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Friday Favorites – Dogs, Newborns, Handpainted Needlepoint, and More!

Cute dogs and a newborn are some of our favorite needlepoint kits from this week.

dog needlepoint baby needlepoint

Cute dogs and a newborn! Super fun needlepoint canvases!

Our painter has been busy lately, this project was commissioned from some vintage shell designs!

Custom Hand painted Needlepoint Shell Canvases

Custom Handpainted Needlepoint Shell Canvases

Lovely DMC colors on our workshop table, I had to take a picture.

DMC floss

DMC floss

Last Weeks Favorites – Handpainted Needlepoint Chinese Emperor and the Workshop Table

Recently we had a project that needed the talent of an artist to interpret.  Our painter sure did a wonderful job!

The two Chinese figures are based of antique images that are going to go in the living room of the stitchers home.

The other image is of some other printed custom needlepoint canvases we made last week.  Such fun, can wait to see them stitched!

Handpainted Needlepoint Chinese Emperor and Empress

Handpainted Needlepoint Chinese Emperor and Empress

custom needlepoint canvases

The workshop table last Friday – new custom needlepoint canvases


Hand Painted Custom Needlepoint Canvases

Occasionally we get requests to make hand painted custom needlepoint canvases.

Normally we make stitch counted canvases that are printed, and for a number of reasons, think they are often better (see the image of this needlepointed photo done from a stitch counted canvas ) but, our painter just finished two projects this week, and they are wonderful!

One woman thought the Orangutan was gonna walk right off the canvas!

Hand Painted Orangutan Needlepoint Canvas

Hand Painted Orangutan Needlepoint Canvas

Hand Painted Sydney Opera House Needlepoint Canvas

Hand Painted Sydney Opera House Needlepoint Canvas

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

Personalized Hand Painted Kids Needlepoint Canvases

We’ve added more hand painted needlepoint designs to the website!

The Custom Name Creations are each as individual as the person they are designed for. Choose from a wide variety of designs for kids, and customize with favorite animals, objects and colors.  Customer input is welcome for color preferences or content.

Each personalized needlepoint canvas can be purchased alone or with floss as a needlepoint kit.

Right now, we are featuring kids needlepoint designs, but in the future we will be adding more types hand painted needlepoint designs.  If you have any requests, please let us know!

You can view all of our personalized needlepoint designs here.

Girlie Things Hand Painted Needlepoint Canvas

Cartoon Cars Hand Painted Needlepoint Canvas

Hand Painted Needlepoint Canvases

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!