Monica Bradshaw Needlework was born out of a desire to share my projects. Projects predominantly include needlepoint and sewing. Something I have been doing since I was a child. This site serves as place to shop some of the extra items I've made and other specialty items. Each item is lovingly designed and created by me, Monica, wife and mum to three young girls and our poodle, Charlie.
Ever since I was little I’ve been sewing and needlepointing. Both introduced to me by my mom initially and then I took classes for many years. I've won many competitions for garments I made in my teen years and had a small handmade handbag business in my early 20s. As far as needlepoint, I have only recently started designing and painting my own canvases, although I could never count but have likely stitched and finished hundreds over the years.
I’m mostly drawn to a classic, effortless style and this is often reflected in the fabrics I will choose for my pieces. I’ve always loved to create things for my own home and family that are unique. It’s a little dream come true to have a space in my home now dedicated to my creative passions, that have given me so much joy and escape during the COVID-19 pandemic. I'm pleased to have my own shop in this little corner of the web to share with others too.
I may start to blog about some of my projects, but for now, you can follow me on Instagram @madeby.monica
Thank you so much for being here!