Needlepoint Finishing Techniques


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Needlepoint Finishing Instructions - Needlework Finishing Techniques

Needlepoint Small Kits
Design Size - 5.4 x 4.8 inches - ( 13.7 cm x 12 cm )
12 holes to the inch.

Price: $ 65

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Cushion Inserts

Needlepoint Cushion Inserts - Instructions

The stitches joining your finished needlepoint design to the backing - should be placed slowly - hand turning the wheel of your sewing machine - stitch by stitch - to achieve a perfectly straight line. Be patient - it is easy with patience.

Below we used a tangerine silk tapestry fabric first - then a mustard backing - by slightly changing the center wool colors to mix and match the designs - sizes and background colors.

Needlepoint Cushion Inserts

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The Pillows - are inserted (backed) into raw silk - cut on the bias - which adds a touch of elegance. Backing the same motif in different colors makes a terrific set of matching pillows - seen below.

Pick up the white - black - forest - cherries or mustard - these should combine nicely within any room of your home.

Needlepoint Cushions

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The raw silk surrounding is our favorite solution for these needlepoint cushions and pillows. This fabric refreshes the yarn and eases the needlework into a light - elegant object - visually.

The textures of the natural fibers - compliment each other gracefully. The slight - irregular quality of the raw silk surface - - enhances the perfection of your needlepoint stitches.

Framing Needlepoint Projects

Needlepoint Framing Instructions

The small Memling Motif - may be used as cushion inserts - coasters - framed - a pincushion - purse or combine the canvas for the dimensions desired.

Once the design is worked - block it perfectly square by steam ironing it on the reverse side. The beauty of any needlework is only completely seen when it is - well blocked. If badly twisted - please consult a professional - as needlework finishing is an Art in itself.

Needlepoint Coasters Framed

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For the Framed Memling Needlepoint Motif we chose a shadow box framing technique.

The Finished design is carefully glued to a very thin wood board - completely hiding the raw edges around the back side. Contact glue ( rubber cement ) is recommended - however it is important to inquire about the most appropriate solution with your local crafts shop as to their recommendations.

The brands vary in each country. Both the needlework - and the board need to be cured and then joined together.

This stitched design - backed by the board - is then fitted with a small cube in the exact center of the back. The cube we used measures 2 cm. on all sides.

Finally the cube with the small motif - is glued to the back of the shadow box and the result is - the most in vogue - framing for modern art which will show your needlework - uniquely as well as keeping it dust free. The box should be painted in the color of choice.

Needlepoint Coasters

Needlepoint Coasters - Finishing Instructions

Vase of Flowers - Hans Memling Painting c. 1485

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We took the Original Tapestry - out of this Hans Memling Painting c. 1485 and carefully prepared it for needlepoint. This was a very long and often frustrating process - yet after five years - the Complete Collection has proven to be very well accepted.

Needlepoint Beginners Kits - Coasters

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To create the Needlepoint Coasters - again - after blocking and carefully folding and ironing the edges under - glue your needlepoint to a 3mm. thick cork slab precut to the exact size of the finished needlework.

Once this Coaster - is completely dry ( preferably overnight ) - be sure to Scotch Guard it to make it water ( or wine - etc. ) proof.

Dress up all rooms with exquisite and durable Memling Needlepoint Coasters. Decorative additions that will bring a classic and distinctive elegance to your home.

What is in the Kits

Needlepoint Kit Contents

The gift packaged needlepoint kits and canvases contain only the finest quality materials - including:

  • Zweigart Canvas with Design Painted in Full Color with a Numbered Color Code
  • Full Sized Photograph of the Finished Needlepoint Design
  • Samantha Taylor Tapestry Wool - ( Kits only )
  • Instructions with Diagrams ( Kits only )
  • One Tapestry Needle - ( Kits only )
  • Each Kit is Numbered and Registered to Control the Dye Lots Should We Need to Send Additional Wool (Kits only)

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Needlepoint Finishing Instructions - Needlework Finishing Techniques