Posts Tagged ‘Delica Beads’

Celebration of Needlework

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Thought I’d tell you a bit about Celebration of Needlework and what we’ll be doing in St Charles, Missouri the weekend of September 19th-22nd. At this hotel show designed to bring stitchers a weekend of stitching and shopping fun, Tracey Shultz of Threaded Needle Designs and I share a room filled with all the goodies we can carry up there. Goodies for you to bead or stitch, along with Mr D’s boxes and fun toys every stitcher loves!

We also will both be teaching at this show. Tracey is offering three beaded classes I think you’ll love! I will be teaching my Explorations Class with four colorways to choose from. In addition we are both doing a Make-It, Take-It project. Take a look at the photos and then go the the Celebration website to sign up. There you’ll find other participants like Linda Stoltz, Susan Greening-Davis, Barbara Jackson and Pam Reed and several others.

Vendors include some of the biggest names in the needlework world, Judy Whitman of JBW Designs, Cecilia’s Samplers, Inspired Needle, Erica Michaels, Rosewood Manor, Olde Colonial Designs, and many more! Plus you’ll be able to visit with each of these people in a relaxed environment where relationships can be formed and friendships established. You won’t want to miss this weekend.

Tracey’s Classes:

Crystal Elegance Necklace

Crystal Elegance Necklace

Kumihimo Braided Necklace

Kumihimo Braided Necklace

Hearty Bead Bracelet

Hearty Bead Bracelet

Pat’s Classes:

Winter Colorway

Winter Colorway

Summer ColorwaySummer Colorway
Holiday Colorway

Holiday Colorway

Spring Colorway

Spring Colorway

A New Beader Shares!

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Just a few short months ago a new customer placed a bead kit order with me, then another in a week or so and then another with a note saying how much she was enjoying the process! Take a look at the great pieces she’s created just since the first of the year:

Balmy Beach Fob by Fern Ridge Collections

Balmy Beach Fob by Fern Ridge Collections

The Buzzzzz from Fern Ridge Collections

The Buzzzzz from Fern Ridge Collections

Honeycomb Fob from Fern Ridge Collections

Honeycomb Fob from Fern Ridge Collections

Cattitude from Fern Ridge Collections

Cattitude from Fern Ridge Collections

Cattitude she made for a friend, I think you’ll agree that we all need a friend like her! Thanks for sharing Sandy

You can find all of these great kits and more on the site, just click here.

January 2012 Newsletter

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

It’s been a while since I wrote a Newsletter so take a look at the fun beaded fobs I’ve stitched since Fall Hideaway.

Tracey of Threaded Needle Designs created these two fun fobs!

Tracey of Threaded Needle Designs created these two fun fobs!

See the kits along with a couple more Tracey has designed here. I had a great time with these, they went quickly so I wasn’t overwhelmed but were enough of a challenge to keep me beading! We will have a class in even count Peyote Stitch on Tuesday, March 20th from 10am to Noon or from 2pm to 4pm. You choose one of the kits from the fobs on the Threaded Needle Designs page. Cost of the kit pays your class fee. You need to sign up by Monday March 12th.

We still have room for a few more stitchers at Needlework Hideaway. See the great classes we’re offering this time here.

February 17 and 18 we will be having our “delayed” Christmas Party. As you know we ran out of time in December so we’ve decided to celebrate our great customers with a Party in February. Lots of items on sale, lots! The following weekend is Nashville Market so we need to move out inventory to make room for the new I’ll bring back. Admission to the Party will be a food item to be donated to the Salvation Army. Watch for more information on what will be on sale and how the website customers can participate!

We have a Fern Ridge trunk show here now with the new items we don’t even have on the website yet! Come see…

Lots of interesting things going on in the needlework world recently so I thought I’d share. Big, big news is the results of the auction at Sotheby’s. Read all about it in the New York Times.

Kreinik has some great free patterns you can download.  See them on Kreinik’s site.

The needlework world lost a icon in December. Read about this larger than life figure, Erica Wilson again in the New York Times.

