All needlepoint canvases are not created equal. I’ve seen quite a few ways to put a design on canvas and hand painting stitch by stitch is still the best.
Why would a company that prints needlepoint canvases admit this?
We want to be upfront with our customers, and of course, we want to let you know that we also now hand paint custom needlepoint canvases!
Here are the major things to consider if you want purchase a hand painted canvas from Needlepaint.
Timeframe – We need 2-3 weeks to hand paint your design
Stitch Guides – Our hand painted needlepoint canvases will not include a stitch guide for reference. Instead, we will paint each color on the side of the canvas so you know how many colors there are and you will have to match using these.
Cost – Generally hand painted canvases cost about 20% more. In some cases with simple larger designs (stockings), it may be the same as printing.
Designs – We can paint most designs and photos. Needlepoint Dogs are ever popular, but we can also paint people, cats, and homes. Or, if you want us to coordinate with an old needlepoint christms stocking, we can do that.
Kits – We will be happy to add floss or yarn to your order.
Refunds – We are confident you’ll be happy with your canvas! We offer 100% refunds within 60 days of ordering.
Ordering – You will need to call us, or email us to order a hand painted canvas, our needlepoint contact information is on our website, Click Here!
Please be aware, that we are offering this as an additional service, we still believe that our printed canvases, with our color groupings (we call it “needlepainting”) is the best option for turning photos into needlepoint kits. All of our printed canvases are stitch counted and come with a stitch guide, color aid, and are matched to DMC floss. We’ve gotten great feedback, which you can read in our latest blog – needlepoint reviews.
Let us know if you have any comments or ideas in the hand painted vs printed canvas area. This topic can bring up some heated arguments, but I’d be happy to have an open and honest discussion!