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Fun Custom Needlepoint Belt Kits

We just had to share some of the latest custom belt needlepoint kits we recently made.

I love the Tennessee checkerboard!  We also have a University of Alabama Canvas, Episcopal Day School, and patchwork custom design.  These are going to look very sharp when stitched.

If you have any ideas for a custom DIY needlepoint kit or a fully stitched needlepoint belt, let us know we’d love to help create the perfect belt for you!  www.NeedlePaint.com

Custom Needlepoint Belt Kits

Custom Needlepoint Belt Kits

A DIY Crafty Family

I guess you could say that I come from a DIY family. There has always been someone doing some project or another. As a teenager, my father had me grouting tile and my mother had me making all of my own clothes. My siblings were likewise involved, as were my aunts and uncles.

The DIY nature of the family was brought to my attention when I showed my daughter-in-law this picture of the Pansy quilt and rug.

DIY Needlepoint Tapestry

Hand Made by Family Members includes the Pansey Quilt, Pansey Needlepoint Rug, Wood Furniture, Tiffany Lamp, and Bird Embroidery

As I mentioned in my previous post, my sister Mary Sue Suit (https://marysuequiltgallery.wordpress.com/) designed and pieced the quilt, Judy Woodworth (http://www.judywoodworth.com/index.html) did the quilting, and I made the needlepoint rug using our website www.NeedlePaint.com. The furniture was made by my father at the end of World War II. My Uncle Frank took up leaded glass after he retired in the ‘70s and the Tiffany lamp is one of his.

The embroidered bird hangings were stitched by my great-aunt Mrs. Jo. Mrs. Jo was a nurse who served in France during WWI. She took her lace tatting everywhere with her on the coal-puffing trains of Europe. She complained that all her lace was grey and needed to be washed several time before it could be used. When she retired, nothing pleased her more than a needlepoint or embroidery project. When my mother would take her a new project, Mrs. Jo often would say to her, “Don’t you need to be somewhere else?” The signal that she was ready to be stitching….

Needlepaint a Quilt

After Needlepaint began carrying the Brown Sheep Waverly wool, I decided that I needed to attack a large project — a 20” by 24” rug on 12 point canvas. For design ideas, I turned to my quilting sister, Mary Sue Suit https://marysuequiltgallery.wordpress.com/, who never ceases to amaze me with her unique designs based on triangles.

We finally chose her Pansy Quilt which was quilted by Judy Woodworth. Why we chose it, I don’t know, but maybe it had something to do with pansies being one of my favorite flowers and my granddaughter loves purple. Usually Mary Sue gives her quilts names but this one is nameless…. We welcome suggestions.

Pansies Quilt

Pansies Quilt

The straight lines of the triangles meant the quilt design transferred easily to a custom needlepoint canvas.  I worked the canvas with all 3 strands of the Waverly wool and chose one of the variegated colors for the light lavender of the above design. For the backing we used medium-weight wool. The finished rug makes a beautiful accent to the spectacular quilt.  The same pattern could be down sized for an 18 point miniature needlepoint hanging. Or, one could turn the center pansy medallion into a 12 or 14 point pillow. The possibilities are limited only by one’s tolerance for pansies which don’t have to be purple.

 

Pansy Quilt Rig Color Guide

Pansy Quilt Rig Color Guide

 

Needlepaint can print canvases up to 36” by 40” and we recommend 10 or 12 point canvas for rugs. I chose 12 point canvas because I wanted the finished rug to be firm without having to use a heavy backing or filler.

Needlepoint Rug and Quilt

Needlepoint Rug and Quilt

Friday Favorites – Native American Needlepoint

I love native american art, and this week we have a few custom needlepoint projects that fit this theme.

First off is a needlepoint kit recently stitched by one of our customers.  More psychedelic in nature than most, but really fun!

