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Creative NeedlePaint Customer Embellishes “Queen of Hearts”

I love opening a new email, to find a fabulous new creation, stitched by one of our NeedlePaint customers!  Recently Brenda T. in Georgia, sent a request for NeedlePaint to design another playing card canvas similar to the Queen of Hearts needlepoint pillow canvas she has just finished stitching.

Queen of Hearts Needlepoint canvas

Brenda’s finished needlepoint canvas has gone way beyond the basic. She uses a variety of stitches and is embellishing with beads!

Brenda says, “she will study the stitch book for days and try out one or two stitches to see if they work well.” She has taken workshops to learn how to embellishing using beads as well as victorian silk ribbon.

I think Brenda’s life time love of textiles and textures really shines through in her needlepoint work! Her creative background began after receiving her first sewing machine, a hand crank Singer, on her 6th Christmas. She went on to study at Virginia Tech, with a degree in Clothing and Textiles, and has sewed most all of her clothes. Although she never used her degree while working full-time for IBM, after retiring she did help friends with some interior design projects. She’s dabbled in knitting, watercolors, silk painting and has made sixteen or more needlepoint stockings for all of her grandchildren, grand nieces and nephews.

Now Brenda joins workshops at her local senior center. She enjoys the other women who sign up each time, with a solid core group of six or so. They help each other, learning to embellish with beads and ribbons, and have a variety of talents and abilities. She feels like this workshop has taken her needlepointing to a new level, and mentions that she might take up designing a pattern or two. 

Queen of Spades Needlepoint PillowQueen of Heart Needlepoint Pillow

We’ve just finished Brenda’s request for a new Queen of Spades canvas, and can’t wait to see what she does with this queen. Wouldn’t it be fun to put these two pillows at opposite ends of your sofa, perhaps with a King in between! Which card would you pick to stitch?

Please let us know if we can custom design something for you, or if you need help translating your design onto a custom needlepoint canvas that you can stitch!

We love to see what you have been stitching, please feel free to send us your creation photos at info@needlepaint.com.

Happy Stitching!

Paddle Your Way To Our Handsome New NeedlePaint Projects!

Are you a paddle enthusiast? Whether it be paddling around a quiet lake, or perhaps you prefer letting someone else do the hard work while you dip your toes in the water? Here at NeedlePaint, we have designed a new collection of needlepoint canvases featuring some very handsome and colorful paddles. Our needlepoint pillow, flask, wallet and belt are all available as needlepoint canvases for you to stitch, or if you prefer we’ll do the stitching for you. Remember, when you’re finished stitching your needlepoint canvas, we are here to help you with our needlepoint finishing services.

Preppy Paddle Needlepoint Pillow

Our Preppy Paddle needlepoint pillow canvas will look great in your home, summer home or cabin. When you have completed stitching this needlepoint pillow canvas, we would be happy to help you turn your canvas into a pillow, with our pillow finishing service

“Exploration and Recreation” — Needlepointing and paddling are both great activities. Whether your exploring a new stitch or taking a new direction on the lake . . . . quietly stitching a new needlepoint canvas, and paddling through nature, are both relaxing activities you’ll be sure to enjoy.

Preppy Paddle Needlepoint Flask

Our Preppy Paddle needlepoint flask canvas, will be the perfect accessory to stitch for yourself or as a unique gift idea. After stitching your needlepoint flask canvas, we do offer a flask finishing service complete with leather and a metal flask. Don’t forget to slip this new flask into your picnic basket on the next rowing adventure!

“Tranquility at its finest” — Stitching a needlepoint canvas, creates a tranquil “zen like” feeling, similar to slowly paddling and gliding through the water of a crystal clear lake. Notice the intense colors of the thread, or the vivid colors in nature, not to mention the quiet and subtle sounds of both activities (or lack there of) can be oh, so soothing.

