If you’ve been around these parts for awhile, then you’ll know I’m a huge needlepoint fan. I taught myself the hobby in March of 2020, during stay at home, and it’s quickly become one of my favorite hobbies and a big part of my life. There are so many gratifying aspects of needlepoint: completely stitching a canvas, deciding the details for finishing, sending the canvases off, receiving the finished products back and the smile or memories it evokes every time you look at your finished pieces.
I’ve finally accumulated some needlepoint finishing of my own, and thought it’d be helpful to share some details on my finished needlepoint pieces.
Every stitcher is different, but I like to accumulate a few finished canvases before thinking about sending a batch off to the finisher. There are a variety of finishing services and needlepoint shops that offer finishing, but just as this hobby has swelled to epic proportions, so has the demand for finishing services. Because of that, it’s important to point out that the finishing services I list out below, may/most likely have extended wait-times for finishing, along with waitlists and specific deadlines.
My Latest Batch of Needlepoint Finishing
Before I jump in, be sure to check out my Beginner’s Guide to Needlepoint post, if you’re new to the hobby or need a refresher on some of the terminology and more.
This batch of needlepoint finishing was all stitched in the last year and sent off to a few different finishers. I also have a few items out with finishers right now. Personally, I haven’t had any items that I needed back in a timely manner, so I can’t speak to the turnaround time for each finisher (because that’s also changed drastically in the last few months, too).
I realize there are some stitchers who are super thorough about how they’d like their finishing to be completed. However, I’m a little more low-key and enjoy the creative process a finisher does on their own end. Lately I’ve bought a few specific fabrics for backing, but I’m pretty open to the cording used, etc.
Balloon Dog Magnet
Balloon Dog canvas by Jessica Tongel Designs, stitched with Pepper Pot Silk.
Finishing by Island House Needlepoint
Framed boat for father’s day gift
Picnic Boat canvas by Morgan Julia Designs, stitched with Pepper Pot Silk.
Finished locally at Davis Hardware framing shop as a Father’s Day gift for my dad.
Christmas Tree Needlepoint ornaments
American flag loafers canvas by My Pink Sugarlife Needlepoint, stitched with DMC and Pepper Pot Silk; Ginger Jar canvas by Morgan Julia Designs, stitched with Pepper Pot Silk; Small cross canvas by Lee Needle Arts, stitched with Pepper Pot Silk
Finished by Island House needlepoint
Besos canvas by Hello Tess Designs, stitched with Planet Earth Wool
Finished by LaStitcheria
Chill Pill canvas by Morgan Julia Designs, stitched with Silk & Ivory and Planet Earth Silk
Finished by Island House Needlepoint