Here’s a needlepoint post you’ll want to bookmark for later – large needlepoint canvases you should add to your stash! I’ll admit, the prospect of stitching large canvases totally daunts me. I’m personally not the type of stitcher who needs to finish a canvas before I start another, so stitching large canvases actually works in my favor. I view my work on large canvases with the slow and steady wins the race mentality.
Of course there’s an instant gratification that comes with quickly finishing a smaller canvas. I know I’ve personally experienced it! But, the larger canvases in my stash are great for clearing my mind and mindlessly stitching (which is one of the many therapeutic perks I love about needlepoint!).
I tend to not purchase tons of large canvases, because well, they’re expensive. But also, because I just don’t have tons of time to sit down and work on large, intricate canvas for hours on end. I’m hopeful that in the future I will.
But, I haven’t been able to resist large canvases all together. I have a handful in my stash that are WIPs (works in progress, just one of the many needlepoint phrases discussed in my Beginner’s Guide to Needlepoint), and a variety of others on my future wishlist. One of those large-scale canvases I have my sights set on in the future is a Christmas stocking. While the idea of stitching a stocking is particularly daunting to me, my desire to create family heirlooms outweighs my fear. One day!
In the meantime, here are a few of my own personal large needlepoint canvas recommendations. Including, a few I personally own and others on my purchase wishlist.
Add to your stash: large needlepoint canvases
I loveeee this canvas, and have high-hopes of one day starting and finishing it into a fabulous leather clutch bag (like this one). I previously stitched the companion key fob canvas, and need to send it off to The Wool & The Floss for finishing. I waited until a trunk show to snag the clutch canvas version at a discounted price. I plan to add my initials and know it’ll be fabulous, even though it’ll take plenty of patience to stitch.
Silver Stitch Needlepoint graciously gifted me this fab canvas, and I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to stitch it. I plan to gift this to a dear friend as a pillow once done stitching. Love that designers create their larger scale canvases on 13-mesh, makes it much easier to stitch quickly! I also love the Gingham Bunnies canvas, it’d be darling framed for a nursery.
Where are my Real Housewives of New York fans at?! I saw this canvas on the @rowdyregdesigns Instagram, and knew I had to have it. I say a version of this pivotal Dorinda quote to my husband regularly. Rowdy Designs custom painted my canvas for me, but she has plenty of other Bravo worthy quotes in her shop. It’s taking a good chunk of time to get through this large canvas, but I know it’ll be worth it! I’m going to have it finished into a fab pillow.
4. Raggedy Ann & Raggedy Andy By Silver Needle
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe these canvases are discontinued. With that being said, Silver Needle still has the Goodnight Moon canvases which are equally as adorable. I happened upon the Raggedy Ann & Andy canvases last summer, on discount at the Needle Nook of La Jolla, and knew I had to have them. I loved Ragedy Ann when I was a little girl and thought they’d be just darling finished as stand ups in a child’s nursery. I found them still in stock at this LNS – The NeedleArt Closet.
I just love this canvas. The Scottish gal in me can’t resist a good tartan print. The color swaps add a bit of difficulty and complexity to this canvas, but I know it’d be a true beauty once stitched!
So I have a version of this belt in my stash, unfortunately not marked by a designer. I’ve got my threads for it, and slowly have begun working on it. It’s a beast of a canvas, although I feel like I can stitch it at a relatively steady pace since the shapes are simple and repetitive. I have a feeling I’ll be stitching this canvas a bunch over the summer.
One of the large canvases I have in my stash. I actually purchased it last summer, but have yet to stitch it. I’m a sucker for blue and white + pagodas, so I couldn’t say no to it. Another 13-mesh count canvas, which makes me happy. I hope to one day have these finished as a set of acrylic coasters.
A large canvas on my wishlist! I’m a sucker for anything Morgan Julia Designs. She was one of the first canvas artists I was introduced to, and I just love her age-appropriate, preppy designs. You can see some of her canvases I’ve previously stitched here. The elephant parade canvas would be lovely framed or made into a pillow.