We were recently contacted by a horse lover to help her design needlepoint pillows for her house.
Well, she was actually only looking to buy one pillow, but she liked both designs so much, we ended up doing two needlepoint canvases!
We started with the words: “Horses are who we are not what we do”
That, and she was looking for a clean “Ralph Lauren” feeling design. Below are two options we emailed to her.
Clean Needlepoint Pillow Design for Horse Lovers (option 1)
Prancing Horse Needlepoint Pillow Design (option 2)
The customer loved the first option, but after seeing the prancing horse, she mentioned that she had been looking for a custom needlepoint canvas with a horse jumping over an oxer for years. This project took a bit more effort, as first I had learn what an oxer was (the first try was not an option, as the form was bad, and the picture is actually a vertical single fence)
Needlepoint Design of Horse Jumping (first attempt)
The second attempt took more skill in the digital design, using photoshop. But, this one came out perfect. The best part of the project is that I was watching the Olympics equestrian team jumping and knew exactly what they were talking about! The horses are amazing!
Horse Jumping Oxer Needlepoint Design
The canvases came out so well, I wanted to be sure you got see them. Also note, that we added an extra 3 stitches around the sides so when this gets turned into a pillow, the design will not be cropped.
Horse Lover Needlepoint Pillow Canvas
Horse Jumping Over an Oxer Needlepoint Canvas
***If you are interested in buying a custom needlepoint pillow but don’t stitch, please contact us! We have great prices on finished pillows, but are also happy to help beginner stitchers learn.