Free-form Needlepoint Sampler
All levels | 1 hour 22 min
Needlepoint Sampler
Anna Maria Horner ushers in a new era of modern needlepoint in this foundational course. Anna gets you started with the basic stitches, then shows how to fill in your sampler with decorative geometric and floral stitches. You’ll learn how to customize your layout, adapting stitches to fill space and introducing new colors along the way. In the end, you'll have the skills to create and compose any needlepoint project.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Needlepoint mesh or needlepoint canvas (13 count), at least 12” x 12”
  • 4 ply Anchor Tapestry Wool skeins. Anna suggests the following palette:
    • 5 floral tones (8458, 8486, 8452, 8212, 9282)
    • A very dark and a very light shade (9798, 9252),
    • 2 neutral colors (9792,9788)
    • 3 natural leaf and stem colors (9494, 8986, 8990)
  • Thread snips
  • Tapestry needle size 22 (or size needed for your thread)
  • Masking tape
  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
Learn how to:
  • Prepare a canvas for handwork
  • Work various stitches including the tent stitch, byzantine stitch, leaf stitch, wicker stitch, Milanese pinwheel and diamond eyelet stitch
  • Fill in space in a needlepoint composition
  • Compose stitched elements
  • Change color and end threads
What you’ll get:
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Anna Maria Horner on how to create a needlepoint sampler. 
  • 9 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
173 users recommended this class to a friend
ShirleyA. Tomany
Absolutely brilliant! Yes, this is a centuries-old craft but the instructor encourages you to try various stitches to make the project your own, with variations and combinations of stitches and techniques.
January 25, 2023
Easy pace and very informative.
More than 3 months ago
Lynn Young
The stitches seem approachable and within reach.
More than 3 months ago