How Does Your Garden Grow Zoom Class

You asked for more classes and you shall receive!  My newest online class is “How Does Your Garden Grow” on April 26th at 12:30.  Here’s a few of the techniques you will learn.

Flowers

I’ll have a variety of techniques like French and Colonial Knots, some silk ribbon techniques (you should have experience with silk ribbon), Granitos and some beautiful stitches that you can use on flower petals.

Grass

Here’s one example for a stitch for grass.  It would be fabulous stitched with an overdye thread!

Butterflies

Leaves

Garden Critters

You’ve got bugs in your garden?  Not a problem with needlepoint!  You’ll learn about Bullion Knots and what you can do with them.

 

You can sign up by calling the shop or by signing up online.  Can’t wait to see you in class!

 

Back From Market

The Atlanta Needlepoint Show was a blast!  We had so much fun visiting with old friends and making new ones.

Here’s a little taste of what we brought home from the show.

 

All of the crosses come with stitch guides by Patricia Sone!

Kelly Clark Scissor Fob and Magnet Trunk Show

As part of our ten year anniversary extravaganza, Kelly Clark sent us a trunk show with the most beautiful scissor fobs and magnets.  They’re so pretty.  I want all of them!

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Give us a call if you see somethin that catches your eye.  I’m sure you will!

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Ten Years Ago Today…

I opened my shop, The Enriched Stitch! It has been a wild ride over the last ten years and I wouldn’t change a minute of it.

I had no idea what I was doing. Sometimes I still feel like I don’t know what I’m doing. LOL! But, with the help and support of my friends and family I made it to where I am today.

Four years ago I started my wholesale design line, Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery. That was an adventure in itself. It was quite a learning curve. I learned to paint and surprised myself that I could actually do it, thanks to my dear friend, Amanda Lawford.

My staff…there are not enough words to describe how fabulous they are. They have seen me through thick and thin, both personally and professionally. They have cheered me on a supported me every step of the way. And they bust their butts to make the shop the success that it is. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

And my dear customers…I wouldn’t be here without you. It has been such a wonderful journey working on needlepoint together. I love seeing your pieces come to life!

I’m sad that I won’t be in the shop today since I’m on my way to Atlanta for market. I really wanted to be there to celebrate with everyone.

Big things are in store for The Enriched Stitch! Stay tuned!

Upcoming Classes

You’ve asked for more classes so here they are!  I’ve been a busy girl!

 

Oranges in Blue and White Bowl

March 24th at 12:30 EST on Zoom

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April 2nd 10-3

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Bathroom Vanity Shelves

April 28th at 12:30 EST on Zoom

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Sweet Spring

April 5th at 12:30 EST on Zoom

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All of these pieces were so much fun to stitch. I hope you join me in one of the classes!

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RiverSilks Trunk Show

It’s a very special month here at The Enriched Stitch.  Our birthday is coming on March 17th!  My little shop is turning 10!  So, to celebrate, we have not only the VNG trunk show in the shop but we also just received a trunk show from RiverSilks.  So much fun!

If you’re a silk ribbon lover like me, keep scrolling.  I’m sure you’ll find something that tickles you!

I think the little sachets would make the sweetest gift for someone.

 

 

As with all of our trunk shows, everything is 20% off!  Please call us to order or for pricing.  This trunk show is not loaded into the online store.

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Sunflower Fields

I have been glued to the news coverage these days.  The horrors that are unfolding across the world are beyond words.

Many of feel like we need to do something to help.  But what?  What we do best. . . stitch!

All proceeds from this sunflower canvas will be donated to Americares who have step in to help people in crisis.

This canvas is a 4 inch round on 18 mesh.

I have a few in stock but more on the way in a few weeks.

I originally designed this piece to fit the larger HOME canvas that can be swapped out for each month.

The stitch guide for this piece is complementary now through March.

You can call the shop to order the canvas and guide or click here to purchase online.

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New Classes!

I’ve been stitching my brains out lately!  Which means that there’s new classes!  The first three classes are on Zoom.  As with all my Zoom classes, it is recorded so you can watch it whenever it is convenient for you!

The first one is the Buffalo Check Cardinal class.  It is 8 x 8 on 13 mesh.

I can’t wait to go fabric shopping for a pillow for this piece! And no . . .I didn’t apply burlap fabric to the canvas to make the sack.  It’s stitched!

February 24th at 12:30 on Zoom

Sign up for Buffalo Check Cardinal Class

 

The next class is the Oranges in Blue and White Bowl Class.

This class will take you through how to work open stitches, a really cool beading technique on the butterfly and so much more.

March 24th at 12:30 on Zoom

Sign up for Oranges in Blue and White Bowl Class

 

Let it Flow Class

February 26th at 2 on Zoom

This is a great beginner piece or for anyone looking to tighten their technique.

It is 4 inches round on 13 mesh.

Sign up for Let it Flow Class

 

Embellishment with Suzie Class

February 5th 10-3

This class was supposed to be this past Saturday but we got snowed out.  So, I have a few openings in class this Saturday.

Sign up for Embellishment Class

I hope you come join in the fun!

Circles and Curves Zoom Class

How many times have you tried to stitch something round on a canvas, only to have it look jagged and messy?  If so, then this class is for you!

January 27th at 12:30EST

I will take you through Chain Stitch, Outline and Stem Stitch, Rhodes Stitches, Raised Stem Band, Couching and Woven Spiders.  Not sure what those stitches are?  Let’s take a look at some examples.

The red and white scarf is an example of Raised Stem Band.

The black rope lines are an example of Couching.

Those are just a few examples that you will learn about.

You can sign up by clicking the link below.

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I have lots of other Zoom classes in the works so stay tuned!

Seasonal Topiaries Club

When I saw these canvases at market last month I just knew we had to offer a club.  I think they would be darling hanging from a doorknob so you can change them out seasonally.

They would be perfect to fit into the HOME canvas that I designed.  Just finish it with a magnet and you can pop it onto the canvas where the “O” goes.

Patricia Sone did a beautiful job designing and stitching these pieces!

There are four canvases in the club which starts March 2022.

Each canvas is 4 inches round on 18 mesh.

Each installment includes the canvas, stitch guide and threads.

 

You can sign up online or by calling the shop. Sign ups close on December 31st!

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