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Introduction to Needlepoint: Relax and Stitch

teacher avatar Floor Giebels, Embroidery Artist

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11 Lessons (58m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:50
    • 2. Class Project

      2:28
    • 3. What Is Needlepoint?

      1:48
    • 4. Materials

      5:32
    • 5. Protecting Your Canvas

      2:24
    • 6. Needlepoint Stitches

      13:01
    • 7. Needlepoint Pattern

      12:59
    • 8. Drawing on Canvas

      5:54
    • 9. Stichting Your Design

      8:12
    • 10. Framing Your Piece

      3:14
    • 11. Final Thoughts

      0:45
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About This Class

In this class you will learn the basics of needlepoint and how you can use it in a way that is relaxing and might be a tool to destress. will go over the following

  • What is needlepoint?
  • Our class project
  • basic materials to get you started
  • protecting the canvas
  • Following a pattern
  • Marking our canvas
  • filling our design with stitches
  • framing our piece


At the end of the class you will be able to make your own needlepoint piece with the help of a pattern or with marking your canvas. 


This class is perfect for beginners. I made the class for complete beginners who just want to start with needlepoint. Grab you needle, canvas and yarn and we are good to go!

Have a look at other craft classes and below you can find other classes that I made

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Floor Giebels

Embroidery Artist

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Hi, my name is Floor and I'm a Dutch embroidery artist living in The Netherlands.

Originally from a design background, I found my artistic freedom and expression through the more traditional art of embroidery. Entirely self-taught, I started my journey in 2016 and am continually learning new skills and applying them to my work. I also like to explore the boundaries of traditional hand embroidery by creating some pieces as mixed media, to contrast and compliment the thread itself. 