Preppy Paddle Needlepoint Wallet

You’ve spent the day fishing among the beauty of nature, but still haven’t caught any fish? Not to worry, there is a grocery store down at the base of the mountain. Simply pull out your new Preppy Paddle needlepoint wallet and pay for those little beauties, no one will be the wiser. After stitching your Preppy Paddle needlepoint wallet canvas, we do offer a wallet leather finishing service to turn your beautiful stitched canvas into a wallet.

Preppy Paddle Needlepoint Belt Canvas

You’ll look great on your boat wearing this belt! Our Preppy Paddle needlepoint belt canvas is the perfect project to stitch for the paddle enthusiast or for yourself. When you have completed stitching this needlepoint belt canvas, we would be happy to help you finish your belt, with our belt leather finishing service. 

Remember we are here to help you with all of your needlepoint needs! Whether it be providing you with a canvas to stitch, a finished product or to complete your stitch canvas with our finishing services. Feel free to contact us with any of your questions at: info@needlepaint.com.

Happy Stitching!

NeedlePaint Perfection — A Beginner Shares Her Creation!

About two weeks ago we featured customizing our Fun Kids Name needlepoint pillow canvas. Much to our surprise this week, at NeedlePaint we received the most beautiful photos of what Paula from Pittsburg, created with not just one, but two canvases with this design!

Paula created this tote for her personal use; featuring her grandchildren’s first names. She is using it to carry around her sewing projects. Take a close look at the front and back of this tote, as Paula has used different colors on each side, not to mention she sewed and finished this tote herself.

Easy Beginner Needlepoint Tote

Grandkids Needlepoint Tote

 

Paula has been sewing since the age of five, and learned from the best . . . . her grandmothers were both creative seamstresses and taught her how to sew doll clothes. She has been sewing her own clothes since she was in the ninth grade, and also loves embroidery, cross-stitch, knitting and crochet.

WOW! I found out this was Paula’s first needlepoint project. She will add needlepoint to her list of crafting, but would like to try a different project next time. “I like trying things I’ve never done before”. 

Grandkids Needlepoint Tote

Colorful Grandkids Needlepoint Tote – Laying Flat

 

A beautiful needlepoint creation Paula; thank you for sharing your truly amazing example of “NeedlePaint inspiration”! 

We love to see what you have been stitching, please feel free to send us your creation photos at: info@needlepaint.com.

 

Personalize a Nautical Flag Needlepoint Pillow For Your Family

I’ve driven by the same local shopping center for over twenty years. When they first moved in, I thought their nautical theme a bit strange as we are located in “landlocked” Denver. Not a location where serious boating happens, but a place where family time is spent skiing down the slopes of the Rocky Mountains. This shopping center’s sign proudly displayed their name “Marina Pointe” flanked with colorful graphic squares, of which I assumed had something to do with boating. I didn’t think much more about this sign, until I noticed all of the nautical belts that customers order here at NeedlePaint. As the placement of these flags varied, I soon realized they were spelling out a message, not just randomly placed; and then the idea for a personalized nautical flag needlepoint pillow began.

Screen Shot 2018-05-02 at 1.29.12 PMNautical Flag Alphabet

After further exploration (and some help from Seth’s sailing expertise), I discovered these colorful nautical signal flags began before short wave radio, as an easy and safe way to relay messages to other boats and people on shore. Each of these flags represents a letter of the alphabet or a phrase.

IMG_0314Sketching some new ideas for a nautical pillow.

In today’s busy world, it’s important to connect with family members, whether it be spending quality “unplugged” time together at home or through outdoor activities like boating or sailing. When your not sailing, creating a comforting tranquil home environment, and surrounding yourself with the things that are meaningful is key. Incorporating personal items your grandmother made, your kids created in school, or that you have hand stitched; help save the memories your family has created together. This is truly what makes a living space “a home”.

1823022233953342Our new needlepoint design for a personalized nautical pillow.

