This week we’ll start off with some great feedback we received this week:
“Got it in the mail yesterday! Thank you. Am starting on it today and can’t wait to finish. I ended up sending a picture of the canvas to *** so he could see it – his 14 year old blind and deaf dog – who he rescued in 2002 from the shelter, died yesterday. Seeing him on the canvas – and soon on the belt – made him smile. He can’t wait to wear the belt! Thanks again,” Robin 06-10-14
“Thank you. I sent your info to my 3 sisters and a few needlepointer friends. Love your service.” Amy 06-06-14
“Just received it! Can’t wait!” Andrew – 06-09-14
“I received the belt and it looks really cool… If any of his peers want to order one, I’ll send them to you.” Sarah 06-11-14
“I finally got the belt and it looks amazing!! I love it!” Ashley 06-09-14
Next, is a picture of a the green mountain needlepoint belt that one of our customers just finished (and we just designed a new canvas for). Great stitching Kaity!
Green Mountain Needlepoint Belt
Another fun project we worked on is a custom needlepoint christmas stocking. The stitcher wanted to feature Shrek in the design as the recipient is a big fan. I think it came out amazing!
Shrek Custom Needlepoint Stocking Canvas
And last this week are a bunch of custom designed needlepoint belt kits that we did. If you look closely, you’ll see some really great ideas in there. I love the Mt. Rainier design! (sorry for the blurry pics, the light was getting low, but I think the ideas come across well enough to enjoy)
Custom Sporting Needlepoint Belt Canvases
Life Treasurers Needlepoint Belt Canvases
This week we have some great eye candy!
Starting with some custom needlepoint belts that we finished. I’m really happy with how they turned out, I love the dogs and the horses!
Dog and Horse and Custom Needlepoint Belts
Dog and Horse Close Up Needlepoint
Five Custom Needlepoint Belts
More eye candy for belt lovers, these are unfinished needlepoint canvases for those like us who love to needlepoint! Note the regatta belt design and the bow tie belt.
Needlepoint Belt Canvases
Last but not least are some really impressive needlepoint projects that I can’t wait to see stitched!
Two Custom Needlepoint Canvases
Personalized Needlepoint stocking and Custom Photo Needlepoint Canvas for Pillow
Last but not least, a needlepoint belt that is stitched but not put on leather yet. Nice and strait! Great stitching Andrew!
Liberty Needlepoint Belt Stitched
Liberty Part 2
We have created quite a few really great needlepoint belt designs, but we’re more excited to get our customers designing them!
The winner of the NeedlePaint Belt Design Contest will be receiving a free needlepoint belt of their choice (or design) from NeedlePaint.com!
To get started, you’ll want to watch our video which shows how to design a needlepoint belt, stitch by stitch. To watch it, click the image below.
How to Design a Custom Needlepoint Belt
Once you’ve gotten your design done, you will want to save it in a better format for the contest. I suggest right clicking the image and saving it.
Right click on the image to save your belt design.
You will want to make the image square so the whole design is visible in the contest preview. This means opening up the file and changing the canvas size.
Make your design a square for better viewing in the contest!
Now that you’ve got the design setup in the correct format, you can upload it to the contest! http://woobox.com/q7vcm8
Or if you can view and share it in facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/NeedlePaint/app_451684954848385
NeedlePaint.com – Needlepoint Belt Design Contest
If you follow the blog, you’ll know that we get good feedback, but this blog post is specific to our needlepoint belts.
Last week we send out some more belts and our customers were delighted. Here are two testimonial reviews that we got, makes a stitcher feel good!
“We received it and LOVE it!!!! I want to order another one for my father in law. His birthday is in mid-July but I suspect it may take longer, which is fine (we can just show him a picture and he can wait!). I’ll order another now 🙂 Thanks for all your hard work!” Rachel 5-21-2014
“Just have my husband his belt and he loves it! It turned out so well and it fits perfectly!!! My two sons are so jealous so I will definitely be placing orders for each of them in the near future:) … Thank you again for making my vision a reality and for creating such a wonderful momento for my hubby!” Kathryn 5-20-2014
Well, that sums up the whole design process to happy customer. I always love to put pictures in our posts, so below is a photos we took a while back, but you can see newer belts by going through our blog.
Custom Needlepoint Belts by NeedlePaint
Custom Yachting Needlepoint Belt
Happy Friday! We’ve got some really great projects this week to share.
