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I went to see “Moonrise Kingdom” by Wes Anderson last night and this ↑ is the very first thing I saw.  I couldn’t help but see it as it took up whole screen.
A needlepoint – well I’ll be!

I’ve had needlepoint on the brain lately.
So, as we approach ever closer to our Needlepoint Class in August I will be sharing with you my growing collection of wild ambitions, fantastic finds and even a few attainable aspirations – all needlepoint related.

It seems like this craft is making a comeback, and this charming film will no doubt grow the list of admirers.  This needlepoint and others were made by Voila Needlepoint. They were commissioned to make the wall-warmers for the fictional, cottage home of the Bishop family who live on the fictional Island of New Penzance.  You can see the rest of them here including the the stitched portrait of Fort Lebanon.

Of course if you haven’t seen the movie yet, then that should be your first port of call.

Iwona sliced her finger.  8 stitches! Send her your sympathies. She is working with a handicap, and knits almost as slow as the rest of us.

Craftily yours