Napa Needlepoint

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About Napa Needlepoint

Create fantastic fiber art with Napa Needlepoint.

I offer the following services:

* private or group instruction in needlepoint or other forms of counted thread embroidery (including to shops and guild chapters)
* instruction in online classes in many different needlepoint techniques
* writing of custom needlepoint stitch guides and designer of custom charted and personal plaids
* printed and electronic books and projects
* custom charting of names and phrases, with or without borders
* custom computer printing of needlepoint canvases
* monthly needlepoint clubs on color, thread, stitches, and stash busting

I am the internet's leading expert on needlepoint since 1996, and I've been stitching since 1970. I'm madly in love with fiber and have taught many people about threads and colors.

Too many people think needlepoint is stuffy, boring, and elitist; in reality, it's more creative, affordable, and easier than many other forms of needlework. I've developed many ways to take the mystery out of needlepoint, so that it becomes handwork anyone can enjoy.

I'm dedicated to making needlepoint fast, fun and affordable.


Vallejo, CA 94592


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  • 5/5 stars

    she was very friendly to the kids. my daughter had a good summer learning crafts from her.

Question and answer

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Many people think needlepoint is something only their grandmothers do, but in fact needlepoint is endlessly creative. You may have felt excluded from this world, but have longed to learn needlepoint. I can help you, I meet you where you are, take into consideration your goals and tastes, and always keep in mind that the money you spend on needlepoint is important to you.

Do you want to learn how to do needlepoint with recycled and thrifted materials? I can help you.

Are you put off by the snobbiness of some people? You'll love my unfussy approach, as my students do.

Have you been baffled by some techniques? I've discovered lots of ways to make "advanced" techniques easy.

Are you a stitcher who would like a stitch guide but are put off by high prices and buying requirements? My stitch guides are made for YOU, taking into account your ideas, what you want to learn and even using your stash. No one offers this level of customization, let alone at my low prices.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

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All you need to make great needlepoint is some blank canvas, scraps of thread (and I can help you with both) a needle, and an idea.

Many of my best projects come from being creative with scarce resources.

Needlepoint is easy to transport, fun to do, and, often, quick to finish.

Often with a project you can have your canvas be your guide for the stitching so you don't need to carry a pattern with you, just your canvas and thread.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. Most importantly you want to know if they require you to buy other products along with the service.

You should also be able to know what the upper limits will be for the service you are getting. Needlepoint consultation can be a real time sink and many people charge huge amounts (sometimes hundreds of dollars) for what is a relatively simple job.

Needlepoint shouldn't be, as many folks think, shrouded in secrecy. You deserve a right to know what you are buying, what's included, and what else you may need to purchase.

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