Resources for Beginners

Whether you're just starting out, or need a refresher on a few things, you've come to the right place! Here you will find a series of resources to help you start (or continue) your needlepoint journey. We've tried to think of everything you might need to know, but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. Remember, we were all beginners at one point, so don't be afraid to ask questions - we're more than happy to help!

Need a quick, on-the-go resource? Check out our FREE How To Needlepoint PDF

Needlepoint Lingo - a guide to needlepoint terms/terminology!

Ready to start your next project? Check out our Beginner Projects Page! We've curated a few canvases and kits that would be perfect for beginners (or stitchers of any level!). 

Video: How to Cut/ Store a Skein of Thread

Video: How to Thread a Needle


Video: How to Start/Stop Stitching (no waste knot)

Tip: If your project has white, try to stitch those areas first. If you stitch the colors first before the white, the white thread can pick up the pigment from those threads causing it to become discolored.

Video: How to Stitch: Tent Stitches

Half Cross Stitch

Stitch Diagram: Half Cross

Continental Stitch

Stitch Diagram: Continental Stitch


Stitch Diagram: Basketweave



Video: Tent Stitch Comparison 


Video: Using Stretcher Bars

Also, if you have an LNS (local needlepoint shop) near you, I would also encourage you to stop in! They are great resources, especially for beginners, & the staff have a wealth of knowledge they happy to share.