We’ve created this nautical pillow to remind you of the times your family has spent on the water together. Personalized with your last name and the coordinating nautical flags that represent each letter. Available as a needlepoint canvas for you to stitch, or if you prefer we will do the stitching and create your pillow. Happy Sailing!

 

Custom House Portrait Needlepoint Pillows

We recently needlepointed two house portrait  custom needlepoint pillows for a customer over the holiday season, and they look amazing!

They emailed us water colors of the two homes that they wanted us to stitch and we worked with them to recreate them in needlepoint.

Whether you want to needlepoint the pillows yourself, or have us make the pillows, we’d love to help!

You can email us, or try turning your own photos into needlepoint on our website www.NeedlePaint.com

Custom House Needlepoint Pillow

Custom House Needlepoint Pillow

Wedding and Anniversary Needlepoint Pillows

Are you looking for ideas for wedding gifts or an anniversary coming up?

Check out our custom wedding needlepoint pillows.  Or, try designing your own custom pillow online on our needlepoint pillow designer.  All of our designs are available as finished needlepoint pillows, or DIY needlepoint kits!

Below are some pictures I took of two projects we recently finished, if you like them as much as me, let us know!

Custom Wedding Needlepoint Pillows

Custom Wedding Needlepoint Pillows

Wedding and Anniversary Gift Needlepoint Pillows

Wedding and Anniversary Gift Needlepoint Pillows

Bermuda Anniversary Gift Needlepoint Pillows

Bermuda Anniversary Gift Needlepoint Pillows

 

 

Wedding Ring Bearer Pillows and Custom Needlepoint German Shepherd Pillows

If you’ve never seen a custom needlepoint pillow before, then this post may open your eyes to the lovely look and texture that only needlepoint allows. (Be sure to zoom in all the way and to the stitching!)

First off, we have the Taza and Poitiers pillows, both are elegant designs especially designed for weddings.

Custom Wedding Ring Bearer Pillows

Custom Wedding Ring Bearer Pillows

Taza Needlepoint Wedding Pillow

Taza Needlepoint Wedding Pillow

The other project we finished this week was two custom german shepherd needlepoint pillows from photos.  Don’t they look amazing!

Needlepoint German Shepherd

Needlepoint German Shepherd Pillows

 

 

Beautiful Chihuahua Needlepoint Pillow

I love when we get to see our customer’s work.

Today when opening emails this morning a smile instantly came to my face, Angela from the UK emailed me this photo of the pillow she stitched of Tequila the Chihuahua.

She created the needlepoint design from a photo on NeedlePaint.com and I made the kit.  Matching the colors to the dog is actually one of the most time consuming parts of making custom needlepoint kits, but when you see photos like this, you can see the time was well spent!

Angela actually covered up the background, and managed to capture Tequila’s spirit to the stitch!  Beautiful work Angela!

Chihuahua Needlepoint Pillow

Chihuahua Needlepoint Pillow

 

 

Custom Kids Train Needlepoint Pillow

Another fun kids pillow design we created this week.

The kids needlepoint train pillow is a classic, but it not only looks great but is educational!  How many toys do you see with the child’s name spelled out on it?

All our designs are made to order, so if you want to change something on this, just let us know!

KIDS TRAIN PERSONALIZED NEEDLEPOINT PILLOW

KIDS TRAIN PERSONALIZED NEEDLEPOINT PILLOW

Smile Modern Pillow Needlepoint Kit

Are you looking for a fun new needlepoint pillow design?

One that will bring a smile to your face and brighten up your home?

Well, I know this design brings a smile to my face and I also think it looks great.

You can order the smile needlepoint kit or contact us for pricing if you want to order a needlepoint pillow.

Keep in mind, that the colors can be customized to match your home, and the design can be made 18 x 12 inches if we use 10 mesh canvas.

Smile Needlepoint Pillow Kit

Smile Needlepoint Pillow Kit

Smile Black and White Needlepoint Pillow Canvas

Smile Black and White Needlepoint Pillow Canvas