Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dog Tweets!

One can never have enough happy needlepoints. :^)

A fun canvas for dog lovers and bird lovers alike! Available in the web store.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Anticipation

Finally today the Sundance beads arrived for the class. Easier to love beads with canvas when your working with Sundance beads. As you can see many different shades and types of gold threads. When you have metallic gold on a canvas do you think about using multiple golds? instead of just going for your favorite? Here we will use different shades of gold as well as several different types including blending filament, cord, size 4 and 12 braids, 1/16th inch ribbon, and japan thread. Personally I love how the ribbons lie whether it be from Kreinik, Fyre Werks soft sheen or Treasure Braid ribbon just to name a few. No thickness or bulk and plenty of shine.

The Registration Form is here.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Jack Russell Terrier

Barbara Russell's outstanding rendering of the Jack Russell Terrier. 12" x 12" design area on 18 count, stitch painted. Was $180.00 now just $115.00. Thread kit available, please email for specifics.

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Dragon Fly ~ fulcrum between mundane and mystical

There are still a few seats available for our class with Sharon G as she takes us on her stitching journey with The Dragonfly and Ladybug. Learn filling and laid stitches, working with Japan thread, stitching with beads and more. Materials used are some of the finest available; Gloriana silks, Kreinik Japan threads and Sundance Beads. Sharon Garmize has over 30 years of stitching experience so we all have much to gain by spending the day together. She will also bring a trunk show and all class participants can enjoy a 20% discount including any threads. Click on the link below to register. Great lighting abounds in the new shop; please bring your stitching basics but additional lighting is not likely necessary even to ones with mature vision!

The Registration Form is here.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Love at First Sight

Today I received two of the pagoda designs released in January by Leigh. They are truly beautiful. Each is 11" x 14" on sage green canvas, 18 count and $195.00 each. One is Hall of the Sacred Bells, other Pavilion of the Great Sea. Once again these are interesting in that there is a definite foreground and background helping one give some structure to stitch selections.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Another nice little canvas with a thread kit

This canvas by artist Janet Watson is published by Fleur de Paris. Its inspired by the Bloomsbury Group, part of the arts and crafts movement that included a number of painters and designers who had an important influence on the visual and decorative arts during the period of English modernism (1905—1930).

Its stitch painted on 13 count canvas, overall design area is 11" x 11", and the thread kit is available as a separate item.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Some new items in the web store today

Happy to post some new items offered in the web store today. Julie Mar's Elegant Lady canvas previously posted disappeared like lightning, but we also have the Elegant Lady Detail canvas, which is a smaller piece, a close-up of our favorite lady's face.

And we also have this beautiful little Thistle canvas from Melissa Shirley. We've prepped a thread kit for this one as well because we can't resist when we see threads so perfect for this canvas.