I recently started working on needlepoint projects again. Currently, I am stitching this Fox by Beth Russell.
I am probably going to finish this one soon which led me to look for a new design to stitch. My search found me looking at Bucherie.com located in Paris, France. The shop is owned by the author of The Secrets of Needlepoint and 71 Carreaux, Dominique Siegler-Lathrop. I contacted Dominique several times before I made my purchase by email and she was always quick to respond. I ordered two kits including the medieval rabbit. Is this rabbit not the most adorable thing? I can’t wait to stitch it. I love the colors. Please see the enormous quantity of wool on the right that I get to work with. Meow!
And here is another kit I bought to celebrate 850 years of Notre Dame.
And here is the kit out of the bag.
(My husband took one look at the gargoyle and snagged it for himself.)
I wanted to write this post so you could see the high quality of the kits and what you might receive when purchasing from Bucherie.com. The hand painted canvases are outstanding. The kit is complete. There is a needle, yarns, canvas, and directions. The packaging was great. The prices are comparable to other premium, complete, hand painted canvas kits. It took a couple of days for the kit to be put together before it was mailed and it arrived in under a month’s time.
The wools used at Bucherie.com deserve there own highlight.
They are made for Bucherie.com by Aubusson wools. I usually prefer to stitch with Appleton wools but Aubusson wools are incredible. They are wonderfully spun with lots of twist and have a lovely sheen. The colors are vibrant and lively. I love them.
Another plus, in my opinion, is that the wools come pre-cut for stitching. I am sure that if you prefer to cut your own lengths of yarn you could request uncut skeins and hanks. It was a pleasant surprise to have this done for me. I forgot to mention that the feel of this yarn is wonderful. I can not say enough good things about this yarn and the kits from Bucherie.com. Gorgeous stuff.
If you haven’t done any needlepoint yet, maybe you should take a leap and jump right in. :) ! (For beginners, Dominique has wonderful video tutorials and a nice FAQ section at the website to get you started.) If you are already doing canvas work and are in the market for a new project, consider buying from Bucherie.com. I am pleased that I took a chance and will definitely be visiting them again.