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written by Peggy Bond

Our beginner-friendly needlepoint kits are designed especially for new needlepointers! Check out our entire Simple Stitch Beginner Collection; featuring a series of needlepoint kits on 14 mesh canvas, designed to spark your passion for stitching, while providing a satisfying and stress-free crafting experience. 

Simple Teacher Apple Needlepoint Ornament Kit

Dancing Bands Simple Needlepoint Key Fob Kit

These kits are stitch counted and we recommend that they are stitched using the continental stitch with one strand of Waverly wool. Stitches are worked from the right to left as shown in the figure below.

I like to start stitching with a length of knotted yarn on the right side of the canvas about 1-inch from my first stitch. The thread on the underside will be covered by the stitches and the knot can be carefully cut off and covered with the next stitches. 

When ending a length of yarn, thread the yarn under the solidly worked area on the underside and trim.

One of simplest of our beginner-friendly kits is the Pink Diagonal Stripe Key Fob which has only two colors. I would start with the dark pink working the first strip on the top right corner. Then, stitching the second strip which is a light pink. Alternate the dark pink and light pink stripes across. Finally, there are only the short light pink and dark pink stripes to finish on the right. Done!

Pink Diagonal Stripe Simple Needlepoint Key Fob Kit

A little more complicated is the Pretty Pink Simple Needlepoint Eyeglass Case which has a monogram. For this canvas, I would stitch the monogram first and then proceed with the pink stripes as described above.

Pretty Pink Simple Needlepoint Eyeglass Case Kit

I always use a stretcher frame to keep my canvases from warping. My favorite frames are Frank A. Edmunds Split Rail Scroll Frames which are also available on line and at many retail stores. 

If this is your first needlepoint project and you have a stretcher frame, I strongly recommend that you order the kit with the “taped edges” option.

Candy Cane Four Inch Needlepoint Ornament Kit

Chevron Blue Simple Needlepoint Key Fob Kit

We love to help with all of your needlepoint questions and needs, please 
feel free to contact us at: info@needlepaint.com

Happy Stitching!

Needlepoint for your Eyeglasses!

Introducing NeedlePaint’s new collection of needlepoint eyeglass case kits! Whether you seek a touch of elegance, a pop of color, or a dash of whimsy, our collection offers a variety of designs to complement your personal style. These cases will not only serve to protect your eyewear, but will also become little miniature works of art.

Garden Tapestry Needlepoint Eyeglass Case Kit

Florals playfully dance in this colorful tapestry of flowers,
inspired by the natural forms and curvaceous lines of the Art Nouveau movement.

Bookworm Needlepoint Eyeglass Case Kit

Dive into a great book and let the adventure begin,
combine your two loves — needlepoint and reading!

Garden Honey Bee Needlepoint Eyeglass Case Kit

Let your personal style shine, and “bee” yourself
by adding the gentle touch of nature to your eyeglasses.

Jacobean Floral Needlepoint Eyeglass Case Kit

Sweet fresh floral with delicate dainty color — a Jacobean inspired design!

Rack and Roll Needlepoint Eyeglass Case Kit

It’s time to rack and roll! Be the envy of your opponents
with this colorful design. 

Rock Guitar Needlepoint Eyeglass Case Kit

Shaping the sound and culture of rock ‘n’ roll . . .
featuring none other than the legendary electric guitar!

Oriole Needlepoint Eyeglass Case Kit

The Oriole’s rich whistling song, is a sweet reminder that spring is just
around the corner!

Seashell Needlepoint Eyeglass Case Kit

When a seashell catches your eye, it is a treasure to behold! 

Monogram Needlepoint Eyeglass Case Kit

Picture your own monogram in a fresh new color palette,
your cheaters never looked so good!

Garnet Spirit Line Needlepoint Eyeglass Case Kit

Artistic traditions and the unique beauty of timeless Southwestern style!

Mahjong Sapphire Needlepoint Eyeglass Case Kit

Mahjong celebration!
This detailed graphic celebrates a time honored tradition.

Find these kits and more in our Eyeglasses product category!
We love to help with all of your needlepoint needs, please 
contact us at: info@needlepaint.com

Create a fun new needlepoint home for your specs, cheaters or sunnies!  

Mama Bear’s Needlepoint Kits

Comfort and security, cute and cuddly, round faces and big eyes! The inherent charm, and instant nostalgia that a cuddly bear offers, is appealing to all ages. Enjoy NeedlePaint’s new Mama Bear ornament designs, offering the gentle embrace of a mother’s love. It is the small handmade touches that add warmth and kindness to any holiday celebration. 

