Needlepoint Needlepointing is one of the most forgiving types of embroidery. A half-tent stitch on good canvas is all you need to know to churn out gorgeous coin purses, belts, cosmetic cases, pillows, footstools, upholstery. We love it when needlepoint pops up where you least expect it - we mean that literally, we have been seen needlepointing at the doctors office, on the beach, at the playground, (ahem) at staff meetings. And the lucky stitcher gets to spend so much time with loads of lovely wool in his or her favorite colors.