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where you can design your own Needlepoint!

Official blog of www.NeedlePaint.com – where you can design your own Needlepoint Kit!

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Plan Your Next NeedlePaint Project!

There are so many great choices and personal preferences involved when planning a new needlepoint project to stitch. NeedlePaint would love to help you plan your next project!

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NeedlePaint offers Zweigart Mono Deluxe needlepoint canvas.

Project size:
Choosing the overall design size of your canvas — do you want to stitch a belt, pillow, key fob, wallet, flask or maybe even a guitar or purse strap. We can create very large canvases, small canvases and everything in-between.

Canvas Mesh size:
Choose the canvas mesh size that works best for you — The mesh size of the canvas represents the number of stitches per inch. An 18 mesh canvas (with 18 stitches per inch) is usually used for smaller projects that require more detail; and a 10 mesh canvas would be used on something like a large floor pillow. It often depends on what type of thread you want to use, or maybe even what you can see visually.

NeedlePaint DMC thread

NeedlePaint offers DMC embroidery floss, or Waverly wool for your canvas!

Types of thread:
Choosing the type of thread depends on your canvas mesh size and your preference. 10, 12 and 14 canvas mesh sizes work great with wool thread. 14 and 18 mesh sizes work great with DMC embroidery floss. Thread choices are varied, and at Needlepoint we offer two types of thread. You have the option to of DMC embroidery floss, which is a 100% pearl cotton six-strand thread; and Waverly wool, which is 100% wool, and a three ply thread. We also will be happy to create a canvas for you without supplied thread. We know that a many of you like to use thread from your own stash, or simply like to pick the thread type and colors yourself. 

original cat image       NeedlePaint canvas

Original photo on the left, and a printed canvas of that image on the right.

Printed needlepoint canvas: 
NeedlePaint offers a huge selection of stock designs. If you’re looking for custom needlepoint; we can draw it for you, or we can print an image directly onto the canvas for you from a photo, drawing or graphic. We create your design image in a computer file, which assigns each square on the canvas a color. We then print your image onto blank canvas with a heat transfer process, and our computer generated file creates a stitch chart color guide. These charts help with the process of stitching; letting you know what color to use in each square. This is especially helpful if you have a background in cross-stitching, but not needed if you are used to following the colors on on the canvas.

handpainted needlepoint canvas

This is a hand painted needlepoint canvas we did for a customer, who preferred a solid lavender background and wanted to add a decorative border, using the original photo.

Painted needlepoint canvas:
NeedlePaint would be happy to provide you with a hand painted canvas. This is a great option if you prefer to stitch following the colors that are painted on the canvas and you don’t need stitch charts for reference. Although a printed canvas is more cost effective if you are on a budget, a hand painted canvas is always a great option. Let us know if you would prefer a painted canvas, and we will be happy to give you a price quote for your project.

There are so many great options when planning your next NeedlePaint project, feel free to contact us and let us know how we can help at: info@needlepaint.com.

Friday Favorites – Needlepoint Coat of Arms – Famous Quotes – New Jersey

This week we had some challenges that made some really beautiful needlepoint kits!

The coat of arms, we had to do a little research but I think we nailed it.

New Jersey Needlepoint Coat of Arms

Needlepoint Coat of Arms and New Jersey Wedding Pillow Needlepoint Canvas

Famous quotes are always fun, one was a great one with Winnie the Pooh, the other is from Louisa May Alcott. This picture is taken along with our geometric heart needlepoint canvas in the picture below.

Fun Needlepoint Winnie the Pooh Heart Not Afraid of Storms Alcott

Fun Needlepoint Winnie the Pooh, Geometric Heart, and I’m Not Afraid of Storms – Alcott

And last but not least, some more really pretty needlepoint kits!

Oh, and here is some feedback from the belt canvas you see in the upper left corner of the picture below  (and I love that crab!):

“Thank you so much. I am so impressed with what you were able to do!” Siri – 4/06/14

Pretty Needlepoint Canvases

Pretty Needlepoint Canvases two from Photos and two from Art

 

Fantastic Finished Needlepoint Projects – Coat of Arms and a Cat

Last week we had some customers send in pictures of their lovely work!

Natalia in Mexico stitched their family’s coat of arms and Alex has stitched their cat!

I have to say, that I think they turned out great!  I really brightens up my day to see the projects after they are done, I hope it does the same for you!

If you want to needlepoint a photo or have a custom design created for you, check out our website www.NeedlePaint.com

 

The Custom Cat Needlepoint Project is Finished

The Custom Cat Needlepoint Project is Finished!

Betancourt Needlepoint Coat of Arms

Betancourt Needlepoint Coat of Arms