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Monthly Archives: March 2018
I’m so excited to share the newest club we have put together for you all at Needlepoint.Com. The Cozy Critters are here, and they are cute as can be!
The club is made up of three canvases. I don’t think I could pick a favorite out of all of them. They each have such personality! We decided that three was the perfect number to stitch one ornament for each of your children or grand children. It’s also a super manageable amount for a series.
There are lots of fun techniques to learn in here- plus you will be able to perfect your turkey work with our tutorial! The ornaments are finished with a gusset which I think gives them something extra special.
Each month you will receive a hand painted canvas and stitch guide delivered to your doorstep. All threads ship with the first canvas, because there is overlap between all three ornaments. The club also includes on online class that can be accessed forever 24 hours a day.
The best part is that the cost for the whole club is only $195. Super reasonable I think!
The first shipment goes out on April 1st, so make sure you sign up soon if you want to be included. There are limited quantities.
Hey everyone! It’s crazy to believe that our annual A La Carte Retreat is finally here this weekend. This is seriously one of my favorite weekends of the year. It is such a whirlwind, but so fun! We can’t wait to welcome stitchers from all over the country to Raleigh, NC this weekend. We are lucky enough to have Joan Lohr coming in to teach this poison bottle this weekend. Owl Hoots- I just love the name! It was designed exclusively for this weekend. If you’ve never taken a class with Joan, you are seriously missing out. She is just about the most patient teacher around and is an absolute wealth of knowledge!
We have a few kits left over from the class that are available for purchase online. They include the canvas, stitch guide, and all the threads you will need to complete the project.
Hi everyone! It’s hard to believe that we’ve been back from TNNA for over a month. Where did February go?! Things have been so crazy! The days are going by so quickly- I know April is going to be here before I know it. I can’t believe I haven’t had time to share my experience teaching Kirk & Bradley’s new English Wildflower Basket at TNNA Las Vegas until now!
After a few days of selling for Kirk & Bradley and buying for Needlepoint.Com (the days are long but it is so, so fun!) I taught my class Sunday morning bright at early. I love having the opportunity to meet industry professionals from all over the country. And it is even more special to be able to share my love of stitching with them. I wish I could have had even more participants in my class, but due to space and time constraints it sold out!
The class focused primarily on different ribbonwork techniques. I talked about securing your threads and the most efficient ways to stitch a piece. I also was able to share a bit about my process when it comes to approaching a new piece. For instance, on this canvas you would want to stitch the foliage and basket before stitching the flowers, so that you don’t snag any of your ribbons. For this piece I picked a nice balanced trellis stitch for the background- I thought it felt appropriate for the setting of the canvas! No matter how proficient a stitcher you are, there is always something new and exciting to learn in a class- even if it is only a different way of thinking through things. I always pick up a few different ideas from my students too! It’s definitely a two way street!
I have a few kits left in stock and available for purchase through Needlepoint.Com. Nothing in the kit is so tricky that you wouldn’t be able to work through on your own at home. The kit includes the painted canvas, thread pack with ribbons, printed stitch guide and a vinyl bag. The kit is $265.