1, 2, 3... Needlepoint!

Ready to Get the Basics of Needlepoint Right,
Once and For All?

Join my free workshop and get started on the road to needlepoint success in less than an hour!  

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In This Workshop, You Will Learn


There are more options available for stitchers today than ever before. And while that's a good thing, it can also be overwhelming - especially if you're new to needlepoint or have been away from it for a while. 

I know how it feels to have "analysis paralysis". The sheer volume of choices you have is enough to make anybody feel like throwing their hands up in frustration.

And it can be downright mind-boggling to try and wade through all the tools, materials, and threads you’ll need to create the needlepoint project you can picture in your mind's eye.

Inside this workshop, I’ll share the basic tools you need to stitch beautiful projects without buying materials you don't need yet.


There are, indeed, a lot of different ways you can start and end your threads. (I can think of half a dozen off the top of my head!) 

But I’ll teach you the simplest tried-and-true method even the most novice needlepoint artists can master in minutes - and I’ll also show you the ONE thing you absolutely must avoid as you start and end your thread. (This tip alone is worth your time. 😉)


Yes, there are some decorative stitches that every needlepointer ought to know - but there's ONE essential stitch that serves as the foundation for your needlepoint hobby. And you absolutely have to master it before moving on to the fancier ones. 

During our time together, I’ll show you how to correctly execute that stitch in both vertical and horizontal rows so that you can change directions and stitch any canvas with finesse. (Plus, I'll show you how to avoid the "Big No-No".)

Then you'll be ready to try your hand at those more complex stitches. 

PLUS, you’ll also discover ...


 • The subtle adjustments you can make to perfect your stitch tension

 • How to match threads to stitches (and different sizes of canvas)

 • And so much more! 

1, 2, 3, Needlepoint is a free workshop!

You really don't want to miss this terrific opportunity to get insider tips from a professional teacher, now do you? 😉

Reserve your seat for 1, 2, 3... Needlepoint today and I'll see you on the inside!

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This Class Is a Must for You If ...

+ You’ve been away from your needlepoint hobby for a while, but you’re ready to carve out some quiet “me time” and create beautiful treasures for yourself, friends, and family

You’re brand new to needlepoint or you’ve been totally self-taught up until this point (go you!) and you just want a little expert guidance to feel more confident

You’re intimidated by all of the different thread and canvas options (where do you even start!?)

You want to get super comfortable with the basics of needlepoint, so you can sit down for your stitching sessions with confidence

Reserve my seat!

If any of those 👆 sound like you ...

then I would love to see you in this workshop.

By the End of This Class, You Will Have ...

A clear list of basic materials you need to get started on your first project

A solid grasp of the basics of needlepoint, taught by a professional needlepoint instructor with more than 25 years of experience

Clarity on how to start and end your thread, PLUS you will know the basic needlepoint stitch every needlepointer must master 

The motivation to take up needlepoint and turn it into your go-to relaxing hobby and a creative outlet for making beautiful things with your own two hands

A personal invitation

Hello there, I’m Ellen Johnson. A first-grade school teacher turned needlepoint teacher and author.
And just as my Daddy’s mom, Granny, taught me all she knew about needlepoint, I’m here to teach you everything I know. 

Over the past 25 years,
I've had the honor of teaching hundreds of new and seasoned stitchers the ins and outs of needlepoint, so they can escape the “am I doing it right” overwhelm and discover the true joy and relaxation of this timeless art.

Now more than ever, we are all craving creativity and connection. Needlepoint has been a way for me to achieve both of these, and I know it can do the same thing for you. 

If you’ve been craving a creative outlet ... 

a hobby that is all your own and allows you to fully unwind and relax …

then I know you will find what you are looking for in this free workshop.

Join Me Today!

My goal is for you to feel confident in your needlepoint hobby. 

I know my class will provide you with the solid foundation that every stitcher needs.

 I can't wait to see you there! 🥰