Needlepoint Foundations with Megan Smith
This workshop focuses on the basics of needlepointing. It is perfect for the beginner stitcher and anyone wanting a refresher on the proper techniques for needlepoint. During this three hour workshop, we learn the whys and the hows of needlepoint, ranging from the topic of stretcher bars, selecting the proper needle size and why it matters, the various anchoring techniques and deciding the best way to tie off, and determining where on the canvas start with tent stitches and in which direction to stitch. In addition to the techniques to successfully start stitching, we will also discuss the different types of threads used in needlepoint, how to properly stitch them and, yes, that includes using the proper tools. We will also learn about basketweave and addressing the pesky problems and how to solve them as well as cultivating habits to stitch your best basketweave.