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Needlework for Beginners

If you are eager to explore a new craft, learning from the experts is the way to go! Browse through our collection of books and charts, thoughtfully curated to offer comprehensive, step-by-step instructions for mastering cross stitch, needlepoint, embroidery, and many other stitching arts.

Everyone has to start at the beginning and here you are! These beginner-friendly guides will soon get you crafting beautiful cross stitch designs that take you on a fulfilling journey of self-expression and artistic accomplishment.

Our Teach Yourself Counted Cross Stitch leaflet features six pages of instructions and designs. You will learn the basics about fabric, thread, hoops, and needles, plus how to make several different stitches. It features a range of simple designs in full color that make it easy and fast to learn counted cross stitch.

Choose fun nature cross stitch images of flowers or a cute bird cross stitch image of a red robin. To start your day with a smile, you can craft an inspirational home cross stitch wall hanging of a glorious sunrise through a window and the words ‘Good Morning’.

Learn the art of needlepoint with our Needlepoint Primer from Leisure Arts. The leaflet includes two designs using 29 needlepoint stitches. The end result is a stunning vibrant tribal pattern that can be finished as embroidery wall hangings or embroidery pillowcases to keep you cozy on a winter’s night.

Get started today! Our beginner-friendly cross stitch kits and needlepoint kits are a great introduction to a world of creating unique one-of-a-kind gifts, home décor, and amazing works of art.