JOY Zoom Class

We’re getting back to normal here at The Enriched Stitch . . .as normal as can be right now.  I’m not sure who’s more excited to be back in the shop.  . .our customers or us!

One thing I keep hearing from everyone is that they can’t wait until we can have classes again.  I don’t think that’s happening any time soon here in Connecticut.  We’ll have to wait to see what our governor says.

So, in the meantime, I’ve got a great class planned for Zoom.

This 4 x 8 design on 13 mesh is so much fun to stitch.  I can’t take credit for the picture above.  Don Lynch of Associated Talents stitched that one.  Mine is almost done.  I just have to finish some beading (my favorite NOT!) and then I’ll be done.

The kits are ready to go. Finally! It’s taking forever to get everything in these days.  So, now I can set a class date.  We’ll meet on June 24th at 1 pm EST. This will give plenty of time to get your kits to you since the mail has been so slow lately.

The kit includes the canvas, threads and beads and a free stitch guide by Don Lynch.  The class fee is $25 which is not included in the kit fee. There’s really cool beading and embellishment techniques in the piece and a variety of stitches.  I can wait to be done so I can send it off to the finisher to make into a really fun pillow.

You can sign up by calling the shop or sign up online.  We have 6 kits in stock so don’t wait too long!

Hope you’ll join in the fun!

 

 

June Newsletter

REOPENING!!!
Starting June 3rd we will be open to walk in traffic by appointment only!
Please email enrichedstitch@gmail.com to make your 1/2 hour appointment.
 
We ask that you make your appointment at least 24 hours in advance.
 
We are ready for you to come back safely in the shop.  We have plenty of hand sanitizer that we ask you to use when you come inside.  Please remove gloves if you are wearing them and then sanitize your hands.
 
We will be cleaning between each customer.
 
We have installed a plexiglass shield in front of the register.
 
And most importantly, MASKS ARE A MUST!
If you do not have a mask, we have them for you to purchase.  Scarves and other facial coverings will not be allowed.
 
We’re so excited to have you back in the shop!
 
Two New Clubs
Beautiful Ladies Club
4 canvases in total
4 x 4 on 18 mesh
FREE stitch guide for club members
club starts this month!


Pretty Packages Club

4 canvases in total

5 x 5 on 18 mesh

club members receive the guide for FREE!

Click here to sign up

June Trunk Show!!!
Rebecca Wood

Stockings

Halloween

Stocking Cuffs

Ornaments

All trunk show canvases and special orders from the trunk show are 20% off
Threads purchased with trunk show canvases are 10% off
New Book
We have Mary Legallet’s new book in stock!

New Exclusive Kit

Cardinal Santa

6 x 3 1/2 on 18 mesh
kit includes canvas, stitch guide and threads

Finishing Deadlines

We know you have been stitching up a storm.  We want to do our best to get your pieces for the holidays finished.
July 1st
standups, gusseted ornaments, purses
September 1st
ornaments, belts, pillows, key fobs, coasters, acrylic trays
October 1st
Christmas stockings
If you have any questions regarding finishing deadlines feel free to reach out to us!
We are extending our finishing sale through June
New Stitch Guides

Don’t Miss a Thing!

We’re Back!!!!

We’re so excited to have you back in the shop!
We will be reopening on Wednesday, June 3rd.
Here’s what things will look like

1. By appointment only –
one customer per time slot –

appointments are 1/2 hour
walk ins not permitted at this time
All appointments must be made via email to 
enrichedstitch@gmail.com

2. Customers will be required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entering.

A mask is a must. Not a scarf or bandana.  If you don’t have a mask, we will have them for you to purchase

We will continue to offer

curbside pickup and shipping of prepaid phone and email orders
shopping via Facetime
canvas kitting via email – send a picture of your canvas to enrichedstitch@gmail.com
and we will pull threads!
classes and studio time via zoom
If you don’t follow us on Instagram and Facebook, PLEASE DO!  I post lots of canvases and pictures of what’s in the shop there.
  I plan to do more Facebook-LIVE events so be sure to tune in for those!
I will also post a blog with all the canvases that we have in the shop so be sure to subscribe to the blog!

In Stock Kits

If you’re looking for a new project with a stitch guide then you’re in luck!  Here’s some of the kits we have in stock right now.

Reindeer and Cardinal (10 x 11 on 18 mesh)

Breakfast at Tiffanys (4 x 4 on 18 mesh)

Tiffany Heart (4 inches on 18 mesh)

Busy Bee (3 x 3 on 18 mesh)

Christmas Cutie (4 inch round on 18 mesh)

Hot Diggity Dog (4 inch round on 18 mesh)

Patchwork Heart (4 inches on 18 mesh)

Mountain Landscape (11 x 14 on 13 mesh)

 

Waterfall Landscape (11 x 14 on 13 mesh)

 

Seaside Landscape (11 x 14 on 13 mesh)

Butterfly for Hope (5 x 5 on 18 mesh)

Green Tropical Fish (13 x 9 on 13 mesh)

Lilac Flower Pot (10 x 10 on 18 mesh)

Hydrangeas and Lantern (8 x 8 on 18 mesh)

White Santa (available in two sizes. 9 inches on 18 mesh or 12 inches on 13 mesh)

Mrs. Claus Mini Shift

Pink Ribbon Flamingos (5 x 5 on 18 mesh)

Summer

Welcome Flip Flops

March Winds

Snowy Owl

Abstract Owls (4 inch round on 18 mesh)

Abstract Bears (4 inch round on 18 mesh)

Hydrangea Basket (8 x 10 on 18 mesh)

Winter Cardinal (6 x 8 on 18 mesh)

stitch guide in Needlepoint Now

Winter Birdhouses

Tipsy Chickadees (5 inch round on 18 mesh)

 

 

Seahorse

 

Beach Love

 

Three Cardinals in the Snow

Pink Tropical Fish

 

Little Basket of Flowers

Fourth of July Parade

 

Nativity

If you would like more information on any of these kits, please email me at enrichedstitch@gmail.com!

