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!
I’ve been scouring used bookstores looking for needlepoint books. It’s so much fun and among them I’ve found found some great needlpoint designs. What better than to give them new life in our needlepoint kits. These old books can be so inspiring and I love making something new from something old. Our Ambert Pillow kit is the first example of design inspired from these vintage books.
All of our pillow kits can be personalized in your own color choice to fit in whatever cozy setting you are plan to create with them. The image below includes two different color options but we are happy to customize this kit to your color needs!
Do you have an idea for a needlepoint pillow kit or just want to share with us a awesome pillow, belt, or stocking? Post to our facebook account! We would love to hear your feed back and make other stitching friends! Needle Paint is constantly adding new designs so check out our website whenever you can! Happy stitching…
Vintage Needlepoint books, great inspiration!
This Ambert pillow design looks great in 2 different colorways.