Needlepoint designs are available as hand-painted canvas, printed canvas, charted canvas & free-form embroidery. When the design is painted on canvas by a designer it's a hand-painted canvas. If the canvas is stitch-painted, each thread intersection is painted so that the stitcher has no questions of what color should be used at that intersection. On the other hand, if it's simply hand-painted, the stitcher will have to use judgment about what colors to use at each intersection. Hand-painted canvases do offer stitchers the best opportunity to be more creative with threads and stitches.
Printed Canvas is done by silk screening or computer printing directly onto the needlepoint canvas. This process allows for
faster creation at a lower price than hand-painted canvases.
Silk screened or computer printed designs can vary greatly in look and price. Needlepoint kits usually include a printed or stamped canvas.
Rather than counting from a chart or drawing a design, start with
a printed or painted needlepoint canvas. The variety available will give you ample
designs to choose from. We offer hand-painted canvases from well-known artists
painting canvases in a variety of themes: cultural, religious, geometrics, exotic and historical places, animals, fun canvases for babies and children, alphabets, holidays, hearts, emotions, special occasions, rugs, furniture, tapestries, florals and fruit, Judaic, oriental and more.
Melissa Shirley, Renaissance Designs, Maggie Company, Amanda Lawford, Finger Step Designs, Beth Russell, Rishfeld, Leigh Designs, Raymond Crawford, Canvasworks, Associated Talents, Rebecca Wood, Lee Needle Arts, Kelly Clark, Labors of Love, Sharon G., Shorebird Studio, Anne Brinkley, and Shelly Tribbey are just a few of our featured artists.
Please read our INFO page for shipping & return information. Shipping is billed at the time we charge your credit card. The cost of threads are not included with canvases. If you do not wish to purchase threads, please select "None" from the thread pull-down menu.
|Holidays, Special Occasions & Seasons||Animals||Babies, Children & Alphabets|
|Brick Covers & Luggage Straps||Circus Animals & Clowns||Contemporary & Decorator Art|
|Dolls & Other 3-D Delights||Fashionable Accessories||Florals, Fruit & Vegetables|
|Fun Stuff!||Geometrics & Quilt Blocks||Historical Places, Architectual & Euro/Persian Tribal Art |
|Kitchen & Coasters||Leisure, Hobbies, Music & Sports ||Oriental|
|People||Regional, Nautical, Tropical & Flags||Religious Needlepoint|
|Rugs, Bellpulls, Furniture & Tapestries||Signs & Sayings|
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