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Tobacco Leaf Needlepoint Designs

Welcome in the joy of spring with our fresh needlepoint collection inspired by the colorful miracle of nature’s elegant tobacco leaf — with fresh and timely floral glam! Featuring pillows, stockings, ornaments, an eyeglass case, door hanger, trifold wallet and belt, a special kit to delight everyone.

Tobacco Leaf Please Leave By Nine Needlepoint Kit

Subtle and polite, it’s okay to let the guests know when to leave tonight!

Tobacco Leaf Grace Needlepoint Pillow Kit

Graceful and delicate blooming elegance! 

Tobacco Leaf Joy Needlepoint Ornament Kit

Add some colorful flora to your holiday festivities

Tobacco Leaf Stocking Needlepoint Kit

Break with the red and green tradition
this holiday by adding rich botanical color!

Tobacco Leaf Regal Needlepoint Ornament Kit

Regal blooms dance with nostalgic elegance!

Tobacco Leaf Mini Stocking Needlepoint Kit

Botanical joy captured in every curl and contour!

Tobacco Leaf Grace Needlepoint Ornament Kit

Fresh and timeless design!

Tobacco Leaf Trifold Wallet Needlepoint Kit

Exquisite and stylish, bursting with color!

Tobacco Leaf Needlepoint Belt Kit

Nature’s elegance is traditional and timeless!

Tobacco Leaf Needlepoint Eyeglass Case Kit

Graceful and classic!

Tobacco Leaf Joy Needlepoint Pillow Kit

Exquisite and stylish!

Questions? We here to help at:
info@needlepaint.com

Fresh and timely needlepoint glam!

Nouveau Nuance Needlepoint Kits!

Our new Nouveau Nuance NeedlePaint collection was inspired by the natural forms and curvaceous lines of the Art Nouveau movement, flourishing in the 1890’s. Featuring gorgeous pillows, holiday stockings and fresh ornament kits, each of these timeless designs will become treasured family heirlooms.

Garden Snowdrops 
True floral obsession! This timeless aesthetic has the delicate forms of dainty flowing snowdrops.

Garden Snowdrops Needlepoint Pillow Kit

14″ x 14″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Snowdrops Needlepoint Ornament Kit

5.07″ x 5.07″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Snowdrops Stocking Needlepoint Kit

12.43″ x 24″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Trellis
Vibrant and joyful! Step through the garden’s trellis gate and enjoy the magic that will unfold.

Garden Trellis Aubergine Needlepoint Pillow Kit

14″ x 14″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Trellis Aubergine Needlepoint Ornament Kit

5.07″ x 5.07″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Trellis Aubergine Stocking Needlepoint Kit 

12.43″ x 24″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Trellis Celadon Needlepoint Pillow Kit

14″ x 14″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Trellis Celadon Needlepoint Ornament Kit

5.07″ x 5.07″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Trellis Celadon Stocking Needlepoint Kit

12.43″ x 24″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Poppies 
Positively the most perfect poppies bursting with beautiful blossoms! 

Garden Poppies Needlepoint Pillow Kit

14″ x 14″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Poppies Needlepoint Ornament Kit

5.07″ x 5.07″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Poppies Stocking Needlepoint Kit

12.43″ x 24″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Tapestry 
An abundance of florals playfully dance in a tapestry of perfect colors! 

Garden Tapestry Cherish Needlepoint Pillow Kit

14″ x 14″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Tapestry Plum Needlepoint Ornament Kit

5.07″ x 5.07″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Tapestry Cypress Stocking Needlepoint Kit

12.43″ x 19″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Tapestry Creme Stocking Needlepoint Kit

12.43″ x 19″ on 14 mesh canvas

Garden Tapestry Plum Stocking Needlepoint Kit

12.43″ x 19″ on 14 mesh canvas

We hope you enjoy this needlepoint collection, as much as our designer has enjoyed creating it! 
Let us know if we can help with your pillow, stocking and ornament finishing needs! 
Contact us at: info@needlepaint.com

Needlepoint Nouveau!  

Needlepoint Designer Favorites!

What’s on your stitch list?
At NeedlePaint, we are fortunate to have very talented designers
creating new needlepoint kits for you. Featuring belts, pillows,
stockings, ornaments and more, we asked two of our designers —
What are their favorite designs?

GWYNN

Gwynn has created original designs for NeedlePaint for over five years. As a painter, photographer and graphic artist, his designs range from whimsical to painterly with Christmas stockings a particular favorite subject. His designs can be found in our Travel, Endangered Species, Winnie-the-Pooh and National Parks collections, along with a number of stockings, pillows and seasonal designs.

Cypress Point Coastal Golf Needlepoint Belt Kit

A golfing landscape with the most amazing tranquil scene!
You can almost smell the ocean air, and feel the gentle breeze.

