Fresh Trends: Quirky Stitches

The only thing old-fashioned about the latest stitched crafts is the technique. Modern makers are wielding hand embroidery in edgy interpretations and kits that play up euphoric color combos, plucky animal motifs, and irreverent sayings that will have you in stitches.

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Bugs Needlepoint Kit

Learn a new skill with a needlepoint kit.

Price: $85

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Cow Pillow

A charming touch for country-style decor.

Price: $85

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Embroidery Kits, Spring Dream and Poppy Power

Everything you need to create a hand-embroidered hoop.

GET SPRING DREAM KIT; $24

GET POPPY POWER KIT; $24

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Eleanor the Elephant Needlepoint Canvas

Artist Brooke Thorn McGowan hand-paints stitching patterns that you turn into a masterpiece to frame or to make into a pillow.

Price: $190

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Cassette Needlepoint Kit

Stitch the front and back of the cassette design, then you can make it into a wristlet coin purse.

Price: $45

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Stitchable Journal Kit

Monogram the cover of this journal.

Price: $20

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Needlepoint Throw Pillow

Sixties-style graphics and colors make these surefire conversation starters.

GET THE HONEST BANKER THROW PILLOW; $98

GET THE NEW YORK THROW PILLOW; $98

GET THE TEXAS THROW PILLOW; $98

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Parsons Stripe Needlepoint Flask

With its stripes and leather trim, this flask is always dressed to party.

Price: $65

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Oasis Catch-All Tray

A floral motif makes this caddy a little bit sweet, a little bit folksy.

Price: $29.99

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Cat's Cradle Embroidery Wall Art

A childhood game reimagined as wall art.

Price: $75

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