ribbon work needed some more effort. Absolutely loved it!  Thanks for the opportunity.

DebbyB@9 wrote
on Apr 25, 2012 7:03 PM

It's been years since I did any needlepoint since I knit all the time nowadays.  If I win, I will definitely get back to it because I love the designs.  Thanks for the opportunity.

sharynreed wrote
on Apr 25, 2012 11:14 AM

Big Fan of the Show, recently disabled , I am learning how to knit again.  The instructions I find here give me hope & inspiration.

on Apr 25, 2012 9:25 AM

 I absolutely LOVE these designs!!  I have been a needlepoint fan for about 20 years, and the most difficult thing is to find truly fine canvases, these are beautiful!  Thank you for your artistic talents, I will be purchasing one of them soon.  I am kind of a needlepoint snob, having always thought that cross stich was some how inferior, but after reading other comments here I am re-thinking that idea.  Thank you.

crmills wrote
on Apr 24, 2012 8:37 PM

This is inspiration to get back into needlepoint!!!  Love these designs!

annelr wrote
on Apr 24, 2012 4:24 PM

I haven,t tried needlepoint as yet but wouldn't,t mind trying something new. I have done a lot of cross stitch embroidery and a bit of knitting. I love being able to give gifts that I have made myself. Thank you for the opportunity to win the tote and canvas.

20purls wrote
on Apr 24, 2012 11:38 AM

Beautiful.  I see another craft coming

20purls wrote
on Apr 24, 2012 11:38 AM

Beautiful.  I see another craft coming

AngelaE wrote
on Apr 24, 2012 10:38 AM

Just started to get back into needlepoint a few years ago.  Love her bags!

Angela E

Debbie@25 wrote
on Apr 24, 2012 10:19 AM

Wow! Her bags are beautiful.  I haven't done a lot of needlepoint, but the little I have done I really enjoyed.  I would love to win!  hanks, Debbie H

LesleyAnnw wrote
on Apr 24, 2012 9:19 AM

Awesome giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to enter!

LesleyAnnw wrote
on Apr 24, 2012 9:18 AM

That's an awesome giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win!!

CarolynK@13 wrote
on Apr 24, 2012 8:00 AM

I loved doing needlepoint years ago and took several classes. Now that I'm retired, I'm planning to take it up again.

badcat99 wrote
on Apr 24, 2012 7:40 AM

These are cool designs and I love the tote!

Flo_over wrote
on Apr 24, 2012 7:25 AM

I still recall doing needlepoint when I was young.  Then being forced (what I was a music kid at the time) to go to sewing classes.  I gripped about it but when I look back on those projects, still saved, they were decent and hold many good memories.

dvschaaf wrote
on Apr 24, 2012 6:32 AM

I did learn needle point at one point.  These look like some neat designs!

springswift wrote
on Apr 24, 2012 2:32 AM

Oh what a nice site and helpfull tips, and an even nicer Giwe-away. I will visit this place again....that's for sure.

Qi-Tah wrote
on Apr 24, 2012 12:06 AM

Oye Vay!  Such a tote.  I will stuff it and tote it with a grin if it ends up in my clutches.

on Apr 23, 2012 11:58 PM

I love the helpful tips from KD. Wish I could get it on a channel in the Philadelphia area. The bag is beautiful.  I'd love to have one.!

on Apr 23, 2012 11:21 PM

Stunning simply stunning bags!

ShirleyY wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 11:16 PM

I am interested to see that Needlepoint is reentering the arena. Good news for everybody that Needle arts come back into fashion. Of course it can be sad when they go out again, but we have new generations, no matter the fashion. Today  I started teaching my 6 year old Grand Daughter a  plastic canvas project and she found a Butterfly for her next project in my stash from 20 years ago. Her Mum started a similar one a month or so ago with me.  I would love to have the monogram bag to keep the work in - that would be lovely!

TammyT wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 10:40 PM

I would love to win that canvas!  I'm a "renaissance man" when it comes to needlework- never met one I didn't love.  I mostly knit and crochet but have done lots of needlepoint and cross stitch too.  My proudest achievement is that I cross stitched the pattern "Angel of Love" by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum.  Besides being on linen and having the usual cross stitch type stuff, it also has metallic threads and over 4000 beads!  Pick me for the drawing (crossing fingers).

dbaines wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 10:15 PM

What a great idea!  I've done lots of counted cross-stitch, but never one where the design was stamped on the canvas first.  And I need a new tote bag to corral some of the UFOs that are taking over the living room.

on Apr 23, 2012 10:12 PM

I love this trendy look. Both totes and monograms are timeless and very popular right now.  Thank you for your great idea and the fun giveaway.  Fingers crossed.

