If you are an embroidery tapestry or needlepoint enthusiast, we can print any image on our needlepoint tapestry canvas. Stitch over the photo tapestry print for a stunning new twist to both tapestry and photo imagery. Small to super-sized possibilities are right here. Order online by uploading your photo and selecting the canvas size you would like. Design your own tapestry and it will come with an A4 print out of your tapestry image to assist you with choosing the right thread colour. You may need to simplify the colour scheme a little, however taking the print out to your local haberdashery or thread shop means they can assist you with choosing your threads much more easily.
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There are several types of craft that involves needles, thread and canvas such as embroidery and needlepoint.
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Needlepoint Canvas Information
The differences between embroidery and needlepoint needlecrafts are as follows:
Needlepoint is also known as canvas work, especially in England. Photos or images can be a brilliant way to create new tapestry designs.
Needlepoint fabric is stiffer than that used for embroidery or cross-stitch. Our tapestry is made with cotton canvas, as well as 100% cotton in a block weave, it is one of the most popular types used for embroidery and especially suited for beginners. The defined holes in the fabric are best for regular cross stitch, half stitch, and backstitching. Fractional stitches (1/4 and ¾ stitches) it becomes slightly more difficult to use with standard tapestry wool. The material is flexible enough to bend and fold easily, that is why we recommend using a frame for better handling.
As a rule, you should usually use two strands of floss for our personalised tapestry fabric in counts 12-18. Tapestry wool is suitable for canvas counts between 10 and 14. For finer details in the photo tapestry, we suggest using Persian yarn or Crewel wool. Persian yarn is usually made of three strands of Crewel wool twisted together; it can be split into individual strands easily. Crewel wool is very fine, made of two spun fibres twisted together. As stated above, when sold, the thread usually contains two or more strands. You can get threads from your local haberdashery or thread shop.
If you can’t decide on which photo to use, you can upload multiple images and create a photo collage. This can be done using one of our pre-set montage templates, or you can create your own entirely from scratch. It’s super easy to do and the possibilities are endless.
Step 1 – Click the start design button & select your product options.
Step 2 – Go to the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab, click the ‘add images/Text’ button on your product & ‘Select Images to Upload’ or use the Facebook/Instagram tabs.
Step 3 – Choose the images you want to use for your collage, upload & select them from the uploaded photos list.
Step 4 – Click ‘Create montage’ & select your collage style.
Step 5 – Add the collage to your design.
Your design is printed onto the tapestry material using deep infusion printing techniques. This ensures that the colours are as vivid as possible and that the design will not peel away or rub off. It is worth bearing in mind that the higher the number, the smaller the holes will be, and the more of them there will be. For example, 10 point has larger holes, and fewer of them take up the fabric than 14 point, which has more holes that are smaller. If you have a very detailed image with many fine lines you may want to bear this in mind when ordering.
If you need extra space around your design (framing, stitching, etc), make sure to add this white space within the design interface as we strictly print the dimensions selected on the design interface.
As the tapestry fabric is coated cotton with several holes on it, it is important to use darker/ high contrast images to make sure that the final print is clearly visible and easy to sew on. White or light-coloured images will result in a faint print that will be difficult to work with.