I have found that embroidery has led me to explore the textures present in the world around me - living on the coast, the beautiful beaches, scenery and animals constantly offer me inspiration for new projects. One of my favorite topics to explore in my pieces is the interplay b... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Needlework is my way to unwind whenever I feel anxious, I can always get my needlework out and focus on making those stitches and feel the texture building in my hands. My name is Floor and I'm an embroidery artist from the Netherlands. I have been doing embroidery for over six years and I like to use different mediums within my needlework. I also teach embroidery here on Skillshare. In this class, I'm going to show you how to get started with needle points and how to use it in a way that is relaxing and may give you tool to de-stress after a hard day. I'm going to show you all the cost-effective basic tools to get started with needlepoint. As for our materials, I'm going to show you some basic needlepoint stitches and how to take care of your canvas and we can start making our projects. We are going to make two projects. With one project, we are going to use a pattern that I created. The other project we are going in with markers and marking that canvas ourselves and then fill it in with stitches. After this class, you can make your own needlepoint projects. I hope that you also have a tool to de-stress and to cope in situation where you might feel very anxious where you can just get your needlepoint out and focus on making those stitches. This class is a super beginner-friendly. It doesn't matter if you have never touched a needle or you have no idea what needlework is. If you feel like this is for you, then come and join me and let's start needlepointing. 2. Class Project: Well, for the class project, I first want to give you a little glimpse into my life and how needlepoint really helped me. Since I was 16, I think, is a long time ago, I always had a fear of spaces where I cannot get out. If I'm in a mall or a big warehouse, I always want to know how I can get out. Where's the entrance? How do I get out just in my mind? I realized what really helped me was to really do something with my hands and that I have to look at it, and if I didn't look at it, I could make a mistake. I really had to concentrate, but not concentrate too much that I really had to think and that I wander off because it's too difficult. For this class projects, I also want you to focus on that. I want to have you a big focus on making new stitches, making it relaxing for yourself, and believe that it helps you unwind like it did for me. It still does for me. I may choose a different project that we are going to make. One project we are following a pattern and focus is more on following the steps of the pattern. With the other projects, we are letting go of following anything. You can change or do whatever you want because I think there's always one that relaxes you more. Some people are more relaxed with having more repetitiveness. Really doing exactly, the same following something. Other people like it more when they have more of that freedom of like what am I going to do now? Maybe I want to do this now, I want to do this now. I really make two projects for different people who can benefit of both. Think about that. What would you really like? What I would also like is if you would share it in a project gallery. If you go to a class, you can go to the project description. You can upload your work there and you can write whatever you want. You can make it public, you can make it not public, whatever you feel comfortable with. Now you know what our class project is and we can go to the next lesson and I will explain what needlepoint exactly is. 3. What Is Needlepoint?: Needlepoint is mostly done on a mesh canvas or a plastic canvas. These canvases are also open weave canvases, so that means that there are more holes than there is fabric. For instance, with embroidery or crosses, you're embellishing the fabric and you will still see the actual fabric. With needlepoint, you're not going to see any fabric anymore, you're really going to see only the needlepoint, so everything will be covered. When it comes to stitches with embroidery, you have many different stitches, so most of the time you're using different stitches in one piece traditionally. With crosses, you're really making crosses. With needlepoint you also have a variety of stitches but most of the time you only use two different stitches at a time, in one piece, so you're really using not that many stitches in one piece. The other difference with needlepoint is that you're using yarn. This can be wool or acrylic yarn, but it's really that chunky texture that you really want in a piece. Now, for instance, with embroidery and cross stitch, you mainly use embroidery thread to make your piece. Needlepoint is also the oldest form of needlework. It goes all the way back to the Egyptians, and also Marie-Antoiniette was a very popular needlepointer and in modern days we have Taylor Swift, who is very into her needlepoints. Very many generations are loving the needlepoints. Now that you know what needlepoint exactly is, let's go ahead and start with our materials. 