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NeedlePaint’s Nutcracker Suite Collection

NeedlePaint would like to introduce a series of needlepoint ornament canvases that coordinate with our Nutcracker Suite Stocking canvases. Now you can stitch the beauty of this beautiful ballet, and add some magic to your holiday decor!

One of Tchaikovsky’s most famous compositions, and perhaps one of the most famous ballets in the world; the Nutcracker Suite is a holiday classic. Many families have a holiday tradition that begins with a visit to the local ballet to see the Nutcracker Suite. Of course everyone has their favorite character, and with this collection, you can choose to stitch one canvas or the entire group.

Our Nutcracker Suite Clara ornament canvas (above) and stocking canvas (below) features the main character Clara, dancing with the Nutcracker that she has received as a Christmas gift from her grandfather.

Our Nutcracker Suite Nutcracker Prince ornament canvas (above) and stocking canvas (below), The Nutcracker Prince begins as a young man (prince) named “Hans”, who is transformed into a nutcracker by an army of mice. The only way to break that spell is for the Nutcracker to slay the Mouse King. A battle pursues among the Nutcracker and the Mouse King, but quickly comes to a halt when Clara hits the Mouse King square in the head with her slipper. Ending the conflict, the transformation is made back from Nutcracker to Prince. 

Our Nutcracker Suite Herr Drosselmeyer ornament canvas (above) and stocking canvas (below), continues with this magician-like figure, with cape and eye patch. A character of great mystery and intrigue. In the Nutcracker Suite story, Herr Drosselmeyer is known as Clara’s grandfather (depending on which version of the story you are familiar with, he is sometimes known as Clara’s uncle or godfather). He arrives at the family holiday party with gifts for all, and for Clara he brings a wooden nutcracker in the shape of a little man. 

Our Nutcracker Suite Mouse King ornament canvas (above) and stocking canvas (below), has what every great story needs — a villain! In Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, the Mouse King plays this part perfectly. When the clock strikes midnight things become alive. The Mouse King corners the beloved Nutcracker and battle pursues. Things quickly come to a halt when Clara throws her slipper at the Mouse King, hitting him square in the head. The Mouse King is taken away by his army of mice thus ending the conflict. 

Our Nutcracker Suite Sugar Plum Fairy ornament canvas (above) and stocking canvas (below), story continues as the Nutcracker turns into a prince and escorts Clara to the Land of Sweets. They are promptly greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy. After she learns about their daring battle with the Mouse King and his mice, the Sugar Plum Fairy rewards Clara and the Prince with a celebration of dances. 

These strong and complex characters, have been portrayed on our Nutcracker Suite needlepoint ornament and stocking canvases. Wonderful pieces to stitch and be displayed on your fireplace and Christmas tree, as a stand alone or the entire collection.

We would love to help with your needlepoint holiday decorations. Please contact us with any questions that you may have at: info@needlepaint.com

Happy Stitching!

Four New Needlepoint Stockings for Next Christmas

It is never too early to start on a personalized needlepoint christmas stocking.

If you’ve stitched one in the past, you’ll know the projects can stretch out over months, and if you start too late you may have to wait until the following year until it is done and ready for the recipient!

We created four new designs this month.

Two new Avesta designs that are coordinating but different.  These are just ripe for the creative stitcher, but detailed enough that any stitch is going to look great! Colorful Avesta Stocking Kit  Mixed Avesta Stocking Kit  Original Avesta Stocking Canvas

The Lollipop Mixed Stocking Needlepoint Kit coordinates with the Christmas Treats Canvas.

And lastly, the new Santa’s Dove Needlepoint Canvas could coordinate with the Reindeer Stocking and Nutcracker Stocking Needlepoint Kit.  These are not as color matched, but still would work together nicely.

Keep in mind, if you love these designs but want to change the color pallets, just let us know, all of our orders are custom made and of course your names will be put on your stockings and a preview emailed before the canvas is shipped!

