Needlepoint University Summer Semester

Registration is open for the Summer Semester of Needlepoint University!  If you missed the first session, don’t wait to sign up.  The class is almost full already!

Here’s a little more about what this class entails.

Class will start in April and run through July.  Class will meet the second and fourth Saturdays at 12:30 on Zoom.

Table of Contents

Tool Time 

Starting and Ending Threads 

How to Read Diagrams 

Compensating Stitches 

Choosing Threads 

Strip, Stroke and Lay 

Open Stitches 

Knots 

Turkey Work 

Beading 101 

Ribbon 101 

Couching 

Overdye Threads 

Chain, Outline and Stem Stitch 

Open Stitches 

Selecting Stitches 

 

Whether you are a beginner or have been stitching for years, you’ll learn a ton in this class.

You can sign up online or by calling the shop.

203-210-5107

Hope you’ll join me at Needlepoint University!

February Newsletter

I can’t believe it’s February.  January flew by!

I’ve been busy stitching and putting together new clubs and classes for you.  Here’s what’s happening in the shop.

Finishing Sale

All finishing dropped off or mailed in during the month of February is 10% off!

Click here for our finishing form

 

Silly Sea Creatures Club

This club will start in April.  There are 6 canvases in total.  4 inch rounds on 18 mesh.

Click here for more details or to sign up

Silly Little Birds Club

This club starts in March.  There are six canvases in total.  4 1/2 inches on 18 mesh.

Click here for all the details.

New York City Holidays Club

These canvases were stitched by the fabulous Elizabeth and Eleanor who are very dear customers of ours.  I thought they did such a fabulous job that I asked them if we could offer them as a club.  Lucky for everyone that they agreed!

There are six canvases in this club.  Each canvas is 3 1/2 inches on 18 mesh.

Click here for all the details.

 

 

Cupcake Nutcracker Class

There are two spots left in this class that will be in March.  I don’t have an exact date yet.  I will let everyone know once I receive the canvases from the designer.

He’s 18 inches on 13 mesh and jam packed with lots of stitching techniques.

Click here for all the details and to sign up

 

Susan Roberts Trunk Show

Susan Roberts is hands down one of my favorite designers!  Her designs are super cute and stitch painted which takes all the guess work out.

There are tons of Christmas stockings in the trunk show.  If you are thinking of stitching one this year, now is the time to start since our recommended “deadline” for holiday finishing is June 30th.  I use “deadline” very loosely since none of the finishers have deadlines this year and are not guaranteeing anything this year. 

This trunk show has everything from florals to Christmas, Judaica, growth charts, nutcrackers, Christmas ornaments, belts, dog collars, baby themed canvases, landscapes and so much more.  Susan has it covered!

Shop the Susan Roberts trunk show!

All trunk show canvases, in stock and special order are 20% off.  The discount will automatically be applied at the checkout.  Class pieces are excluded from the trunk show

 

Needlepoint University

A lot of people have been asking if I am going to offer Needlepoint University again and the answer is YES!  The next semester will start in April.  Registration will open in a few weeks so be sure to keep an eye out for it!

COVID UPDATE

The shop is open for regular business.  We are limiting capacity to three customers at a time.  A mask is required and we have plenty of Purell.  Yes . . .you read that right.  I scored real Purell!

You are welcome to make an appointment but it is not mandatory.

Be sure to subscribe to the blog and our emails to stay up do date of what’s happening in the shop!

 

New York City Holidays Club

When I first saw these canvases I fell in love with them.  I had every intention of stitching them but never got around to it.

We are so lucky that our customers, Elizabeth and Eleanor, stitched them up so cute and wrote guides for them.

The club will start late Spring this year.  There are six canvases in total.  Each one is 3 1/2 inches on 18 mesh.

 

Each kit includes the canvas, stitch guide and threads.

The Rockettes are my favorite!

All of these pieces have such special memories for me, as I’m sure they do for many of you, as well.

You can sign up online or call the shop to sign up.

A huge shout out to Eleanor and Elizabeth!  Thanks for sharing your guides with The Enriched Stitch!

Cupcake Nutcracker

 

I had a BLAST stitching this little cutie pie!  I don’t often stitch something for myself.  Usually I’m stitching for a club or a class piece.  But I just loved this guy and wanted to stitch him without any future plans.  But, there has been such an interest in this piece that I’m offering a Zoom class on March 20th. . . assuming the canvases come in on time.

 

 

There is a TON of beading in this piece.  If you know me at all, I’m not a big fan of beading.  But . . .if I think that’s what should be done then I’ll do it.

I think my favorite part of the piece is the peppermint button on his coat.

 

I love doing felt applique.  (Thank you Kelly Clark for turning me on to it!)  I knew he needed little elf shoes and I think they turned out pretty cute.

 

The cupcake has some fun techniques like gathered stitch with beads on top.  I had these sequins in my stash and they were the perfect size.  Yes . . .more beading but SO worth it!

I’ve got second Nutcracker on bars waiting to go.  I can’t do just one.  Gotta have a pair!

If you want to sign up for the class or purchase the kit you can call the shop or sign up online.

January Newsletter

Things have finally quieted down a bit after the holidays so I have time to blog.  We have a lot going on in the shop so I thought I’d share with you some new kits, new classes and some new items.

I recently got a bunch of finishing back.

This little cutie is my design and can be personalized with your house number.  The best part is that it’s on 13 mesh!

I taught this hydrangea basket on Zoom a few months back.  We still have a few kits and the class was recorded so you didn’t miss out!

I think this fox by Melissa Prince is so sweet.  I will be teaching him on February 27th on Zoom.  You can call the shop to sign up or sign up online.