4. Materials: In this lesson, I'm going to show you really the basic materials. Just the materials to get you going with needlepoint. In the course of this class, there will be optional materials like I'm going to use a cardboard frame or some tape and these are all very optional. The basic materials that I'm going to show you in this lesson are really just, hey, you want to do needlepoint, this is what you really need to get you going. Let's have a look at our materials. First of all, let's talk about needles. I'm using a tapestry needle. It is called a Korbond, but you have them from all different brands out there. This is a size 18 in this little box, this little thing where you have the needles, you have different size needles. I like to use a size 18, so that is the biggest needle. The eye-lid is great because our yarn will fit in there. Tapestry needles are great needles, you also call them cross stitch needles. They are also needlepoint needles. But typically tapestry needles are great for work like this. Now that we looked at the needles, let's have a look at the canvases. For needle points, you have the option to use a mesh canvas that is made out of textile and is flexible that you can use for pillows or for very large tapestries. But because we are doing a beginner's course and we really want to give you an introduction, we are going to use plastic canvas. Don't worry, you're not going to see the plastic afterwards. But plastic is just a great way to get started because it doesn't distort. That is a big thing in needlepoint is that your fabric can distort by the amount of stitches, the placement of the stitches. With plastic, you don't have that. It just stays its form. You can see from the different kind of canvases that I have. For instance, I have here one that has really small holes and here one is slightly bigger. Here is one that is the biggest. Here you can see a number and it says 14 mesh. What that means is that per inch, there are 14 holes, 14 squares. For instance here, you can see that the canvas is a bit bigger, the holes are bigger. Here we have 10 squares per inch. Whenever you see something online, for instance, treads and it says suitable for 10 mesh, suitable for 14 mesh, then you know what that means. Because we are going to use yarn and it is very beginner's friendly. I'm going to use the biggest one and this is a seven mesh. There are seven holes per inch. Now for the threads, there are many different options. You have a lot of brands out there that you can use for needlepoint. You can also use a regular yarn. For instance, these tapestry needle points yarn that you have here from DMC is actually just regular wool. But because with normal wool you only have it in limited colors. You have these ones from DMC and they make it in every color imaginable. That is if you want to make it more fancy and you maybe want a deep dive into this. But I'm making a really an introduction into needlepoint and also I want to make this really accessible for everyone. This yarn is called Fantasia Maxi Acrylic. I bought this as a said, I found some international side where they sell it if you want to purchase the same yarn. Acrylic yarn is perfect for this, it is durable. The only thing is that it has a limited color palette that I have. I have primary colors and I have some pastels and you can make really cool things out of this. I'm going to use just normal, regular yarn. You can make it as pricey as you want. I think we all are aware of how many fancy wools that are out there. But I'm really using acrylic wool because that is just so cost-efficient. It's great if you just want to start. All the materials that I mentioned in this class are in the PDF and where you can buy it and that is all the materials that I mentioned throughout this entire class. Not just really the basic materials that I now showed you, but everything that I'm mentioning in this whole class. That is optional but if you want to, you can also get it. We have our materials and that is great. We only need to do one thing before we get started and that is preparing our canvas. I'm going to show you how you're going to do that. 5. Protecting Your Canvas: Before we start stitching, it is good to protect the edges of your canvas. I'm going to show you how you can do that. I hope you can see this right. But underneath here, it started to really frill. You see that its texture is less and that happens because my thread was coming against this. I cut this because it was too large for me to work with. I cut the canvas, and what happened is that my thread came across this side, and the side is a bit, yeah, here you can see that it can stick to it. Now, if you're working with canvas this can happen. It can also happen if you're working with the more mesh fabric one. Is that it's starting to frill and that it can really unravel with mesh. It can get caught there. Now, what you can do with this, is that you can use some tape. I'm just shaping this up. Of course, you need to do that beforehand, but I just wanted to show you what happens if I don't and how we can fix it. They do sell special needlepoint, say by feigned, but just painter's tape is good enough, and we are just going to wrap this in. Just from the endpoint where you want to start and you see here that I don't have that problem because it is still that nice canvas end. But if you're going to cut it, then it's good to seal it off, and this is just painter's tape. Before you start with your canvas, block out what you want to start with and then protect it with some tape. Our canvas is now protected and sealed and it is ready to get stitched. So let's start with the stitching. 