Monday, May 14, 2007

before and after

When you've completed a knitting project, you sew some seams together, weave in a few tails, and presto you have instant gratification.
For those of you that know very little or nothing about needlepoint, let me fill you in...

This is a belt I just finished. I took it to my local needlepoint shop, and they will send it away to the little people that do the finishing touches. In this case backed with leather and made into a belt.

I made this belt, below, for my husbands birthday in March.

On this particular belt I choose saddle brown leather and a brass buckle. The leather color options are plentiful.



It is always such a great day when you receive your belt back from the finisher.
It will take about 4 weeks for them to finish my flowered belt...stay tuned for after pictures.
My sister Lisa thought this post was a little confusing so I've revised it...

11 comments:

Natalie said...

I wish there was something like that for knitting.... I'll bet there is, but it must cost BIG BUCKOS! Cute belt - great job!

KeanaLee said...

nice, how longdoes it take to get back?

So Much Fun said...

I want to needlepoint a belt! Are there any online needlepoint sites you frequent?

kim said...

Yeah, I think I need the instant gratification of knitting. That looks like a lot of work. Nice work!

tiennie said...

Beautiful! How very cool.

a friend to knit with said...

can I borrow the flower one when it comes back from the finisher?.....Please???!!!! :)

Kaet said...

can't wait to see your belt when it returns to you! i think it is so cool!

rustic roots said...

How long did it take you from start to finish to make the flower belt? Can't wait to see the final product!

Windy Knitty said...

That is going to be a really cute belt! I've never tried needlepoint, but I'm intrigued. Looks like fun!

Sarah said...

That is really beautiful needle work. Well done! I had no idea there were finishing places like that.

Monica said...

My name is Monica and I work for the website www.shopyarn.com. I noticed that you mentioned a needlepoint store and I was wondering if you could tell me the name of the store so that we can keep our site updated.

My e-mail address is monica@directionpress.com

Thank you!