Needlepoint circles were once a popular place to exchange rumors about the area's handsomest fireman, which of the neighboring towns' mayors were secretly left-handed, and the fate of the Crumb brothers. Get your finger on the pulse and some thread with today's Groupon: for $79, you get a beginner needlepoint class at Bedecked and Beadazzled in Lutherville (a $175 value).
Inside the lime-green walls of this charming needlepoint establishment, savvy stitchers school students in the basics of needleworking. Bedecked and Beadazzled supplies all the necessary materials for its beginner needlepoint classes, including a hand-painted canvas, stretcher bars and tacks, threads, songs of encouragement, needles, and either a round leather jewelry box or a luggage tag to hold and showcase the finished product.
Over the course of a 2 hour class, needlepoint newbies absorb basic needlepoint techniques before beginning to thread their own tapestries based on a Jenny Henry design. Pupils can insert their finished products in a jewelry box or luggage tag, carrying them around town to show off their sutures to cruel crewel bullies.