Today I would like to introduce you to the company called Pischke Pockets which is owned and operated by designer Julie Pischke. This company makes and sells needlepoint design kits to make fashionable and functional handcrafted ladie’s tote bags. Once these gorgeous tote bags have been completed and assembled you can use the tote bag for many things!
Each kit from needlepoint designer, Julie Pischke includes a woven cotton bag, hand-painted mono canvas, needles, threads, instructions and a photograph of the completed project. This is the perfect needlepoint craft project for those who enjoy doing needlepoint. I also think that those who do cross stitch and embroidery would appreciate the kit too!
My Review: Pischke Pockets sent me their “Maui” Pischke Needlepoint kit to review. The kit came with Anchor needlepoint yarns & threads, instruction sheet, needlepoint sewing needles, the striped canvas fabric for the front of the bag and the hand-painted 10 1/4″ by 10 1/4″ needlepoint canvas. This design really speaks “Hawaiian Tropics” to me! I have only needle pointed a few times in my life so I would say that I am a beginner in this crafting medium. I read over the instructions and they look really easy to follow and I look forward to tackling this project in a few weeks. I inspected all of the materials included in the kit and they are all high-quality materials…like the Anchor needlepoint yarn so you will be pleased with the quality of the supplies that are included in your kit.
The kit came with a shopping list of the items I will need to purchase or have on hand to finish the tote bag which is really handy for when I hit the sewing store next week to purchase the remaining items that I will need. To do the needle pointing on the canvas you only need to learn two easy basic needlepoint stitches: The Continental Tent Stitch and the Basketweave Tent Stitch.
Their web site has a cool video on it that will show you how to attach the pocket to your tote bag once you have it done. I also like that they have a great tutorial on their site with easy to follow instructions and clear photographs for you to reference too.
I am really looking forward to starting my needlepoint bag in a few weeks and I will blog about this again here on our blog once I get it completed. So keep checking back for an update in a few weeks.
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