About The Artist
I live in a quiet, forested suburb outside of New York City with my husband and three teenagers. My unique designs originate from a lifetime of portrait painting, being an equestrian, a baker, and a violinist.
How It Began
I bring 30 years of canvas painting along with 40 years of stitching to these designs.
As a teen, a disabled parent noticed a decline in her hands and it was apparent that my art skills could help. On the back of a Dimensions crewel canvas (a manufactured brand in chain craft stores in the 1980s) I repainted the scene larger. As her disability progressed, I bought larger mesh blank canvas to keep her stitching.
A Business Is Born
In 2019, I published several needlepoint designs. In 2022, a line of over 100 designs outgrew the studio. Today, the line is distributed to local needlepoint retailers throughout the US with The Collection Designs. I proudly offer my designs exclusively through retailers.
I’d love to see your stitched Froopy Designs canvas on Instagram using my tag @FroopyDesignsLLC.
All original designs are copyright protected. I believe true enjoyment of stitching comes from a community of skilled artists and the needlepoint retailers that house invaluable knowledge, fibers, and spaces to gather.