 

 

 

Cocktail Hour

It’s a gorgeous Spring day here at The Enriched Stitch!  I’m looking forward to cocktails later tonight on our boat.  First time this season!

Speaking of cocktails . . .Mary Susan and Linda stitched this little Maggie piece together to add to their “bar needlepoint” collection.  It’s only a 5 x 5 piece but look what they did with it!

The tail feathers are AMAZING! Love the crystal to dot the I.  And I’m in love with the stitch they used for the breast.

If you’re looking for a fun project then this is it!  We have four kits in stock and then that’s it for a while until our painting services get back up and running at full capacity.

You can call the shop to order or order online!

203-210-5107

You’re Probably Wondering . . .

 

I’ve been fielding a lot of questions regarding reopening, so I would like to provide a few answers.

We will NOT be reopening on Wednesday, May 20th.
I want to be able to open in a way that makes my employees and customers feel comfortable and safe.
We are looking forward to having you back in the shop as much as you are looking forward to being back in the shop.
We WILL be reopening at a
date-to-be-determined,
and it will look like this

1. By appointment only –
one customer per time slot –

2. Customers will be required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entering.

In the meantime, we will continue to offer

curbside pickup and shipping of prepaid phone and email orders
shopping via Facetime
canvas kitting via email – send a picture of your canvas to enrichedstitch@gmail.com
and we will pull threads!
classes and studio time via zoom
If you don’t follow us on Instagram and Facebook, PLEASE DO!  I post lots of canvases and pictures of what’s in the shop there.
  I plan to do more Facebook-LIVE events so be sure to tune in for those!
I will also post a blog with all the canvases that we have in the shop so be sure to subscribe to the blog!
We will do our best to bring The Enriched Stitch to you!

We look forward to hearing from you all and seeing you as soon as it is possible!  We miss seeing you and can’t wait to have you back in the shop!

More Painted Pony Angels

Our Painted Pony Angels trunk show is still going on.  I promised I would post the rest of the angels we received and here they are in all their cuteness!

All trunk show canvases are 20% off now through May 30th and if you want us to pull threads for the canvases the threads are 10% off.  You know how this works by now.  The frame number is UNDER the picture.

Please email directly at enrichedstitch@gmail.com to order or inquire about the canvases.  I’d hate to miss any of your emails!  Or drop us a line! 203-210-5107

 

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They are all so cute!  I have a few picked out for myself!

What Would Suzie Do?

Another fun installment for you!

For all you cardinal lovers out there (including me)!  This design from 3K is 8 1/2 x 11 on 18 mesh.

If I were to stitch this, I would skip stitch the background with one strand of Impressions to keep it light.  The birch trees I would do Horizontal Brick Stitch over 2 with Straw Silk, changing colors to follow the painting.

I’ve stitched a lot of cardinals and try to do them differently each time.  I would do angled Satin Stitch or Fly Stitch for the tail feathers.  I would do Open Nobuko for the body of the bird with 4 strands of red Splendor.  The wings I would do Criss-Cross Hungarian with red Splendor.  He’s such a happy bird!

The cardinal kit with the threads is $188.45

This is a new piece of mine available through Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery.  I designed it to fit in my new self finishing boxes where all you do is pop it in and your done and there’s glass on top to protect it.

I would do Alicia’s Lace  over 2 with 2 strands of Soie d’Alger for the background.  The little ladybugs have to be beaded!  You could bead the letters, as well, or tent stitch them if beading isn’t your thing.

The canvas is about 4 x 5 on 18 mesh.  The canvas and threads are $78.70. The box is $80

It definitely feels like 5 o’clock somewhere all the time these days!  How fun would this be in your collection of bar needlepoint?

I would tent stitch the glass, clock hands and numbers with the pictured threads.  The background would be fun in Pepper Pot (not sure why I have Gloriana in the picture too) in Woven Stitch. I would do a wrapped chain stitch for the silver outline with Kreinik.

  This canvas is 6 inches round on 13 mesh. The kit is $108.

 

We still have this gorgeous tree kit in stock.  It is 14 x 14 on 18 mesh and the kit is $207.70

I think everyone is having a hard time envisioning the background I see on this piece.  It would be similar to the background I did on Harvest Moon.

I’ll have another installment of this coming soon!

 

Last Call . . .Reindeer and Cardinal Class

For anyone who missed the original sign up for Melissa Prince’s Reindeer and Cardinal class, it’s not too late!

We FINALLY got all the threads in for the piece so now I can set a date for the class.  The online Zoom class will be Monday May 18th from 1-3.

We have three kits left in stock so don’t wait!  You can call the shop or order online

203-210-5107

You’ll learn a cool technique for the antlers, how to applique the green glitter felt, tons of new stitches and how fun are the tassels on the scarf?

I can’t wait until I can get to a fabric store again to pick everything out to make this into a fabulous pillow!

Painted Pony Angels Trunk Show

The angels have arrived! And one is cuter than the next!

I have to admit…I’ve never stitched an angel but I think that’s about to change!

Here’s pictures of half of what received in the trunk show. I’ll post the rest of the trunk show later this week.

As with all of our trunk shows, the canvases are 20% off and the threads for those canvases are 10% off!

You know the drill by now. Refer to the picture below the frame number when you call or email to order.

 

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I’ll be posting the rest of the angels later this week!

Please email enrichedstitch@gmail.com or call the shop to order! 203-210-5107