For many people the idea of stitching a needlepoint with your school logo is a compelling one. I made needlepoint ornaments for each of my kids for their high school graduations. I was disappointed I had to go with generic “graduate” pieces and didn’t have one for their school.
But a new company, School Needlepoint, has come to our rescue. They will make custom needlepoint ornaments or brick covers for your school. The thing I love about them is that many of their designs use the school’s logo, in the school’s colors, so you get something which is very specific and therefore very special. Shops carry their canvases and charts for cross stitch of area schools, but you can also order on-line.
The ornament pictured above is one I’m stitching. You can see the unstitched canvas on the company’s site. It’s for my husband and is of the main classroom building at our alma mater, St. John’s College. Part of the fun was the care Roger (the owner) took in designing it. He looked at the school’s website for ideas, asked me what I would like and then sent me a sketch of his idea.
My youngest (who is a student there now) and one of her roommates are here right now and they recognized the building right away.
Besides graduation presents, think of school needlepoint for an unusual Christmas gift, or what about a set as coasters. If a beloved building is set to be torn down, an ornament or brick cover is a great memory of the place. Take a look, you’ll love the possibilities.