Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Deborah Forney Classes

Deborah Forney is coming to teach April 10-13, 2008. She is a wonderfully vibrant teacher. If you have the opportunity, I hope you will join us.

Deborah has taught for the American Needlepoint Guild seminar most recently in our fair city of Baltimore. One of the classes she taught there - Blue Crab Blues - filled immediately. She will be teaching it here for us this Spring. Oh what fun!

She will also be teaching Gypsy Butterfly which while you can stitch it exactly like hers, you can also modify the colors and create your own unique interpretation. Branch out, play with different threads! Create your own one-of-a-kind butterfly.

All details can be found on our website by clicking news and events.

Check your calendar and sign up soon. Class registration ends March 1, 2008.


Anyone who knows me, knows that one of the main reasons I wanted to open an honest to goodness storefront was my love of classes. I will teach anyone anything I know one on one, but put me in front of a room full of people and it just isn't pretty.

I love taking classes. Now, that isn't to say I loved school, because I didn't. But, a class that is art and technique and I'm in my element. That I love.

So, I invite all of the talented teachers in our industry to come visit for a weekend and share their magic.

We have had Brenda Hart come teach and will be having her back many more times. She is truly an amazing teacher. She works with each student's canvas individually to bring it to life, picking stitches, creating stitches, selecting threads that without her we wouldn't have thought of. As our projects get finished, I will post photos here.

I will also post details of upcoming classes as they are planned. You may also visit the news and events page of our website at anytime to see what's happening.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas and Happy Crab

No, I haven't been drinking, but I did just receive some great new pieces back from the finisher. One of which is the checkered crab frame weight designed exclusively for us by Squiggee aka Gail Hendrix.

Gail's canvases are all beautifully painted making them a joy to stitch. This crab frame weight is funky and fun. The flowers were quick and easy to stitch in long stitches of Petite Sparkle Rays or silk ribbon embroidery. Of course I had to make a run to the fabric store to find big crystal buttons for his eyes. He's a cutie.

I'll post more pictures as soon as possible. It's always fun to see finishing. Besides all of our new designs that will be released at market in 2 weeks I have also completed stitch guides for 2 new Melissa Shirley canvases and the Strictly Christmas Stitching Santa. So, stay tuned. More to follow.

Happy Holidays.
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