The rest of this year has some fantastic opportunities to learn while stitching great needlepoint. I came back from vacation so jazzed about the upcoming needlepoint classes, I just wanted to share them with you.
There are two more 25 Stitches classes this year. The first 25 Cross Stitches begins June 15 and explores great version of this time-honored stitch. You can sign up here.
The final class in this series, 25 Stitches for Round Spaces, begins in the Fall.
Both classes include great stitch samplers.
Explore a New Technique
Shading is the topic that I get asked about most often. If you believe the general wisdom about shading you’ll think it’s very hard to do. In reality shading is easy, interesting, and gives great depth to your needlepoint. I have two very different shading classes coming up.
Beginning Shading starts in August. If you have never done shading or would like practice in three kinds of shading, this small piece is perfect for you. Using a canvas you draw yourself, you’ll create a lovely holiday design. You’ll see the piece when sign-ups open next Wednesday.
Super Shading Effects is a more advanced class that features 13 different shading techniques or shaded effects using the stunning Mindy canvas pictured here. It’s a mystery class, meaning you won’t see the whole canvas stitched until the class is over. Each month the class will cover a single technique with two tiles stitched using it. There are 13 lessons in all.
The class begins late in the Fall and registration will open over the summer to give you plenty of time to get your canvas. I just adore this canvas and I’m so excited to share it with you.
The Enhancement Forum
The first enhancement forum just finished up, giving students almost eight months of great canvases and ideas. This year’s session will begin in September and promises even more great help for you based on the canvases you submit.
This class is an on-line and affordable version of the expensive classes offered in so many shops. Instead of you needing to buy a canvas, pay for the class and take lots of notes, you can learn at home, using a canvas you have, and at a price where you can buy more great canvases.
Watch for the announcement and registration in early July.
I love that needlepoint is such a wonderful way to learn about color. I’m just starting to work on this class that will start at the end of the year. The idea is to use a controlled group of threads to explore color ideas and color schemes by creating small ornament-sized projects. It sounds more rigid than it will be. There will be four color palettes with lots of color and background choices. Your projects can be in one or more of the palettes.
It will be tons of fun and unlike other classes you have taken.
Watch the blog for more information about it.
And in 2017
A fourth series of 25 Stitches, a Bargello class, the beginner’s forum, and lots more.