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Consisting of twelve constellations and twelve matching personalities, the astrological signs are thought to influence our interests, behavior, characteristics and passions. Stitch a needlepoint ornament kit for someone special, who is as unique as their astrology sign. We hope you enjoy NeedlePaint’s new Astrology Signs Needlepoint Kits!

Aries the Ram Needlepoint Ornament Kit

March 21st to April 19th
My child-like outlook make me a delight to be around. I eagerly and quickly climb to great heights with dynamic precision, but am often thought to be a wee bit too competitive. 

Taurus the Bull Needlepoint Ornament Kit

April 20th to May 20th 
I have a deep love of basking in the good life, and tend to be strongly resistant to change.

Some see me as a symbol of strength, power and tenacity, but on my softer side
I really am very creative and sensual.

Gemini the Twins Needlepoint Ornament Kit

May 21st to June 20th
We’re known as Castor and Pollux, two curious and expressive twins. We work together for humanity, communicating our versatile ideas; and are extremely generous with our hearts. 

Cancer the Crab Needlepoint Ornament Kit

June 21st to July 22nd
At the first sign of danger I withdraw into my shell. I can be intuitively protective and sentimentally compassionate, not to mention nostalgic for all things red.

Leo the Lion Needlepoint Ornament Kit

July 23rd to August 22nd 
I tend to be dramatically self-assured, outgoing and fiery; but don’t be fooled as when it comes to matters of the heart, I rule the jungle with a sweet compassionate style.

Virgo the Maiden Needlepoint Ornament Kit

August 23rd to September 22nd
I am often analytical and practical when seeking to know and understand,
while my tendencies as a gentle perfectionist are purely practical. 

Libra the Scales Needlepoint Ornament Kit

September 23rd to October 22nd
Always in constant search for the perfect equilibrium, I am socially fair-minded,
and very gracious with my diplomacy.

Scorpio the Scorpion Needlepoint Ornament Kit

October 23rd to November 21st
I love to be secretive while exploring what is in the hearts and minds of others.

Mostly I am brave and a bit stubborn, but also resourcefully passionate. 

Sagittarius the Archer Needlepoint Ornament Kit

November 22nd to December 21st
I spend my days exploring and learning new things, as I am optimistic, extroverted,

and always hold my aim high even when I am being funny.

Capricorn the Goat Needlepoint Ornament Kit

December 22nd to January 19th
I am very confident and disciplined in taking advantage of every foothold, and always tenacious

in working through obstacles. When I’m not being quite so serious,
I do have the most delightful sense of humor.

Aquarius the Water Bearer Needlepoint Ornament Kit

January 20th and February 18th
I give the gift of water flowing freely and equally to everyone; as I am always generous,
uniquely original and deeply imaginative. 

Pisces the Two Fish Needlepoint Ornament Kit

February 19th and March 20th
Although we swim together in opposite directions and sometimes have conflicting desires;

we are wise, artistic, affectionate and empathetic. 

This collection features a special astrological sign needlepoint ornament kit for everyone!
Each kit features a 4″ circle on 18 mesh canvas, with optional DMC embroidery floss.  

We would love to help with any questions
that you may have at: info@needlepaint.com

The stars are aligned — stitch something special! 

Another joyous holiday season is behind us. The decorations have been packed up and it’s time to kick back, relax and reflect on the wonderful celebration that we have enjoyed with our family and friends. Now it is time to think about what will be on our needlepoint stitch list for next year? NeedlePaint has designed some delightful new needlepoint stocking cuff kits that are perfect for next year’s Christmas celebration! 

Christmas Whimsy Stocking Cuff Needlepoint Kit

These holiday trees have a whimsical personality, are festive,
and take on a fresh and playful life of their own!

Folk Art Angel Stocking Cuff Needlepoint Kit

This folk art angel will bring joy to your holiday with charm, grace,
elegance and a playfully festive floral motif. 

Gingerbread Stocking Cuff Needlepoint Kit

The best of the holiday cookies! Gingerbread is so rich with taste and color, especially when accompanied by the incredible smell of ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon lofting from the oven. 