Stitcher’s Village is hosting a designer chat with Tracy Horner of Ink Circles on Saturday Jan. 28th at 9pm Eastern. Go to sign up on the Stitcher’s Village site.

Until next time, keep stitching!

Pat

What you can do with all these Threads!

Friday, June 24th, 2011

I wanted to share some pictures sent to me by a very creative customer. She stitches on cards and shares those cards with her friends and family, lucky them!

Card Embroidery 1

Each card is either her adaptation of an existing design or an original by her using all types of threads. They are lovely as they are, and would be great fun to stitch with threads like Rainbow Gallery, Caron Collection, ThreadworX or Kreinik to name a very few.

Card Embroidery 3

Don’t they just make your fingers itch for a needle?

This one is done with a lovely metallic. How elegant!

This one is done with a lovely metallic. How elegant!

When a new use of the threads comes along I can hardly wait to give it a try.

This one is done with Stem Stitch.

This one is done with Stem Stitch.

Ok, one more!

Look at that sparkle!

Look at that sparkle!

As amazing as these are, what if she added buttons or beads? For some a Just Another Button Company button would be perfect, for others Mill Hill’s Treasures would add sparkle and of course either Delicas or Seed Beads would be exciting!

So what are you working on now? Please share with the group what’s fun and exciting in your stitching life!

Thanks,

Pat

Fun Stuff From Needlework Hideaway!

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

CORRECTIONS!!

My apologies to Pat Starks for spelling her name wrong and to Kathy Schenkel for giving credit for her design to A Collection of Designs. Don’t know wehre my brain went while I was working on this…

 

These pieces were finished by Pat Stark, a regular at Needlework Hideaway, after we had a talk about finishing and a demo of finishing needlepoint canvases. Isn’t it great when someone takes what you’ve shown them and creates such fun pieces!

Pat wanted a different finish for this cute little chick and the "Gift" finishing technique was just what she needed!

Pat wanted a different finish for this cute little chick and the "Gift" finishing technique was just what she needed!

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March, 2011 Newsletter

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Luck ‘o the Irish is back! This year we’ll celebrate the 17th, 18th and 19th so make your list, place your order and we’ll have a customer in the shop pull your coin to discover the discount. Remember that discounts range from 15% to 50%  and last year an in-store customer pulled a 15% for herself and a 35% for the online order so come play with us, you may win big!

For those of you close enough to come visit, tea and scones, Celtic music and lots of great merchandise await you.  Everyone wins on this special weekend!

Even better, we have the Threaded Needle Designs trunk show here now. Tracey puts together kits for Ann Paxton, Deb Moffet-Hall, Chris Manes, and of course for Threaded Needle Designs. Lots of goodies in this show and several new kits and patterns. You’ll have to come see as I’ll be busy making scones and can’t be sure I’ll get all the new items on the website in time for the Luck ‘o the Irish! See what we already have online here.

As part of the Trunk Show we’ll be hosting an in-and-out class in beading. Just buy one of the kits, find a spot at the table, and we’ll help you get started learning the basics of beading! Price of the kit is cost of the class so you’ll never have a chance to learn that’s any less expensive than that! If you’ve looked at the beading things here in the shop and wished you knew how, take advantage of this great offer.

Needlework Hideaway is the 31st of March thru the 3rd of April so the shop will be closed March 31, April 1 and 2. I’ll be shipping all orders that come in during that time on April 4th.

A local customer is interested in setting up a Round Robin stitching group here in Union County area. If you want more information just call the shop or drop in and we’ll talk about it. A Round Robin is a fun way to meet new stitchers and receive a piece of needlework stitched by other stitchers to your specifications. You choose the theme and set the parameters, send off the piece and when you see it again it’s all stitched. You get to stitch on the pieces chosen by the others in your group so you have stitching opportunities different from what you might choose. I’ve participated in a couple of Round Robins in the past and had a great time with it. Call!

See you soon!

New Contest!

