I love stained glass and the beauty that is brings to a church, home, any type of building. So I decided to try to create one of those light filled designs in a needlepoint pillow. Here in Chicago, I have discovered some great stained glass windows, especially at the Smith Museum of Stained Glass on Navy Pier. If you ever visit us check it out! But, in the mean time stitch your own with one of our needlepoint kit designs. You can create that stained glass look by stitching it to a canvas.
Smith Museum of Stained Glass, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
This pillow would work nicely to accent stained glass in a room or add some color to a neutral space. You can find in on Needlepaint.com under VIEW MORE NEEDLEPOINT KITS. We have a couple different color choices, but you can always personalize the color to flow in your space!
We have some new needlepoint designs that use similar color choices and that is every bit intentional! I like to get color concepts and trends from historic, vintage and even ancient art. So here’s a bit about where the color is coming from this week…
The latest needlepoint pillow kits use the same color seen in ancient Turkish Iznik art. Cobalt blue, red, and white are the main colors used and these beautiful designs. The Iznik design can be seen tiled above doors and painted on pottery. Sometimes lighter shades of blue and a bit of green are added into the mix, making a balanced blend of bright colors. We loved the intricacy of the patterns in Iznik art and the colors seem to pop nicely for an accent pillow!
Iznik plate design
Iznik flower motif
These designs are even seen adorning walls, walkways and doors. I thought it could be quite fun and challenging to try to stitch one of these in needlepoint. Below is Needlepaint’s take on the Iznik color. Enjoy!