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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 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!