Did you make it a New Year’s resolution to make a handmade family heirloom? Here’s a way to get started – fast. The ebay seller Gretel’s Vintage Crafts has come into an inheritance of what appear to be scores of New Old Stock pre-worked needlepoint canvases. Yarn, too. I am a particular fan of the astrological signs (Age of Aquarius girl and all that), but there are lots more styles to choose from. If you make a pillow, you MUST back it with slubby vintage style velvet, and it needs to be piped in the same fabric. If you are not handy with a sewing machine, I bet your local tailor can do this for you. You know how I feel about needlepoint and bargello pillows: These are midcentury interior design must haves!
Tip to using the ebay carousel: To go to a particular item, click on its photo (NOT on the ebay logo) — then, click on the lime green “View and Bid” box, which will take you to ebay. In this case, you want to then click on See Store to view all of this seller’s stock. Disclosure: When you buy anything from these ebay carousels or after you click into ebay here, it nets me a teensy commission.