Mama Bear’s Needlepoint Ornament Kit

What’s that I hear Mama Bear?
You’ve settled down in your big favorite chair,
stitching a needlepoint project and letting down your hair.
Now the footsteps of tiny reindeer have woken baby bear,
with a surprise for Christmas, and youngsters everywhere. 
Stitch a surprising treat! 

Mama Bear’s Bow Needlepoint Ornament Kit

What’s that on top of your hair Mama Bear?
You’ve wrestled and wrangled each detail with care,
right down to that sweet little bow in your hair.
Stitch a little love!

Mama Bear’s Tree Needlepoint Ornament Kit

What’s that Mama Bear, you have a story to share?
You’ve read several stories to sweet baby bear,
with detail, expression and warm loving care.
Now just a quick peak to see how ends,
as tomorrow begins a new story with plenty of friends.
Stitch a sweet story!

Mama Bear’s Cookies Needlepoint Ornament Kit

What’s that I smell Mama Bear?
You’ve been busy baking treats,
as a tasty little thank you to show Santa you care. 
Stitch a sweet treat!

Mama Bear’s Needlepoint Ornament Set

What’s that Mama Bear? You have an entire set of needlepoint ornaments to share. Your needlepoint stitches are made with such love and great care — remember there is still time to stitch before Santa is here!

We love to help with all of your needlepoint needs, please 
contact us at: info@needlepaint.com

Stitch a little warm and cuddly! 

Stitch A Needlepoint Nativity Set

Capture the timeless charm of a Christmas nativity scene, with NeedlePaint’s new designs! Featuring a host of characters, curiously observing what they have discovered in the stable on that starry night. Our kits include: ornaments, stockings, a pillow, and a set of stand up figure designs.

These needlepoint designs capture the essence of the Christmas story; featuring Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus who represent the serenity and beauty of this Holy Night. 

Silent Night Jesus Needlepoint Ornament Kit

Silent Night Christmas Stocking Needlepoint Kit

Silent Night Mary Needlepoint Ornament Kit

You’ll find the folkloric charm and enduring spirit of the Christmas holiday with these needlepoint kits!

Folk Art Grace Needlepoint Ornament Kit

Angels tell the story of that starry Christmas night,
bringing joy and peace with graceful music to delight.

Folk Art Nativity Stocking Needlepoint Kit

From generation to generation this story has been told, a family tradition that never gets old! “The stars in the heavens looked down where he lay, the little lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.”

Folk Art Holy Family Needlepoint Ornament Kit

On that starry night, what a magical sight, embraced by a family with pure delight!

Folk Art Nativity Needlepoint Pillow Kit

It begins with a very special birth in Bethlehem — “The stars in the heavens looked down where he lay, the little lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.”

Folk Art Harmony Needlepoint Ornament Kit

Angels tell the legend of that starry Christmas night,
bringing peace and good tidings with melodic music to delight.

Blend your needlepoint artistry and a classic tradition to create a cherished holiday keepsake with stand up figures that radiate warmth and joy! We are featuring canvases with groups of three characters or the entire collection.

Christmas Nativity Set Needlepoint Kit

Featuring the entire set of nine nativity needlepoint stand-up figures. 

Mary Joseph and Jesus Nativity Needlepoint Kit

Featuring Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus, who are a testament to the
beauty and serenity of the Christmas nativity scene.

Three Wisemen Nativity Needlepoint Kit

Featuring the three wisemen presenting the newborn king
with symbolic gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Shepherd and Animals Nativity Needlepoint Kit

Featuring the humble shepherd and his two loyal companions
sharing in the quiet wonder of the holy event. 

Our NeedlePaint family would like to wish you
and your family all of the very best this holiday season!

Needlepoint Nativity Set 3D

Let’s Play Pickleball Needlepoint Kits!

Be the envy of your opponents by stitching one of these fun NeedlePaint designs from our Pickleball Needlepoint Collection. Pickleball is an incredibly fun game with plenty of quirky terminology — the rules are easy and simple to learn. Pick your paddle and choose your words carefully, let’s stitch a little pickelball!

Pickleball Is A Big Dill Needlepoint Ornament Kit

“Pickleball is a big dill!” 

Floral Pickleball Paddle Cover Needlepoint Kit

“Put away” — that had no chance of being returned!

Pickleball Pickle Needlepoint Key Fob Kit

You’ve been “pickled” —  better luck next time!

Pickleball Pickle Needlepoint Belt Kit

“Opa” — open volleying has begun! 

Pickleball Pickle Needlepoint Dog Collar Kit

“Flap jack” — just let it bounce first!