 

These little acorns from Kelly Clark were a mini club we did back in the fall.  I have the perfect wreath for them!

I stitched a ton between Christmas and New Years while I was enjoying some much needed time off with my family!

This little Eye Candy piece is only 3 x 3 on 18 mesh and fits into a self finishing box.  There are 8 different stitches for you to learn.  Not quite 21 in 2021 but it’s a start!  I will be designing a piece that has 21 different stitches so keep an eye out for that.  We still have a few kits in stock.

I loved this little bunny star so much I bought it twice for myself!  We have kits available for this little cutie.  You can order online or call the shop.

I thought this Santa Star ornament would be a fun class.  There’s a cool stitch for the beard, a little stumpwork for the holly leaves and a thread you probably haven’t worked with before.  This class will be on February 13th.

We have a new club, The Silly Little Birds.  We did this club a few years ago but I thought I’d bring it back for those of you who missed it the first go around.

6 canvases in total
5″ round on 18 mesh
$125/per installment
includes canvas, stitch guide, threads and special embellishments
Club starts March 2021
You can call the shop to sign up or sign up online.
203-210-5107
I will be teaching Beading 101 and Ribbon 101 on February 20th on Zoom.  If you’ve ever wanted to learn about beading and ribbon then these are the classes for you!
A lot of people have been asking about if I will be teaching Needlepoint University again.  The answer is YES!  Registration will open next week for the next session so be sure to keep an eye on your inbox for when early bird registration opens.
I’ve got a number of other pieces that I’m really close to finishing so I will share them with you as soon as they’re done.
Happy Stitching!
Suzie

Year in Review

2020 has been a crazy year filled with tons of stitching.  I meant to post this on New Year’s Eve but I was enjoying some much needed relaxation last week with me family.

Here are all the pieces that I stitched this year.  Definitely hit 20 in 20!

 

I think that’s everything!

Happy New Year!

Thank You

I can’t say thank you enough to my staff and to all of my customers, near and far, for supporting the shop throughout the last year.  So, to show my appreciation, I am giving away a canvas of your choice from my wholesale line, Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery up to a $300 retail value!

All you have to do is like and follow us on Instagram and tag us in a picture of something you bought or had finished at the shop.  You can find us under @enrichedstitch on Instagram.  The winner will be chosen on New Year’s Day.

Pop on over to the online store and you can view the entire line.  Tons to choose from!  Or you can browse through the wholesale design website.

Happy Holidays!

Suzie

 

 

Needlepoint University

I am SOOOOOO excited to announce Needlepoint University!

I’ve been working on this class concept for a few years. I think you’re gonna love it!

Do you know the differences in your canvases, needles and threads?

Do you struggle with reading and understanding diagrams?

Do you struggle with picking the right stitches?

Do you want to learn more about needlepoint?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then this class is for you!

The Spring Semester starts January 2021 and will meet on Zoom the second and fourth Saturdays of each month for four months.  The class covers everything from starting and ending threads, understanding canvas and needles, how to read diagrams, selecting stitches, laying threads, Basketweave vs Continental, working with overdye threads and so much more!

You will be sent the materials you will need for the class, as well as monthly installments of the lessons.

Early bird registration goes through Saturday December 12th for $195.  After that, the price will go up!

You can register online or call the shop to register.

203-210-5107

By the end of the course, you will be a master stitcher!  I hope you’ll join me!

 

Annual Holiday Sale

It’s that time of year again!  How quickly the year flew by.  I wanted to spread a little holiday cheer by giving

30% off all in stock canvases now through Saturday December 5th.

If you’re hesitant to come into the shop or don’t live anywhere near us, you can still shop the sale.  Just call or email me with the frame number and a description of the canvas and we’ll send it your way or will leave it in the vestibule for contactless pick up.  Easy as can be!

203-210-5107

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I think that’s the most pictures I’ve ever put up on the blog for a sale!

Please email directly to order. Do not reply to the email.  It goes to the netherworld of the internet!

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Hope you’ve found something you can’t live without!

Suzie’s Favorite Things

I’m channeling my inner Oprah today.  There’s so many great things that I use every day that I wanted to share with you my favorites.

Lights

We have awesome table and floor lamps that will make it SO much easier to stitch.  And the best part is that they don’t annoy anyone else in the room with you.  How many times has someone told you to turn off your light while you’re watching tv?

Scissors

Scissors are the most useful tool you can have aside from a needle.  There’s nothing like a new pair of scissors.  My personal favorite are DOVO scissors.  I have a huge order on the way to the shop so give us a call to order.

Table and Floor Stands

If you don’t work on a stand, you are missing out!  Does your hand start hurting from holding the canvas?  Laying threads isn’t so easy either.  Does you back or shoulder hurt?  A table or floor stand will solve all of these problems.  Well worth the investment.  The best part is that the stands we carry are lifetime guaranteed.

Gift Cards

Always a favorite no matter what the store!

Little Red Door Kit

This is a brand new design of mine that I stitched up last week.  We have a few kits in stock right now and tons more canvases on the way in a few weeks.

Floss Away Bags

Tired of a big bag of tangled threads?  Separate and store your threads in individual bags that you can hang on a ring.  No mess anymore!

Cardinals

I love cardinals.  This piece is on my to do list.  It’s 5 x 7 on 18 mesh.  A perfect size piece and can be popped right into a picture frame!

Super Snips

These tiny scissors are the best to leave in your purse project bag for when you are on the go.  Not my favorite scissor to use at home for heavy duty stitching, but they are the perfect travel scissor.

Custom Monogram Magnets

We are just LOVING these in the shop!  You choose which design you want and tell us the name and voila! . . .you have a custom needle minder.  Call us to order so you can have them in time for the holidays. 203-210-5107