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Friday Favorites – Custom Needlepoint Belts – John James Audubon – Shop Love

This week we finished 7 custom needlepoint belts.  As the saying goes, a picture says a thousand words, and I’m very excited how they look!  Hopefully our customers will get some shots out in the “wild”.

Custom Needlepoint Belts

Custom Needlepoint Belts

Some “shop love” we got this week from customers:

“Canvas came and it looks great!! Thank you!!”  Tory – 4/29/14

“Hi Seth: Received needlepoint on Thursday, it looks great, I am going to start working on it. Thanks for all of your help.Have a great day.”  Gale 4/27/14

“My project came on Monday and she looks gorgeous!!!”  Megan 4/30/14

Next, one of our customers is an Audubon fan and loves our stitch counted designs!

John James Audubon Needlepoint

John James Audubon Needlepoint Canvases

And to follow; more dog needlepoint canvases.  Always a favorite of mine, and the yellow lab is available in our shop.

Dog Needlepoint Canvases

Dog Needlepoint Canvases

Last but not least, two custom needlepoint belt canvases, the one on the left was designed stitch by stitch by the customer!  If you have not seen the video how to do this, go to: how to design a needlepoint belt

Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Custom Needlepoint Belt Canvases Right was Designed Stitch by Stitch buy the Customer!

Have a great weekend and happy stitching!

 

 

 

Vintage Car Retro Needlepoint Pillow Canvas

Do you love old cars, or do you want a retro needlepoint pillow design to stitch for your house?

This vintage 1957 Chevy needlepoint pillow design will be the talk of the room!

We can change the colors around or add a name, as each of our custom needlepoint canvases is made to order.

Do you have an idea for a pillow, we’d love to hear it!

Vintage Car Retro Needlepoint Pillow Canvas 12.9 x 8.6 inch Design on 14 mesh canvas or 18 x 12 inches on 10 mesh

Vintage Car Retro Needlepoint Pillow Canvas 12.9 x 8.6 inch Design on 14 mesh or 18 x 12 inches on 10 mesh

The Directory of Needlepoint Belt Graphics

We’ve been creating a lot of graphics, and while we think our  custom needlepoint designs are great, we also want to make them available for you to design your own needlepoint belts!

We love to design custom needlepoint belt canvases!

We love to design custom needlepoint belt canvases!

This list is starting with over a hundred different graphics, but someday we hope to have thousands!

Each file looks very small, but these are stitch counted designs, and they are maximum 22 stitches high.

If you prefer to have us design the belt for you, you can order a Life’s Treasures needlepoint belt canvas in our shop.

Airplanes

Airplane GliderAirplane YF-22 Airplane Airplane BiplaneAirplane 2

Animals

Bull and Bear Chipmunk Conch Shell copy Cow Fox Good Fox Mole Monkey 1 Monkey 2 Moose Pig Skunk Squirrel with Palm Tree SquirrelLionElephant 2Penguin

Armed Forces

Army Eagle Army Special Forces Airborn Army Speical Forces Dive School Navy Chapel Navy Eagle Navy Insignia Navy Logo Navy Wings

Baseball

Baseball bat and ball Baseball Major League

 

Basketball

basketball 2 basketball with hoop basketball

 

Beer

Beer Bottle Pilsner Beer Budwiser Beer Cans Beer Coors Light Beer Keg 2 beer keg 3 beer keg Beer Mug 2 beer mug beer red solo cup beer tent

 

Bicycle

Bicycle

Birds

bird bermuda longtail Bird Blue Jay Bird DoveBird Eagle Silhouette Bird Eagle Bird Flying Hunting bird liverpool Bird Pheasant bird quail 2 Bird Woodcock Duck Blue Winged Teal Duck Head Duck Hunting Malard Duck Mallard Flying Duck Mallard Duck Red Headed Duck Wood duckCardinal on Tree Cardinal St. Louis Cardinal

