Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A Weekend with Mary

It's always fun when new teachers come to the beehive.  We have the opportunity to look at needlepoint through a different set of eyes!  Every teacher has their own voice.  Some teachers are lighter using Petite Silk Lamé Braid on 13ct and some are heavier using layers and layers of threads on a canvas.  There's no right or wrong.  It's just different and exciting and fun.

This past weekend we had the opportunity to have Mary Legallet of Whimsical Stitch teach two exciting projects.

The first class was an Emma Williams canvas from Melissa Shirley Designs, Passion Flowers and Birds.  Just look at all these yummy threads.  It's painted on 13ct with lots of fun spaces for stitches and techniques.

The water really is Petite Silk Lamé Braid!  Really, really on 13ct.  It looks great!

 Throughout the class Mary does demos of techniques you need to know.

We learned how to make big wonderful flowers from ribbon.


And of course there were beads :-)

If you would like a kit for this canvas, give us a call or order online here and we'll send it your way. 

The second project was Zecca's Royal Peeps.  So cute! 

I can barely stand how cute these peeps are.  The king on the left with the big fancy crown with his courtly night bowing to him.  LOL  Only zecca!

 There's lots of fun techniques in this canvas.  I love, love, love the bird stitches.  So much fun.  If you would like to stitch the peeps, give us a call or order online.  You know the drill.  You know we love sending goody boxes in the mail.  We pack them extra special.

Mary will be back next year.  We don't have dates or projects picked but watch for announcements, check your schedule and join the fun! 

Thank you to everyone who came to class and thank you Mary for a super fun weekend.  Hugs to Max and Lola.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A New Designer! And she loves cats :-)

I am happy to introduce the art of Rebecca Walk!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  Lots of details in these designs, but you can choose what to keep and what to ignore.

She loves cats so of course we love her :-)

This is Stylin Siamese.

The most amazing Red Octopus, because yes, everyone needs a red octopus!

Two super cute fluffy cats.

 Tabby Kitty

Gray Kitty 

All are instock now and ready to be adopted into their furever homes.

I see small stitches and beads and exposed backgrounds.  You know I don't believe every canvas intersection needs a stitch.

Happy Wednesday,


Sunday, June 11, 2017

A New Mystery, A New Owl

It's time to start a new Mystery Class!  Today was the first lesson of the Owl with Key by Sandra Vargas.  We love her style and this canvas is no exception.  Big beautiful eyes draw you in and that flower on the owl's tummy!  What will we do with that?

I do like to keep you guessing what I will do with a canvas but by now you know, lesson one is more than likely the background.  I like the lacy look of the painted background and wanted to create the illusion of lace without it getting too heavy.  Soooooo.....

Step one is a nice light sparkly pattern.

Step two is all freeform embroidery.  I'm not finished with the background yet.  I will embellish more of the painted lace but this gives you the idea.  You can do as much or as little as you like.  It's kind of like eating popcorn.  You just keep going.

Next up is the key.  I needed to stitch that next so that the owl would have a place to sit.  Mine is stitched entirely in Inline Couching.  You could also Tent Stitch it.  The idea is that it should be smooth and show off the curves.

You know I love go withs.  They make me happy.  Our new snap tray may just be the prettiest one yet.  We have a few not spoken for so if you want us to add one to your package give us a call or email us.

And just look at the fat little owl magnet everyone is getting with their class kit!  Too cute and so sparkly!

Next lesson is in two weeks!  I guess the owl is next :-)  We do have extra canvases in stock so if I have just tempted you, give us a call at 410.296.0405 or order online and we can send goodies your way.

Mary Legallet is here next weekend for two fun filled classes.  Kits will be available if you aren't joining us in person.

The fifth lesson of Why Fit In has finally shipped!  If you don't have yours yet, give us a call. 

I'm working on the next lesson of Row of Ladies II and will have the girls back on track asap!  Lots going on. 
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