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Archive for December, 2011

Baseball Player Needlepoint Kits

Zainab Al-Chalabi recently created this beautiful needlepoint kit of a Evan Longoria.  Her exquisite stitching and framing capture a great memory in Florida baseball.

Evan Longoria in Needlepoint

A few things I want to mention.  #1.  The picture is cropped very close so the details of the face and body show up really well.  #2.  The colors on the face had very good lighting.  This can be adjusted, if you are uploading a portrait to make a needlepoint canvas and having trouble, feel free to email us and we will adjust the colors on your image in Photoshop.

Currently, we are working on a portrait of a customers grandchild that is a portrait from their sports team.  It looks like another fantastic project!

Scroll Frames for your Needlepoint Project

Tired of or frustrated by having to stretch your needlepoint canvas back into shape after you have finished needlepointing? That was always the part I disliked the most about a needlepoint project. Years ago I found a Victorian needlepoint/embroidery frame in an antique wholesale warehouse in San Francisco while I was looking for dining room chairs. No one was too sure what it was or what to do with it. I did! It was going to make my life much easier when I made the needlepoint seats for the chairs I purchased at the same time. The frame was itself a work or art, and I have used it constantly.


The only problem is that t it is not portable. So when I travelled I had to leave my needlepoint at home a take my knitting along. Then in 2001, security decided that one could not take knitting needles on the airplane. I had two trips to Europe planned and needed handiwork to take with me. Enter the Frank A. Edmunds Split Rail Scroll Frames which are also available at many retail stores. They come in varying sizes and don’t require that you attach extra fabric to fit a specific size. I do, however, usually sew a piece of fabric to the top and bottom to give better tension to my canvas as I tighten it.


Frank A. Edmunds has many other frame products which might also be of interest. They have the new Handi Clamp Scoll Frame which I am tempted to try, but my old ones are still in working order.

Needlepoint Christmas Ornament Photos!

Peggy has finished all of her quick stitch needlepoint ornaments, and while you may have seen some of them already, there are more great pictures in this post!

In case you want to learn about how to make the personalized needlepoint ornaments you can click the links below:

How to make a Quick Stitch Needlepoint Ornament

Using Quick Stitches

The Four Hour Needlepoint Ornament

Also, if you want to see the whole needlepoint canvas design, they are all available on our personalized needlepoint shop as needlepoint kits or needlepoint canvases.

Candy Cane and Christmas Trees

Santa's Sleigh

Penguin Needlepoint Ornament

Green Snowflake Ornament

Personalized Train

Personalized Christmas Ornament

Santa's Airplane

Flying Christmas Angel

Blue Snowflake Personalized Needlepoint Ornament

The whole collection of Needlepoint Ornaments!