6. Needlepoint Stitches: Before we actually going to make something, it is important to know the basic stitches. We're going all the way from the basics. How to thread your needle, and how to end your thread and everything in-between. First thing we have to do, is to thread our needle. I like to place it between my finger and my nail gently. Our last bit was not super gently, but I like to make it as flat as I can so I can really squish it in there. Now before we start, we want to have a waist note. We want to have that at the front of the canvas, and we want to have that in line with our stitches. That when we stitch, this thread will be secured by the other stitches. For instance, I'm going to put it here. We're going to make this end a little shorter, and then you go a bit up. We make this stitch from here to here, and we work from right to left. What is important with needlepoint, is that you use the same direction all the time. I'm going to start. If I'm starting underneath, then that means that every stitch I'm going to do next has to be also underneath. This is so called the continental stitch. This is the most used stitch, well not exactly this stitch, but just the stitch from going this way to that way, so horizontal if you go from here to there. There are many variations of that, and the reason why there are variations, is because of the back. Because there are so many different variations of this stitch, and on the front it will look exactly the same, but it will look different on the backside. You want to have it one even smooth canvas so that the back is the same level. That's why you also want to go in all those same directions, because you do want to have that backside being the same. Now if we want to go the other way, so you want to make a row underneath it. One way you can do this is by flipping your canvas if you want to go exactly the same way. I don't like to do that, I am just fine with going the other way. What we do is we go back into the same hole, and we go down. You see that I do have to give it a little bit of attention because we are working with yarn, and that can be a bit tough when you are working in the same hole. But I do also like to work with yarn because it makes it nice and chunky. You can see you know that I'm almost getting done, and we want to make two more rows. At this point I can release my waist note, and continue with my stitching and then it will just really completely be removed with my stitches. It's already secure, but now I'm just going to make it really disappear. Now that the front is done, and this is all completed, what I'm going to do with the rest of my thread, is very small thread, but I'm just going to weave that in with the other stitches. That is secure enough. This is our first little sample that we made. Now that we've done this stitch, I'm going to show you the half cross stitch, which looks exactly the same as this one, but it just looks different from the back. But I do think that the half cross stitch is better for yarn that we're using because we're going down from here, and then up, then from here and up, then from here and up. That is just easier because we're not pulling our yarn back, we're pushing it in. Also I want to show you a different method instead of using our waist note. I'm going to start here, and instead of making that waist note, I'm just going to hold it with my middle finger. Now I'm going in diagonal in other intersection, and I'm still holding on to that thread in the back. Again, going into that other intersection, so you see that this is that lose thread that we had, and I'm just making sure that the stitch goes around it. After three stitches, you can let go because now as you see here, it is quite secure. I'm going to actually cut it off. Back to the front, and just continue with making those stitches. With our stitch, we don't want to go, what you would maybe think is logical. I go like this, so that we start here again and then work away like this. With needlepoint you do want to use the same direction at which we stitch. We are going to start here again. It is getting pretty bulky at the end now because of this stitch. I'm just going to not weave it in that much, and this is enough that it will hold it. These are just two examples of a very basic stitch that you can use for needlepoint. This is the most used stitches. Those diagonals stitches and I wouldn't think too much about the back if I were you. This is all about relaxing and just like creating something. Later you can be more into how does the back really needs to look? Especially, maybe with different yarn note, that is not this stitch. But this is really just a beginner scores, that we're just relaxing with how do you play around with that fiber? That's what we're doing. This is really the basic. These are basic stitches that you use for needle point, but you also have decorative stitches that you can use. For instance, the brick stitch, and brick stitch uses three holes, and the name already says it. We have 1, 2, 3 stitches. I'm leaving a space between those three stitches. Again I'm weaving my thread between it. The thread on the back is nice and weaving in. I can cut this off. Now I can do the same three stitches, so three holes going the same direction, and we're creating a brick effect. With these uneven stitches, you're making a pattern. Again, I start at the top, so here again, three stitches. Come back in that other stitch, so that a stitch. This is just a really fun pattern that you can use as a background. If all these different stitches that you can use. This is what we call the brick stitch and it is fun 70 fields to it. It's also really fun to play around with, color for instance here. It is also just fun to mix it up with some yellow to also get a little bit of a different effect. You can see how easily you can make something look so much different with just another color. Now, these are some basic needle point stitches that you can use. But for our next lesson, we are going even more basic with just a straight stitch up and down. Just so you get the hang of it, I feel comfortable making stitches in a canvas. We're just making stitches going up and down, up and down. Normally the back is very important in needlepoint. But for now, I want you to relax and focus on what is in front of you, and what is in front of you is not the back of the needle points but the front. Let's focus on that. This is really beginner's friendly and also to just relax yourself and to be in a moment and to look at what is in front of you. Forget about all the technicalities of the back and how it should look, and all that kind of thing, Just let your mind wander and really focus on the front of the piece. Now, let's get those basic stitches into practice. For our next lesson, we are going to make a pattern that I created, and we are going to make our first middle point project. 