30 Stitches, 30 ThreadsInstructors: Stephen & Hollie Cost: $395 Dates: 11/9 - 11/10
Description: This 2-day class aims to introduce participants to some of the interesting and unusual thread lines sold at Rittenhouse Needlepoint. The threads featured in this class will have "Winter" color palette (loosely interpreted). Threads will include some that can be used on 13m and some for use on 18m as well as several that may be used on either mesh size. We will also be using threads that are strandable and non-strandable. Participants will create a notebook that they can subsequently use for reference. Some of the threads that will be featured include Belle Soie, Facets, Lorikeet, Sanibel, River Silks 7mm ribbon and Wildflowers. We've selected an interesting and unusual mix of stitches as well that includes a couple of Jean Hilton-type doozies, a little Blackwork pattern, an eyelet stitch, a “random” stitch and even something called “Alternating Dimpled Diagonal Variation” – how’s that for a mouthful? I am excited about this one, ladies – sharpen your needles, get your rest, because this one is going to be a challenge. Included: 30 full cards/skeins of thread, stretcher bars, notebook & instructional sheets, instruction.
PoinsettiaInstructors: Stephen & Hollie Cost: $395 Dates: 12/6 - 12/7
Description: Classic Poinsettia Design & "A Longwood Christmas" 2-day class. This class will be an enjoyable and mostly relaxing stitch. The canvas, a classic poinsettia design , comes on 18 or 13 mesh so you may pick your poison. The stitches will work well on either count. We will be covering most (but not all) of the canvas so those of you with a dislike of exposed canvas should feel quite at home (honestly, I think you will be totally fine). Longwood Gardens, if you have never been, is truly one of the great public gardens of America and well worth a visit at any time of the year. Their Christmas display is not to be missed as you can imagine and we will time our visit to take in the outdoor light show (500,000 lights) as well as the conservatory display with plenty of time for the gift shop – did you think I would forget that? Ah, you don’t know me well if you did.