Gentleman Polar Bear Needlepoint Stocking Kit

Gentleman Polar Bear is an astronomer and master of meteorological events. 

Grand Canyon National Park Needlepoint Kit

One of our most well known national parks, the Grand Canyon was the ancestral homeland to eleven American tribes, and is also one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Peter’s Tree Needlepoint Stocking Kit

This stocking design was inspired by the exciting adventures and charming characters from the unforgettable storybook author Beatrix Potter and her love of nature.

Winnie The Pooh Pink Needlepoint Door Hanger Kit

Adorable and precious, there is nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby. Winnie the Pooh wants to remind your household that Shhh . . . . there is a baby sleeping! 

San Francisco Needlepoint Ornament Kit

The City by the Bay! Enjoy the ornaments that reflect a special vacation.

Custom designed especially for a customer!

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TRACY

Tracy has been with us for 10 years, which is practically from the beginning of NeedlePaint. She has a real sense of color and scale, which she uses when interpreting a customer’s vision or image into needlepoint. Her other talents include the designing of activewear, designing repeating patterns and furniture flipping.

Sunflower Needlepoint Pillow Kit

Truly brilliant and joyful, sunflowers say summer like no other flower!

Queen of Hearts Needlepoint Pillow Kit

The Queen of Hearts has a different meaning for those who hold the card.

Cow Needlepoint Pillow Kit

“How now brown cow!” Out to graze, with that honest face and slower, relaxed pace of life.

Sugar Plum Fairy Needlepoint Stocking Kit

In the Nutcracker Suite, the Sugar Plum Fairy rewards Clara and the Prince with a celebration of dances. 

Individual Needlepoint Dog Ornament Kits to choose from!

Ornament canvases featuring your “best friend.”

Custom designed especially for a customer!

Let our designers create a custom project for you:
info@needlepaint.com

Add a favorite new kit to your stitch list!

NeedlePaint Mask Version 2

Written by Peggy BondEscher Mask

The new NeedlePaint mask, inspired by M.C. Escher, is designed for quick stitching and assembly. It is slightly lighter weight with fabric for the nose and chin portions, but the central needlepoint band retains its form to allow freedom of air flow.

Since the band is a 9-1/4” x 2-3/4” rectangle, it can be stitched in about one half of the time of our full NeedlePaint masks. The mask is a little less formal.

The materials needed are:

  • Cotton fabric for liner and strap trim
  • Cotton fabric for filter pocket (optional)
  • Ear strap material
  • Nose clip material (optional)

Step 1. After blocking the finished canvas, trim away excess canvas leaving no more than 1/4” of blank canvas. Cut two 10 “ x  3” strips of cotton fabric which will serve for the nose and chin portions of the mask. (One could go two tone and make the nose and chin portions of different colors.)

With right sides together sew strips to the top and bottom of your needlepoint canvas. Press fabric away from canvas. Do not press seam open. Top stitch the fabric side of each seam.

Position the mask pattern so that the needlepoint band is centered between the nose and chin darts and cut out the mask. The shaped pattern is similar to our Geometric Face Mask shown below. Using the same pattern cut one liner or two if making the optional filter pocket.

Top Sticch

Step 2. Fold the canvas along center line with right-sides together, matching the two upper nose points and the two lower chin points. Stitch 3/8” seam and press open. Repeat for liners and optional filter pocket.

If using the filter pocket, sew a ½” hem on each cheek edge.

Nose Clip

Step 3. Cut a piece of fabric 1” by ½” longer than the selected nose clip. Sew a ¼” hem on each short edge of this fabric nose sleeve. Place the nose sleeve on the liner or filter pocket centered ½” below the nose seam. Sew in place. Press so long edge lines up with top of liner or pocket.

The nose clip will be inserted after the rest of the assembly is completed.

Step 4. Place right sides together, carefully aligning the seams of the nose and chin darts on all pieces. If using the optional filter pocket, it will be the closest to needlepoint mask.

Sew the ¼” seam along the top and bottom of the mask and turn the mask inside out. Be careful not to pull on the edge of the needlepoint canvas as it can separate easily. Press the seamed edges and top stitch.

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Step 5. For the ear strap sleeves, cut two 1-1/2” strip of liner fabric that are ½” longer than the ear edges of the mask. Sew to each ear edge with ¼” seam. Press top and bottom edges down. Then press a ¼’ fold on free edge and fold to back aligning the folded edges with the ear edge stitches. This will leave a ½” sleeve for the ear strap.

The straps can be tucked under the fold before stitching the sleeve in place or can be threaded through with a safety pin after stitching.

Check out these two new designs we have created for you!

