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19th January 2024

While many stitchers happily continue making needlepoint cushions, panels and slippers, there is a growing number of makers and artists who use abandoned, sometimes unfinished, pieces of needlepoint in creative ways. Quilts, book covers, upholstery, bags, and even clothing are fashioned from unwanted canvases, catching the eye with new, unexpected juxtapositions, amusing details and combinations, and a rich mix of colours, as exemplified by the coats Esther Hoogland makes to commission.

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