Photos to Tapestry for Needlepoint Embroidery

Photos to Tapestry for Needlepoint Embroidery

Printing Tapestry Canvas

from $20.00

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. Available in custom sizes from small to super sized, order online by uploading your photo and selecting the canvas size you would like. Each tapestry 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.

  • Ready in 1 - 2 day(s)

  • Delivery $11.90

  • Handmade

Photos On Tapestry

  • Polycotton canvas 0, 12, or 14 count
  • 100% cotton Aida cross stitch 14 count
  • Full colour printing - sew over print
  • Add any photo or design you like
  • Choose print size and dimensions
  • Sew over printed tapestry canvas

Needlepoint is also known as canvas work. Using your own photos is a brilliant way to create new tapestry designs.

We print onto your choice of poly coated cotton tapestry canvas or 100% cotton fabric which is perfect for natural fabric aficionados; poly coated canvas is available in 10, 12, 14 and 100% cotton is Aida 14 count size, with an interlocking weave. We only print on white fabric to preserve your image definition.
  • Available in poly coated canvas or 100% cotton
  • Poly Canvas in 10, 12, or 14 stitches per inch
  • 100% cotton, Aida count 14, at 184gsm
  • Sew over print colour (no colour map included)
  • Choose your own custom dimensions
  • Add your own photos and designs
  • Full colour printing on white fabric
  • Supplied with an A4 image printout
  • Custom made to order

Care instruction

Surface wipe only. Clean gently by hand with mild soapy damp cloth.

  • Wipe Down
  • No Soak

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Needlepoint Canvas

There are several types of craft that involves needles, thread, and canvas, such as embroidery and needlepoint. The differences between these needlecrafts are as follows:

  • Hand embroidery designs are stitched into fabric with a close weave. The design is printed, and the stitcher follows the pattern with needle and embroidery thread
  • Needlepoint is a surface embroidery technique in which stitches cover the entire fabric. Multiple type of stitching can be used to create a realistic and complex image


Fabric Info
Needlepoint canvas is usually polyester coated cotton or linen, although recently plastic "canvas" has grown in popularity. 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 is best for regular cross stitch, half stitch, and back stitching. 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 to use a frame for better handling.

Thread Info
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 as thread it usually contains two or more strands. You can get threads from your local haberdashery or thread shop.

Custom Tapestry Printing

Your tapestry photos or 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 fade. It is worth bearing in mind that the higher the number, the smaller the holes 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 which are smaller. If you have a very detailed image with many fine lines, you may want to bear this in mind when ordering.

Turn Photos into Needlepoint

Print your own photos onto needlepoint canvas fabric. A bold family portrait or an impressively vast landscape would give you brilliant opportunities of creating your own photo needlepoint. Crafting with photos allow you to craft realistic images in a creative way, using custom printed canvas fabrics. Whether you want a tiny, mantlepiece photo tapestry or a large wall tapestry print, you can make it happen using our custom design system and choosing your custom size.

Vintage Photo Tapestry

Hone in your crafting skills and turn your old family photos from by-gone eras into long-lasting, needlepoint canvas prints. You need a needle and thread to stitch over the designs to create stunning needlecraft artwork, breathing life into misty memories.

Handy tip: 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 canvas and 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.

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