Boats

Boat Fishing 3 boat fishing boat boat speedboat Boat Trawler Yacht Fishing Boat

Burgees

Burgee CYC copy Burgee GLP copyBurgee Naples Yacht Club

Cars

Car Hurst Car Land Rover Car Saab 900Car VW JettaCar Audi Car BMWCar Ferrari Car M

Car Mercedes Car PorscheTruck Pickup Dodge Ram

Cats

Cat Face Profile Cat

Cigar

Cigar

Cooking and Food

Buffalo Wing Burger Sliders Chef Hat Chef Knife Chemex Coffee Maker Wine Glass and Bottle

DAD

DAD Block Letters

 

Deer

Deer Browning Deer copy deer head Deer Skull

Dogs

Dog Beagle Dog Bichon Frise Dog Black and White English Setter Dog Black and White English Setter Dog Black Lab 3 Dog Black Lab 4 Dog Black Lab Head 2 Dog Black Lab Profile Dog Black Lab Dog Bone Dog Brittany Spaniel Dog English Springer Spaniel Head Dog German Shephard Dog Golden Retriever 2 Dog Golden Retriever 3 Dog Golden Retriever Head Dog Golden Retriever Dog Great Dane Dog Hound Dog Newfoundland Dog Pointer Dog pointing dog poodle Dog Schnauzer Dog Shih tzu  Dog St Bernard Dog Terrier Dog White and Brown Setter Dog White English Setter Dog with Bone Dog Yellow Lab 2 Dog Yellow LabDog Springer Spaniel Brown

 

Drinks and Cocktails

Lime Makers Mark Logo Makers Mark Martini Glass Big Martini Glass Whiskey Bottle Whiskey Bourbon Trail Whiskey Crown Whiskey Jameson Whiskey Makers 2 Whiskey Woodford Reserve Whisky Buffalo Trace Whisky Knob Creek Whisky makers mark small Wine Barrel Wine Rose FlatCoctail Manhattan

Fish

Fish Bass Fish Blue Fish Bluegill Fish Bonefish Fish Green Fish Lips Fish Lobster Fish Mahi Mahi Fish Marlin Fish Northern Pike Fish Perch fish redfish Fish Sailfish Fish Smallmouth Bass Fish Southern Tides fish spiney lobster Fish Stripped Bass Fish Sunfish Fish Trout 2 Fish Trout 3 Fish Trout Golden Fish TroutCrab

Fishing Gear

Fish Leur 2 Fishing Boat Fishing Fly 2 Fishing Fly Rod Bag and Trout Fishing Lure copy Fishing Lure Red Yellow Fishing Lure Fishing Rod 2 fishing rod 4 Fishing Rod Big Fishing Rod

Flags

American Flag Big flag bermuda 2 Flag British UK Flag California Flag Florida Flag Japan Flag Kentucky State Flag Maryland State Flag Maryland Flag North Carolina Flag Old South Africa Flag State LA Louisiana Flag State Mississippi Flag Sweeden Flag Tennessee Flag TexasIndiana Flag Italy Flag State Alabama Flag

Football

Football 1 Football 2 Football 3 Football Cleveland Browns Football Helment Colgate Football Helmet 2 Football Helmet

Golf

Golf Bag Golf Ball and Tee side Golf Balls on Tee Golf Cart Golf Clubs Crossed 2 Golf Clubs with Ball Golf Clubs, Ball, and Tee Golf Green 2 Golf Green Wade Hampton Golf Green Golf Masters 2 Golf Mountains

Guitar and Rock and Roll

Guitar Electric guitar Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Rolling Stones

Horses

Horese Jockey Jersey Shirt Horse Head 1 Horse Head 2 Horse Head 3 Horse Head 4 Horse Head 5 Horse Head 6 Horse Head 7 Horse Head 8 Horse Head 9 Horse Head 10 Horse Head 11 Horse Head 12 Horse Jockey Jersey Horse Keeneland 2 Horse Keeneland Horse Polo Horse Race Horse shoe 2 Horse with numbers

