I was working on some new needlepoint designs for needlepoint belts, and there has been one in the back of my mind for my home state.
Just adding a simple extra line in the colorado flag takes the colorado needlepoint belt design from good to great.
Hip Colorado Needlepoint Belt Preview (this is only half the belt, the design repeats)
I liked the idea so much, that it hit me today, while eating deep dish pizza, that we need to make a Chicago needlepoint belt. One that Cubbies fans will appreciate…
Chicago Needlepoint Belt Design (the pattern repeats and is custom fitted to your size)
These designs can also incorporate a number or monogram. Do you have a belt idea but can’t find it online? Contact NeedlePaint.com and we’ll design something for you.
We have a lot of needlepoint kits on our Etsy needlepoint shop. This canvas is one of my favorite needlepoint designs. In this case the customer had us change the saying at the bottom from a name to read “Merry Christmas”. The canvas came out so well, I just had to share it! If you have any custom christmas needlepoint project ideas, let us know, and we’d be happy to desigin needlepoint canvases just for you.
Vintage Christmas Needlepoint Kit
Often people ask what size their needlepoint canvas should be for their project. We recommend sizes that are commonly available in stores as picture frames. This project was one of them, and the customer created needlepoint designs to fit in 8 x 10 inch picture frames.
We shipped two custom needlepoint kits to her, and what I really love, is how she used a multiple image frame for the one with her boy The second photo has less reflection and show her needlepoint much better. Simple custom needlepoint designs look great!
The Multiple Image Frame for Needlepoint – Looks Great!!!
Simple Needlepoint Designs Look Great!
In case you are wondering, the most common frame sizes are:
For Rectangles: 5 x 7, 6 x 8, 8 x 10, 8.5 x 11, 9 x 12, 11 x 14
For Squares: 8 x 8, 10 x 10, and 12 x 12
JoAnn Fabrics and Michael’s Crafts both carry large selections of affordable frames that can be used for your needlepoint projects.
For more needlepoint framing information, go to Janet Perry’s needlepoint framing post.
Peggy’s at it again, already planning for this Christmas. You’ll see some new modern needlepoint designs coming soon, but this mosaic personalized needlepoint stocking is a good twist on some of our existing traditional designs.
There are complimentary stockings and needlepoint ornaments to this, to see all of our needlepoint canvases, visit our personalized needlepoint kits shop.
Mosaic Needlepoint Stocking Canvas Photo
To buy and personalize this Christmas stocking canvas in our shop, click here.
We made a new needlepoint design last week, again for a belt. It seems our recent blog on needlepoint belts has really drawn some interest in more custom designed belt needlepoint canvases.
The project was pretty simple, the customer wanted to stitch a monogram belt for her husband. When we spoke, she mentioned that they have two kids and recently moved to Florida. I got the idea to add two palms to represent the kids and sent her the preview, she loves it! The canvas came out really well, see below…
The Palm Coast Belt Needlepoint Canvas
We picked a winner for our free needlepoint canvas contest back on June 6th. We finished the canvas last week, and we wanted to show what great ideas for needlepoint designs can be made using NeedlePaint.com!
Needlepoint kits can be made from photos, royalty free artwork, or designed using your favorite computer programs. If you have an idea and want help, just call or email us, and we’ll get started. You don’t pay until after the design and price have been approved!
The Winner’s Custom Needlepoint Canvas
Another view fo the Needlepoint Canvas with the Stitch Guides
We made this coat of arms custom needlepoint kit a few weeks back and it came out great! The customer really loves it, and was looking forward to getting started on the project.
Coat of Arms are one of the most popular needlepoint designs we make. Since most of NeedlePaint’s orders are for custom needlepoint kits, we really excel on projects like this.
If you have a coat of arms you would like to stitch (it can be from a family or a university you attended), you can mail or email us the picture and we’d be happy to make a preview for you. And, if you want our help looking up a coat of arms, we are here and happy to assist! Also, if you find the website is not getting the design and colors to look as well as good as you would like, just email us and we will fix it up!
Coat of Arms Needlepoint Kit
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
I had a chance to work next to June McKnight a few weeks ago and listen in on some interesting needlepoint discussions. One of the fun things that needlepointers have been doing more of lately is embellishing their needlepoint designs with “Bling”.
June is once again trying to help needlepointers by showing them how easy it is to spice up new projects in her new book titled (what else but…) Bling – Glitz & Glamor for Needlepoint. You can buy this book from your local needlepoint shop, or online at: BeStitched Needlepoint
This not only shows you how to use beads and drops with stitches, it also tells you where to get them. Blinging works well on all types of needlepoint kits, including christmas!
You can see Peggy’s bling on her last needlepoint christmas stocking.
Peggy added some Needlepoint Bling to Christmas!