Sewing Love in Every Stitch
When it comes to gift-giving, it’s the amount of thought invested that counts toward touching the heart of the receiver. That’s the beautiful thing about needlepoint: there are so many details that can be customized to make the final product all the more personal.
The best example of this would be the 15 needlepoints I stitched to be end-of-the-year gifts for my high school newspaper staff. Take Kelsey who said she loved purple, cats, and reading “or purple cats reading,” she joked. I felt as if a design for her embroidery had been handed to me on a silver platter, so I stitched a purple cat reading. The others were similar cases.
Mckenzie has a heart for turtles while Mr. Lowman collected bowties. Morgan and Riley both loved cats and were often mixed up or mistaken for sisters, so I stitched two cats that mirrored each other. Ansley loved drag racing, Kaileigh music, and Briana tacos, so each received a depiction of one of the things which brought them joy.
Each embroidery was folded into its hoop and sealed with felt to make a smooth background. There I attached a letter to each reporter, a compilation of their characteristics that the others admired.
Another option, versus stitching an inanimate object, is to choose a photo from your media library. The point of pictures is to remember, so choosing an image that captures the essence of your friendship, for example, can be an excellent way to gift a sentiment that means a lot to the giver and receiver.
If you would like to hire my service or purchase one of the two needlepoints I’m selling, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page. I should respond within one business day. If you are submitting a design for me to stitch, please include as much information about the desired product as possible (see below). I will get back to you for any necessary clarification and a design visual.
For any future business endeavors, I will need to have a design visual, know the desired color of the cloth, floss specifications, and know how you would like the final product to ultimately be displayed (i.e. hoop, pillow, frame). The decided design can be stitched on a bag, item of clothing, or a square of cloth and made into a pillow or hangable hoop.
I charge one cent per stitch. The number of stitches will depend on the complexity of the design, therefore simpler is more cost-efficient. I recommend going more minimalistic than you would think as images tend to be more detailed than they may seem upon initial inspection. To have the finished product fitted into a presentation format (i.e. hoop, pillow, frame) will be an up-charge as digressed below.
Fill out the contact form below if interested in a product custom-made for you or a finished product that is for sale.