What is Nonno’s Corner?
My husband’s Italian grandfather, Joseph Ricci (pictured here with his beautiful wife Geraldine), has developed a unique take on the portrait: needlepoint. Working from a chosen photograph, he creates his own patterns to reproduce the pet, scene, or person pictured in a beautifully-unique interpretation. Nonno’s Corner is your opportunity to commission a one-of-a-kind needlepoint portrait to celebrate or commemorate your favorite furry (or scaly!) friend, landmark, family member, etc. They make great gifts, as well!
His Recent Creations
I (Hannah) will be the main contact for your custom order. You can reach me anytime via email, and together we will select the perfect photo for adaptation and solidify a timeline that works for everybody. If you plan on ordering a needlepoint pet portrait for the holidays or any special occasion, I would recommend contacting us 4-6 weeks in advance to make sure Nonno has enough time to complete the portrait and for us to ship it to you or its intended recipient.
Nonno has developed a flexible pricing system based on the number of strands used and the size of the portrait. If you have any additional requests that would make your needlepoint pet portrait perfect, feel free to send me a note and we’ll see what we can do! The standard prices are as follows:
If you have any questions, feel free to email me directly. Let’s create something beautiful!