7. Needlepoint Pattern: In this lesson, we are going to make a needlepoint project with the help of a pattern. I'm going to make this project, and this is just a piece with straight stitches. We're going up and down, up and down. Really easy, very relaxing, and I'm also going to show you how you can do those edges, so you really have this piece of fabric that you created and you don't see the plastic at all anymore. Let's start. The pattern has 32 squares. Let's first count all these squares; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Here I'm already at 40, if I start here and then here, it will stop here. Well, begin here, or stop. You don't want to start at the beginning because you do want to have some space, if you want to frame it, if you want to going do something. I'm going to start here. Actually I'm going to start one hand because that brownish, yellowish color, that is this color. I wanted to make it lighter but then you didn't really see it, so that's what I did. We're going to start here because there you also see it, 1, 2, 3. It's three. When I say, it says here three, you see three squares, but it means we're going to hook it on fourth. It's 1, 2, 3 and we're going to go in the fourth.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, here we're going to go in again. That same length 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 again. I'm not going straight , making straight stitches. Again, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 here. Six. We now have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and then we have one more because we see in our pattern that we have five of those straight stitches. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and you're done. I'm going to cut this off and I'm going to leave this for now so we can hook it with the other stitches. Now we're going to use our yellow. You can see that I have yellow and I have orange. This is the more darker yellow. Now we really have our beginning of our pattern and it's much easier. I'm going to start here. This is the beginning, here we have one. Here, we also have one. Make sure that in the back, let's hook those two up. Here we're just gradually going upwards. You can see that it has the same height and a pattern as the light yellow. You don't really have to look at your pattern anymore because now for this row it's really self-explanatory. Three and one again. Let's make this whole row like this. We end up here. This is our endpoint. Now this part is done, and let's head over to our next row. We're first going to go over it with the yellow yarn because we're going to put that over the lights, yellow. It's just basically doing the same. Again, we're going here making here this, the long ones. We're back with this billy pale yellow, and now you know what the pattern is. It's actually really all the same. If you feel better about that, you can also go up and then down. You don't have to go up in the other stitch. For instance here, I'm going to go in here. You see that on the drawing, I'm going to in here, and that's maybe nicer than to do here also, then back down again. We make a mistake, you just go our way. You need a well really here. You can take it out with your hands. It's easy to go down and then you make mistakes like I'm doing right here, I'm thinking about something else. It can happen that this stuff happens that you just make a mistake, but you can always go back as long as you catch it early. Actually it doesn't matter, even if you catch it afterwards, you can always fix it and it will be fine. All the time you're going up a little bit and then here is your peak and then you're going to go down. After we finish his row, we're going to start here again with the orange and then here again with this yellow. Then we're gradually going up towards red. Here we go again 1, 2, 3, and then we go back, and now we're using orange, as we can see on the pattern. Taking our darker yellow again, we're going to do the same as we did here. We're trying to not putting a needle in this other thread, so we're making it too thick. Now it really feels natural. Now you're really starting to feel the pattern and you're like, this is how it should go, I know. I don't have to look at the pattern anymore, and I think this is really relaxing when you have a pattern like this which is just a pattern and you're doing the same thing over and over again, it's nice. I'm first going to make this row. I'm going to show it when we're going to do the red, and absolutely red we're going to step down again and we're going to go back from red red orange. Then we're going to go back. Let's first make this row. Now we are ready to start with our red. Start here and then 1, 2, 3, here. That's how we make our pattern. Absolutely red we're going back with the orange and then back to the darker yellow, and then back to the pale yellow, and that is how we make this pattern. You see now that we've gone all the way back to that light color. Then we're just going to work our way back again. We're going to go from the dark yellow, work our way up to orange and then to red. That's basically it. We're just going to repeat this whole thing again and breakaway up towards that red. We're now going to finish our pattern. We're