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Becoming a Networker

See our current list of needlepoint networkers at the bottom of this page and details of the classes they run here.

Becoming a Networker If you enjoy needlepoint and are looking for a new challenge, that allows you to run your own little business for fun and profit, and organise it around the rest of your busy life, the Needlework Network could well be what you are looking for. You can do it with a friend as well.

The Needlepoint Network is managed by Carolyn Dowie and Shelagh Martell of 'All Stitched Up' who started as networkers themselves. There is a registration fee payable on joining that covers the cost of the essential materials we supply to you, and a small quarterly fee thereafter to cover administration and the cost of keeping everyone up to date.

Networkers qualify for substantial discounts on all needlepoint kits and accessories they purchase, whether for resale or for personal use. Networkers retain all fees for classes that they run in their area, and profit from their sales of kits and accessories.

Networkers' contact details and their courses are featured on this website. There is a quarterly Newsletter, and each year there is a Networker Workshop to introduce new designs and discuss how to develop the Network. In addition Carolyn Dowie visits each Networker annually and provides ongoing advice and support.

On joining new Networkers receive:

  • A manual covering basic techniques, financial advice, setting up classes and publicity.
  • Colour swatches for Appleton's crewel wools, DMC stranded and pearl cotton.
  • A list of Needlepoint contacts in your designated area.
  • The Design Catalogue, including photographs of designs.

You don’t have to be an expert to become a networker, as with the assistance available you will soon learn the finer points. It is more important that you are self-motivated and enthusiastic, and that you enjoy meeting people and helping make something beautiful.

If you would like to discuss becoming a Needlepoint Networker, please contact Carolyn Dowie email: or phone: 01434 672 389.

Jane Allen

Surrey, UK

01428 683 130

Carolyn Dowie

Hexham, UK

01434 672 389

Dee Hutchison

Fleet, Hampshire, UK

01252 622847

Shelagh Martell

Co. Durham, UK

01207 582 285

Belinda Mitchell
Northington (near Winchester), Hampshire, UK

01962 734 935

Anna Pearson

London, UK

020 7419 9941

Sara Stonor

East Sussex, UK

01580 880569

Suki Lussos

Forest City, PA 18421-1307, USA

570 3929 601 (or 00 1 570 3929 601 from UK)