City Christmas Stocking Cuff Needlepoint Kit

The city is bursting with excitement, in anticipation of the holiday celebrations ahead! Row houses decorated to perfection, shopping, endless parties to attend,
and the simple joy of listening to a group of carolers.

Wagoneer Stocking Cuff Needlepoint Kit

Such fond memories of the entire family driving together in the old Wagoneer, for the traditional tree cutting. To make this task extra fun, Santa is at the wheel and ready with a little help from the elves.

Woodland Critters Stocking Cuff Needlepoint Kit

This charming cast of warmhearted woodland animals,
and the magic of winter will add a special warmth to your holiday stockings. 

Anchor Stocking Cuff Needlepoint Kit

Exploring wide open spaces, breathing in the fresh ocean air,
and sailing all day long, is your true passion!

Regal Reindeer Stocking Cuff Needlepoint Kit

Considered royalty of the North Pole, this regal reindeer
is legendary for helping Santa with his sleigh!

Regal Polar Bear Stocking Cuff Needlepoint Kit

Another member of the North Pole royalty — this regal polar bear is legendary for keeping an eye on the workshop while Santa’s crew is away, and providing hot chocolate upon their return the next day!

Playful Presents Stocking Cuff Needlepoint Kit

The Christmas packages are wrapped to perfection with
bright bouncing bows, and colorful patterned paper!

Playful Gingerbread Stocking Cuff Needlepoint Kit

Holiday treats baked to perfection! Gingerbread people are so rich in taste and color,
and playfully adorn this needlepoint stocking cuff!

Getting into the holiday spirit is easy when handcrafting your own needlepoint decorations. Stitch a stocking cuff that reflects the unique personality of a special loved one. Check out our complete needlepoint stocking cuff collection for more great ideas!

Please contact us with any questions that you may have at: info@needlepaint.com

Handmade touches will make your holiday special! 

Written by Peggy Bond

The Christmas season for me always brings back family memories – baking fruit cakes, decorating cookies, making gifts, shopping for a special gift, decorating the tree, and hanging Christmas stockings. While thinking about this coming Christmas, I remembered the long ago year when my older sister and I were 12 and 9 years old, and made felt Christmas stockings. We spelled our names out with sequins and stitched them together with yarn. It made me nostalgic and reminded me that my husband and I did not have stockings.  

Inspired by the Needlepaint stocking cuffs, I adapted my old Needlepaint Christmas ornament designs for use as cuffs on stockings. These small 10” x 2.5” canvases were quick to stitch. The top and bottom edges of the cuff were finished with an overcast stitch as described below, and the sides folded under. It was easily sewn onto the front piece of the felt stocking. Front and back of the stockings were stitched together with embroidery thread using a chain stitch. I was traveling when I made these and didn’t have my sewing machine, so all was done by hand.

Instead of using the traditional needlepoint binding stitch, I opted to using an overcast stitch so that I could finish the edges in multiple colors. The stitches were worked on four strands of canvas folded so that there are two stands on the front side and two on the back. In this example, every other stitch is one in red and then followed with every other stitch in blue.

This is the same technique that is used for sewing plastic canvas together, except you are working with a folded needlepoint canvas instead of two pieces of plastic canvas. The color variations give the canvas an additional dimension. And, on the train canvas, I used the same stitch with six different colored strands of embroidery floss on the needle. 

I have had request for cuffs from friends and family and have adapted several more of the original ornaments to cuffs. Each can be customized with a name. All are 18 mesh canvas designs except for the final snowflake design which is 14 mesh canvas.

Angel Song Stocking Cuff Needlepoint Kit

Candy Cane Stocking Cuff Needlepoint Kit

Penguin Parade Stocking Cuff Needlepoint Kit

Holiday Sleigh Stocking Cuff Needlepoint Kit

Flying Santa Stocking Cuff Needlepoint Kit

Ornaments Twinkle Stocking Cuff Needlepoint Kit

Gentle Snowflakes Stocking Cuff Needlepoint Kit

Holiday Express Stocking Cuff Needlepoint Kit

Wolf Song Stocking Cuff Needlepoint Kit

It’s never too late for Christmas stockings and the finishing of these is quick and easy.
New felt has arrived. Time to block and finish the latest creations.

