While not all of the seven design trends featured in PicMonkey’s recent post are applicable to needlepoint, some are perfect for making your needlepoint fresh.
The easiest ones to adopt are numbers 4 (gradients) and 7 (bold type). Use either needleblending or pixel shading to create dynamic gradients as backgrounds or focal points for your needlepoint. Watch for an upcoming post that covers using needleblending to create a gradient from one color to another.
With a bold font from your word processor, you can easily create monograms, initials, and sayings. These bold designs are easy to create and make for unique needlepoint. Type your word(s) in a basic font. Pick the bold font you ;=like and change to that. Enlarge the word(s) to the correct size and print. Use this as a template for your canvas.
Trends that apply to canvases you might buy or designs you can create yourself include numbers 2 (real humanity), 3 (collage), and 5 (organic simplicity).
When we adapt design trends such as these to our needlepoint, we create lovely up-to-date projects.