Cat’s Cradle Needlepoint Designs began in 1984 and was named after the familiar child’s string game. It combines my love of cats, (I have several feline administrative assistants) as well as the fun threads used in creating needlepoint art.

For the past 30 years I have worked as a school teacher while running my needlepoint design business, however now that I have retired, I get to devote myself full-time to the craft that I love. Before I started Cat’s Cradle Needlepoint, I learned the meticulous stitch painting skill by painting for Cactus Needle.

I love painting canvases and watching the pattern materialize before my eyes, just the way stitchers do when using fun novelty threads and embellishments to bring the designs to life.

When I’m not creating needlepoint designs I love to weave, a skill I learned during a college semester abroad in Salzburg, Austria, and I have two looms of my own.

I hope you enjoy browsing through the designs. Please bookmark our page and come back often. If you want to be notified of new designs you can sign up to receive email notices.

The cute Birdwatching Kitty canvas above is copyrighted by John Bianchi, a wonderful illustrator of children's books.  His website is  http://www.johnbianchi.com/