My newest book, Right from the Beginning was published over the weekend! If the name sounds familiar, that’s because it’s a revised and expanded version of my email cure that so many have taken.
I’ve added more information about threads and making easy stitch variations, added three new projects, and revised the book cover to cover.
I’m particularly excited about the five projects. All are easy enough for beginners, and each is an example of a different kind of project we encounter.
As a special introductory ale, the book is 20% off through November 5 when you buy it from my Etsy shop (buy it here).
I know that most of my readers are not beginners, but this would make a fantastic present for someone you know who is interested in needlepoint. it will get them started out right.
P.S. This news was too good not to share, new product posts will be tomorrow and Thursday.
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Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
Rosalie Frankel says
Hi, Janet. I did some needlepoint years and years ago and am trying to get back into doint something. Ordered a kit (not really too pleased) but I’m going to give it a try. Want to do drink coasters for Christmas as presents this year.
Just came across your website; like it as it sounds friendly and makes one think that you are interested in helping them.
First, what would you suggest as a beginning project. And, if I remember correctly, one of my favorite stitches was basketweave (hopefully, that’s the stitch that ends up as an “x” in each hole.
If you would like to see, I can send you a pic of some of the coasters I did (had done about 24…moving and friends have brought me down to about 5.
Any ideas? Would really appreciate it. Have a wonderful day and Happy New Year. Looking forward to hearing from you. Rosalie
Janet M Perry says
For beginner’s projects, I recommend a 13-mesh canvas that are stitch-painted, each intersection a single color, without too much detail. More and more companies specialize in 13-mesh canvases. Pippin Studio is one of these — they even make kits, including threads and frames for beginners.
For threads, pick threads that are “cut & go.” This way you don’t have to separate or combine threads.
The stitch that looks like X is cross stitch. Basketweave, a form of Tent Stitch, looks like /. If you will be using Cross Stitch, you’ll need a thinner thread
I’d love to see your work. Use the contact form.