Houses

Barn House ColonialHouse colonnade House Gray

Hunting

Hunting Gun Revolver Hunting Hand Gun Hunting Shotgun Shell Hunting Shotgun Shells Vertical Rifel 3 Rifel Bullet 30 ot 6 Rifel Shotgun 12 bore Rifel Shotgun Beretta Rifel Shotgun Shell Green Rifel shotguns crossed rifel small Rifel Rifle 4

Kids

Baby Stork Banana Man Bat Cowboy Shorty's Dog with Bone Elmo Headphones Kids Blue Fish Kids Cat in Hat Kids Green Fish Kids Lorax Kids Red Fish Kids Silhouette Kids Tiger ladybug Pig 2 Sunglasses 2 Tractor John DeerChainsawBoy Scouts Logo Bulldozer CameraPalm Tree 2 Paw small Peach Rose small Superman UmbrellaElephant Whale Belugairish four leaf clover irish Shamrock

Lacrosse

Lacross Helmet Lacross stick Lacross Sticks

Law and Order (Police and Fire, too)

Law Gavel Law Scale Police CarFire Truck Symbol Police Badge scale 2 law Scale

Nautical Flags

Nautical Flag A Nautical Flag B Nautical Flag C Nautical Flag D Nautical Flag E Nautical Flag F Nautical Flag G Nautical Flag H Nautical Flag I Nautical Flag J Nautical Flag K Nautical Flag L Nautical Flag M Nautical Flag N Nautical Flag O Nautical Flag P Nautical Flag Q Nautical Flag R Nautical Flag S Nautical Flag T Nautical Flag U Nautical Flag V Nautical Flag W Nautical Flag X Nautical Flag Y Nautical Flag Z

Nautical Theme

Anchor Heart Anchor compass rose 2 Compass Rose Hurricane Flag Knot Monkeys Fist Light House Jeckle Island Lighthouse 2 Marthas Vineyard Nantucket Nautical Compass Rose Newport Bridge Outer Reef Logo Scuba Flag

Sailing

Sailboat A sym spinnikar Sailboat E Scow Sailboat Kids Sailboat Opti Sailboat spinnikar Sailboat Spinniker 2

Skiing

Jackson Hole Mountains Green Mountains Large Skier 2 Skier 3 Skier

State and Country Outlines

Italy Outline State Alabama Outline State Connecticut state conneticut State Florida State Maine State Maui with dive flag State New Hampshire State New Jersey state North Carolina 2 State North Carolina State Ohio State South Carolina State Virginia State West Virginia

Tech

Laptop Computer with Pacman Laptop Computer Wall St Stock Chart

Tennis

Tennis Ball Tennis Court Tennis Player Tennis Racket Old Tennis Racquet and Tennis Club Tennis Racquets with Ball Tennis Racquets

Wedding

Wedding Hearts Wedding Rings

***Some of these designs are copyright protected and cannot be used for resale.

More Geometric Designs in Hot Colors!

These colors are sure to fit into your home and give it an updated touch.  Again, I was inspired by quilt patterns in making these designs.  You can find loads of new canvases at Needlepaint!  Geometry works perfectly for needlepoint and when stitched turns out  beautiful and crisp.

Color is critical component of any quilt and I believe in any room.  I love using pillows to accent a room in styling and interior design.  Go with neutral colors for your walls and furniture and pop the color with a colorful pillow or rug!  The great thing is that you can switch them out with the seasons or just when you need a change.  Check out the 2 rooms below… Which one works for you?

Vize Modern in funky new colors!

Colorful Stained Glass Window Designs

I love stained glass and the beauty that is brings to a church, home, any type of building.  So I decided to try to create one of those light filled designs in a needlepoint pillow.    Here in Chicago, I have discovered some great stained glass windows, especially at the Smith Museum of Stained Glass on Navy Pier.  If you ever visit us check it out!  But, in the mean time stitch your own with one of our needlepoint kit designs.  You can create that stained glass look by stitching it to a canvas.

Smith Museum of Stained Glass, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

photo credit: eilonwy77 via photopin cc

This pillow would work nicely to accent stained glass in a room or add some color to a neutral space. You can find in on Needlepaint.com under VIEW MORE NEEDLEPOINT KITS.  We have a couple different color choices, but you can always personalize the color to flow in your space!

