One of my absolute dream teachers is doing a FREE beginners needlepoint class!!!
Janet Perry's designs are all to die for, but I have never been able to bring myself to do them because of my absolute newbie-ness in needle pointing, though she does have another awesome site for all us newbies here
I do have the BASIC BASICs down, but not enough to do any of Janet's designs justice.
Sooooo, when i got a tweet that she was holding a beginners needlepoint sample class, I jumped. Anyone who knows me, knows what a physical effort THAT is, LOL.
Here is the info:
Many people who learn needlepoint, myself included, teach themselves. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does mean that you end up reinventing the wheel, and maybe not learning new stitches very quickly.
I wanted to change all that and make it easy for people to learn needlepoint, learn good needlepoint habits, and have enough stitches at hand to start doing painted canvases with confidence.
The result is my free email course, Right from the Beginning. You can sign up for it here. When you sign up, you’ll get all the lessons so far and then be put on the list to get the lessons as they are released. Once the whole course is done, it will be sent out automatically to new sign-ups.
I’m sending out the first project today and its pictured above. It shows all ten of the stitches in the course’s stitch library and is small enough to keep in your project bag as a reference.
If you’ve been wanting to learn needlepoint or have a friend who wants to learn, let them know about the course.