Stay Out Of The Kitchen Needlepoint Ornament Kit

“Stay out of the kitchen” this is a non-volley zone! 

Damask Pickleball Paddle Cover Needlepoint Kit

“Bounce it” — don’t hit that ball! 

Pickleball Moves Needlepoint Key Fob Kit

“Volley llama” — you know that was illegal! 

Pickleball Moves Needlepoint Belt Kit

Work up a little “pickle juice!” 

Dink Responsibly Needlepoint Ornament Kit

Be sure to “dink responsibly”!

I Love Pickleball Paddle Cover Needlepoint Kit

“Pickler” — we know you’re a fanatic!

Pickleball Paddles Needlepoint Key Fob Kit

That’s one fine “paddy” you’ve got there! 

Pickleball Paddles Needlepoint Belt Kit

“Pickle” — let the game begin!

Pickleball Paddles Needlepoint Dog Collar Kit

“Falafel” — that had no zing! 

Pink Camo Pickleball Paddle Cover Needlepoint Kit

“Dinner” — wow, a winning dink shot!

Dink Up Pickleball Needlepoint Ornament Kit

You’ve entered the “beer bracket” — go get yourself a cold one! 

These needlepoint kits are a must have for any pickleball enthusiast!
Let us know if we can answer any questions or assist with your finishing needs! 
Contact us at: info@needlepaint.com

Needlepoint! • Pickleball! • Needlepoint! • Pickleball!

Magical Holiday Needlepoint Kits

What makes a holiday magical? Is it the time spent with family and friends; the dainty twinkling lights and ornaments; a beautifully decorated tree; or perhaps it is the amazing smell and taste of fresh homemade baked treats? For most of us, it is the loving handmade touches which add to the holiday’s magic! Check out these new holiday designs and others in our NeedlePaint Christmas 2023 Collection.

Reindeer Wish Needlepoint Stocking Kit
12.43″ x 19″ on 14 mesh canvas

I know full well a reindeer can’t fly, but I know and I wish that I could give it a try.
With some help from my friend and Santa’s quick wink of an eye — I’ll see
you next year in the Christmas eve sky!

Santa’s Wink Needlepoint Ornament Kit
4.28″ circle on 18 mesh canvas

With Santa’s quick wink of an eye, I know the magic of Christmas is still alive!
This ornament will shine with good will and good cheer.

Santa’s Gold Star Needlepoint Stocking Kit
12.43″ x 19″ on 14 mesh canvas

I visit each household before the first light, making sure with a
gold star the Christmas tree looks just right! 

Reindeer Wish Needlepoint Ornament Kit
4.28″ circle on 18 mesh canvas

What, really! Reindeer fly? I know and I wish that I could give it a try.
Well something tells me — I’ll see you next year in the Christmas eve sky!

Santa’s Wink Needlepoint Stocking Kit
12.43″ x 19″ on 14 mesh canvas

As I watched from outside in the cold winter snow — he carefully placed the gold star
on top of the tree, then turned to the window and winked at me! 

These stockings and ornaments will shine with good will and good cheer — as you’ve
stitched them with love for someone who is especially dear! 

We hope you enjoy stitching these new needlepoint designs,
as much as our designer has enjoyed creating them.
Let us know if we can help with your stocking or ornament finishing needs.
Contact us at: info@needlepaint.com

Stitch a magical holiday!

Nouveau Nuance Needlepoint Kits!

Our new Nouveau Nuance NeedlePaint collection was inspired by the natural forms and curvaceous lines of the Art Nouveau movement, flourishing in the 1890’s. Featuring gorgeous pillows, holiday stockings and fresh ornament kits, each of these timeless designs will become treasured family heirlooms.

Garden Snowdrops 
True floral obsession! This timeless aesthetic has the delicate forms of dainty flowing snowdrops.

Garden Snowdrops Needlepoint Pillow Kit

14″ x 14″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Snowdrops Needlepoint Ornament Kit

5.07″ x 5.07″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Snowdrops Stocking Needlepoint Kit

12.43″ x 24″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Trellis
Vibrant and joyful! Step through the garden’s trellis gate and enjoy the magic that will unfold.

Garden Trellis Aubergine Needlepoint Pillow Kit

14″ x 14″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Trellis Aubergine Needlepoint Ornament Kit

5.07″ x 5.07″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Trellis Aubergine Stocking Needlepoint Kit 

12.43″ x 24″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Trellis Celadon Needlepoint Pillow Kit

14″ x 14″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Trellis Celadon Needlepoint Ornament Kit

5.07″ x 5.07″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Trellis Celadon Stocking Needlepoint Kit

12.43″ x 24″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Poppies 
Positively the most perfect poppies bursting with beautiful blossoms! 

