Yesterday was a special day at the shop. Sharon IMO is an excellent teacher and think everyone left happy with much gained in their knowledge about stitching on canvas. I'm sad for anyone who has never seen a completed canvas stitched by Sharon. The difference between seeing a stitched piece of hers in a picture vs. real life is like the difference between black & white vs color. Her use of metallics and beads, scale of the stitches and composition are all too be greatly admired. Amongst the students were the NY Stitching Sisters and I am grateful they came as some of my customers were less than aware of what a needlepoint addict is! Not to mention Denise's sense of humor and kindness she spreads. Denise troubled herself to bring four framed pieces from Sharon's line based on photo graphs Denise took in Ponzo Italy. They are below and are exquisite beyond words, I've posted a picture from her blog. Several have stitch guides available. Thank you to Denise, Linda, Karen, Cliff (yes we had a man amongst us) Ruth, Lynn, Joanne and Carol for attending.
One very positive outcome of yesterday is that I would like to have Sharon return for embellishment classes. I'll work up some dates and accept registration on a first come basis. Now everyone can have a chance to learn from a leader in the needlearts. If your interested now, don't wait for me! Just email or call and let me know to put you on the waiting list. $75.00 for day including lunch, max 6 students per class.