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Archive for the ‘Bedroom Pillows’ Category

Creative NeedlePaint Customer Embellishes “Queen of Hearts”

I love opening a new email, to find a fabulous new creation, stitched by one of our NeedlePaint customers!  Recently Brenda T. in Georgia, sent a request for NeedlePaint to design another playing card canvas similar to the Queen of Hearts needlepoint pillow canvas she has just finished stitching.

Queen of Hearts Needlepoint canvas

Brenda’s finished needlepoint canvas has gone way beyond the basic. She uses a variety of stitches and is embellishing with beads!

Brenda says, “she will study the stitch book for days and try out one or two stitches to see if they work well.” She has taken workshops to learn how to embellishing using beads as well as victorian silk ribbon.

I think Brenda’s life time love of textiles and textures really shines through in her needlepoint work! Her creative background began after receiving her first sewing machine, a hand crank Singer, on her 6th Christmas. She went on to study at Virginia Tech, with a degree in Clothing and Textiles, and has sewed most all of her clothes. Although she never used her degree while working full-time for IBM, after retiring she did help friends with some interior design projects. She’s dabbled in knitting, watercolors, silk painting and has made sixteen or more needlepoint stockings for all of her grandchildren, grand nieces and nephews.

Now Brenda joins workshops at her local senior center. She enjoys the other women who sign up each time, with a solid core group of six or so. They help each other, learning to embellish with beads and ribbons, and have a variety of talents and abilities. She feels like this workshop has taken her needlepointing to a new level, and mentions that she might take up designing a pattern or two. 

Queen of Spades Needlepoint PillowQueen of Heart Needlepoint Pillow

We’ve just finished Brenda’s request for a new Queen of Spades canvas, and can’t wait to see what she does with this queen. Wouldn’t it be fun to put these two pillows at opposite ends of your sofa, perhaps with a King in between! Which card would you pick to stitch?

Please let us know if we can custom design something for you, or if you need help translating your design onto a custom needlepoint canvas that you can stitch!

We love to see what you have been stitching, please feel free to send us your creation photos at info@needlepaint.com.

Happy Stitching!

Personalize a Nautical Flag Needlepoint Pillow For Your Family

I’ve driven by the same local shopping center for over twenty years. When they first moved in, I thought their nautical theme a bit strange as we are located in “landlocked” Denver. Not a location where serious boating happens, but a place where family time is spent skiing down the slopes of the Rocky Mountains. This shopping center’s sign proudly displayed their name “Marina Pointe” flanked with colorful graphic squares, of which I assumed had something to do with boating. I didn’t think much more about this sign, until I noticed all of the nautical belts that customers order here at NeedlePaint. As the placement of these flags varied, I soon realized they were spelling out a message, not just randomly placed; and then the idea for a personalized nautical flag needlepoint pillow began.

Screen Shot 2018-05-02 at 1.29.12 PMNautical Flag Alphabet

After further exploration (and some help from Seth’s sailing expertise), I discovered these colorful nautical signal flags began before short wave radio, as an easy and safe way to relay messages to other boats and people on shore. Each of these flags represents a letter of the alphabet or a phrase.

IMG_0314Sketching some new ideas for a nautical pillow.

In today’s busy world, it’s important to connect with family members, whether it be spending quality “unplugged” time together at home or through outdoor activities like boating or sailing. When your not sailing, creating a comforting tranquil home environment, and surrounding yourself with the things that are meaningful is key. Incorporating personal items your grandmother made, your kids created in school, or that you have hand stitched; help save the memories your family has created together. This is truly what makes a living space “a home”.

1823022233953342Our new needlepoint design for a personalized nautical pillow.

We’ve created this nautical pillow to remind you of the times your family has spent on the water together. Personalized with your last name and the coordinating nautical flags that represent each letter. Available as a needlepoint canvas for you to stitch, or if you prefer we will do the stitching and create your pillow. Happy Sailing!

 

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Custom Wave Letter Needlepoint Pillow

Our new Custom Wave Letter Needlepoint Pillow was inspired by psychedelic patterns, and will catch anyone’s attention.

This is a fully customizable pillow, so the letter and the colors are able to be changed according to the stitcher’s needs.

This pillow will make a great gift or project to start off your summer with.  This design is appropriate for all ages and will look good in any bedroom!

Available now on our website.

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Celtic Knot Paisley Needlepoint Pillow

Check out our new Celtic Knot Paisley Needlepoint Pillow!

Light blue background with paisley to compliment the celtic knot.

This is a customizable needlepoint pillow, so the background color and the color inside the paisley pattern are able to be changed according to the stitcher’s needs.  Initials or words can also be added.

This design is now available on our website.

celtic knot pillow webshot

 

Daisy Needlepoint Pillow

Check out our new summery, colorful, and fun new design, the Daisy Needlepoint Pillow Kit!

The design was inspired by the great summer weather and beautiful wildflowers that are now abundant in Colorado.  This design is perfect to brighten up a sun room or add a summer spin to anything!

This design is now available on our website.

Daisy Needlepoint Pillow Kit

Three Colorful Birds Needlepoint Pillow

Our new Three Birds Needlepoint Pillow is perfect to brighten up any room in your home.

This design was inspired by many different tropical birds and tropical flowers, so there is definitely no lack of colors in this needlepoint pillow.  This is a great project for any age and makes a great gift, no matter what the occasion.

This pillow is now available on our website!

3 Birds Pillow

“Gone to the Beach” Needlepoint Pillow

The summer season is coming up and people are all traveling to the beach! Beach lovers will love this newly designed needlepoint pillow available on our website now.

This “Gone to the Beach” Needlepoint pillow, with vibrant colors, fun text, and a summer sunrise, this needlepoint pillow is a perfect for the beach-lover or a great gift for someone who wants to spruce up their beach house.

The color of the text on the pillow is customizable to fit the stitcher’s needs, as well as the starfish and shells at the bottom! This fun design is a great project for people of all ages!Image

Customizable Braid-Style Letter Pillow

Everybody loves personalized items, right? Something to show off your identity and personality, with a little pizzaz.

If this is applies to you, then this pillow will be perfect! It is a modern, cubist, braid-style personalized letter pillow.  We can customize the colors and the letter on the pillow to fit the stitcher’s needs.

This pillow would make a great gift for people of all ages and will brighten any room! This new design is now available on our website.

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