Monday, March 20, 2017

Kelly Clark Cyberclasses!

Love to stitch in your jammies?  from the comfort of your favorite chair?

Kelly Clark is offering two new cyberclasses, YAY!

These are her classes, but you know I love to play along, so here's all the information in one spot.

Happy Holidays


Design size is 13 x 8.5 on 18ct.

There will be 4 classes starting May 20, 2017 and ending in mid August.

Kelly will mail you the stitchguides and any embellishments each month

There will be a special facebook group where she will post a slide show and any supporting demonstration videos.  She will be available on Facebook on lesson days from 10am until 4pm to answer any questions you may have.

If you would like to join the fun, please register with her at kcnsales@gmail.comHer fee is $136.00.  When you email Kelly to sign up, she will need your mailing address, phone number, preferred email address and facebook name. 

You may order your canvas and supplies through us.  Here's the link for the canvas.  A complete thread list will be available soon.  We will happily kit all necessary supplies for you.

Winter Holly Wreath




Design size is 6 x 6 on 18ct.

There will be 6 classes starting mid June and ending in mid September.

Kelly will mail you the stitchguides and any embellishments each month

There will be a special facebook group where she will post a slide show and any supporting
demonstration videos.  She will be available on Facebook on lesson days from 10am until 4pm to answer any questions you may have.

If you would like to join the fun, please register with her at kcnsales@gmail.comHer fee is $175.00.  When you email Kelly to sign up, she will need your mailing address, phone number, preferred email address and facebook name. 

You may order your canvas and supplies through us.  A complete thread list will be available soon.  We will happily kit all necessary supplies for you.  Give us a call at 410.296.0405 to sign up.


Friday, March 17, 2017

Heavy Metal

Would you like to spend a day or two making pretty jewelry with us? 

I promise fun and sparkle!

Shelley Nybakke will be visiting the beehive of Bedecked and Beadazzled May 20 & 21st.
 
These classes are all about the beads.  Shelley features real metal seed beads in her jewelry.  What does this mean?  It means her jewelry feels like the real thing.  Substantial.  Not too heavy but it feels good.


On Saturday May 20th Shelley will teach her Kissin' Time bracelet.  So sparkly!  This stunning bracelet of Right Angle Weave can be embellished so many different ways.   Elegant or fun casual - you get to choose.  

On Sunday May 21st, she will be teaching Tickle My Fancy where we will create a right angle weave base and then embellish it!  You know we love to embellish.  Well, everything but the truth that is :-)

Classes are 11-5 each day.  

There will be a trunkshow so even more chances for sparkle!

Full details are on the website here.  

I hope you will join us we're going to have fun!

xo
ruth


Monday, March 13, 2017

Texture

Yesterday was the first lesson of the Zecca hummingbird class.  YAY!

This was a highly requested canvas.  (Hint if there is something brand new that you wish I would consider for a mystery class let me know.  It may speak to me and become a mystery class.)

You know I like to tackle backgrounds early on in a project and this canvas was no exception.  There's a good bit of background but not all in one spot.  It's a little here and a little there broken up with lots of little stems and leaves.  Ok, what to do? 

If I were to do a counted stitch I would like it to mimic the leaves.  Uh oh, that's lots of counting. 

The stitch needs to be smallish and ideally not have a busy pattern that could distract your eye.  Hmmmm......


I decided on a random pattern with a slight twist.  Thank you Brenda Hart.  Brenda first introduced me to this concept years ago and it works great.  It gives you just a bit of texture but allows all the beautiful painting to show through!  You know I love that.



So here you go.  It's just random long stitches worked vertically or horizontally.  RANDOM, random, RANDOM.  My stitches are long.  You can see they easily cover 7-9 threads.  If you are planning on making this a pillow that might see some touching and feeling you should make your stitches smaller.

The only real rules to this is use straight stitches only.  No diagonals.

Here's the same stitch used on the skirt of the Bohemian Beauty by Shelly Penko.



So, what's the twist this time?  Beads!!!  In the center, the light blue sky area I added beads on most of the vertical stitches!  Here's the easy peasy part.  The thread of choice is Petite Silk Lamé Braid.  Thread it in a beading needle and pick up a size 11 seed bead or two with your stitch.  The beads will sit between canvas threads and stay put.  Easy peasy.

Are you curious about the go withs for this class?  Here's our super cute new snap tray.


And because we wanted to do something different, here's the new felt magnet that goes perfectly with the canvas!
 
More excitement to come.  The next lesson is in two weeks.  If you would like to join the fun, I do have canvases in stock.  You can order online here, or give us a call at 410.296.0405.  As always its going to be a wild ride.

xo
ruth




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