Happy Holiday Stitching!

written by Gwynn Goodner

Needlepoint stockings are priceless family treasures, and now you can have stockings that are custom-designed for your family! We can help you create a personalized stocking that reflects the interests of every member of your family. Many customers find an existing design from our stock inventory and personalize it with a name, but if you want something completely unique, have us design one for you.

The First Step
Place your order for a custom needlepoint stocking kit through this link:
https://www.needlepaint.com/needlepoint-kits/custom-christmas-stocking-needlepoint-kit-1950

The Second Step
Choose a theme and design style.

The process starts with the customer choosing a theme—it can be anything from a sports interest to a travel destination. Our designers will take that theme and dress it out to a beautiful, personal design.

Once you have chosen a theme, a few small additional elements can be added if you want. Here is an example. The customer who commissioned this design wanted the West Coast as the theme and added various features up and down the coast. 

A different approach is to choose a theme such as a profession. This piece was done for a client whose daughter was an EMT. She wanted something in the holiday spirit that reflected her love for her work, so now it’s Santa to the rescue! 

The possibilities are endless! It is important to remember that there should be one primary element of focus so our designers can create a scenario that makes a statement. Along with that primary element, we can often add smaller images or background that will work within the scene. 

A main subject, a secondary subject and background item will make the best stocking design. 

Follow the rule of threes. For this example:
1. the dog is the main subject.
2. the presents a secondary.
3. the tree a background element.
This type of design approach makes for a more unified scene and a better overall result.

Here’s an example of a Christmas tree as the main image with the recipient’s interests reflected in the décor and presents on and around the tree.

Another thing to consider is the style of art you want for your stocking. We can take a more graphic approach, which results in cleaner lines and a bold visual statement.

Or we can take a more illustrative style that gives a more shaded, nuanced result.

Doing a Google image search is a great way to start. A simple search such as “Santa skateboarding,” or “Great Dane dressed as angel” will yield great inspiration for your stocking. You’ll be surprised at how many images pop up and provide good poses or direction for the designer to follow! Save some favorite images from your search and include them when you make your order to help inspire the design. 

When you place your order, please include all design requests and any images or links to images that may help our designers. You can include these in your order notes or in an email to info@needlepaint.com.

Once we have your order and this information, you will receive a layout from one of our designers in 7-10 business days. It is helpful to have images for our designers to follow so they have an idea of what you have in mind. 

The Third Step
You’ve submitted your ideas, and now our designer will begin creating your design!

When you receive your layout it may look something like this. The layout is a rough sketch showing the approximate size and position for the major elements on the stocking. You will have an opportunity to do a round of changes to the layout and once it is approved, you will receive a proof of the colored version of your design. 

Further small adjustments can be made at this point
to render the perfect stocking for your family member.

Things to keep in mind when you are considering a custom stocking design:

The general shape of a stocking is vertical, so horizontal objects (like cars, boats etc.) may need to be made smaller to fit and are generally placed in the lower 1/3 of the shape to maximize their size.

Vertical images such as Christmas trees or a nutcracker are ideal subjects for a stocking.

More isn’t necessarily better. Editing and curating the things you want on a stocking makes for a better finished piece. Too many items can make a stocking look cluttered and hard to see the individual elements. Simplifying the visuals makes for a cleaner, more cohesive design.

Our designers have also recreated heirloom stockings that have been lost over time. One customer lost their prized childhood stocking in Hurricane Sandy and commissioned us to recreate it from some old family photos. Using the photos as reference we were able to make a stocking that preserved the special holiday memories that they thought had been lost for good.

At NeedlePaint we pride ourselves in making the most attractive, personal and affordable custom canvases on the market, and it’s all just a click away.

We would love to help create a unique stocking design for you.
Please contact us with any questions that you may have at: info@needlepaint.com

Stitch a priceless family treasure!

Needlepoint Alphabet Fun!

