Rooted in Love
If you really want it, then you'll make
your dream happen.
Based on tradition, SBT Stitches was conceived in 2014. Shana Brooke, namesake of SBT Stitches, is a 4th generation needlepointer. Her designs are modern and fresh, attracting young talent to an old pastime.
As a young girl, needlepointing was not love at first sight. It wasn't until her grandmother's last weeks on earth that Shana began to embody her familial pastime. Searching high and low across the country and internet, Shana realized there were not many canvases that represented her generation. In order to pursue her passion, she became a self-taught canvas designer with a mission to create designs that would carry her great-and grandmother's hobby into the future!
In the beginning, Shana only painted canvases to supplement her personal needlepoint collection. It was work that she never intended to sell. When family and friends began to routinely request her work, she realized she had a business. Today, Shana focuses her energy on creating affordable, relatable and funny designs for her generation of needlepointers.
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Shana has an impressive quality for details, whenever I make a special request, it exceeds my expectations. Without a doubt, she is the best!
I have had the pleasure of working with SBT Stitches twice now and each time I couldn't have been happier with the result! She took my suggestions and went to town creating a beautiful canvas that I can't wait to stitch! There was no lag time in communication between us and she kept me up to date on the progress of my canvases. I love her use of color and her bold designs; no phrase is off limits! I am so thrilled we connected and can't wait to work with her again in the future!
I have worked with SBT Stitches a few times on custom orders and Shana is amazing to work with!! Super friendly, quick response, and great turn around time with a high quality hand painted canvas. I was new to needlepoint but she walked me through everything. I knew what I wanted and she gave me examples of the detailed renderings that takes place before a design is painted. The finished products (hand painted canvas') were always spot on. She's amazing. I can’t wait to make more projects designed by her!
I absolutely love love love SBT! While I appreciate 'conventional' needlepoint, I adore slightly irreverent pieces also. Shana was a delight to work with. I ordered a very irreverent and fun canvas from her. And while I was looking around her creations, I found the 'Rx' canvas. I am a pharmacist so I 'just' had to buy one for myself and one to make as a gift for a friend! I highly recommend SBT stitches for fun and unique pieces!