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

We have a number of new Bead kits and patterns on the way.  Below is a photo of one of the new items. The first person who posts a comment here with the correct name of the Designer of this piece and the url of the designer’s page on our site will receive the chart. Check out Stitcher’s Workshop now to see if you can determine which Bead Designer has created this piece. The piece is not there so you’re going to have to figure it out based on the style of the designer.

Important, you need to post the url from the page on our website in the comments section of this Blog to win!

We have a Winner!

Click on Comments to see all the entries and the winner.

Thanks for playing along…

Do you recognize the designer of this piece?

Do you recognize the designer of this piece?

Hurry, post your selection in the Comments section and win this great chart! I will notify the person who wins and then approve all the comments after we have a winner. Good Luck!

February 2010 Newsletter

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

You know I really enjoy typing the 2010, it’s fun to think of a new decade ahead of us, a clean slate we can use to write our life’s story. I hope yours includes lots of stitching!

Rhonda told me she wants to see the monthly special at the beginning of the newsletter in case she doesn’t have time to read it all so… All the month of February we will be holding the line on the price of our beading kits. Beads took a price increase beginning January 1 but we want you to have the opportunity to get the kits you’ve been wanting so now’s the time to order. Some beads increased as much as 20% so don’t delay, we will be changing the prices on March 1! Now, I hope you’ll take the time to read on because there are more fun things to follow!

How unbelievably terrible that the new decade began with the devastation in Haiti. You probably have already made donations to the relief effort but Stitcher’s Village has another fun way for you to participate. Click here and purchase Janie’s cute new design created to raise funds for one of the agencies working in Haiti, download the design and stitch it up for a reminder of how fortunate we are to not have to face this horror every day.

While you’re on the Stitcher’s Village page be sure to click on the Stitcher’s Voice and then on the latest edition to read the article about us. Participate in the contest and win the $100 gift certificate to the shop! Use it online or in the shop, or if you’ll be at either of the Region Seminars we are doing this year you can use it there. Want to know more about those Region Seminars? Call the shop and we’ll fill you in.

Another interesting place to visit is Kreinik’s page on Facebook. There you will find photos of stitched pieces using the Kreinik products, along with photos from TNNA Market in California and lots of great ideas to encourage you to stitch. Take a look and don’t forget to Friend us there. We’re under Patricia Ann Dugan. We are also on Twitter if you keep up with your friends that way. I post updates to the Blog and new products in both places so you can be the first to find out what’s going on if you follow us there.

Needlework Hideaway, Spring 2010 is just around the corner. We still have room for you so click here and sign up today. We have awesome goodies planned for the attendees this Spring and a new teacher, Debbie Gwaltney of  Starlight Designs offering a couple of great classes. As always, you are welcome to just come sit & stitch in the greatroom! This is a totally fun event, perfect for regrounding, and washing away the stresses in your life. I always leave feeling refreshed and ready. Come join us…

New products include The Sweetheart Tree automatic and the Lizzie Kate automatic. Just type New in the Search engine on the site to see all the new products that have arrived in the last couple of months. Just in today are samples of the new Zweigart Congress Cloth colors. I’ve put together a .pdf file of those colors that you can find and print on the Canvas page and I’ve also posted them on the Blog.

We have an upgraded system for composing the Newsletter this month. Our Webmaster warned that some of you may have problems receiving it because of your email provider so if you have problems just email pat@stitchersworkshop.com and let me know, I’ll send a .pdf of the newsletter for you.

 Until next time, keep stitching,

Pat

Customer Christmas Spirit

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Here’s a photo to get you totally in the Christmas spirit! A customer recently brought some of her creations to the shop to share what it is she does with all the beautiful threads she buys. These are Temari balls, an ancient Japanese craft, originally a child’s toy.  Aren’t these lovely? I can tell you this child wants one!

Aren't these beautiful?

Aren't these beautiful?

The threads she uses include DMC perle #5, Kreinik Braids and Rainbow Gallery Braids. You could also decorate with beads and treasures or choose some of the other wonderful decorative threads.

To learn more about Temari, visit  http://www.temari.com where you’ll find background information and instructions for creating your own Temari!