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About nacientneedle

Lost Art Enthusiast: specifically sewing and needle work of all kinds. Hand Embroidery/Tapestry/Costumes/Quilting - love it!

Nacient Needle – taking a sabatical


I have had a great 4 1/2 year run with the Needle Arts Guild of Historic Hudson Valley. I’ve done tons of sewing projects for customers and even branched out into upholstery work. I’ve enjoyed all the classes that I’ve … Continue reading

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Slipcovers and Drapery Work in the Hudson Valley


I have been working hard in my sewing work room and even though I have not had time to update my blog the orders keep rolling in. I had been working hard on pinch pleat drapes/curtains, duvet and shams – … Continue reading

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Mitchell Gold, Pottery Barn, Lee Industry Slipcovers available here


I make custom crafted slipcovers for most manufactured brands in a wide variety of upholstery grade fabrics – e-mail for sample pictures and price quotes: needleartsguildhhv@gmail.com Time for a Spring Cleaning and a fresh new slipcover!

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Downton Abbey Season 4: New Decor & Storylines


Downton Abbey Season 4: New Decor & Storylines. This is a fantastic designer that I hope will do a guest post on my Nacient Needle site…she is fantastic!

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The Elegance of Downton Abbey in your Home


I have been inspired by an article I read yesterday stating that there was going to be a line of clothing offered based on the lovely historic wardrobe from the wildly popular PBS series Downton Abbey.  While the large and … Continue reading

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Embroidery Tutorials by the Nacient Needle

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKv1cRX8flo The first YouTube video in my new adventures in on-line follow along embroidery projects.  This first one is  a little rough around the edges as it is my beta test and practice run.   I will so a series of demo … Continue reading

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Woodland In Wool Crewel Project Update

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The holidays gave me some time off to work on the Woodland in Wool Crewel Project although the group’s weekly meetings have been hit and miss through the holidays.  We will get back to regular Thursday evening sit and stitch … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey’s Furniture and Set Designs

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I just picked up the January/February issue of Victoria Magazine which got my attention because of the cover article “Meet the Costume Designers of Downton Abbey”. While I drool over the costume wardrobe, I find myself drawn to the sets … Continue reading

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Celebrate the New Year in Style with a Fresh Slipcover


2014 is upon us.  I am always amazed at the up tick in my year-end slipcover orders.  This year I’ve had a drastic leap in drapery orders as well. It is so gratifying to continue to increase my orders and  business is humming along.  Thanks to many … Continue reading

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Slipcovers and Curtains – Custom Work of the Needle Arts Guild of Historic Hudson Valley


Many projects are in the works here as holiday shopping always boosts my on-line orders.  Pottery Barn, Lee Industries and other fine slipcovered furniture is my specialty, but recently I have been getting lots of orders for drapes and valences!  … Continue reading

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