Tarra Ferrone has been an avid, one might say serial, stitcher for years. She grew up just outside New York City in Purchase, New York, moving up to the countryside of Southern Vermont in 1992. She lives with her husband Willie. Her needlepoint company is named after their two daughters, Piper and Ryder ... "Pip and Roo." Tarra's designs come from her love of all animals, and iconic fashion brands.
I sat down with Tarra and asked her 20 questions:
Favorite needlepoint project. Leopard Pocket
Dream stitching spot. Poolside
13 or 18 Mesh Canvas. 18 Mesh, it allows me to add more details to my designs
Last book you read and liked. This Tender Land
Favorite flower. SnapDragons
Guilty pleasure. Carmel
On your nightstand. Scissor, needle threader and lip balm!
Currently listening to. Leon Bridges
Currently watching. Succession
If there were more hours in the day I would. Sculpt with clay
Favorite places to shop. Garden Shops
Favorite Instagram follows. @lordofdecor @bestofireland @gundogjurnel @millfarmhunterhirelings
Can’t leave the house without. Polar Seltzer
Coffee or tea. Coffee...but tea in the winter!
Favorite holiday to celebrate. Christmas!
Wardrobe staples. A good pair of jeans and Jack Rodgers
Creative inspiration. Edwin Landseer
Beach or Mountains. Having lived in the mountains for the last 30 years I can say I love the mountains but it's important for me to get to the beach and saltwater a few times a year!
Spirit Animal. Horse