About Alice Peterson Company
Since it’s incorporation in 1974, Alice Peterson Company has evolved into one of the industries leading needlepoint manufacturers, specializing in custom Hand-Painted Needlepoint Canvases and our exclusive Stitch & Zip Needlepoint Kits, which are available in many sizes and patterns.
Alice Peterson Company is now owned by Cathy Rapoza, a 23-year member of the needlepoint industry. Cathy proudly continues the legacy of her company by embracing the ever-evolving design trends within our industry, and continues to provide new and exciting products. Our needlepoint line has many styles of products for every age and skill level. At Alice Peterson Company, we stand behind the quality of our products 100% – No questions asked. For more information, please review our product guarantee.
Interesting Fact: History of Needlepoint
www.wikipedia.org indicates that: “The roots of needlepoint go back thousands of years to the ancient Egyptians who used small slanted stitches to sew up their canvas tents. Howard Carter, of Tutankhamen fame, found some needlepoint in the Cave of a Pharaoh who had lived 1500 years before Christ. Modern needlepoint descends from the canvas work in tent stitch that was a popular domestic craft in the 16th century and from 17th-century Bargello through the shaded Berlin wool work in brightly-colored wool yarn. Upholstered furniture became the fashion in the 17th century, and this prompted the development of a more durable material to serve as a foundation for the embroidered works of art.”