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Our English Bulldog Needlepoint Kits Are Packed Full Of Personality!

It is probably no surprise to you, that here at NeedlePaint we love our dogs! They are all so different in size, shape, and personality; and the perfect inspiration for designing new dog themed needlepoint kits, such as belts, pillows, wallets, and flasks. It’s hard to pick a favorite dog breed, but I would have to say the English Bulldog is definitely one of my favorites. This dog is clever, devoted and has so much personality both in physical appearance and attitude. There is a lot of love in all of those wrinkles!

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We’ve designed this English Bulldog needlepoint belt canvas with three perfectly playful poses. 

This breed of dog has a special spot in my heart, after once dog sitting my next door neighbors English Bulldog. This dog was getting on in years and I know her people were a little nervous about leaving, as she did everything with them. I would check in several times a day, and by day three, I could tell she desperately missed her people. It didn’t look as though she had been sleeping in her bed, but on the rug by the front door. I decided to bring a book with me on my next visit, found a comfortable spot next to her bed and began to read out loud. Two hours later, I think she enjoyed the book as much as I did or maybe having someone nearby was the remedy. Finally falling asleep in her bed, I could tell she was comfortable and content by the rhythmic snoring that was taking place. Her people came back the next day, and life was back to normal for this sweet old English Bulldog. I wouldn’t have guessed that this dog would have left such a special spot in my heart, but she did.

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Full of personality and interest, our English Bulldog needlepoint pillow canvas
will definitely add some life to your living space.

You’ve heard the saying, “they come into our lives, steal our hearts, and life will never be the same again”, . . . so very true! At NeedlePaint, we feature many breeds of dogs on our belts, pillows, wallets, flasks, and even offer custom dog needlepoint kits taken from your own photos.

These are all available as needlepoint canvases for you to stitch, or if you prefer we will do the stitching for you. This is a great way to celebrate or commemorate, the dog that touched your heart.

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Fun, playful, and practical! Our English Bulldog needlepoint wallet canvas will add some
long needed personality to that tired old wallet in your back pocket.

Friday Favorites – Dog Needlepoint Kits and more Custom Needlepoint

Happy Friday!

Below are some of the fun projects we finished last week, really some remarkable dogs and more!

First, a few reviews before we get to the pics:

“I’ve just received my beautiful canvas, thank you so much!” Beth 2015-01-15

“Hurray canvas has just arrived , looks great and I can now relax before the birthday lunch next week! Thank you so much!”  Tiggy 2015-01-23

Onto the fun custom needlepoint kits that we make!  www.NeedlePaint.com

Cute Dog Needlepoint Kits

Cute Dog Needlepoint Kits

Beagles and other Dog Needlepoint Kits

Beagles and other Dog Needlepoint Kits

Landscape and Home Needlepoint Kits

Landscape and Home Needlepoint Kits

Wedding Needlepoint Kits

Wedding Needlepoint Kits

Colorful Belt Needlepoint Kits

Colorful Belt Needlepoint Kits

 

Ole Miss and Sporting Needlepoint Belt Kits

Ole Miss and Sporting Needlepoint Belt Kits

 

 

 

 

Friday Favorites – Dog Needlepoint Pillow Nantucket Wedding Pillow and NeedlePaint Reviews

Hope everybody had a great holiday!

Last week we were treated by some of our customers with pictures of finished projects that really stand out.

We have two needlepoint pillows, one is a dog needlepoint project and the other was a Nantucket Wedding Pillow.

I love the colors and modern touch on the dog and with the nantucket, well the red braided piping looks great.  Nice stitching Ginger and Hillary!!!

Dog Needlepoint Pillow

Custom Dog Needlepoint Pillow

Nantucket Needlepoint Pillow

Nantucket Needlepoint Pillow

Last but not least, a few more recommendations from our customers:

“Canvas arrived today and it is perfect. Thank you!” Caren  6/30/2014

“The canvas arrived a couple of days ago, and I am very pleased with it.  Thanks for all your help!”  Sherry 7/3/2014

Needlepoint Dog Days of Summer

It has been HOT in Denver, real hot, so hot I think we broke almost every record…  So dog gawn hot!  Our pooches have been enduring in the work shop with lots of cool water, and sleeping.

Well, that is not really what this post is about.  I just had to share the lovely dog needlepoint canvases we made this week!  The dog needlepoint kits were all made from photos, so why not try to stitch your own dog?

Dog Days of Summer – This weeks orders

Lovely Needlepoint Pillows

These two lovely needlepoint pillows were emailed to by Hala Alfi last week.  The pillows are very well stitched and they are a great way to display your talent!

