What is Needlepoint?

Needlepoint as a whole is defined as stitches done in a counted fashion. The American Needlepoint Guild, an educational non-profit organization, defines the term as "any counted or free stitchery worked by hand with a threaded needle on a readily countable ground." You can do free form stitches on the countable canvas giving whatever you are making as unique as any other art. And with the different yarn colors and textures with which to work your stitches, the possibilities are boundless.

Going down and visiting the listing of past needlepoint exhibits from the American Needlepoint Guild will give you an idea of the scope of needlepoint and needle arts.

Renee Shelton.