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Posts tagged ‘photo needlepoint’

Landscape Photos on Congress Cloth 24 count Needlepoint Canvas

Last week we finished up some fun needlepoint canvases that have a LOT of detail.

The customer wanted as much as possible, so we decided to use 24 count congress canvas.

The detail is amazing!  The other request from the customer was that instead of stitch counted, she wanted “photo” canvases.  She still is using the stitch charts, but likes to improvise so wanted to catch all the detail possible.

She was very excited and wrote back to us after they arrived “THE CANVAS’S CAME AND THEY ARE WONDERFUL. SO FAST POSTING, SO WELL PACKED AND SO WELL DONE. THANLKYOU, THANKYOU, THANKYOU.!!!!”  Patricia 2015-06-02

Landscape Photo Needlepoint Canvases

Landscape Photo Needlepoint Canvases

Friday Favorites – Kids Needlepoint and other Fun Projects

Looking for great ideas to stitch for your kids?

We’ve got a bunch of kids needlepoint designs ready to be personalized, or if you’ve got a great photo you would like to needlepoint, try it out on our website for free, or email it to us and we’d be happy to help!

Also, we do custom designs upon request, so if you have an idea that you can’t find anywhere let us know.

Below are some of the custom needlepoint canvases we made this week!

Ninja Turtles Legend of Zelda and Mocs Needlepoint

Ninja Turtles Legend of Zelda and Mocs Needlepoint

Kids Photo Needlepoint and Personalzied Wedding Pillow

Kids Photo Needlepoint and Personalized Wedding Pillow

Custom needlepoint belts are fun.  We have done kids designs and children’s sizes.

Fun Custom Needlepoint Belt Kits

Fun Custom Needlepoint Belt Kits

Below is the Busy Bee Personalized Needlepoint Canvas

Kids Flower Pillow Personalized Needlepoint

Kids Flower Pillow Personalized Needlepoint Kit

 

 

 

 

Friday Favorites – Needlepoint from a Photo and Belt Canvases

If you’ve ever wanted to make a needlepoint canvas from a photo, below are some inspiring new projects!

You can easily create your own design on NeedlePaint.com

Again this week we has some great feedback from our customers:

“Thank you so much for all of your help with this! I truly appreciate it!” – Gretel 3-11-14

“I received the belt today, thank you so much! I love it!! I will recommend you to my fellow stitchers!”  Sarah 3-10-14

Needlepoint Canvases from a Photo

Needlepoint Canvases from a Photo

Also, more personalized needlepoint belt canvases feature some great life details.

Personalized Needlepoint Belt Canvases

Personalized Needlepoint Belt Canvases

A final note, we will be away next week, so emails and calls will not be answered until March 24th.  Orders will be shipping on March 28th.  If you have any questions between now and then, feel free to write or call and leave a message, we will get back to you.

Friday Favorites – Custom NeedlePoint Kits Galore!

So many great projects this week!

We had personalized wedding, baby, and belt canvases, illustrated designs and some fantastic photo needlepoint designs!

Oh, did I mention the new horse belt design?  That will be available soon on the website.

I took pictures of my favorites to share…  Have a very loving weekend!

Illustrated Needlepoint Kits

Illustrated Needlepoint Kits

Personalzied Wedding and Baby Announcement Needlepoint Canvases

Personalized Wedding and Baby Announcement Needlepoint Canvases

Photo Needlepoint Kits

Photo Needlepoint Kits

Custom Designed Needlepoint Belt Kits

Custom Designed Needlepoint Belt Kits with new Horse Belt Design

 

Friday Favorites – Weddings Dogs Belts and Art Needlepoint

Another great week at NeedlePaint!  Lots of fun projects are on their way…

Two of these dog needlepoint canvases are in our shop, the other two are custom!

Dog Needlepoint Canvases

Dog Needlepoint Canvases from Photos

Below are a Bird Hunting, Life Treasures Custom Belt Canvas, and a Track and Field canvas.

Needlepoint Belt Designs Track Hunting and Life Treasures

Needlepoint Belt Designs Track Hunting and Life Treasures

Here is a Poitiers Ring Bearer Canvas and a blue version of the Taza Wedding Pillow Canvas

Custom Ring Bearer Pillow Canvases

Custom Ring Bearer Pillow Canvases

A few more fun custom art needlepoint designs created this week!

Art Needlepoint Canvases

Art Needlepoint Canvases

 

 

Friday Favorites Custom Needlepoint Kits

Another week and more great canvases.

The first custom needlepoint project is sections of a stain glass window at the Parish of St. Cuthbert in Edinburgh.  The image came from a photo take there, and look at how detailed the canvas turned out!  This was done on 14 mesh and each panel is 12 inches wide.

St. Cuthbert Stained Glass Photo Needlepoint Kit

St. Cuthbert Stained Glass Photo Needlepoint Kit

The second needlepoint kit is our Inlaid Heart Needlepoint Kit.  The colors and design are amazing, I can’t wait to see this stitched!

