I get asked about creating custom needlepoint canvases more often than about anything else.
A custom needlepoint canvas is such a rewarding project to do. If it’s a gift, it’s something special and unique for the recipient. For yourself, it puts on canvas, what you want to see.
Sandy and I have been talking about the process she uses to turn images into needlepoint. I thought you’d be interested in learning about what goes into the process and how to pick great images to become the basis for great needlepoint.
Earlier this week in her two articles you’ve learned about some types of images that work for needlepoint. Today I’m going to show you the two pieces I’m sending to Sandy to be our test of the process.
The image above is one I found in a magazine and is a picture of the seashore on the island of Jersey. I have wanted to visit it (the only remaining part of the Duchy of Normandy in British hands) since I was in college. As soon as I saw this picture I thought it would make great needlepoint.
This image is a picture of a beach hotel. I’m planing on doing a guest bedroom in a beachy theme, so this would be a wonderful accent for it.
We’ll keep you posted on the progress.
About Janet M Perry
Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
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