Needlepoint is my favorite way to unwind at the end of the day. It feels so meditative and it is the perfect activity to do while watching a show or listening to an audio book. I know, based on what people are searching here and what people are asking via email and DM, a lot of people are interested in needlepoint but don’t know where to start. Since I have a few posts already with resources like my Needlepoint for Beginners post that’s great to reference for a comprehensive guide if you’re new to needlepoint, I wanted to round up a few cute needlepoint kits for beginners.
Needlepoint kits for beginners are great because they take out all of the guesswork when it comes to choosing the right size thread, colors, and deciding how much you need to complete your canvas. They also come with all of the basic supplies you need to start your project other than scissors.
You can make needlepoint as complicated as you want, but at its core, it’s super simple. I like to describe it as paint by numbers with thread (or “fibers” as its called in the needlepoint world!). Where you have more creativity (and therefore more room for error) with embroidery, needlepoint canvases are pre-painted and give you the exact blueprint so to speak of what to do. My biggest needlepoint for beginners tip is to start small! Choose a small canvas with no more than four or five colors.
You should absolutely stitch something that sparks joy to quote Marie Kondo. Pick a canvas that really makes you happy! And if you’re stuck with something, start with Youtube. This video is great for getting started and will get you set up right from the get-go. All of these canvases are great beginner needlepoint projects if you want to take up stitching this summer. Happy stitching!