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
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.