Where’s the Color Come From?

We have some new needlepoint designs that use similar color choices and that is every bit intentional!  I like to get color concepts and trends from historic, vintage and even ancient art.  So here’s a bit about where the color is coming from this week…

The latest needlepoint pillow kits use the same color seen in ancient Turkish Iznik art.  Cobalt blue, red, and white are the main colors used and these beautiful designs.   The Iznik design can be seen tiled above doors and painted on pottery.   Sometimes lighter shades of blue and a bit of green are added into the mix, making a balanced blend of bright colors.  We loved the intricacy of the patterns in Iznik art and the colors seem to pop nicely for an accent pillow!

Iznik plate design

Iznik flower motif

These designs are even seen  adorning walls, walkways and doors.  I thought it could be quite fun and challenging to try to stitch one of these in needlepoint.  Below is Needlepaint’s take on the Iznik color.  Enjoy!

Vintage Needlepoint Design Gets a Facelift!

I’ve been scouring used bookstores looking for needlepoint books.  It’s so much fun and among them I’ve  found found some great needlpoint designs.  What better than to give them new life in our needlepoint kits.  These old books can be so inspiring and I love making something new from something old.  Our Ambert Pillow kit is the first  example of design inspired from these vintage books.

All of our pillow kits can be personalized in your own color choice to fit in whatever cozy setting you are plan to create with them. The image below includes two different color options but we are happy to customize this kit to your color needs!

Do you have an idea for a needlepoint pillow kit or just want to share with us a awesome pillow, belt, or stocking?  Post to our facebook account!   We would love to hear your feed back and make other stitching friends!  Needle Paint is  constantly adding new designs so check out our website whenever you can! Happy stitching…

Vintage Needlepoint books, great inspiration!

This Ambert pillow design looks great in 2 different colorways.

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Quilt Designs Look Great in Needle Point Too!

Our latest needlepoint kit is a deconstructed quilt.  The geometry of quilt designs can be very inspiring for art work and shape patterns.  I decided to try it on a pillow and it turned out quite nice!  Turn your favorite quilt into a custom needlepoint canvas and make a pillow to match your bedroom.  Or just use our pre-made design and maybe even make a quilt to complement.  A colorful pillow can add some eclectic flare to your room and give it a warm inviting feel.

Photo credit: jessica wilson {jek in the box} / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

This beautiful pillow is part of our bargello series, but may be the start of a quilt inspired series.  Give us your feedback!  Time to start stitching!!

Patchwork Bargello Needlepoint Kit

Bargello Pillows

Who knew this funky popular 60’s design originated in Italy with a line of chairs.  The Bargello castle in Florence, Italy housed these beautiful patterns first designed by Hungarian stitchers in the 17th century.  The long lines work perfectly for needlepoint pillows and prove to be a challenging stitch.

examples of Bargello patterns

Pillows work as a perfect canvas to express these Bargello designs and beautiful colors.    The needlepoint patterns often mimics a wave or flame but of course more geometrically in needle point.  I have been working on designs that utilize colors that will work in a modern home but pay homage to the beautiful art form.

The image  below shows the antique version of Bargello in a wall covering.

wallcovering from the Bargello Palace, Florence, Italy

Add some spice to your room and get stitching with these designs.  These pillow designs can be found on Needle Paint.  They work well alone or paired together. The colors can be changed out to accomodate your room or season.  The color pallette I chose for this pairing is a fall medley.

Barapur and Puebla Needle Paint designs.

Stay tuned for new designs from Needle Paint!  We have been at the drawing board and will have something new for you each week!

Needlepoint Leopard Canvas

Recently we made this leopard needlepoint canvas on 12 mesh.

The original animal needlepoint design on Etsy was using 18 mesh, but this project is for a 15 x 15 inch pillow.  This is going to turn out stunning, I can’t wait to see the needlepoint kit when it is finished!

Beautiful Leopard Needlepoint Canvas using 14 Colors