Needlepoint – Not Just Your Grandmother’s Wall-Hanging

Thanks to Pinterest and YouTube, DIY home decor has seen a surge in folks looking to create art with their own two hands.

While knitting and crochet are (and will always be) mainstays in the crafting community, needlepoint (or cross stitch) projects are seeing a major comeback as of late. If you’re thinking dated samplers and stuffy pillow covers, think again. Today’s artists have put a new spin on this once out-dated craft, creating patterns that are practical, pretty, and even a little subversive at times.

Anyone can needlepoint, and teaching yourself is easier than you may expect. Watch this video by Needlepoint For Fun and you’ll be creating your own needlepoint art in no time.

When you’ve got the technique down, you’ll need some pretty patterns to practice on. Check out a few of our favourites:

A simple little fox stitch by Mid Century Maude that will make a perfect addition to any nursery or kid’s room.

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What better way to say, “Thank you for being a friend” than with this adorable pattern featuring the Golden Girls by Tiny Modernist?

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Mooo-ve over dated country vistas, this monochrome cow portrait by Modern Needleworks is a perfect kitchen art addition.

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This little fern by Magic Cross Stitch is a simple way to add some green into your life.

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Once you’ve completed your cross stitch art, we can help you display it in style. A custom frame from Kay’s Place can enhance the look of your needlepoint art and protect it for years to come. At Kay’s Place, if you can make it we can frame it. Contact us today!