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I have a limited selection of needlepoint canvases, plus blank canvas for those who like to do counted needlepoint. I have a full selection of Persian Paternayan yarns and selected cotton fibers as well.

Needlepoint is such a wonderful craft, combining the orderly placing of stitches with the strong, practical sense of real accomplishment.  My shop offers a huge selection of Persian Paternayan Yarns in every color of the rainbow and beyond.

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Needlepoint is a form of embroidery that involves stitching with a needle and thread to create intricate designs on canvas or fabric. It's often characterized by its use of small, diagonal stitches to cover the entire canvas, resulting in a textured and detailed piece of artwork. Needlepoint can be a rewarding and relaxing craft to learn, but whether it's hard to start as a beginner depends on your patience and willingness to practice.

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I also have a small collection of painted needlework canvases ready to be stitched.  Some of these are vintage pieces that I have purchased through the years in my travels.

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I have some key points to consider:

  1. Materials: To start needlepoint, you'll need a canvas, needlepoint thread (usually made of wool, silk, or cotton), and a tapestry needle. You'll also need a frame or hoop to hold your canvas taut while you work.

  2. Stitch Types: Needlepoint involves various stitches, with the most common being the tent stitch. While individual stitches are not difficult to learn, it can be challenging to maintain consistent tension and create even stitches.

  3. Patience and Practice: Like any craft, needlepoint requires practice. As a beginner, you may not create perfect pieces right away, but with time and patience, your skills will improve.

  4. Patterns: You can find needlepoint patterns or kits with pre-printed designs, making it easier for beginners to get started. These often come with instructions and the necessary thread colors.

  5. Resources: Consider taking a beginner's needlepoint class, watching online tutorials, or reading books on the subject to get a better understanding of the craft.

Whether needlepoint is hard for you as a beginner will depend on your individual experience with crafts and your willingness to learn and practice. Many people find it to be a relaxing and enjoyable hobby once they get the hang of it.

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