Beginning Needlepoint

When Friday, September 27, 2019
9:30am to 12:30pm
Where The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center
Ball State University
400 Minnetrista Boulevard, Muncie
What Art - christmas, embroidery, halloween, needlepoint, quilting
Cost $30
Ages 18+

Instructor: Mrs. Linda Burkhardt, owner, Elegant Needleworks, Inc.

The roots of needlepoint go back thousands of years to the ancient Egyptians, who used small slanted stitches to sew up their canvas tents.  Archaeologst Howard Carter, who is known for discovering King Tut's tomb, found some needlepoint in the cave of a pharaoh who had lived around 15,000 BC.  Today, needlepoint offers a wide range of possibilities for self-expression.  In this class, you'll learn the techniques and stitches necessary to finish the project provided in class.  A painted canvas and supplies are provided.

You may register for one or both of these sessions: Pumpkin Project, Fri, Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m.


Stitchers will complete a patchwork pumpkin that can be made into a pillow, quilted wall hanging, framed picture, or a placemat for a table.  As many as six different needlepoint stitches will be taught to complete this pumpkin, with the stitcher able to choose how many different stitches will be used.  This project is designed for the beginning needlepointer and comes with additional challenges for the experienced needlepointer. 

Christmas Tree Project, Fri., Oct. 25, 9:30a.m-12:30p.m.

Stitchers will complete a tiered Christmas tree with a variety of needlepoint stitches.  This project will lend itself to be finished as a pillow, quilted wall hanging, or framed picture.  It is designed for the beginning needlepointer and comes with additional challenged for the experienced needlepointer.