Educational and engaging, exploring the letters of the alphabet can be very exciting for a young child. Open up a whole new world of learning for someone special and stitch one of these fun new needlepoint kits. 

Petite Floral Personalized Name Needlepoint Kit
Everyone loves to see their name spelled in needlepoint, especially
when it’s surrounded by pretty florals, soft soothing patterns and sweet colors!

Animal Alphabet Needlepoint Kit
Each letter on this design is playfully illustrated with a
fun animal whose name begins with the same letter!

Animal Alphabet Name Needlepoint Kit
Stitch and personalize a special name with our fun animal alphabet letters!

Alphabet Icons Needlepoint Kit
This playfully illustrated alphabet features each letter combined with
a fun icon whose name begins with the same letter!

Alphabet Icons Name Needlepoint Kit
Personalize and stitch a special name with our fun icon alphabet letters!

Individual Animal Alphabet Letters
From A to Z, we have a unique letter for that special little (or big) person in your life.
Fun to stitch as an ornament or door hanger!

Colorful Alphabet Needlepoint Pillow Kit
A colorful alphabet design to brighten up a child’s room and help them love their letters! 

We are here to help with all of your needlepoint needs,
and happy to answer any questions that you may have at:
info@neeedlepaint.com

Everyone loves to see their favorite letter or name stitched in needlepoint!

At last, the elusive unicorn has been captured (in needlepoint) and these charming designs from our Unicorns and Rainbows Needlepoint Collection are sure to capture your heart. Whether you are stitching for yourself, or a fellow unicorn lover, our new designs will bring a magical touch to your needlework. 

Unicorn Forest Needlepoint Christmas Stocking Kit
12.43″ x 24″ on 14 mesh canvas

Unicorn Forest Needlepoint Ornament Kit
5″ circle on 18 mesh

Unicorn Forest Fantasy Needlepoint Ornament Kit
5″ circle on 18 mesh

Unicorn Forest Mini Stocking Needlepoint Kit
4″ x 5″ on 18 mesh

Unicorn Journey Purple Needlepoint Belt Kit

Unicorn Journey Purple Needlepoint Key Fob Kit

Unicorn Journey Purple Needlepoint Dog Collar Kit

Unicorn Dream Needlepoint Door Hanger Kit
6″ x 4″ on 18 mesh canvas

Unicorn Journey Blue Needlepoint Belt Kit

Unicorn Journey Blue Needlepoint Key Fob Kit

Unicorn Journey Blue Needlepoint Dog Collar Kit

Unicorn Wish Needlepoint Ornament Kit
4″ circle on 18 mesh canvas

Unique Unicorn Needlepoint Belt Kit

Unique Unicorn Needlepoint Key Fob Kit

Unicorn Baby Needlepoint Ornament Kit
4″ circle on 18 mesh

May there always be unicorns
in your heart and dreams
although there are those
who don’t believe it seems.
A rainbow, good luck
the tooth fairy
and Easter Bunny
they all make us smile
act a little funny.
Santa, hobbits
angels and fairies
can’t seem to touch them
but our faith never varies.
Keep dreams in your heart
let unicorns run free
all the joys of the world
will be yours to see.
— Patricia Walter

Filled with color, light and magic, the mythical powers of these unicorn and rainbow
needlepoint designs are sure to delight all ages!

We are happy to help with any questions that you may have at: info@needlepaint.com

Stitch A Little Mythical Magic!

Stitch one of NeedlePaint’s new kids needlepoint kits, inspired by the iconic children’s author Beatrix Potter’s and her love of nature. Featuring a cast of our favorite characters who exist in a charm filled world, with plenty of exciting adventures. These needlepoint kits are sure to be enjoyed by all ages!

