Finally! All NeedlePaint.com orders will now ship with custom stitch guides.
Trying to needlepoint a photo or custom needlepoint canvases can be very tricky. Especially since many colors in shading of faces or shadows are very similar. These similar colors on a canvas often are hard to distinguish. But, when the embroidery floss is laid out and the project is underway, these shades are key to making a stunning work of needle art!
Most custom needlepoint kit makers don’t have the ability to go into the amount of detail that NeedlePaint.com allows when using photos. When discussing with needlepoint shop owners who sell handpainted canvases, they have reviewed our product and agreed that NeedlePaint.com offers a better and more real looking product than most handpainters are able to produce.
To help our customers tell the colors apart, we have been working on a counted stitch guide that shows the exact location for every stitch and color. When this is combined with our color stitch aid and the printed canvas, it allows a needlepointer to quickly and easily figure out exactly where each color goes.
Our new stitch guides are counted in rows of 10, and each symbol is referenced in our color chart which displays the color and number of the floss to be used.
Our color stitch aid is also organized in rows of 10, so cross referencing the color aid is very helpful when looking at the image on the canvas. Our customers have been very happy with this new addition!