Meet Patch, Jack Olittle and Gordy
Why the name Pumpkin Stick?
Since I was quite young I have adored pumpkins. I began collecting them after college. My favorite stitching projects always include pumpkins, as do my designs. Many, many of my patterns for Fanci That (from 1990's/early 2000's) included pumpkins.
Back in the day, I found(and purchased) some darling sticks/branches with large berries on top at a small florist shoppe near our home. When decorating for Autumn, I removed the berries and replaced them with tiny pumpkins I also found at the florist shoppe. I used these pumpkin stick creations in tablescapes, arrangements, and garlands. I even designed some needlework pieces where I finished the pumpkin in its' shape and put it up top a larger branch. My next move was outdoor pumpkin sticks made with larger branches and real pumpkins. I added faces and they soon became my own version of a scarecrow.
Now, after lots of losses and struggles that happened far too early in my life, I've chosen to return to my roots and passion of needlepoint/ counted thread/ cross stitch design +helping others find their creative style with needle & thread and leave behind textile product development and illustration/licensing work. All the years prior of designing needlework patterns and such was when I was helping and inspiring others most and
The name Pumpkin Stick is truly a part of my past and what I adore.
Welcome to Pumpkin Stick!
Pumpkin Stick Stitchery: Our stitchery design line. Cute and classic needlework patterns for cross stitch & embroidery. Mystery clubs. Limited Editions. Pumpkin Stick needlework accessories.
Pumpkin Stick Mercantile: Our online shop (opening soon) and local Pumpkin Cart that sells our own small collection of goods, curated items & analog things.
Pumpkin Stick Design & Services: Beth's design (custom and Pumpkin Stick line), needlepoint stitching service, and custom stitch guide writing and design services.
Stitchery Happy Hour • Color Happy Hour : Our workshops and gatherings. Book one for an event, personal party, retreat, or visit one of our pop-up events!
Workshops are currently sold out through Spring 2018. New dates and places for 2018 will be posting soon!
S T A F F
Beth Ellen, Founder
Jacqueline Anne, Founder
Carol Anne, Workshop Instructor