What is Nonno’s Corner?
My husband’s Italian grandfather, Joseph Ricci (pictured above with his beautiful wife Geraldine), has developed a unique take on the pet portrait: needlepoint. Working from a photograph the pet owner provides, he creates his own patterns and works with at least 6 strands at a time – the resulting portrait is almost as furry as your pet! Nonno’s Corner is your opportunity to commission a one-of-a-kind needlepoint pet portrait to celebrate or commemorate your favorite furry (or scaly!) friend. (Pssst – the holidays are coming! They also make great gifts for animal lovers.)
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 do plan on ordering a needlepoint pet portrait for the holidays, I would recommend doing that sooner rather than later, 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: