Heather Gray creates needlepoint patterns and kits that are fresh and modern. The price points are affordable and the packaging adorable. All can be found here on her etsy shop.
This week I had the delight of corresponding with the designer behind Modern Needleworks and learning a little bit about the origins of her needlework passion as well as her inspirations. Heather tells me that she learned to cross stitch when she was very young and then transitioned to needlepoint in her early twenties. She attributes much of her inspiration to her grandmother who was and is an avid crafter. In our correspondence Heather writes, “I have always been inspired by my grandmother. She could do/ make anything . . . sewing, quilting, crochet, applique . . .you name it and she never used a pattern, or if she did use a pattern it was one she developed or made. She was an artist long before what she was doing was considered art. She is now 95 and is still making things! I live across the street from her now. She is the #1 guiding force in my life.”
Unable to find needlework designs that fit her personal style she designed her own. After completing a few projects friends and family raved and Modern Needleworks was born. Her stylish designs would make great projects for the young and hip to try their hand at the craft. Be sure to check out her shop and stay on the look out for some new products developing with the “modern DIYer” in mind. Can’t wait Heather and thanks for the chat!