Peter Rabbit Needlepoint Pillow Kit
10″ x 10″ on 14 mesh canvas

Beatrix Potter Pink Needlepoint Pillow Kit
12″ x 12″ on 14 mesh canvas

Beatrix Potter Blue Needlepoint Pillow Kit
12″ x 12″ on 14 mesh canvas

Peter Rabbit Needlepoint Ornament Kit
5″ circle on 18 mesh canvas

Benjamin Bunny Needlepoint Ornament Kit
5″ circle on 18 mesh canvas

Jemima Puddle Duck Needlepoint Ornament Kit
5″ circle on 18 mesh canvas

Little Brown Mouse Needlepoint Ornament Kit 
5″ circle on 18 mesh canvas

Peter Rabbit Mini Stocking Needlepoint Kit 
4″ x 5″ on 18 mesh canvas

Benjamin Bunny Mini Stocking Needlepoint Kit 
4″ x 5″ on 18 mesh canvas

Jemima Puddle Duck Mini Stocking Needlepoint Kit 
4″ x 5″ on 18 mesh canvas

Little Brown Mouse Mini Stocking Needlepoint Kit 
4″ x 5″ on 18 mesh canvas

Peter’s Tree Needlepoint Stocking Kit
12.43″ x 19″ on 14 mesh canvas

Mrs. Rabbit’s Needlepoint Stocking Kit 
12.43″ x 19″ on 14 mesh canvas

Peter Rabbit Needlepoint Door Hanger Kit
6″ x 4″ on 18 mesh canvas

Benjamin Bunny Needlepoint Door Hanger Kit
6″ x 4″ on 18 mesh canvas

Peter Rabbit Stand Up Needlepoint Kit 
4.06″ x 7.78″ on 18 mesh canvas

We are always here to help with all of your needlepoint needs.
Contact us with any questions that you may have at: info@needlepaint.com


Stitch a storybook favorite!

Rest, relax, explore, and needlepoint!

Create a keepsake NeedlePaint National Parks ornament kit, which will be as unique as the national treasure your family has explored together. We have designed a National Parks Needlepoint Ornament Collection just for you. Stitch one or stitch them all, this year’s Christmas tree will look fabulous!

Yellowstone National Park Needlepoint Ornament Kit

Our nation’s first national park — Yellowstone National Park, is home to bison, grizzly bears, wolves and many endangered species. With plenty of fragile geysers such as Old Faithful, hot springs, mudpots and travertine terraces. This park is truly a national treasure! 

Grand Teton National Park Needlepoint Ornament Kit

Wyomings most notable landmark features the prominent peaks of Grand Teton National Park. Visible from many miles away, this mountain range may be one of the youngest in North America, but the rocks of this national treasure are some of the oldest in the continent.

Grand Canyon National Park Needlepoint Ornament Kit

One of our most well known national parks, the Grand Canyon was the ancestral homeland to eleven American tribes, and is also one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The scenic beauty of these steep sided canyons, are one of the most extraordinary examples of erosion anywhere in the world.

Zion National Park Needlepoint Ornament Kit

Utah’s Zion National Park, has massive redstone cliffs in a spectacular array of colors, offering incredible views, plenty of outdoor adventure, and guests can follow the paths where native people and pioneers once walked.

Yosemite National Park Needlepoint Ornament Kit

Giant sequoias, deep valleys, soaring cliffs, cascading waterfalls and abundant wildlife are the pride and joy of California’s Yosemite National Park. This national treasure is a popular favorite travel destination. 

Everglades National Park Needlepoint Ornament Kit

Florida’s Everglades National Park, is the largest tropical wilderness in the US, and a habitat for numerous and endangered species including: the manatee, American crocodile, Florida panther, numerous bird and fish species. This was one of the first national parks that was created to protect a fragile ecosystem. 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Needlepoint Ornament Kit

With beautiful ancient mountains and a magical smoky haze, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located in southeastern United States with areas in Tennessee and North Carolina. The most visited of all the national parks, one can see why with all the canopies of old growth forest, abundant wildflowers, wildlife and 70 miles of the well known Appalachian Trail.

Acadia National Park Needlepoint Ornament Kit

Located along the mid-section of the Maine coast, you will find the crown jewel — Acadia National Park! With expansive views of the ocean, pine forests and island lakes; this area features an abundance of wildlife, historic motor and carriage roads, hiking trails and plenty of cultural heritage.

