March Newsletter

Spring is in the Air!
The weather has been downright nasty lately.  It’s time to think Spring and bright colors!
We have tons of Easter egg canvases in stock.  Perfect purse projects!

The “Botanical Bunny” was a class a few years ago.  We have a complete kit in stock.

Speaking of Spring . . .

Our Needlepoint in New England Retreat is right around the corner.  We’re busy ordering kits, planning cocktail parties and a banquet dinner, putting goody bags and door prizes together. SO much to do!
There’s still time to sign up if you’ve been thinking about it.  But don’t wait too long.  Classes are almost full.
April 27-29, 2018
The Greenwich Hyatt
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
Meredith Willett – Chorus Line by Charlie Harper
Mary Susan Muirhead – Floral Bouquet by Maggie
All of the details are on the website.  You can register online or by calling the shop.  Picture yourself in a wonderful three day class of stitching . . .we hope you join us!

Thunder Series Class

Saturday April 14th 9:30-4

VNG launched a new teaching piece  . . .the Thunder Series
This piece was designed to teach stitches.  And you have your choice of four colorways.  So there’s something for everyone!
Pick one design to work on during class!

Winter Thunder

Spring Thunder

Summer Thunder

Fall Thunder

Canvas and stitch guide $195
Thread kits vary – approximately $200
Class Fee $65
Lunch included
Call the shop or email to sign up
Silly Little Birds Club
  A new club from the Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery
6 canvases in total
5″ round on 18 mesh
$65/canvas includes stitch guide
threads $50/installment
Club starts May 2018
Sign up online or call the shop to sign up

Abstract Bears Class
Taught by Suzie Vallerie
March 24th 9:30-4
I designed the stitches for this piece for teaching purposes. I thought it would make a great class for anyone wanting to learn stitches OR if you know most of these stitches (I guarantee no one knows all of them since I made up a number of them), you can see how different threads look with the same stitch. The other cool thing about this piece is that I took a stitch and did variations with it. Sometimes I filled in an opening in a stitch and other places I left it open. They look totally different, like the mommy and baby bears’ heads. I also enlarged or shrunk a stitch, which I think makes a piece look more cohesive, rather than putting totally different stitches all over a canvas.

Sign up online or by calling the shop. Kits available for those who can’t attend the class
Advance registration required for all classes.  Call the shop or email to sign up
Happy Birthday!
The Enriched Stitch is turning 6 on March 17th!  Stop by to celebrate with us!  Our anniversary sale will start soon.  Be sure to watch the blog to see our canvas boards!

New Stitch Guides

December 25th – stitched by Suzie Vallerie

Elf Surveillance – stitched by Suzie Vallerie

Tibetan Prince – Stitched by Aggie Aspinwall
Wedding Cake – stitched by Aggie Aspinwall

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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