Registration for the Christmas in July Needlepoint Workshop is Now OPEN!

1, 2, 3... Needlepoint!

Everything you need to know to start your first needlepoint project.

In This Workshop, You Will Learn

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The Essential Tools You’ll Need to Get Started in Needlepoint

There are more options available to stitchers today than ever before. And that makes my stitching heart extremely happy! But it can feel overwhelming (not to mention expensive) to wade through all the tools, materials, and threads you’ll need to create the needlepoint project you're envisioning. Inside this workshop, I’ll share the basic tools you need to stitch beautiful projects without buying materials you don't need yet.

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How to Start and End Your Thread

There are a few techniques you can use to start and end your thread. I’ll teach you the simplest tried-and-true method even the most novice needlepoint artists can master in minutes (and I’ll also show you the one thing you must avoid as you start and end your thread).

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The Workhorse Stitch That Every Needlepointer MUST Know

There are some basic stitches every needlepointer must know. Inside this workshop, I’ll show you the essential stitch you must master before moving on to more complex ones.

PLUS, you’ll also discover ...

  • The subtle adjustments you can make to perfect your stitch tension
  • How to match threads to stitches (and different sizes of canvas)
  • And more!
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1, 2, 3, Needlepoint is a free workshop!

You don't want to miss this! Reserve your seat for it today!

This Class Is a Must for You If ...

  • You’ve been away from your needlepoint hobby for a while, but you’re ready to carve out some quiet “me time” and create beautiful treasures for yourself, friends, and family
  • You’re brand new to needlepoint or you’ve been totally self-taught up until this point (go you!) and you just want a little expert guidance to feel more confident
  • You’re intimidated by all of the different thread and canvas options (where do you even start!?)
  • You want to get super comfortable with the basics of needlepoint, so you can sit down for your stitching sessions with confidence

If any of those sound like you, then I would love to see you in this workshop.

By the End of This Class, You Will Have ...

  • A clear list of basic materials you need to get started on your first project
  • A solid grasp of the basics of needlepoint, taught by a professional needlepoint instructor with more than 25 years of experience
  • Clarity on how to start and end your thread, PLUS you will know the basic needlepoint stitch every needlepointer must master
  • The motivation to take up needlepoint and turn it into your go-to relaxing hobby and a creative outlet for making beautiful things with your own two hands

A personal invitation

from Ellen

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Hello there, I’m Ellen Johnson. A first-grade school teacher turned needlepoint teacher and author. Just as my daddy’s mom, Granny, taught me all she knew about needlepoint, I’m here to teach you everything I know. So we can keep this amazing art alive and well.

Over the past 25 years, I've had the honor of teaching hundreds of new and seasoned stitchers the ins and outs of needlepoint, so they can escape the “so many options” overwhelm and discover the true joy and relaxation of this timeless art.

Now more than ever, we are all craving creativity and connection. Needlepoint has been a way for me to achieve both of these, and I know it can for you too. 

If you’ve been itching for a creative outlet ... 

for a hobby that is all your own and allows you to fully unwind and relax …

then I know you will find what you are looking for in this free workshop.

My goal is for you to be able to feel confident as you begin your adventure in stitching. I know my class will provide you with the solid foundation that every stitcher needs.

See you there!

Stitch with a smile!
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