If you have a favorite travel destination,
our designers would love to create a
custom vacation needlepoint ornament kit just for you!
We are here to help with any question that you may have at:
info@needlepaint.com

Create treasured memories, one stitch at a time!

“Mom’s smiles can brighten any moment,
Mom’s hugs put joy in our days,
Mom’s love will stay with us forever
and touch our lives in precious ways” . . . . 

This year skip the flowers and the candy — stitch a thoughtful gift to show your mom how much you love her today and the other 364 days of the year! These NeedlePaint Mother’s Day Kits will look great finished as a door hanger, a charming ornament, or even perhaps a softly scented sachet. 

Best Mom Ever Needlepoint Ornament Kit

“Once upon a memory, someone wiped away a tear.
Held me close and loved me, thank you mother dear.”

Soccer Mom Needlepoint Ornament Kit

“There is no blessing quite so dear, as a mom like you to love year after year.”

Mother Needlepoint Ornament Kit

“Of all the special joys in life, the big ones and the small,
a mother’s love and tenderness is the greatest of them all.” 

Number One Mom Needlepoint Ornament Kit

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”

Super Mom Needlepoint Ornament Kit

“A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.”

I Love Mom Needlepoint Ornament Kit

“Mom you’ve given me two things. One is roots, the other wings.”

Is your mother the one in the family who loves to stitch?
Give her a needlepoint gift certificate that will lead to hours of enjoyment!

Contact us with any questions that you may have. If you would like to purchase a gift certificate that can be printed out on your home computer, please let us know at: info@needlepaint.com

Stitch a thoughtful gift for your Mom!

Super saucy, slightly sassy, simply said, or perhaps daintily disturbing . . . tell it like it is and let the needlepoint do the talking. These fun needlepoint canvases from our Sassy Pants Needlepoint Collection, are perfect for stitchers of all skill levels with minimal color changes. Finish with a frame, as a pillow, or a door hanger for the smaller canvases.

My Good Side Needlepoint Kit
12″ x 12″ on 14 mesh canvas

Slightly sassy — “Don’t try to get on my good side, I no longer have one.”

Kiss My Grits Needlepoint Kit
10″ x 8″ on 14 mesh canvas

My mother told me to always speak my mind — “Kiss my grits.”

Accessorizing Abilities Needlepoint Kit
12″ x 12″ on 14 mesh canvas

Totally on target — “The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.”

Please Leave Needlepoint Kit
6″ x 4″ on 18 mesh canvas

Drop a subtle hint — “Please leave by nine.”

Days Like This Needlepoint Kit
10″ x 8″ on 14 mesh canvas

Simply stated — “Mama said there’d be days like this.”

So Sorry Needlepoint Kit
12″ x 12″ on 14 mesh canvas

Daintily disturbing — “I’m sorry I’m not available for that.”

Being A Princess Needlepoint Kit
12″ x 4.57″ on 14 mesh canvas

Sweet and to the point — “It’s not easy being a Princess.”

Listen Carefully Needlepoint Kit
10″ x 8″ on 14 mesh canvas

Strictly speaking — “I never repeat gossip . . . so listen carefully.”

Sit By Me Needlepoint Kit
12″ x 12″ on 14 mesh canvas

You didn’t hear it from me — “If you don’t have anything nice to say, come sit by me.”

Spark Joy Needlepoint Kit
10″ x 8″ on 14 mesh canvas

Marie would approve, say it like it is — “Spark joy (or else).”

Have It All Needlepoint Kit
12″ x 6″ on 14 mesh canvas

Super saucy — “I’ll have what she’s having.”

Just Say It Needlepoint Kit
12″ x 4.57 on 14 mesh canvas

Be blunt, it’s okay — “f*ck this sh!t.”

Yes No Needlepoint Kit
6″ x 9.11″ on 18 mesh canvas

Can’t make up your mind? — “No. Yes! No. Yes! No. Yes!”

Do you have a special message you would like to stitch?
Let us know, we would love to create a custom canvas for you,
contact us at: info@needlepaint.com

Let your needlepoint do the talking!