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Mosaic Face Mask Panel Needlepoint Canvas

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Geometric Face Mask Needlepoint Canvas

NeedlePaint Masks Unmasked!

Written by Peggy Bond

Two needlepoint face masks

After the initial rush to get cotton masks made for all my neighbors and friends, I was out of material, elastic, and thread. Stores were closed and mail order was going to take at least a week. So into the closet I went and found some 18 and 14 mesh needlepoint canvas and a stash of thread.

Thread Stash

I had been thinking about making a needlepoint mask but wondered how it would hold up with washing. With time on my hands, this was the perfect project for lockdown. The pattern I has used for the cotton masks was not going to work with stiff needlepoint canvas.

Flat tent stitch cropped

Searching the internet, I found a pattern that I thought would work from PrettyHandyGirl.com. I used the Inside Liner pattern from Pretty Handy Girl and then set to work on my Geometric Mask on 18 mesh canvas using random colors from my stash and a classic background Flat/Tent stitch from A Pageant of Pattern for Needlepoint Canvases by Sherlee Lantz.

Geometric Needlepoint Face Mask

The stitching went quickly and soon I was ready to assemble, check the fit, and then wash it. (Finishing options will be the subject of my next blog.) The fit was a little large for me but fit my husband perfectly. Washing was a success. I washed it by hand in Woolite and hot water. Then hung it out to dry. The mask held its shape well, so on to the next one.

Turtle Design Needlepoint Face Mask

For the next mask, I redrew the pattern to make the top more slanted and picked out a NeedlePaint design used on a hatband – my Hawaiian turtles. The turtles were done on 14 mesh canvas using the continental stitch with the background in alternating rows of the Byzantine stitch from Jo Ippolito Christensen’s The Needlepoint Book.

I chose to alternate two different blue threads because that was what I had on hand. Alas, it was not enough and I had to ask for more from the NeedlePaint staff who have been working tirelessly to keep shipping orders while I am in lockdown elsewhere. Many thanks to them!

I am now on my third mask – the lotus blossom shown in the photo at the top of the blog.

Now, sewing it up!

Lotus mask

Remember your mask will not be a replacement for an N95 or surgical mask. 

There are a couple options to consider assembling your NeedlePaint mask – a filter pocket and nose clip. Pretty Handy Girl describes the material choices for the nose clip and straps. I agree with her recommendation to use the coffee bag flat ties for the nose clip. I am not a coffee drinker but luckily my husband is. However, her other suggestion works too. Her discussion of adjustable strap materials is very good. Due to unavailability of any of the materials suggested, I have been opted for ¼ inch ribbons of which I have a stash.

The materials needed are:

  • Cotton fabric for liner and strap trim
  • Cotton fabric for filter pocket (optional)
  • Ear strap material 
  • Nose clip material (optional)
  • ¼ in double fold bias tape or cotton fabric for homemade bias strip

Step 1. After blocking the finished canvas, trim away excess canvas leaving no more than 1/8” of blank canvas. Place on liner material with straight cheek edges aligning with the straight grain of the fabric. Cut one liner.

For optional filter pocket, cut a second liner of the same size. 

Trimmed

Step 2. Fold the canvas along center line with right-side together, matching the two upper nose points and the two lower chin points. Stitch 3/8” seam and press open. Repeat for liners and optional filter pocket.

If using the filter pocket, sew a ½” hem on each cheek edge.

Stiching

Step 3. Optional Nose Clip

Cut a piece of fabric 1” by ½” longer than the selected nose clip. Sew a ¼” hem on each short edge of this fabric nose sleeve. Place the nose sleeve on the liner or filter pocket centered ½” below the nose seam. Sew in place. Press so long edge lines up with top of liner or pocket.

The nose clip will be inserted after the rest of the assembly is completed.

Nose Clip

Step 4. Align NeedlePaint mask and liner with wrong sides together. If including filter pocket, place the pocket on top of the liner. Match nose and chin seams. Baste together.

Bind the upper and lower edges of the mask with the bias tape or strips. If using ¼” double fold tape, place over the edge of the mask and liner (and optional pocket) and stitch through all thicknesses. 

Bias trim 2

The above photo is not of a mask but from another project because I do not have a source of double fold bias tape. The lotus mask was finished with my own bias strip, machine sewn on the canvas side and turned and finished by hand on the liner/pocket side.

The pre-made double fold tap is easier to use but often you can’t find a matching color for your project.

Bian Trim

Step 5. For the ear strap sleeves, cut two 1-1/2” strip of liner fabric that are ½” longer than the ear edged of the masks.  Sew to each ear edge with ¼” seam. Press top and bottom edges down. Then press a ¼’ fold on free edge and fold to back aligning the folded edges with the ear edge stitches. This will leave a ½” sleeve for the ear strap.

