Behind The Seams
Welcome to Thörn Alexander! Join me as I chase my curiosity through the pursuit and exploration of ecological color scapes by way of needlepoint, photography and travel.
Thorn Alexander's colorful needlepoint designs tell stories through an ancient technique with a modern twist. Each canvas is hand stitch-painted so you can stitch on the fly with ease.
Although I am moving my studio to British Columbia this fall, each canvas and kit will be assembled and shipped with love from Starlight Farm in Southern Vermont.
Dear stress, let's break up.
Deriving from a technique engineered by the Ancient Egyptians, needlepoint is a luxurious art form that has been passed down for generations.
Needlepoint empowers people of all artistic levels to be creative on the go, stitch handmade keepsakes and most importantly, unplug, all while relieving some stress!
Each piece acts as a couture heirloom to celebrate or commemorate the various occasions life throws at us.
Whether you are a beginner, an enthusiest or have been meaning to pick it back up, I hope my collection inspires you.
Word on the street
Lorin Gaudin, Country Roads Magazine
These modern makers are diving into canvases with contemporary style, quips, colors, and creativity, grabbing moments of zen sewing a Warhol-esque image of Tupac or a Bowie-inspired belt, reviving a threatened art through a new lens and adding some humor, leaving everyone in stitches.
P. Pelligrini, Needlepointer
Call it a girl crush - stitch crush - stalking - whatever you want - but I love this site - and I love your work. thats all. just wanted to tell you.
Mary De Souza, Needlepoint Shop Owner
I say we're experiencing a needlepoint revolution in Omaha. The young women are taking to it like crazy. It's only taken 10 years to get here, but it's been worth it. Makes us rethink our design orders. So glad you popped up on the scene.