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Melinda McAra

Needlepoint has come a long way since I first learned to paint canvases some 30 years ago in Camden, ME. Today, stitchers have a huge variety of fibers, stitches, and colors from which to choose. Canvases can be assembled into stuffed frogs, picture frames, slippers, purses, belts, Christmas Stockings and so much more. Theme-wise, my designs reflect my New England background and an affinity for anything nautical. My specialty is creating custom designs for stitchers. These can include portraits of houses, pets, code flag belts, monogram pillows, etc. What can I paint for you?


More About the Artist

Themes in Work:

New England, Cape Cod, mermaids, Nantucket Baskets, Fenway Park, Boston Celtics, Boston landmarks, nautical, hydrangeas, whales, “lucky” cats, lighthouses, pets, and more.

Professional Affiliations:

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, The National Needle Arts Association; American Needlepoint Guild

Where Work is Displayed:

Visiting Cape Cod? Stitchers can find my needlepoint canvases for sale at Christines’s Osterville Needlepoint Shop in Marstons Mills and at Town Ho! in Brewster. Please visit my web site for a list of stores across the U.S.that also carry my work.


Custom designed needlepoint. What can I paint for you? Free estimates given.

Fees / Price Range:

$40.00 – $350.00

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