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The straps can be tucked under the fold before stitching the sleeve in place or can be threaded through with a safety pin after stitching.

Ear Sleeves

Step 6. Now it is time to insert the nose clip. It should slip easily into sleeve and then sew off the ends by hand. DONE!

Lotus Blossom Face Mask Needlepoint Canvas

Check out our new Lotus Blossom Face Mask and Sea Turtle Face Mask needlepoint canvases available on our website!

Sea Turtle Face Mask Needlepoint Canvas

Happy Stitching!

Embellish your favorite purse with a NeedlePaint Purse Strap

Carrying a purse starts from a very early age; we want to be just like Mom! The ability to bring our “treasures” along with us where ever we go, young or old, is a comfort and essential to our happiness.

The options are unlimited! Purses come in all sizes, shapes and colors, and now you can customize your favorite with a stylish needlepoint purse strap. NeedlePaint has designed purse strap canvases for you to stitch, along with a totally customizable canvas design option, for that special idea you may have in mind. We also offer fully finished purse straps if you would like for us to do the stitching.

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The Martini” fully finished needlepoint purse strap!

“Not only do women hold up half the sky; we do it while carrying
a 500-pound purse.” — Gina Barreca

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The Colette” fully finished needlepoint purse strap!

“She opened her purse which was like a small autumn field and near the fallen branches of an old apple tree, she found her keys.”
— Richard Brautigan

Purse strap leather finishing

We offer a leather finishing service for your needlepoint canvas!

“My biggest fear is that when I die, my husband will sell all of my bags, for what I told him they cost.” — unknown

With the options of a 1.5″ or 2.5″ width, these needlepoint purse straps are also great for using with that larger weekend bag, or dog carrier. Let us help you with your needlepoint purse strap options! Please feel free to contact us at info@needlepaint.com. replica ladies watch tag heuer watch australia replica
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New Baby Birth Announcement Needlepoint Design

Is there a new addition to the family? Needlepoint a personalized birth announcement that will be cherished for a lifetime.

The Baby and Moon Baby Needlepoint Canvas design is a new addition to our shop!  Inspired by some children’s books, this new design is sure to fit in well with most nurseries.

Every personalized needlepoint design is made to order and a digital preview will be emailed for your review and approval before your canvas is made!

Please include the name, birth date, and time.  Weight, town, and length can also be included.  Colors, font types, and details can all be changed at no extra charge.

The Baby and Moon Personalized Needlepoint Canvas is 10 x 10 inches on 14 mesh canvas

The Baby and Moon Personalized Needlepoint Canvas is 10 x 10 inches on 14 mesh canvas

Summer Fun Custom Needlepoint Hat Bands!

Peggy has been looking for projects to start this summer and decided to design some hat bands.

Two of these designs are inspired by Hawaiian tattoos and the other is a fun floral pattern.

She mentioned she designed the red one to do with triangle stitches, so stay tuned, I think she is going to work her magic!

They are 23 inches wide and if you are interested they run $45 per design, or $115 for all three!

These make fast fun summer stitching, so if you are interested in a custom needlepoint hat band, feel free to get in touch with your ideas and we’ll help create your own needlepoint design.

Hawaiian Hat Bands Needlepoint Canvas

Hawaiian Hat Bands Needlepoint Canvas

Custom Needlepoint Tallit Bag

Have you been looking for the right design to needlepoint a Tallit Bag?

Well, why not consider doing a custom needlepoint project instead?  Attached is a picture of a tallis bag stitched by a customer in Montreal a few weeks back!  The art is special to them and it looks so good I’m sure it will live on through the family for generations to come!

We’ve helped design tallis bags for bar mitzvah gifts and personalized the needlepoint designs with names and favorite activities.

If you have an idea, you can contact us and we can help create it from scratch.  We’ll send you the digital preview for you to review and if you’re not happy with it, you don’t have to place the order!

Custom Needlepoint Tallit Bag

Custom Needlepoint Tallit Bag

Manhattan Sunrise Needlepoint Canvas

A few weeks back, we had a request to design a needlepoint canvas of Manhattan.

The customer loved the realistic feel of our needlepoint designs, but wanted to feature the twin towers and have a sunrise in the background.

It took some time, but it was worth it!  The design size is 20″ x 13.8″ inches on a 24 x 18 inch, 14 mesh needlepoint canvas.

If you have a custom needlepoint project you would like to work on, contact us, we’d be happy to help.

Manhattan Sunrise Needlepoint Canvas (14 mesh)

Manhattan Sunrise Needlepoint Canvas (14 mesh)

Manhattan Skyline Needlepoint Preview

Manhattan Skyline Needlepoint Preview