You could stop “thinking” about choosing your own stitches and threads... stop “talking” about choosing your own stitches and threads... and definitely stop feeling so overwhelmed.
But instead, you can confidently and consistently execute one-of-a-kind stitch guides while developing your needlepoint skills.
Great question - and I'm so glad you asked! The Stitcher's Club is an ever-growing resource center of needlepoint knowledge. New step-by-step classes, how-to demonstrations, behind the scenes peeks, and special bonuses are added every month. (In fact, there's something new for you every single week!) All of the material is available on any device with an internet connection.
Each month, I deliver a brand new bundle of needlepoint goodies that has been carefully crafted to develop your needlepoint skills.
I'll guide you, step-by-step, through how to choose the best stitches for your project, how to select the best threads for your canvas, how to craft a custom stitch guide for your piece (based on your current skill level), and more!
Each Monthly Bundle also includes downloadable support materials to ensure your success.
I also offer you a hot-off-the-press menu of "How-To" videos and stitch diagrams for a variety of needlepoint and embroidery stitches.
New stitches are added each month and there's something for everyone - no matter your skill level.
Stitch videos are organized in such a way that it's easy to find what you're looking for quickly. You'll definitely want to check these out.
One of the reasons I created The Stitcher's Club was so I could share my favorite tips, tricks, and tools with you.
Each month I share new checklists, FunSheets, videos and more - all designed to help you become a more skillful and confident stitcher.
I also share interviews with designers (and some other special guests!), invite you inside my studio so you can see how I keep my treasures organized, and take you along with me on "field trips" to some fun and exciting needlepoint destinations.
Every month, I host a Live Q & A session with members inside our private Facebook group.
Ask me ANYTHING that you need help with - and, if you can't join me Live, each session is recorded and uploaded to the member portal for you to watch at your convenience.
Send your questions in advance and I'll make sure I answer them during our time together.
Stitching can feel like such a "solitary" hobby sometimes, and that's why I've placed a high value on community and creating opportunities for our members to interact with one another.
The Private Members Only Stitcher's Club Facebook Group is a safe place to share your victories, challenges, and setbacks. It's also a great place to gain insight and inspiration from the collective wisdom of other stitchers in our circle of needlepoint friends.
And there are those special little surprises that pop up for members in the most unexpected places. After all, it wouldn't be "serendipity" without them, now would it? 😉
Of course, I can't spill the beans about just exactly what they are, but I can tell you this...
they're ALWAYS fun and exciting!
In short, The Stitcher's Club will change your life!
When I FINALLY got past my initial failures and learned how to evaluate a canvas and choose stitches and threads the right way - my needlepoint projects became those one-of-a-kind treasures that I'd hoped for.
It started with my first stitch guide... (Totally within your reach, by the way.)
And then with more tweaks and refinements over the next few months, I started to hit home runs with my stitch and thread choices with increasing regularity…
…and then finally, I found my mojo and discovered that I no longer felt the overwhelm about where to start or what to do.
Now, I’m not saying you’re going to create a perfect stitch guide right out of the gate, but you'll get there and I'm here to help you along the way.
I've mentored hundreds of stitchers just like you and helped them develop their skills so they could confidently create one-of-a-kind needlepoint treasures.
I love sharing time-tested needlepoint success strategies and systems that I have developed during my 25 + years of teaching in my own shop and around the USA to provide stitchers (like you!) with a true advantage in pursuing their needlepoint hobby.
My mission is to help more stitchers overcome their challenges and frustrations so they can stitch with confidence.
I have written articles and designed projects for a variety of needlework magazines and I am the author of The Embroidered Home.
I'm the founder of The Stitcher's Club (what this page is all about!) – a premium membership program that empowers needle artists by providing them with resources, relationships and valuable training materials.
But, that's enough about me...
This is really about Y-O-U and your quest to become a more confident stitcher. And I'm committed to helping you on your journey.
"Patience is the first thing that comes to mind when I think about Ellen as a teacher. She has helped me with both knitting and needlepoint. She has helped so many times with stitch guides with my needlepoint and she always has a suggestion about what stitch would work best. Never in a way that was pushy – it was always suggested as an option. She is very good at making adjustments. Also the same with knitting. If there is a yarn that I want to use but not necessarily the pattern that it came with, she always made a suggestion of a pattern that I might like. And, if you’re not sure about something in the instructions, she will look it up and find out exactly what the instructions are referring to. I could not recommend anyone more than Ellen to teach needlepoint or knitting."
"I highly recommend Ellen as a teacher. She has taken me from beginning needlepoint to now where I can create my own stitch guides. Not only is she very patient, she listens carefully to your questions and finds solutions . You are never made to feel embarrassed, regardless of your skill level. She is extremely friendly and kind."
"Ellen has a vast knowledge of all things needlework! From knitting, needlepoint, crochet, embroidery, to weaving! She is always willing to help out with any project – big or small, easy or difficult! I cannot count the number of projects Ellen has helped me with! With needlepoint, Ellen is especially talented with decorative stitches and helping embellish canvases! I would highly recommend Ellen for teaching any type of needlework!"
YES...you can do it. You've got nothing to lose - and everything to gain! So go ahead and take the leap. Complete that form over there to your right and be the first to know...