Welcome to my collection of needlepoint canvases! I'm SO glad you are here. Let's be hermit crabs together and stitch forever! But for real, needlepoint is the most relaxing hobby, and the perfect way to be creative while using sustainable materials, and make something to cherish for a lifetime.
The Back Story
After years of corporate jobs in the retail and real estate world, I could never shake my need for an independent creative outlet. I tried hard to feel whole in my career, but I always knew I wanted something more in line with my values. The hobby of needlepointing is a long standing tradition in my family (going back three generations!) and it had always been my crutch - creatively and mentally. For years I experimented with different hobbies and outlets - and have been so grateful to discover the path of designing needlepoint canvases!
What We Offer
At Allison Ivy Designs I strive to design fresh, fun and timeless needlepoint canvases. Each canvas is lovingly painted by hand, using the “stitch-painting” technique to help guide your stitches, great for stitchers of ALL levels.
If there is anything you need, such as thread recommendations or a how-to on needlepointing, don't hesitate to reach out! I love to teach and provide tips and suggestions.
A little about Allison
When I’m not stitching in basketweave (my favorite stitch) or grabbing the nearest sketch book to jot down an idea, you can find me perusing my Chicago neighborhood with my Wheaten Terrier, Yogi, working on my sun-salutation, or cooking up a new gluten-free recipe for my husband and I to try.
Mindfulness, working slowly with intention, and living a holistic lifestyle is inline with my passion for needlepoint - a hobby that uses sustainable materials, allows us to disconnect from our phones, and express our creative side.
I hope to bring joy and delight with each of my canvases, and encourage new stitchers to give needlepointing a go!