Inlaid Heart Needlepoint Kit

Inlaid Heart Needlepoint Kit

Go to our NeedlePaint.com to to turn your photo into needlepoint!

Friday Favorites Needlepoint Photo Canvases

It is friday, so I wanted to share a photo of some of our favorite needlepoint canvases we made this week!

I took a close up of the cat needlepoint canvas and the needlepoint belt canvases, the mountain belt is our latest design that will go up on the website next week!  Sorry the pictures are a bit dark, but I think you’ll enjoy them!  Happy stitching!

Friday Favorites -The Workshop Table - Custom Needlepoint Canvases

Friday Favorites -The Workshop Table – Custom Needlepoint Canvases

Cool Cat Needlepoint Canvas

Cool Cat Needlepoint Canvas

 

 

A Life's Treasurers Canvas and the Blue Ridge Mountains Needlepoint Belt Canvas

A Life’s Treasurers Canvas and the Blue Ridge Mountains Needlepoint Belt Canvas

Photo To Needlepoint Stitched!

Check out the photo needlepoint canvas that one of our customers just finished!

This was done on 18 mesh, and the detail is amazing.  She used a stitch counted canvas, and you can see why I think our photo to needlepoint process really is the best way to stitch a photo.

That said, really it is the stitcher who should be congratulated for her work.  Nice work MJ!!!

(Click this link in case you missed the blog discussing the photo vs stitch counted needlepoint canvases)

photo to needlepoint portrait

The traveling group photo is below, and the finished needlepoint photo portrait is above, Amazing!

Photo Needlepoint Canvas Vs Stitch Counted Canvases

We posted about photo needlepoint canvases over a year ago, but last week I had a few orders come in where I thought the photo canvases would make more sense than a stitch counted canvas.

Here is a link to the post from last year: blog.needlepaint.com/2011/08/26/photo-needlepoint-vs-needlepainting/

But, I’m going to save you the time and repost the important differences so you know which options is the best for you.  Also, I have a new project that I took pictures of as a test, that I think really shows the difference well.  (see below)

Stitch Counted Canvases:  Our system has been developed to work best on photographs.  It groups similar colors together and matches them to the fiber you choose.  It creates a stitch counted design which  we print onto the canvas.  This means every stitch on the canvas has an exact color that is also shown on the stitch charts that come with every kit.  To see the stitch charts click here.  This works really well, and if you’ve seen some of the projects on this blog, you’ll know how good the stitch counted canvases look when finished.  Most of our customers prefer this option because they will know all the colors they need and can follow the canvas exactly.  Almost all of the pictures of canvases on this blog and on the website are stitch counted canvases.

Photo Needlepoint:  This works very well with graphic illustrations, like the artwork below.  If you are stitching a cartoon or a file with text, the letters will come out more clearly with a “photo” canvas.  ALSO, some of our customers prefer to have more detail on the canvas, and match the colors themselves.  The photo canvases will look more crisp than the stitch counted canvas.

If you prefer a photo canvas, just email us the photo when you place your order and we’ll make the adjustment for you.

Here is a good picture that shows the difference.  But, please keep in mind that the example below is a very small canvas, and the larger the size the better the stitch counted designs come out.

photo needlepoint on left vs stitch counted needlepoint on right

photo needlepoint on left vs stitch counted needlepoint on right

You can clearly see how the stitch counted canvas has lost some of the detail from the illustration.  This loss of detail does not happen nearly as much with photos of people or animals, but if we notice your design may be helped by doing a photo canvas, we will let you know.

If you want to needlepoint a photo, try creating the design on our website: NeedlePaint.com and see how you like it.  If you want help, contact us and we’d be happy to assist.

Needlepoint Photo Portraits

Stitchers are always looking for fun new projects, and boy do we have great ideas!

This week, I want to show off some of the photo needlepoint portraits that we’ve made recently.

You can see three of the canvases on our workshop table.

 

Photo Needlepoint Portraits and Other Fun Projects!

Photo Needlepoint Portraits and Other Fun Projects!

There is one important thing if you are creating a photo needlepoint project that these three have in common.  This is that each of these is a close up of a single face or upper body.  This allows you to really catch the detail of the subject and not worry about the background.  In some cases, you can get two people to come out as well as these, but most often a single subject is the best.

If you want help taking your photo to needlepoint, you can try our website NeedlePaint.com and see the preview of your custom needlepoint canvas for free!

If you don’t like how the colors are coming out, or want help cropping or editing your photo, or even want help starting from scratch, you can contact us directly, and we’d be happy to assist.

Also note, we match every kit that is a portrait (both human and animal) to the photo.  So, if the colors seem a little off, don’t worry, we’ll adjust them.  Computers are great tools, but still no substitute for the human eye!