Althea DeBrule

Althea is a needlepoint expert and contributed to The Spruce Crafts for nearly three years. She has stitched hundreds of needlepoint patterns.


  • Has advanced needlepoint expertise through professional needlepoint seminars
  • Stitched hundreds of needlepoint pieces and designer of original needlepoint patterns


Althea DeBrule was a writer for The Spruce Crafts for two years covering needlepoint. She is a passionate needlepoint artist who believes that anything that can be imagined can be created in needlepoint. For well over four decades she has shared her artistry and love of needlepoint through original designs and patterns as well as online needlepoint websites, tutorials, and tips.

DeBrule has stitched hundreds of needlepoint pieces from beginner to advanced levels on stamped, machine printed and hand-painted canvases, as well as on blank fine mesh canvas using needlepoint charts.

In addition to writing and publishing over a thousand online craft related articles and needlepoint tutorials, DeBrule is the author of two books: "The Bargello Christmas Ornament Series," and "Flawless Bargello Throw Cushions," both of which contain original Bargello and traditional needlepoint patterns. Her original needlepoint adaptation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Stained Glass wall panel at the entrance to the lobby area of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel has won several awards.

DeBrule enjoys providing creative and educational online needlepoint content, and has experience designing, developing and maintaining craft related websites, specifically Bargello Needlepoint. She is also a freelance writer at Christian career tools.


Althea has advanced in needlepoint expertise through course work completed at The American Needlepoint Guild National Seminars, The Embroiderers Guild of America Regional Workshops, and The Callaway School of Needle Arts.

Expertise: Needlepoint

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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