Thursday, April 07, 2022
I finally learned to do needlepoint! I have two kits that I had purchased. One, I purchased at a needlepoint shop several years ago. It is a sweet Easter egg with a little rabbit embellishment (I'll show it in another blog post.) . My husband gave me a very generous gift card to a needlepoint last Christmas, that I hadn't used because the store at limited hours due to Covid restrictions. I never considered doing needlepoint until I was researching the requirements for the Diploma from the Royal School of Needlework in London. One of the required classes is canvas work. I decided to look into trying needlepoint in preparation for my ultimate dream of completing my diploma at the Royal School of Needlework.
I had perused needlepoint shops because there are several in my area. I was really awed by the different types of fibers which I have picked up for crazy quilting projects. This past fall, I used my gift card and purchased a really nice Valentine's project with a bunch of different fibers. Then, in January, I was able to sign up for a beginners class at a needlepoint shop on Cape Cod. It was really so much fun. I knew that I would like it going into the class, and I was not disappointed. Anything with a needle really is automatically a passion for me. :)
Here is the project that was created for the class. It is a tiny piece with an initial. I decided to use my last name initial for this project. The idea is to have this finished into a little wallet, change purse, or luggage tag. The shop had leather items on display that you could use for the finishing. I choose my two colors based on the wallet I would like that is a yellow color. The stitch that was used for this project was a tent stitch. While taking the class, the instructor offered to teach a second level class that was a little more advanced, for learning a few different stitches and also using some different fibers. I am going to bring my Valentine's project since I have several different fibers and also some beads. I'm so excited to learn some new stitches!