I am extremely passionate about needlepoint and the art of stitching. As a stitcher myself, I always try to create designs that will be fun to do and keep your interest, but also fit with stylish interiors- I don't want all of your hard work to end up at the bottom of a cupboard never to be seen by anyone! It's important that you are proud of what you have stitched and can exclaim at the top of your voice "I made it myself!" It is so rewarding taking time to make something physical, by yourself, from a simple stitch, piece of canvas, needle and some lengths of wool.
I truly believe that there is nothing more satisfying than creating something yourself and enjoying the end result as much as the process of making it...
I have always been creative...I can't remember ever being interested in anything else! When I was a child I was always drawing or making things, from stuffed toys to cross stitched samplers. I designed my first needlepoint over twenty years ago, when at the age of ten I asked my mother to stitch a sun and moon cushion that I had sketched on a scrap of squared paper!
As a result it was inevitable that I went on to study textiles and fine art painting (my other passion!) at college and university. I then started my journey in needlepoint design in 2009. After working for a hand-painted needlepoint company in London, and free-lancing for a number of crafts magazines, including regularly for Cross stitcher magazine, I realised there was a gap in the market for printed needlepoint kits that had a contemporary edge and that would also be interesting to stitch, so I decided to be brave and go it alone, I developed my own range of designs and set up my website www.felicityhall.co.uk and never looked back!