Check out our new summery, colorful, and fun new design, the Daisy Needlepoint Pillow Kit!
The design was inspired by the great summer weather and beautiful wildflowers that are now abundant in Colorado. This design is perfect to brighten up a sun room or add a summer spin to anything!
This design is now available on our website.
Tired of your old straw hat? When I went looking for a new straw visor there were none to be found.
Inspired by a book I was reading on Hawaiian tattoos, I designed a hat band of a traditional shark tooth design. It is a perfect design for Trianglepiont, which is quick and easy to to. I mocked up a custom needlepoint design and was stitching 2 days later!
Hawaiian Hat Bands Needlepoint Canvas
Close-up of Trianglepoint
Each shark tooth is a trianglepoint and satin stitch is used between the triangles. I finished the ends of the canvas with the reversed mosaic stitch as shown here.
There is a single row of the Continental stitch along each end to serve as the border for the finished overcast edge, which is described in my Needlepoint Napkin Rings blog. For the backing, I used wide bias tape which had to be trimmed down to the 1.25 inch width of this hat band.
Hawaiian Needlepoint Hat Band
I tacked the band to my old visor so it can be removed easily and exchange for my next project — an Hawaiian flower band which is on the stretcher waiting to be stitched.
The visor is dressed up!
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!
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!
Peggy has been looking for projects to start this summer and decided to design some hat bands.
Two of these designs are inspired by Hawaiian tattoos and the other is a fun floral pattern.
She mentioned she designed the red one to do with triangle stitches, so stay tuned, I think she is going to work her magic!
They are 23 inches wide and if you are interested they run $45 per design, or $85 for all three!
These make fast fun summer stitching, so if you are interested in a custom needlepoint hat band, feel free to get in touch with your ideas and we’ll help create your own needlepoint design.
Hawaiian Hat Bands Needlepoint Canvas
We had a request to modify our whiskey and gunpowder needlepoint belt for a bird hunter, and it came out so well, I had to put it in the shop!
The Bird Hunting Needlepoint Belt includes: diamond shape monogram, a shotgun (this one is a baretta), a pheasant, quail, dove, a black and white english setter, and a shotgun shell.
Not all people hunt the same birds, so if you want a custom needlepoint design, you can enter the changes in the notes field of your order. We will email you a preview of your belt before we make it.
What kind of needlepoint belt do you want to stitch?
Custom Bird Hunting Needlepoint Belt Canvas
Our new Three Birds Needlepoint Pillow is perfect to brighten up any room in your home.
This design was inspired by many different tropical birds and tropical flowers, so there is definitely no lack of colors in this needlepoint pillow. This is a great project for any age and makes a great gift, no matter what the occasion.
This pillow is now available on our website!
For all the Deadheads out there, check out our new Dancing Bears Needlepoint Belt.
This belt was inspired by the Dancing Bears and is able to be customized. The background color can be changed and we can add a name into the needlepoint canvas.
This makes a great gift for any Deadhead you know! This needlepoint belt is now available on our website.