COLORFUL AVESTA NEEDLEPOINT CANVAS

COLORFUL AVESTA NEEDLEPOINT CANVAS

MIXED AVESTA NEEDLEPOINT KIT

MIXED AVESTA NEEDLEPOINT KIT

 

LOLLIPOP MIXED TREATS STOCKING NEEDLEPOINT KIT

LOLLIPOP MIXED TREATS STOCKING NEEDLEPOINT KIT

Santa's Dove Christmas Stocking Needlepoint Kit

Santa’s Dove Christmas Stocking Needlepoint Kit

 

 

Friday Favorites – Cool Custom Belt Needlepoint Canvases and Personalized Needlepoint Stockings

OK, so I did not get this weeks orders ready until Saturday and am posting on Monday, but Friday Favorites just sounds better!

Anyway, these are some of my favorite canvases we made last week!

Here are some links to the belts, but for the canvases, click on the first link and scroll through.  Custom Needlepoint BeltsLife TreasurersThe Jolly RogerColoradoNautical FlagsFly Fishing

Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvases

One of the stockings below is a custom design, the others are the Winterthur Stocking and the Fair Ilse.

Personalized Christmas Stockings

Personalized Christmas Stockings

 

 

Custom Christmas Stockings and Happy Holidays to All

Just in time for the holidays, I’m attaching pictures of a custom needlepoint christmas stocking that we stitched for a customer a few weeks back.  It was a big hit!

We used the Blue Snowman Needlepoint Stocking as the backdrop and replaced the snowman with their dog!

Also, before you leave this page, I want to thank all of our customers for keeping us very busy this year!

It has been a challenge to get all the orders finished in time, but we did it!  And, on that note, we will be taking some family time this year and will be closed for the holidays for the next two weeks.  (We will return emails and phone messages on 1/6/14)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Custom Blue Snowy Needlepoint Stocking with Dog

Custom Blue Snowy Needlepoint Stocking with Dog

Custom Needlepoint Stocking Top View

Custom Needlepoint Stocking Top View

 

Nutcracker Christmas Stocking Needlepoint Kit

Looking to wow your family members this Christmas?

Check out our new Nutcracker Needlepoint Christmas Stocking.

The design features an elegant nutcracker with a simple stripe background.  What I love about the stripes, is that they have the potential to turn into so many different things depending on the stitch you use!  I can see using Pavillion Diamonds, Medieval Mosaic, Double Brick, etc…

Click here to see this and more personalized needlepoint christmas stocking designs.

Nutcracker Needlepoint Christmas Stocking

Nutcracker Needlepoint Christmas Stocking

The Needlepoint Stocking of His Dreams

My wife was inspired last year by the “war and peace” stocking Peggy stitched for her granddaughter last year.  After seeing it, she decided she wanted to make our nephew his own needlepoint stocking.

Not being a very experience needlepointer, I’ve been impressed.  At Peggy’s suggestion, we bought the NeedlePoint Book by Jo Ippolito Christensen, and really had a good time with it.  Rather than doing all tent stitches, she found it a lot more enjoyable to follow Peggy’s lead, and do most of the sections in different stitches.

Max's Needlepoint Christmas Stocking

Max’s Needlepoint Christmas Stocking

As time went on, she got better an better, and now with another addition to the family this year, I’ll have to start thinking of a new needlepoint design to make on NeedlePaint!

Quick Stitch Belle Noel Needlepoint Christmas Stocking Stitch Guide

Are you running out of time to finish multiple stockings this year?

If so, our Belle Noel Needlepoint Christmas Stocking collection may be just what you need.

Not only do they look great, but Peggy finished this stocking in just two weeks!

Long stiches cover the canvas quicker and give a 3-D texture to your stocking. The wool thread also adds to the textured appearance.

She completed the stocking in a flash using the Continental stitch for the name (white and green), the green and red bands, and the camel (red) and the long stiches shown below:

There are four christmas stockings in the collection, so everyone can get their own version.  Each design is available as a personalized needlepoint kit.

Belle Noel Oasis Personalized Needlepoint Stocking

Belle Noel Stitch Chart

Belle Noel Needlepoint Stocking Collection