Design Your Own Needlepoint Canvas
Intermediate | 12 min 10 sec
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Love needlepoint? Want to follow your own creative vision rather than stitch a printed needlepoint canvas? Anna Maria Horner teaches you how to design your own! Starting with an artwork reference of your choice, you’ll learn how match your tapestry wool and paint colors to your artwork. Anna Maria then shows you how to trace and paint the design onto your needlepoint canvas, creating your very own custom needlepoint kit.

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Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Reference artwork image, enlarged to fit the canvas size of your choice
  • 4 ply Anchor Tapestry Wool skeins in colors to match reference artwork
  • Acrylic paint to match wool colors
  • Unprinted needlepoint canvas or mesh (Anna uses 12-point mesh)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrushes in several sizes
  • Palette or paper plate
  • Water
  • Paper towels
  • Wax paper
  • Masking tape​
Learn how to:
  • Design and trace your image onto canvas mesh
  • Paint canvas mesh with corresponding colors
  • Tape off and label canvas to complete tapestry kit
What you’ll get:
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Anna Maria Horner on how to design your own needlepoint sampler. 
  • 3 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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Deirdre Cushnie
Excellent class ! Thank you for the inspiration!!!
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Jackie Ormsby
Fun class!
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Joanne Conover
I would have loved to see the final stitched project.
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