We have found that there are many helpful sites on the Internet..
There is a wonderful site that helps the novice with illustrations of the different types of stitches most commonly used in needlepoint. Our patterns use continental and basketweave stitches and we found that you can very quickly see how to do them at:
Another wonderful site is the American Guild of Needlepoint. They have a vast amount of information on many aspects of needlepoint; we particularly like their tips on stretching for finishing:
Additional Sites of Interest
If you would like to convert a pattern from one wool supplier to another, the following sites may be of value:
www.aion-needlecrafts.co.uk/info/conversions.htm - wool conversion charts