Garden Poppies Needlepoint Pillow Kit

14″ x 14″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Poppies Needlepoint Ornament Kit

5.07″ x 5.07″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Poppies Stocking Needlepoint Kit

12.43″ x 24″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Tapestry 
An abundance of florals playfully dance in a tapestry of perfect colors! 

Garden Tapestry Cherish Needlepoint Pillow Kit

14″ x 14″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Tapestry Plum Needlepoint Ornament Kit

5.07″ x 5.07″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Tapestry Cypress Stocking Needlepoint Kit

12.43″ x 19″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Tapestry Creme Stocking Needlepoint Kit

12.43″ x 19″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Tapestry Plum Stocking Needlepoint Kit

12.43″ x 19″ on 14 mesh canvas

We hope you enjoy this needlepoint collection, as much as our designer has enjoyed creating it! 
Let us know if we can help with your pillow, stocking and ornament finishing needs! 
Contact us at: info@needlepaint.com

Needlepoint Nouveau!  

Needlepoint Travel Rounds — Continue The Journey!

North, east, south or west — where will your next adventure take you this summer? Traveling with your needlepoint, or needlepointing your travels; we’ve got you covered! Check out our travel destination ornament collection, or our NeedlePaint designers would love to create a custom travel round needlepoint ornament especially for you!

Martha’s Vineyard Travel Round Needlepoint Kit

Do you love resting, relaxing, and creating great memories while enjoying family and friends
— Martha’s Vineyard is the destination for you!

Washington DC Needlepoint Ornament Kit

A family could spend literally weeks visiting and exploring the Washington DC area with its performing arts theaters, modern galleries, museums, and other countless attractions. This ornament includes: the US Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the National Mall and plenty of those famous cherry blossoms!

Cape Cod Travel Round Needlepoint Kit

Resting, relaxing, and escaping the summer heat of the city, while enjoying quality time with
family and friends, is what family memories are made of at Cape Cod!

Louisville Needlepoint Ornament Kit

Louisville is rich in tradition and home to the Kentucky Derby! This ornament design features images of: a riverboat, bourbon bottle, the Big Bat sculpture, horse racing images, and the downtown skyline.

Nantucket Travel Round Needlepoint Kit

Nantucket is a fabulous summer destination with relaxing dune backed beaches. This tiny island also has some of the finest surviving architectural and environmental examples of the late 18th and 19th century New England seaport towns.

St. Louis Needlepoint Ornament Kit

St. Louis offers an abundance of exciting adventures and attractions to explore. This ornament canvas features images of: the Gateway Arch, the St. Louis Missouri Capitol building, St. Louis Cathedral, cityscape and a red cardinal as a nod to their favorite sports team.

Pawleys Island Needlepoint Ornament Kit

As one of the oldest East Coast summer resorts, Pawleys Island in South Carolina is known for its quaint life-style, beautifully preserved beaches, sand dunes and natural areas. A tranquil landscape we know you will enjoy stitching.

San Diego Needlepoint Ornament Kit

With its idyllic year round climate and 70 miles of pristine beaches, and a famous zoo,
San Diego is a popular family travel destination. 

Sedona Needlepoint Ornament Kit

Colorful Sedona is surrounded by red rock formations, pine forests and steep canyon walls! This ornament canvas includes images of: Bell Rock, the Holy Cross Chapel, Devil’s Bridge and Coffee Pot rock. 

Colorado Needlepoint Ornament Kit

Colorful Colorado! This needlepoint ornament canvas features the downtown Denver cityscape
with the spectacular backdrop and breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains.

When you gather around the tree this holiday season, enjoy the ornaments
that you have stitched reflecting the travels your family has experienced together!
Please feel free to contact us at: info@needlepaint.com

Your next needlepoint adventure awaits!

Needlepoint Designer Favorites!

What’s on your stitch list?
At NeedlePaint, we are fortunate to have very talented designers
creating new needlepoint kits for you. Featuring belts, pillows,
stockings, ornaments and more, we asked two of our designers —
What are their favorite designs?

GWYNN

Gwynn has created original designs for NeedlePaint for over five years. As a painter, photographer and graphic artist, his designs range from whimsical to painterly with Christmas stockings a particular favorite subject. His designs can be found in our Travel, Endangered Species, Winnie-the-Pooh and National Parks collections, along with a number of stockings, pillows and seasonal designs.

Cypress Point Coastal Golf Needlepoint Belt Kit

A golfing landscape with the most amazing tranquil scene!
You can almost smell the ocean air, and feel the gentle breeze.

