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.
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
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
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
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
You can preview your own custom needlepoint design for Free on our website – www.NeedlePaint.com
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
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
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 Belt Monograms
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
Original Kids Art
Needlepoint Childrens Art Pillow
Original Childrens Art
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
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
We’re enjoying the warmth of spring, and are in the process of a little website spring cleaning!
You may notice improvments and we appologize for any bumps along the way.
I hope these projects help inspire your next project for those long summer trips!
See our wedding needlepoint designs here, or create a custom needlepoint project here. Previews are free!
Custom Wedding Needlepoint Kit
Custom Art Needlepoint Kit
Custom Dog Needlepoint Kit
Last week we had a bunch of really cool projects come to fuition.
Some took a few months to finalize the designs, but were totally worth it!
A quick summary of reviews we recieved recently and then on to the custom needlepoint canvases!
“I’ve been out of the country but returned home anxious to start this new canvas last night!! It’s even more beautiful than I expected! Also I am so excited for the buy 3 get 1 free deal. I’m a very avid needlepoint-er and will definitely be taking you up on that offer in the near future! Also I’ve told many many people about your website- the prices are great and the canvases are BEAUTIFUL!! Keep up the great work!!!” Annie 2015-03-09
“I LOVE the canvas, and I was very impressed with the packet that came with it. I cannot wait to finish with my current (refresher) project to get started. The color card sheets you included were PERFECT. I cannot adequately express how much I appreciate the quality of your product AND the customer service.” Deb 2015-03-14
“I just wanted to let you know that the needlepoint kits came today, and you’re right they do look great.” Brenda 2015-03-16
“Arrived today and looks great – thank you!” Elizabeth 2015-03-09
Custom House Needlepoint Canvas
Custom Family Cats Needlepoint Canvas
New York Yankees Custom Needlepoint Canvases
Custom Dog Needlepoint Canvases
Custom Needlepoint Canvases for Belts