When I try many new things in needlepoint I tend to fail, miserably. I’ve tried to learn to paint canvas twice, once from dede Ogden, and failed both times. I made a strong effort to conquer Hilton Stitches, only to discover that they aren’t to my taste.
And the there is the whole charted needlepoint thing — I can’t count and so charted pieces are always new horizons in creative interpretation.
At the moment though I have three creative goals on my mind.
- I want to get good at creating stitch diagrams. I do well enough with my cobbled together tools but I’d like them to look better.
- I want to learn to be more creative. I think I can do this, but I need to set aside time for it.
- I want to explore new ways to get designs on canvas and creating non-stitched backgrounds. I have slews of tools, pens, tutorials, and ideas but I need to hunker down and do it.
I just have to get to work on these things. THere is an idea that you can learn anything in 20 hours. But, as my friend Sherry says, “Who has 20 hours?”