Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A big wonderful dragon. Oh my!

I've been meaning to post about this for awhile.  Today is the day!

Kimberly Smith stitched her dragon canvas and it is magnificent!  Kimberly truly looks at a canvas differently than the rest of us.  She play with textures and stitches and creates a special magic that is perfect for this dragon.


The canvas is the perfect size.  It's not too big.  It's 12" x 7" on 18ct but just look at all the wonderful techniques and stitches that are in this canvas.


 There's a little of this and a little of that.  Love it all.
 

And check out the thread kit.  YUMMY!


If you can't resist this dragon anymore than I can, canvases are in stock, complete with stitchguide!  You can order by clicking here, or give us a call at 410.296.0405.

I hope you love him as much as I do.

xo
Ruth

P.S.  If you would like to stitch this gem with the guidance of Kimberly, check out the class listings at the Black Sheep in Florida.  She will be teaching it there in October.









Sunday, August 21, 2016

and so it begins

Today was the start of our newest mystery class, The Three Stwooges by Love You More. 

With rain pouring from the sky we started with the background.  No surprise there.  I often start with the background.  That allows me to put all the dimension in the main characters and really make them pop.


The fun of this background was selecting stitches and threads that are soft and mysterious.


The moon of course glows in the dark.  How could it not?



The trees are sketchy and gnarly.  They are ready to reach out and grab you!


The sky is a slightly angled stitch that looks like mist rising.  The foreground and pumpkins are all stitched as one.  Nothing should detract from the stwooges.

The real fun of this lesson is the thread used.  Three overdyed colors of floche. One is from my Color Dreams line; the other two are from Threadnuts!  Very fun to compare the differences and you know I love floche!

The limited edition snap trays completely sold out for this class, but we still have super cute scissor fobs.  If you want one, grab them while they are here.



Next lesson is September 25th! Wow! Five weeks.  Plenty to do until then.  There's a mounatain of kits shipping tomorrow.  We are waiting for our second shipment of canvases.  As soon as they arrive the rest of the kits will be on their way.

Until next time, here's the stitch used in the sky.

xo
ruth




Friday, August 19, 2016

Kelly Clark is teaching a Cyber-Class

How exciting is this?  Kelly Clark mistress of stumpwork on canvas and all things folk arty and fabulous is teaching her very first cyber-class.

Bees Proverb

There will be 4 lessons, October 15th, November 19th, December 17th and January 21st.

You will receive a package from her each moth with a lesson and any special goodies you need for that lesson.

On each lesson day she will post  a slide-show and any supporting demonstration videos on a Facebook Super Secret Cyber Page. She will be monitoring the page on Lesson Day from 10AM 'til 4PM for chat and questions.

Pretty cool idea!

If you would like to sign up, email kcnsales@gmail.com with your mailing address, phone number, email address and facebook name.

We will be ordering canvases, putting together thread kits etc for anyone interested in taking this class.  Give us a call at 410.296.0405 to place your order!  Please order soon as there are a lot of unusual threads in the kit.

It's going to be a fun class.

xo
ruth
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