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I learned needlepoint, knitting, sewing, etc. from my grandmother over 35 years ago. I can answer most questions on the subject of needlepoint. I know about producing needlepoint as well as cleaning, repairing and restoring.

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If you are looking for an appraisal of a needlepoint piece, please contact The American Needlepoint Guild:

I do NOT make referrals to specific service providers, please don't ask.

Experience in the area

Almost 40 years using needle and canvas.


AS Marine Diving Technologies, SBCC 1998
BA Environmental Studies, UCSB 1993

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Terry03/03/16101010If I could give Henry a rating .....
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Recent Answers from Henry Babcock

2016-03-02 Checking in- slow but steady progress:

Hi Terry,    That's looking great!  Yeah, color matching is hard with old pieces due to the fading and oxidation of the original dyes.  It will just have to be a reminder of naughty puppy's early days

2016-01-29 Checking in- slow but steady progress:

Hi Terry,    Sorry to take so long!  Good to hear you're making progress towards the finish line.  Yes, just take your time and get it right the first time; don't want to come this far and have to redo

2016-01-19 Checking in:

Ahh, excellent to hear.  No hurries, no worries, I was just checking... :-)

2016-01-10 Needlepoint repair update:

OK  That's looking good.  I changed my mind, you are not going to trim any of the new canvas at all - were going to let the upholsterer decide how much should be trimmed off.  heh    The next thing I am

2016-01-10 Needlepoint repair update:

Hi Terry,    That looks great!  Yeah, that's one of the trickiest parts, just need to take your time.    By now, you have probably figured out that all that remains is the new stitching... but, before


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