Gentleman Polar Bear Needlepoint Stocking Kit

Gentleman Polar Bear is an astronomer and master of meteorological events. 

Grand Canyon National Park Needlepoint Kit

One of our most well known national parks, the Grand Canyon was the ancestral homeland to eleven American tribes, and is also one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Peter’s Tree Needlepoint Stocking Kit

This stocking design was inspired by the exciting adventures and charming characters from the unforgettable storybook author Beatrix Potter and her love of nature.

Winnie The Pooh Pink Needlepoint Door Hanger Kit

Adorable and precious, there is nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby. Winnie the Pooh wants to remind your household that Shhh . . . . there is a baby sleeping! 

San Francisco Needlepoint Ornament Kit

The City by the Bay! Enjoy the ornaments that reflect a special vacation.

Custom designed especially for a customer!

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TRACY

Tracy has been with us for 10 years, which is practically from the beginning of NeedlePaint. She has a real sense of color and scale, which she uses when interpreting a customer’s vision or image into needlepoint. Her other talents include the designing of activewear, designing repeating patterns and furniture flipping.

Sunflower Needlepoint Pillow Kit

Truly brilliant and joyful, sunflowers say summer like no other flower!

Queen of Hearts Needlepoint Pillow Kit

The Queen of Hearts has a different meaning for those who hold the card.

Cow Needlepoint Pillow Kit

“How now brown cow!” Out to graze, with that honest face and slower, relaxed pace of life.

Sugar Plum Fairy Needlepoint Stocking Kit

In the Nutcracker Suite, the Sugar Plum Fairy rewards Clara and the Prince with a celebration of dances. 

Individual Needlepoint Dog Ornament Kits to choose from!

Ornament canvases featuring your “best friend.”

Custom designed especially for a customer!

Let our designers create a custom project for you:
info@needlepaint.com

Add a favorite new kit to your stitch list!

New Winnie the Pooh Needlepoint Collection!

Enjoy stitching one of our new kids NeedlePaint kits! Featuring designs inspired by the adorable insights and amusing thoughts of Winnie the Pooh and his friends, from the classic storybook author A.A. Milne. Our Winnie the Pooh needlepoint kits feature: holiday ornaments, stockings, pillows, and even door hangers for your sleeping baby’s room!

Pooh’s Honey Pot Needlepoint Door Hanger Kit

Winnie the Pooh quietly sits with his honey pot, and wants to
remind your household that Shhh . . . . there is a baby sleeping!

Winnie The Pooh Blue Needlepoint Pillow Kit

“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” 

Winnie The Pooh Pink Needlepoint Pillow Kit

“As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.” 

Winnie The Pooh Blue Needlepoint Door Hanger Kit

“I am short, fat, and proud of that.”

Winnie The Pooh’s Taste Needlepoint Ornament Kit

“I wasn’t going to eat it, I was just going to taste it.” 

Pooh’s Christmas Needlepoint Ornament Kit

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

Oh Bother Needlepoint Ornament Kit

“Oh Bother. Think it over, think it under!”

Butterfly Friend Needlepoint Ornament Kit

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like  — what about lunch?”

Friends Forever Needlepoint Ornament Kit

“We will be friends until forever, just you wait and see.”

Silly Old Bear Needlepoint Ornament Kit

“Silly old bear, we didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.”

Winnie The Pooh’s Honey Needlepoint Ornament Kit

“I did mean a little larger small helping.” 

Winter Hush Needlepoint Ornament Kit

“The things that make me different are the things that make me, me.”

Balloon Friends Needlepoint Ornament Kit

“Nobody can be un-cheered with a balloon.” 

Christmas Joy Needlepoint Ornament Kit

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” 

Winnie The Pooh Pink Needlepoint Door Hanger Kit

“I wonder how many wishes a star can give.”

Pooh’s Holiday Mini Stocking Needlepoint Kit

“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.” 

Pooh’s Adventure Mini Stocking Needlepoint Kit

“Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.”  

Winnie The Pooh Joy Needlepoint Stocking Kit

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

Pooh’s Journey Needlepoint Stocking Kit

“Any day spent with you is my favorite day.” 

Pooh’s Butterfly Needlepoint Door Hanger Kit

“The most important thing is, even when we’re apart . . . I’ll always be with you.”

A needlepoint collection that reflects the personality within all of us:
silly, creative, humble, wise, cautious and full of life!

We would love to help with any of your needlepoint needs,
feel free to contact us at: info@needlepaint.com

Stitch a childhood favorite!