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Archive for the ‘Colorful Pillows’ Category

New Spring Blossoms at NeedlePaint!

 

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This time of year I become very anxious for signs of spring and some fresh new color. The “winter like” weather still teases us with one warm beautiful sunny day, only to wake up the next day, with blizzard like conditions.

Spring is full of new beginnings! Why not learn how to needlepoint or teach a beginner how to needlepoint. If you’re a veteran stitcher, learn a new stitch or try a new type of thread. Here at NeedlePaint, we have needlepoint projects for all skill levels.

To welcome in spring, we have taken inspiration from those blooms; we are so anxiously awaiting to appear in our gardens. We have created some needlepoint canvases for you to enjoy stitching, and add that much needed color you may have been craving. You’ll love stitching one or all of these three new pillow designs!

Sunflower Needlepoint pillow canvas

“The sunflower is mine, in a way.” — Vincent Van Gogh

Sunflower Needlepoint Pillow Canvas
Truly brilliant and joyful, sunflowers say summer like no other flower!
In the language of flowers; sunflowers represent adoration, loyalty and strength.

Tulip Needlepoint pillow canvas

“A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose.
It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for ever flower.”
— Marianne Williamson

Lacy Tulip Needlepoint Pillow Canvas
Awakening from a long winters nap, and gently announcing springs arrival;
the tulip is always a welcome sight for the new season!

Peony Needlepoint pillow canvas

Marco Polo described peony blossoms as “roses as big as cabbages”.

Peony Needlepoint Pillow Canvas
Layered, fluffy and papery, the peony has an unusually giant blossom. In the language of flowers;
peonies represent romance, prosperity, a happy marriage, riches, honor and compassion.

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“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold,
when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” — Charles Dickens

Remember we are here to help you with all of your needlepoint needs! We do offer a pillow finishing service, creating a finished pillow with your stitched canvas. Feel free to contact us with any of your questions at: info@needlepaint.com.

We hope your spring is full of new beginnings — and many colorful skeins of thread!

 

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!

 

Custom Kids Name Needlepoint Sailboat

We’re back from the holiday and have a lot of fun needlepoint projects to share this week!

Today I’m posting a picture of the Boys Personalized Sailboat Needlepoint Kit stitched by Stemi finished in the winter of 2014.

Look how strait her stitching is.  Landon is sure to cherish this for a long time… Nice stitching Stemi!

Kids Sailboat Custom Needlepoint Project

Kids Sailboat Custom Needlepoint Project

 

Colorful Hearts Personalized Needlepoint Pillow

This design just makes me smile, I think it is my new favorite personalized kids pillow on NeedlePaint!

The Colorful Hearts Personalized Pillow is made to order, it will be customized to fit the child’s name and then an email with the proof will be sent for your approval before being stitched.

Or, if you prefer to stitch it yourself, you can order it as a needlepoint kit from us!

Colorful Hearts Custom Kids Needlepoint Pillow

Colorful Hearts Custom Kids Needlepoint Pillow

 

Friday Favorites Custom Needlepoint Kits

Another week and more great canvases.

The first custom needlepoint project is sections of a stain glass window at the Parish of St. Cuthbert in Edinburgh.  The image came from a photo take there, and look at how detailed the canvas turned out!  This was done on 14 mesh and each panel is 12 inches wide.

St. Cuthbert Stained Glass Photo Needlepoint Kit

St. Cuthbert Stained Glass Photo Needlepoint Kit

The second needlepoint kit is our Inlaid Heart Needlepoint Kit.  The colors and design are amazing, I can’t wait to see this stitched!

Inlaid Heart Needlepoint Kit

Inlaid Heart Needlepoint Kit

Go to our NeedlePaint.com to to turn your photo into needlepoint!

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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.

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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