I’m loving the kids needlepoint kits we did this week. They came out great!
Personalized Kids Needlepoint Kits
Below are some custom needlepoint projects, click here if you want any help learning how to use NeedlePaint.com to design your own custom canvas. Also, here is some feedback we got this week from another happy customer:
“The order arrived today and it is indeed beautiful. The colors are much better in person than on the computer.” Patricia 5-15-14
Custom Needlepoint Kits
On to some of my favorite projects; custom needlepoint belts. The first photo shows three life treasurers belts that we stitched and the second shows some custom belt canvases we made this week, cool ideas. I really like the stacked monogram, that is a first for us and I think it looks sharp!
Custom Needlepoint Belts
Needlepoint Belt Canvases
Tiger Needlepoint Kit and More
Last this week is a photo from another happy customer!
“I love it and I think my son will too! Thanks for all your help with the design. I’ll be in touch soon with my next design idea!” Margaret – 5-12-14
Middlebury Needlepoint Belt
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
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 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
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 Right was Designed Stitch by Stitch buy the Customer!
Have a great weekend and happy stitching!
How great is Tracy (our designer)? I think she is wonderful and if you agree, why not let her know by leaving some feedback in the comments about her work on the new Tropical Gamefish Needlepoint Belt!
Boating and needlepoint have long ties, the look and quality of a hand stitched belt makes the outfit at the tournaments. Or, when just wearing it around town, people will stop and stare at this design. This design is also available to stitch yourself as a gamefish needlepoint kit.
This belt features many of the favorites: Marlin, Bluefin tuna, Wahoo, Yellowfin tuna, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, King Mackerel, Sailfish, and Blackfin tuna. But, if there is something missing or you want to adjust the order, just let us know!
Custom monograms are Free, and you can even change the background color. Don’t forget to let Tracy know if you love the design!
Tropical Gamefish Needlepoint Belt
Gamefish Needlepoint Belt in Taupe
New ideas and old designs have been remixed for generations. Our latest twist is the classic phone app needlepoint belt. Inspired by Steve Jobs and his team’s work on the original iPhone. We have interpreted the concepts onto a needlepoint belt. Some (me included) will say that these are timeless designs and favor them over the new designs that now grace my phone.
This would make a great gift for somebody in the tech industry or who spends a lot of time on their phone or computer. The design is calling out for customization, such as adding your favorite app (facebook, yelp, etc..) or an app that somebody you know may have created!
Classic Phone App Needlepoint Belt for Tech Lovers
Our customers have been keeping us busy with some great new custom needlepoint canvases!
We’ve been in touch with a water color artist, who’s art is amazing (see the cat below on the right) It is tricky to transfer the feel and layers of water color, but I have a felling this is going to be stunning when we stitch it into a pillow!
Before I go on, here are a few great comments we got last week from customers:
“The needlepoint arrived Monday, and thank you very much. The canvas turned out better than my expectations. Great job.” Jane 4-2-14
“I just received the belt and man does it look good! Just wow! You all did an excellent job and I’m so excited to wear it to show it off to all my friends and family who have also been eagerly waiting it’s arrival! I may even be able to refer you some business while I’m at it! haha” Mitchell – 5-31-14
Cat and Dog Art Needlepoint Canvases
We’ve got an amazing new sailboat and the flags of some sailing destinations in Europe. Also note the new Elk I designed last week on the hunting belt.
Custom Sailing and Hunting Needlepoint Belt Canvases
These are some fun designs, one is for a wedding the others for kids. I love the tooth ferry pillow, we made an extra little canvas for the pocket to go on the outside!
Fun Needlepoint Canvases
Last but not least, the Sydney Opera house and some dogs that came out looking really sharp! (wool colors on the dogs are hand matched to the dogs and follow the photo not the canvas)
Custom Needlepoint Canvases from Photos
This design started as a compilation but as I got closer I realized we needed to make a dedicated freshwater gamefish belt!
Designed for the guys who head out at the crack of dawn in the summer looking for big one, this belt features some of the most popular fish found in midwest and east coast of the United States. They are a: largemouth bass, bluegill, walleye, northern pike, stripped bass (freshwater), sunfish, perch, and smallmouth bass.
If there is a fish missing that you’d rather see on your needlepoint belt, let us know!
Freshwater Gamefish Needlepoint Belt
(All of our designs are available as a belt or you can stitch it yourself)