STORE HOURS: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9:30 - 4, Wednesday: 9:30 - 8:00, Friday: 9:30 - 1, Sunday: Closed
Thanksgiving Week Hours - Wednesday 9:30 - 12, Closed Friday, Shop Local Sale Saturday
Welcome to the Wellesley Needlepoint Collection’s Learning Center. The staff is excited to help you learn and improve your needlepoint by mastering older skills and learning new techniques. We’ve offered two free videos below – please feel free to view them to learn how to do the continental or basketweave stitch.
Soon we will also be making our workshops available through this site. When you purchase a workshop, you will receive a package of threads & canvas along with instructions and a password to access the video portion of the workshop.
Needlepoint Basics & the Continental Stitch
In this you will learn how to thread a needle, start your project, do a waste knot and the continental stitch. You’ll learn to
change to a different color of thread and stitch on painted canvas.
The Basketweave Stitch
This video will help will teach you the basic basketweave stitch, how to “read” the canvas and
create smooth basketweave stitches and backgrounds.
Beards and Fur Workshop
In this On-line workshop you will learn many of the stitches we use to create glorious beards, hair and fur. In the comfort of your home at the pace that works best for you, you will learn how to use the shading technique, how to create french knots, french knots on a stick, turkey tufting, couching, random long and short, velvet stitch, the outline stitch and finally the bullion knot!
Upon purchasing the class, we will send you a package with all the supplies you need to complete the class – canvas, needles, threads, stretcher bars and complete instructions. In that packet will be a password for access to the video instruction.
To purchase the workshop select the button below:
Once you’ve received your packet and have your password you may enter the workshop below:
(kindly do not share the password with others, if your password has expired – you may email the shop to get the current password if you have purchased the class )
We kindly ask you to respect our business and not share the password; we will be changing the password periodically for this reason. If your password expires before you are finish your work, please just email us and we will give you the current password. Thank you for understanding.