starting with the orange, and the orange, we're still going to do as normal. The orange is going to be like we did with all the other ones. The orange is done and now we're officially going to end this pattern. We really want to make it all the way to this so it's really easy. This needs to go all the way to this. We want to make a square. It's really easy. We're just going to do this at the same height. It is done. The end, I'm just going to cut off all the loose ends that sucks away because they're all nicely secured. What you can do with this is you can also just really use it just by itself. Just make sure that you cut the last line. Otherwise, these stitches will come loose. We don't want that. For instance, here you still see that plastic. Now what you can do, if you don't want to be able to see that plastic, you can do a stitch. Just go in, go out and then you can hide the edges. It's really easy to make a pattern for needlepoint stitches, especially for going up and down and up and down. You can find inspiration everywhere. Look on my sweater. You can have inspiration drawn from this. But there are so many things where you can get inspiration from and if you want to explore it more, go to your local thrift shop because I bet there'll be a lot of books on needlepoints and you will have patterns in there. But also online look at Etsy, if you want to look for patterns there. There are so many. I created for this class also a couple of patterns that you can download that you can make if you want. They are all the size of the plastic canvas so they all fit on those plastic canvases. For our next lesson, we are going to draw on our canvas. 8. Drawing on Canvas: In this lesson, I want you to see how you can also draw on your canvas. We're not going to make a project with the help of a button, but we're just going to draw shapes on our canvas and just see where we end up. I have here some leftover canvas, and here I have a frame. Now the frame is not necessary, you can also really just cover the whole canvas, but I like the whole effect of it being in this cube frame. You can paint the canvas with acrylic paint and put a sealer over it, and then it will stay, but I was thinking about markers. Now, here you can see what I've done, I've used a marker, but a regular marker, it just fades away, it will not stay. What I came across are these pens. These are from adding and these are porcelain brush pens. You can use them for porcelain, but you can also use them on plastic. So that will hold. I'm going to use my red and we're just making the outlines. I have here a design that I designed for this project. It's really just like a fun geometric abstract pattern. I'm going to make it on this frame. How am I going to do that? I'm going to make sure that I have my frame, but I just want to have my markers in place. Now that I have made them here, I know that here is the end and the start, same for here. I'm just going to make it all the way down. Don't worry if you make any mistakes on this because we're going to cover the whole thing. When you make a pattern or when you want to draw out something for needlepoint, it's important that you follow the intersections. For instance here, if I'm starting at one then here I need to start at two. So here I need to start at three, four so that it really is this triangle. Otherwise, you will not get out with your stitches. What you can also do is that you can trace something. I decided to not do that because I really wanted to make those geometric shapes and make it a little bit easier for myself. It's not just the tracing that is difficult but more in the day you have to keep mind of these intersections, and if you really come out with your stitches when you make a design. Here, I want to make once again, starting at one, two. Here I want to start here, three. This one I wanted to have a little bit more over here. It is not exactly the same as the design that I made, but that is totally fine. We can also improvise if you're like, okay, this has a little bit too much of this color. Then we have here, I'm going to make sure that it is straight. Run all those intersections here going down. As a last one, I have a Yankee Candle that I'm going to use. I'm just going to use the outside. Oh God, that's horrible. I'm going to do this again. See if I just go over the intersection, I get a nice circle. I'm just going to have to work with that. Here also going to use [inaudible] in those intersections, and here also. Actually, I'm going to do this all the way to there because of the mistake I made. Now it's time to go and stitch. Don't feel like you need to commit too much on what you draw on the canvas. You'll see in the next lesson, I'm going to change it up a little bit because I like to be free and taking stuff out, adding something, change it if I want to. For me, that feels nice that I can change stuff around. That's why I always have a thing with painting. Not if I make a mistake, but if I don't like something, I feel like I cannot change it, and with thread, I can, so that feels always very relaxing for me. But let's go and fill those shapes in with our thread. 