Marine Crest Needlepoint Pillow

Marine Crest Needlepoint Pillow

Cute Dog Needlepoint Pillow

Cute Dog Needlepoint Pillow

NeedlePoint Dog Canvases

One of our favorite projects we see almost every week is the dogs.  Two weeks ago, we actually had 5 dog needlepoint canvas orders, along with two cat needlepoint canvases.

Some of the dogs are below.  You can see that the close up images look great.  Also, we’ve been working on finding more dog breeds to add to our Etsy shop.  You can browse more dog needlepoint canvases there, or upload your own needlepoint photo to create a custom needlepoint kit at our website!

Super Cute Puppy Needlepoint Canvas for a Pillow

I worked on this puppy needlepoint canvas with a customer last week, and had to share it!

Cute Puppy Needlepoint Canvas

We cropped the image, and changed the background to be all blue and green.  The size was 13.3 inches by 9.2 inches, on 14 mesh zweigart canvas.  We also changed some of the floss colors on the puppy to off whites and browns to match the photo better.

What is great about this picture is how close up it is, and of course the puppy, it will be an amazing pillow when it is finished!

Puppy Needlepoint Canvas "Stitched Preview"

Needlepoint a Dog Collar for Man’s Best Friend

Looking for a small needlepoint project, consider making a dog collar. The needlepointing itself went quickly on a 1 in. x 17.5 inch, 18-point  needlepoint canvas and your choice of colors will allow you to match your dog’s personality.

After needlepointing the canvas, I blocked it, trimmed the excess canvas  leaving a ½ in. border, folded back the canvas, steamed it in place, and finished the edges with a binding or edge stitch. There are several binding techniques. The quickest is a loop stitch worked over the last completed row of needlepoint and the adjacent vacant row. But, the most elegant is the braided binding stitch shown in this video:Binding Stitch Video

The Neeplepoint kits come with thread and matching canvas.  Email us if you would like a Clip and D ring shown in the images.  Position the finished collar in the center of the polyester strap. There should be 6 inches on each side of the collar. Sew in collar in place. Insert the left end of the strap into the side of the buckle with a single bar. Adjust so that the finished needlepoint is snug with the face of the buckle. Sew through all thicknesses as close to the buckle as possible. Side the D-ring onto the collar and position approximately 2 inches from where the collar is attached to the buckle. Sew through all thickness on each side of the D-ring.

The other side of the buckle can be adjustable when threaded as shown below. Optionally it can also be sewn making the collar a fixed size.

Custom Needlepont Dog Collar

We’ve been thinking of what other projects are great for custom needlepoint, and realized that the answer is laying at our feet!

A custom needlepoint dog collar can be beautiful and make a great gift for your furry friends.

Peggy is currently working on a project for her son who asked for a ‘tough looking’ collar for his male dog, Jack.

I worked on designing this and created a simple design that looks great!  And is very tough 🙂

1.25" x 17" Needlepoint Design for Jack

Now, look again, and see how ‘tough’ becomes girly when I change the colors!

1.25" x 17" Custom Pink Needlepoint Design for a Dog Collar

This project is just underway, we hope to have lots of designs and complete needlepoint dog collar kits on our Etsy needlepoint shop soon.  All designs are customizable, please contact us if you would like us to design your dog’s needlepoint collar!

Some ideas worth considering:  Stitch in a phone number, extra wide collars

Dog Needlepoint Canvases

We’ve been searching the internet for great pictures of dogs to offer as stock needlepoint canvases and needlepoint kits.

We found some great ones!

Breeds:

Chocolate Lab Needlepoint Canvas 18 mesh, 8" x 5.5", 12 colors

Beagle Needlepoint

Border Collie Needlepoint

Boston Terrier Needlepoint

Bullmastif Needlepoint

Chocolate Lab Needlepoint

Cocker Spaniel Needlepoint

Coonhound Needlepoint

Daschund Needlepoint

German Shepherd Needlepoint

Boston Terrier Needlepoint Canvas (Colors can be adjusted when ordered)

Golden Retriever Needlepoint

Jack Russel Terrier Needlepoint

Nova Scotia Duck Terrier Needlepoint

Pomeranian Needlepoint

Schnauzer Needlepoint

Scotch Terrier Needlepoint

Shetland Sheepdog Needlepoint

Yellow Lab Needlepoint

***More to come!

Also, check out our vintage dog needlepoint

Vintage German Shepherd Dog Needlepoint - Customize with your dogs Name!

Vintage Collie

Vintage Fox Terriers

Vintage German Shepherd

Vintage Puli

Vingate Pumi

Vintage Vizsla