It is a dream come true to own Needlepoint Studio of Sarasota that focuses on the pleasure of needlepoint and all the benefits of this wonderful fiber art. The store provides projects, fibers/threads, hand-painted canvases, embellishments, and custom and designer series canvases while offering group classes, private lessons, and workshops.
I have loved to needlepoint for over 40 years. I started stitching when I traveled extensively in the corporate world and wanted to find something creative to do during my downtime. My first canvas was purchased in NYC while on a business trip. This purchase started a passion that has continued to grow.
I enjoy teaching and working with both new and experienced needle artists. It is a pleasure to watch the development of a canvas from purchase, interpretation, definition of textures and colors, stitch selection, to the final step of finishing. It is also wonderful to see the development of students grow in their confidence in stitching and knowledge of fibers, stitches, and techniques.
My daughter, Stephanie, joined me September 2015. She graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design. She paints commissioned pieces for our customers, creates exclusive canvases for our store, and distributes her work at industry needlepoint markets under the name Oasis Needlepoint. Her website is: http://www.oasisneedlepoint.com
We look forward to you joining our needlepoint group of friends and family.
You are always welcome at Needlepoint Studio of Sarasota.