9. Stichting Your Design: Now that we've marked our canvas, it is time to fill it in with stitches, and this is just an example of how you can make this design. I'm going from left to right, holding my thread underneath and going in from left to right because that feels nice to me. I'm making those diagonal stitches. I almost forgot my own rule, two times around it. Now I can continue. We just work downwards. I'm going to finish this whole row. Now, I've done this part and I'm going to weave it in at the end. Again, I'm going to weave it somewhere in the middle. Because I want to make this really relaxing, again, I'm not going to focus too much on the back. If it doesn't work, I just take it out and take a little less strands, especially with this wool because it is very difficult to get really neat back with this wool. We're going to go over to my next color, and that is orange. Starting here underneath, you can see that we're going to leave the next one open. Otherwise, we'll go to that other intersection. We go over the line. Keep in check with your line. I'm going to go to the next row. Keep in mind about your waste line. Make sure that gets caught in there. Then as I go to the next hole, let's make sure that this waste line is also in it and now I can cut it off. Again, just make your way going up and down, repeating the same steps. That is also what I'm going to do with the light yellow? After I finished this part, I was thinking about this circle and different designs because I wasn't feeling it. Mainly because I just want it to be relaxing and I'm afraid that if we make a circle, it is too complicated. I just want to keep using these geometric shapes, where we can put a triangle here and make this straight. As usual, we start at the top. I'm going to use my red. I decided that I want more red. I can't imagine that not for everyone. This sounds super relaxing. You're going to change your design midways, but for me, that is relaxing because I don't like to commit that much to something that I draw. It has to be done that specific way forever. I'm just going to finish this triangle. After this triangle, I'm just going to go and see what more I think I want to add. I just want to build it. From that point on, I go with what I think will look good next. I'm not focusing on what it needs to look, but I'm making shapes that I want to make. Make yourself a nice tea or coffee, put on a podcast, some music, and just focus on making those stitches in any shape you feel like. You can see that I am all done and this is what I ended up with. If you like this design, then you can look at the downloads and I will have this in a form of pattern that you can make it for yourself. I first made this red piece and then I just build my way up to whatever I thought would look good and just felt natural. Now, what I'm going to do is, I want to frame it in this piece. But as you can see, it's not quite doable because you still have those edges around here because it's not completely filled up. Now, how are we going to take care of that? What we're going to do is I have here all these different color threads, yarn, and we're going to do a stitch along the side. We're going to fill that up. I'm going to start here. Then I'm using a three square. The square that I'm using went in right now, so one, two, and in the third one I'm going in. Make the sides and then I'm going back and then 1, 2, 3. Now I'm going back in the third and I'm making my way back to that original stitch. Again, 1, 2, 3. Going in there with my needle. We call this a backstitch; mostly used in embroidery, but also very handy for stuff like this, if you want to finish your work. Here, I'm going to use the red, but I'm not going to also do blue. I'm just going to keep it going red. One, two, three. At the end there really, and here I'm going to do one more stitch. We're going to do that all the way around until we are done. If you're liking my design, it does look really good in the closet there. I have it also in a PDF as a pattern that you can just make it if you really want to, and in an easy form because it is a pattern, but feel free to do whatever you want. Now that you made your needle work and it is all done, let's frame it. 10. Framing Your Piece: Let's frame our piece, and I'm going to show you how we're going to do that. Our project is finished, and I'm going to look at the back and see what I can cut off. It's very chunky, but there's no way really to get around that because we are using yarn. As long as it is a little bit the same that you see here, that it's a bit more chunky. I actually like to back really a lot their shape, framed it back. I do actually really like it. We're going to frame the front. First I'm going to remove this. I don't need this anymore. If we want to frame it, make sure it's a really good size in there. I like to use painter's tape because it just works really well, and afterwards you're going to frame it anyway in a frame. You can also leave it like this and glue it down. If you don't want to put it in a frame, that is better to glue it down. But if you are going to put it in a frame, there will be extra protection so then this will be enough. Make sure that you don't, of course, see the sides. This is a bit wide tape. Look at the front. This needs to be the tightest. Your first due to size and then you can hold this really tight otherwise this can botch up. Now let's check how we are over the front. Okay, we need to make sure that this is down enough. If you just push it down, and here you have your work. You can frame it in a frame. You can just hang it on the wall like this. Our piece is framed and done and let's go over to a final files and see what we actually know all completed in this class. 11. Final Thoughts: What I really hope from this class is that you feel the stress that you have, something that you think might be a coping thing when you are in a stressful situation, or that you find a new hobby that you just find really fun and you cannot wait to make a huge tapestry, or maybe both. For me, it's always both. I love to distress but I also love to make these projects. Don't forget to upload in the project gallery. I would love to see what you all make. I hope to see you next time in my next class. What will it be? I don't know, but I do know that I really enjoyed making this class and I hope to see you again soon. Thank you for joining me.