Thorn Alexander's contemporary needlepoint designs tell colorful stories of an ancient technique with a modern twist. Each canvas is hand stitch-painted so you can meditatively stitch the map of your life everywhere you go.
Join me over on my blog as I chase my curiosity through the exploration of ecological color scapes by way of needlepoint, photography and travel.
Honoring Our Heritage's Pastime With Treasured Heirlooms
Derived from a technique engineered as early as 30000 B.C., needlepoint is a luxurious art form that has been passed down for millennia. Embroidery has since been used as a way to tell history, celebrate creativity, adorn and revitalize clothing, project status and most importantly, communicate love.
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!
Whether you are a beginner, an enthusiast or have been meaning to pick it back up, I hope my collection inspires you to turn your stories into lasting heirlooms.
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.