Stuart Beattie

We did framing for Stuart for some years but we are very sad to say that on the 13th April 2020 he passed away at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness following a heart operation. We will certainly miss his visits to our workshop bringing his latest needlework creations for framing.

Stuart was a very accomplished needlework artist who created his own designs, drafting them first on paper. Based in Strathpeffer, he enjoyed the creativity involved in making his designs, each a labour of love, but the design was only the beginning of the process.

Subsequently began the task of painstakingly realising his design onto a specially imported Aida cloth, not available in the UK. 

Stuart made his needleworks available for sale and illustrated here are the ones we have photographed while we had the pleasure of framing for him. We will certainly miss him and his creations.

Bespoke cross-stitch design by Stuart Beattie based on the Willow Pattern

Bespoke cross-stitch design by Stuart Beattie based on the Willow Pattern

Framed with an Artcare double mount and with a moulding from Nielsen Bainbridge's Chagal range

Cross-stitch framed by Picture Framing For You.

Cross-stitch framed by Picture Framing For You.

A bespoke design featuring icons of spring, framed with a double Artcare mount and a frame from the Niielsen Bainbridge Chagal range of mouldings.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, Mickey Mouse.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, Mickey Mouse.

This cross-stitch was single mounted with Artcare mountboard and framed with a moulding from the Nielsen Bainbridge 'Loft' range. The needlework dimensions are 210mm x 260mm and the frame size is 342mm x 402mm.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, Donald Duck.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, Donald Duck.

This cross-stitch was single mounted with Artcare mountboard and framed with a moulding from the Nielsen Bainbridge 'Loft' range. The needlework dimensions are 184mm x 252mm and the frame size is 290mm x 364mm.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, Camper Vans.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, Camper Vans.

This cross-stitch was double mounted with Artcare mountboard and framed with a moulding from the Nielsen Bainbridge 'Aurora' range. The needlework dimensions are 390mm x 340mm and the frame size is 522mm x 482mm.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, Mississippi Steamboat.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, Mississippi Steamboat.

This cross-stitch was double mounted with Artcare mountboard and framed with a moulding from the Nielsen Bainbridge 'Basics' range. The needlework dimensions are 544mm x 404mm and the frame size is 676mm x 546mm.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, Zebra.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, Zebra.

This cross-stitch was double mounted with Artcare mountboard and framed with a moulding from the Nielsen Bainbridge 'Stockholm' range. The needlework dimensions are 384mm x 536mm and the frame size is 516mm x 678mm.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, Rose.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, Rose.

This cross-stitch was single mounted with Artcare mountboard and framed with a moulding from the Nielsen Bainbridge 'Provencale' range. The needlework dimensions are 253mm x 253mm and the frame size is 359mm x 365mm.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, Horse 1

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, Horse 1

This cross-stitch was double mounted with Artcare mountboard and framed with a moulding from the Nielsen Bainbridge 'Moma' range. The needlework dimensions are 207mm x 332mm and the frame size is 313mm x 444mm.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, Lion.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, Lion.

This cross-stitch was double mounted with Artcare mountboard and framed with a moulding from the Nielsen Bainbridge 'Home' range. The needlework dimensions are 320mm x 341mm and the frame size is 452mm x 483mm.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, Horse 2.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, Horse 2.

This cross-stitch was double mounted with Artcare mountboard and framed with a moulding from the Nielsen Bainbridge 'Living' range. The needlework dimensions are 340mm x 330mm and the frame size is 472mm x 472mm.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, Christmas Dogs.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, Christmas Dogs.

This cross-stitch was double mounted with Artcare mountboard and framed with a moulding from the Nielsen Bainbridge 'Woodtones' range. The needlework dimensions are 412mm x 286mm and the frame size is 544mm x 428mm.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, 'Santa's Rudolph'.

Bespoke needlework design by Stuart Beattie, 'Santa's Rudolph'.

This cross-stitch was double mounted with Artcare mountboard and framed with a moulding from the Nielsen Bainbridge 'Woodtones' range. The needlework dimensions are 341mm x 445mm and the frame size is 473mm x 587mm.

Cross-stitch of a Squirrell by Stuart Beattie

Cross-stitch of a Squirrell by Stuart Beattie

Stretched then double mounted with Artcare mountboard and framed with a moulding fron Nielsen-Bainbridge's Oakwoods range.

Cross-stitch of a Koala Bear by Stuart Beattie

Cross-stitch of a Koala Bear by Stuart Beattie

Stretched then double mounted with Artcare mountboard and framed with a moulding fron Nielsen-Bainbridge's Living range.

Cross-stitch of a Sea Horse by Stuart Beattie

Cross-stitch of a Sea Horse by Stuart Beattie

Stretched then double mounted with Artcare mountboard and framed with a moulding fron Nielsen-Bainbridge's Home range.