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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!

 

12 Days of Christmas Days 5 and 6 Needlepoint Kits

We’re back!  I’ve been short on time because our lead designer is away on Maternity Leave.  Also note, our other designer is going away for 3 weeks in August to help her mom move, so we’re taking a break on custom work from Aug.1 – 22.  We can still do simple custom projects and Karen is here to do production on photo designs and stock designs, so feel free to email and check if you are in a rush.

And onto Peggy’s next two stitch guides!!!

DAY 5, Five Golden Rings

Five Golden Rings Needlepoint

Five Golden Rings Needlepoint

The Five Golden Rings needlepoint kit is a diversion from all the feathers, and also a challenge to get the correct placement of stitches for the interlocking of the rings. The center of each ring is done in Continental and each ring is done in a different stitch as noted on the diagram.

Five Golden Rings Needlepoint Stitches

The interlockings of the rings are number and a detail below shows how the stitches overlap. I am not a fan of metallic threads, but if I were, this block would be an ideal one for them. (Using different stiches for each ring does complicate the block but it gives the finished block more depth. Some depth can be achieved by using the Mosaic or Brick stitch for all the rings.)

5 Golden Rings Stitch Details

Medieval Mosaic Needlepoint Stitch

The Medieval Mosaic background stitch is a pattern found in mosaic ancient floors. Once the first rows are done, working top to bottom, and the patterns established, the stitch is easy and it covers canvas quickly.

 

 

 

 

Day 6, Six Geese A-Laying

Six Geese A Laying Needlepoint

Six Geese A-Laying Needlepoint

It’s back to the birds with one of the Laying Geese. I doubt that the geese of the original song were Canadian geese, but I couldn’t resist making make one for Day 6.  The Six laying geese needlepoint kit is on our website here.Six Geese a laying needlepoint guide

Nor could I resist giving my goose colored eggs. The blue and pink eggs are done in standard stitches as shown above, but the lavender egg has horizontally symmetric stitching as shown in the detail below.Lavender Egg Slanted Needlepoint Stitch Detail

The center is a vertical straight stitch over 3 canvas threads and the top and bottom are Continental and Slanted Gobelin 2×2, done left to right for the top and right to left for the bottom.

The Shingle stitch for the background is my favorite of the background stitches used in this project and is the only one that I repeated. It will be seen again on Day 11.

This is the half way mark… only one more feathered friend to go!

Needlepoint Peacock Stitches Update!

Lauren has been busy on her peacock canvas.

This custom needlepoint kit is based on one of her paintings.

Nice work Lauren, I can’t wait to see the next update!

You can preview your own custom needlepoint project on our website –  www.needlepaint.com

Needlepoint Peacock Stitches

Needlepoint Peacock Stitches

Friday Favorites – Christmas Needlepoint Ideas – Custom Dogs – and Cute Kids Projects!

Labor day is here, and while it is sad to see summer coming to a close, we’re feeling very blessed and happy to help design more great new needlepoint projects.

Here is some feedback from our customers last week:

“My needlepoint came this afternoon.  It looks awesome. Hopefully I don’t mess it up too badly. Thanks for all of your help.”  Lynette 8-25-2014

“Loved my belts  They were on my doorstep today” Becky 8-25-2014

“I love them~!” Anna 8-25-2014

“I have finished the canvas and love how it came out. Thanks for your help!” Margo 8-24-2014

Before we get to the Christmas ideas, I want you to see the new fish we designed for needlepoint belts this week.  They are amazing!

If you love to fish, let us know your favorites and we can do a custom needlepoint belt design for you!  Available as DYI needlepoint kit or as a fully stitched needlepoint belt.

Amazing Fishing Needlepoint Belts and More

Amazing Fishing Needlepoint Belts and More

Onto the Christmas Needlepoint ideas.

Georgia Bulldogs Christmas Needlepoint

Georgia Bulldogs Christmas Needlepoint

Christmas Stocking and Vintage Santa Needlepoint Canvases

Christmas Stocking and Vintage Santa Needlepoint Canvases

Below are some fun kids projects we did, we can personalize the rainbow to any name!

Kids Rainbow and Balloons Needlepoint Canvases

Kids Rainbow and Balloons Needlepoint Canvases

The Pomeranian needlepoint canvas is available in shop, click the following link to see more needlepoint dogs!

Pomeranian and Dog Playing Needlepoint Kits

 

 

New Christmas and Kids Handpainted Needlepoint Canvases

I’ve mentioned her before, but it is aways good to remind our readers.

We have a great painter in the Denver area that will do custom projects for us.

This week I met with her for two projects she painted of kids names spelled out in playful kid shapes.  (see the bottom photo)

While chatting, she also had two projects she had finished for women in her stitching group which I love!  The angel stocking really came out amazing.

Angel Hand Painted Needlepoint Christmas Stocking Canvas

Angel Hand Painted Needlepoint Christmas Stocking Canvas

The santa greetings is just fun, she even had the needlepoint that she stitched years ago with her!

Greetings Santa HandPainted Needlepoint Canvas

Greetings Santa HandPainted Needlepoint Canvas

Greetings Holiday Needlepoint

Greetings Holiday Needlepoint

Kids Alphabet Personalized Name Needlepoint Canvas

Kids Alphabet Personalized Name Needlepoint Canvas

 

 

 

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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.

color lines letter pillow webshot

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

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Dancing Bears Needlepoint Belt

For all the Deadheads out there, check out our new Dancing Bears Needlepoint Belt.

This belt was inspired by the Dancing Bears and is able to be customized. The background color can be changed and we can add a name into the needlepoint canvas.

This makes a great gift for any Deadhead you know! This needlepoint belt is now available on our website.

Dancing Bears Needlepoint Belt