Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Artist admires designs illustrated in needlepoint.(Last Minute Gift Guide)

Byline: Jane Mahoney

Some Christmas stockings simply deserve to stay out all year long. At least that's what many stitchers must think after they have put hundreds of hours into one of Peter Ashe's complex needlepoint designs.

Destined to become family heirlooms, these fanciful needlepoint stockings can take months maybe years for doting grandmothers or business executives to complete.

A hand-painted Peter Ashe Original canvas design sells for more than $220, and that's before the first stitch has been taken.

Ashe, one of the most respected names in the world of needlepoint design, makes his home in Albuquerque. For more than 25 years, Ashe's hand-painted canvases have been eagerly awaited by stitchers across the United States and beyond. …

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