In her words “Came out great. It’s hanging in my husbands new office and he has gotten rave reviews.”  Stephanie 2015-04-12

Needlepoint Native American Headdress

Needlepoint Native American Headdress

Next are two canvases we made that are a lot more traditional and what I think of as real native american artwork.  The customer just got them an here is her feedback.

“Wow. Received my two canvases and I could not be happier. Believe me I will tell anybody I know who needlepoints about your business. The canvases came out much better than I expected.”  Sabra 2015-05-05

Custom Native American Artwork Needlepoint Canvases

Custom Native American Artwork Needlepoint Canvases

You can preview your own custom needlepoint design for Free on our website – www.NeedlePaint.com

Custom House Needlepoint Canvas

Last week we had some great projects.  This one was from a customer who stitched one of our custom needlepoint canvases 2 years ago and “get(s) many compliments on it.”  (Nora – 2015-04-25)

This is an office building she is stiching and we helped touch up the facade.

Preview your house canvas for free at www.NeedlePaint.com

Custom House Needlepoint Canvas

Custom House Needlepoint Canvas

Needlepoint Peacock Stitches Update!

Lauren has been busy on her peacock canvas.

This custom needlepoint kit is based on one of her paintings.

Nice work Lauren, I can’t wait to see the next update!

You can preview your own custom needlepoint project on our website –  www.needlepaint.com

Needlepoint Peacock Stitches

Needlepoint Peacock Stitches

New Custom Needlepoint Belts

It is nice to get away, and come back to see freshly stitched projects that turned out wonderfully!

These new custom needlepoint belts look amazing and have had great reviews:

“Oh my goodness Seth the belt arrived today. I am blown away. It is absolutely gorgeous! My husband is going to absolutely love it. And, thank you so much for getting it to me on time and ahead of schedule. You were tremendous to work with. I will write you a raving review on Etsy with photos (once he opens the gift on Thursday). ”  Amber 2015-04-21

“Just wanted to let you know I picked up the belt yesterday and it looks awesome!! I love it!!”  Riley 2015-04-23

If you have an idea for a custom needlepoint belt, let us know we’d love to help make it look amazing!

Custom Needlepoint Belts

Custom Needlepoint Belts

Custom Needlepoint Belt Monograms

Custom Needlepoint Belt Monograms

 

Customer Spotlight – Childrens Artwork in Needlepoint

We have a great project to share this week, from Becky in Virgina.

The custom needlepoint projects came to us as scans of her childrens’ artwork, and we converted them into needlepoint kits.

The rest is really all her!  I love the colorful framing around the needlepoint.  Her whole family loves the needlepoint pillows!

Please share this and let Becky know how much you enjoy her work!

Needlepoint Kids Art Pillow

Needlepoint Kids Art Pillow

Needlepoint Kids Art

Needlepoint Kids Art

Kids Art

Original Kids Art

Needlepoint Childrens Art Pillow

Needlepoint Childrens Art Pillow

Childrens Art

Original Childrens Art

 

 

 

 

Friday Favorites – Custom Needlepoint Cummerbund Canvases

Happy Friday!

We worked on two really sharp cummerbund needlepoint canvases recently.  We hope you agree that the recipeints are going to look sharp when thare are stitched!

Email us your monogram ideas and we’ll design a cummerbund canvas just for you.

Follow the link in the first line of this blog to see full product listing including sizes and pricing.

Custom Needlepoint Cummerbund Needlepoint Canvases

Custom Needlepoint Cummerbund Needlepoint Canvases

Customer Spotlight – Personalized Surfboard Needlepoint Belt

Ali in Massachusetts has emailed us pictures of her most recent project, nice stitching Ali!

The surfboard needlepoint belt features colorful surfboards, both short and long.

If you are thinking of getting a belt or canvas for your favorite surfer, we will be happy to change one of the boards to incude their own surfboard on the belt.

Please share or comment if you like Ali’s work!

Surfboard Needlepoint Belt

Surfboard Needlepoint Belt

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