JoanS@3 wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 10:02 PM

What a great idea! Needlepointing and then making it into a totebag!

foxtrotter wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 9:43 PM

I have a little needlepoint kit as my first try in this hobby - a tote would be a nice motivation.

wooddragon wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 9:26 PM

Beth's designs are stunning!

bgrace wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 8:45 PM

can't find my post! Would love to win the beautiful bag....PLEASE

bgrace wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 8:44 PM

I love needlepointe. I love this canvas tote bag. I would love to win this needlepoint bag...PLEASE

RosettaW wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 8:00 PM

I think needlepoint is a great way of adding accents to knit and crochet projects. Love to watch knitting daily because the show inspires me to make things I may not have tried.

Stitchypooh wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 7:46 PM

Love these designs!  Started doing embroidery and needlepoint as a kid and still love needle crafts to this day!:)

senephia wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 7:44 PM

I'm primarily a knitter, but I love stitching on plastic mesh to create my own wallets. I still get lots of compliments on the wallet I made a few years ago, even though the mesh has finally started showing through the embroidery thread due to everyday wear and tear. All in all, I'd say it's held up pretty well!

rdejam wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 7:39 PM

I started out doing needlepoint and over time, added embroidery and crewel to my repetoire.  Now, I incorporate different techniques with my knitting, sewing, and weaving embellishing projects with various needlework, beads, and sequins.  I'd love to win the monogram  bag.  Love the print!

DaleN wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 7:36 PM

I'm happy to see that needlepoint is still alive and well!  

Beth's designs are cheerful and bright :-)

jayco wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 7:34 PM

I would be so excited to win the monogramed canvas tote bag with a beautiful B on it for my first name...everyone at work would be so jealous!!!!!!!  If you want your work to be shown off over & over again.....please pick me!!!  (I would be honored~) Thanks!

bsprenkle@live.com

moilulu wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 7:07 PM

Would love to teach a granddaughter or two that needlework can be cool!!!

AuntieM42 wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 7:07 PM

I have been doing Needlepoint for Years. I love the art. I mostly do Medieval and Unicorn art. When Unicorns were popular I bought a bunch of Cross-Stitch patterns, since they can easily convert to needlepoint.

I've used wool and cotton, and yes, even Metallics. I have a belt with a sewn in Canvas front with Unicorns with gold horns, colors and hooves. I've been know to wear it with my steampunk stuff, since I made it!

And yes, I knit too. That's why I'm here. ;)

Silverlotus wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 7:00 PM

I'm a big fan of all types of needlework. I cross stitch, do canvaswork, and occasionally do needlepoint as well. I'm glad to see Knitting Daily sharing some of these other crafts.

I often stitch with metallic threads, and I love to add beads and charms to my needlework. I also love to make more practical items (like bags or pin cushions, etc.) since my walls are very full!

KarenB@2 wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 6:59 PM

I could always use another knitting bag, I cast on for yet another WIP!

rv.espinosa wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 6:56 PM

What a lovely tote! I have a needlepoint project I started years ago, i think i might just start working on this again.

forestknits wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 6:52 PM

Haven't done needlepoint in quite a while. Would love to start again.

artwerks wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 6:50 PM

Looks like fun!

zekezac wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 6:49 PM

great bag!!  would love to see one in orange!!!

a_kookaburra wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 6:48 PM

Love to cross stitch!! Mostly American Indian patterns for my husband. Would love to win the custom canvas and tote bag :)

SusanR@48 wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 6:46 PM

havent done needlepoint in a while - it will be fun to put down my needles and pick up a needle for a little while.  Thank you!!

HereKitty_2 wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 6:03 PM

used to cross stitch quite a bit before I had a kiddo.  can't be covered in thread with a toddler around.  love the tote!

Lizzard1212 wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 5:28 PM

I absolutely love this detail.  I haven't done needlepoint in awhile, but this would make me pick it back up!  So many projects with only 24 hours a day......

lindarumsey wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 5:13 PM

Have done lots of cross stitch - love adding beads. Needlepoint is next on my list to try!

LindaD@72 wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 4:41 PM

These are just Lovely.

Linda Dziubala

arnts1ta wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 4:34 PM

I want to start needlepointing, but haven't quite started at the moment! Would love this item!

CityStitcher wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 4:13 PM

I'm an avid needlepointer!  This spring I have been stitching a ton of belts for my husband and other family members.

JanetM@12 wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 4:01 PM

I have not attempted needlepoint, but have done some counted cross stitch.  I would like to try any new technique at least once.  I never know if I'll enjoy it until I try!

lisalowell wrote
on Apr 23, 2012 4:00 PM

I do all Kinds of needlework with the exception of learning how to needlepoint. It is on my list this year to start. I love the modern threads we have now. The make it yourself is huge now and I am seeing a lot of heirloom patterns in the crafts arena.  Great idea to do a panel to insert...not to overwhelming.  Perhaps I will knit a purse insert a needlepoint block and sew in a lucious lining.   Happy stitching and hoping to win!

on Apr 23, 2012 3:57 PM

Just bought a new needlepoint project to work on in the warmer weather! Love these canvases.

on Apr 23, 2012 3:03 PM

I have done some needlepoint in the past.  Most of my stitching is counted cross stitch.  I have used metallic thread and beads to accent some crossed stitch Victorian Christmas stockings.