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Monthly Archives: July 2018
Hey everyone. I have been very busy over at Needlepoint.Com working on a new video series we are calling “What’s the Stitch?” These are new videos we have been putting together all about our favorite decorative stitches. I just wanted to do a quick post today to share them with you all! Our second video in the series is now up, and it is all about Skip Tent Stitch. If you’re curious what Skip Tent Stitch looks like on a finished piece, you can see a stitched example of it on the background of the Manor House canvas I just completed.
Last month we talked about one of my personal favorites- Criss Cross Hungarian Stitch. What other stitches would you like to see us feature? Leave a comment below!
Hey everyone! Happy Tuesday! I can’t believe I’m finally able to write this post… but the Manor House that I’ve been working on is finished! I will be teaching this canvas, along with the attachable winter windows, at Needlepoint.Com’s Raleigh Retreat in 2019. You all may remember when I shared my progress on the blog last week.
This class is going to be chock-full of fun techniques to master. I picked a relatively simple (yet effective) background stitch, and went with Skip Tent Stitch, since there isn’t a ton of area to be filled with pattern. I didn’t want it to take away from the house. For the top portion of the cream facade, I did an enlarged variation on the stitch used on the lower half. There is definitely a lot of theory to learn, that we will talk about in class, including how to choose stitches and where to use them. Plus if you’ve never been to one of Needlepoint.Com’s Retreats you are missing out on a fantastic time! It’s one of the best weekends of the year- with lots of learning AND fun had by all.
I’ve finished all but one of the attachable windows. (You can see two of them below!) This is the part that I’m really excited about. How precious are they?! I can hardly wait to see how they look on the house itself! That’s always the hardest part… waiting for a piece to come back from the finisher. I’ll be sure to share when the Manor House does come back!
Hey everyone! Remember that gorgeous Nativity I stitched and taught at last year’s retreat? Well, since we have had so many requests, it is back by popular demand! I’ll be teaching it again this summer.
Class is scheduled for Wednesday July 18th Raleigh, NC. Class will be a full day, held from 10-4pm, with lunch provided. We will be working in the classroom at the Needlepoint.Com retail shop, which such a great space.
I cover lots of different techniques in the class: How to work open stitches, several beading techniques, couching, working with straw silk, French Knots, Turkey work… the list goes on and on! There is surely something for everyone.
The class fee is $575 and includes your painted canvas, all threads and beads needed, stretcher bars, a printed stitch guide, and a full day of instruction!
The date is fast approaching, so mark your calendars and sign up now!
Call the shop to reserve your space at 919-828-5538.