Pleasant and professional service. I take the time to finish with care and use quality materials so you will have a lovely piece to enjoy for many years. If you are hesitant and want to 'test the waters', I recommend sending one piece for finishing, then you can decide if my service is the right one for you.
No, I do not finish needlepoint. The finishing techniques for needlepoint are different from those used for cross stitch.
Please see my How to Order page for details on how to place your finishing order.
September 1st; however, if you've missed the deadline, please check with me because I can often still accommodate your needs, especially if you only need one piece finished, I can probably squeeze it in.
All of the basic materials. Cotton backing fabric is included, though you are welcome to send your own—cotton/quilting fabrics work best. Small scale prints or solids are best for small pieces. There is an additional charge for Weeks wool. Twisted cording is included for ornaments and scissor fobs, with an additional charge for larger pieces. Additional charges apply for specialty trims and embellishments, including chenille, rick rack, pom pom, tassels, gimp, buttons and beads.
Please submit an Online Order Form or Printable Order Form. Include backing fabric, if sending your own; otherwise, I will coordinate one for you. If you have a specific finish in mind (such as The Victoria Sampler gingerbread cottages), please enclose any accessory packs, special materials and templates required to complete the project, as well as the full finishing instructions.
Yes, I would be happy to coordinate an appropriate finish for your piece.
That depends on how many pieces you send, as well as the level of difficulty. For example, etuis and smalls can be complex finishes that require more time. The average time to complete an order is about 5 to 8 weeks. During peak holiday season, it may take longer.
Your finished pieces are packaged with great care to protect them from the elements. U.S. orders ship via USPS Priority Mail (insured for $50) with a tracking number emailed to you. If you would like to purchase additional insurance, please let me know how much to insure your package for.
Yes, I take great care when handling your stitching. Acid-free conservation board and Warm & Natural cotton quilt batting are used for flat finishes. Most finishing is done by hand stitching. Acid-free tacky glue is used sparingly.
I have a nice selection of cotton/quilting solids and prints; hand-dyed wool felt, including Weeks; gorgeous moiré and Dupioni silks for lining delicate smalls and accessories. If I don't have a suitable fabric for your piece on hand, I will go out and find one!
Yes, all finishing is done in the studio of my smoke-free home.
PayPal is my preferred method of payment. In most cases, you can pay with a credit card through PayPal even if you don't have a PayPal account. Cash and money orders are also accepted.