January Newsletter

Winter TNNA Trade Show
I’m so excited for the upcoming trade show later this month!  I will be exhibiting my new design line, Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery, for the first time!  I have about 100 brand new designs, from my licensed artists as well as my own designs.  We will also be there with new designs from Amanda Lawford.  We have so much stuff we had to have two rooms!  We will be in rooms 438 and 439.
Be sure to like our Facebook page for the Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery to see sneak peeks and when the website is launched later this month.
Speaking of sneak peeks, here’s a few to tickle your fancy.
We also have a new retailers club that will be launching at the show. I’ll give you a teaser of one of the six designs.

Be sure to sign up through your local shop.

I have so much more to share with you but it will have to wait until the February newsletter.  It’s killing me doing all this secret stitching! LOL!
Christmas Diners Club
There are 4 adorable canvases in this club

5 x 5 on 18 mesh
The club starts January 2018. Stitch guides are included in the kit with canvas and threads
Thread kits TBD
Stitch guides by Suzie Vallerie and Nancy Taylor
Click here to sign up online or call the shop to sign up 203-210-5107

Winter Class Schedule
Finish It!  January 6th  10-12  $25
Stuck on a piece and can’t get it done?  January always motivates us to finish pieces.  So come work with Suzie and she will help you with stitches and threads to get you over the hump
Clean it Up!  January 11th or 13th  10-12  $25
Are you embarrassed by the back of your canvas?  Suzie will help you clean up your technique.  You’ll be amazed at how different your canvas looks on the front once you clean up the back!
Enriched Stitching with Suzie
January 20th  10-3  $75
Submit your canvas by December 16th and Suzie will write a custom stitch guide and select all the threads to turn your canvas from drab to fab.  The day will be spent going over your stitch guide and the techniques used to create a stunning piece of art.
Class fee includes full day of instruction and lunch. Stitch guide and threads are additional.  Canvas must be from The Enriched Stitch.
 Class limited to 6 students 
Ribbon 101 February 8th or 10th 10-12 $40
Have you wanted to learn to work with silk ribbon?  No need to be intimidated.  Suzie will show you how to work with this fabulous thread to create beautiful ribbon techniques.  Bring a canvas with you that you’d like to use ribbon on and Suzie will give you ideas.
Includes a doodle canvas on stretcher bars and ribbon to work with.
Beading 101 February 22nd or 24th 10-12 $40
No need to be afraid of beading anymore!  It’s really easy once you learn the basic tips and techniques.  Includes a doodle canvas on stretcher bars, beading needles and beads to work with.
Advance registration required for all classes.  Call the shop or email to sign up
Join us at our 2018 retreat
Needlepoint in New England
Registration Closes March 1st
Registration is open for this amazing retreat!
April 27-29, 2018
The Greenwich Hyatt
Some classes are almost full so don’t wait to sign up to make sure you get your first choice of class!
Look at the lineup of teachers and classes!
Kelly Clark – Seashell Wreath
Becki Gebhardt – Stormy Weather by Leigh Designs
Suzie Vallerie – New England Santa by Amanda Lawford
Sandra Arthur – Winter Cardinal by Maggie
(almost full)
Meredith Willett – Chorus Line by Charlie Harper
(almost full)
Mary Susan Muirhead – Floral Bouquet by Maggie
All of the details are on the website.  You can register onlineor by calling the shop.  Picture yourself in a wonderful three day class of stitching . . .we hope you join us!
Go Red with Thread 2018
The three canvases for our fundraiser next year are stitched and available for you to order! All three canvases have stitch guides and thread kits.  A portion of the proceeds of these designs will be donated to hurricane relief charities this year.
Wonderland Heart – Amanda Lawford Designs
stitched by Suzie Vallerie

Mediterranean Diet – Melissa Prince Designs

stitched by Suzie Vallerie

Red Tails at Sunset – Leigh Designs

stitched by Suzie Vallerie
Give us a call at the shop to order your kit!
Don’t Miss a Thing!
Studio Time
Tuesday 12:30-2:30 with Becki
Thursday 12:30-2:30 with Becki
Friday 10:30-12:30- with Suzie
Saturday 12:30-2:30 with Suzie
Can’t make those times?  We’re happy to schedule a private lesson with you.
Not local?  We do Skype and Facetime lessons, as well.
Be sure to call ahead or email to reserve a place in studio time
 2018 Finishing Deadlines
 Easter: January 22 , 2018
4th of July: April 20, 2018
Halloween: July 20, 2018
Hanukkah: July 27, 2018
Thanksgiving: Aug 3, 2018
Early Christmas: Aug 10, 2018

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