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January 2018

Monthly Newsletter Happy New Year! 2018 is starting out with excellent stitching weather to keep us inside, cozy, and stitching day & night! We have trunk shows lined up for January and February. March brings the annual Nashville Needlework Market. Unfortunately, I am unable to attend this year due to physical limitations. I will be pre-ordering as much as I can but we will have to wait for shipping on most items. Therefore, the Market Party will be pushed back a bit to allow time for packages to arrive. It will be held on Wednesday, March 15tth from 10AM to 7PM. We will have prize drawings throughout the day (when you will need to be present) and a drawing for a gift basket which will be open to everyone attending. There are always great new releases so I hope you can fit it into your schedules & join us. Happy Stitching, Jan

  • Erica Michaels Trunk Show — mid-January
  • Teresa Layman Trunk Show — February
  • Stitch-In — Friday, February 2nd 7-midnight $10/stitcher
  • Nashville Needlework Market — March 2nd-4th
  • Nashville Market Party — Wednesday, March 14th 10-7
  • Stitching Friends Retreat "Grandma’s Sewing Basket" — March 16th-18th, with Beth Seal of Summerhouse Stitche Workes teaching
  • Trunk Show by Summerhouse Stitche Workes —mid-March to April
  • Stitch-In — Friday, April 6th 7-midnight $10/stitcher


  • With Thy Needle And Thread — O Tannenbaum, Snow Birds, Merry Christmas, Jingle All The Way
  • Country Cottage Needleworks — Tis The Season
  • Little House Needleworks — Winter ABCs, Early Americans #9 Molly Pitcher
  • Xs & Ohs — Almost Christmas
  • Madame Chantilly — My Love, Dear Rudolph, Bulbes de Printemps
  • Pineberry Lane — Merry Little Stitches, A Sprig Of Holly
  • Shepherd’s Bush — I’m Dreaming
  • The Drawn Thread — Welcome Christmas
  • Stacy Nash Primitives — Animal Crackers Series: Whittaker
  • Cuore e Batticuore — Delft Sampler
  • Needle Bling Designs — Christmas Eve Ride
  • Plum Street Samplers — Hello Winter, Sampler House VI

From Littlehouse Needleworks called "Farmhouse Christmas"

There will be nine charts released one at a time starting in late January. You must sign up to receive all the charts as I have to pre-order from the distributor. Please call the shop at 315-449-2181 to register or stop by to place your name on the list. The designs can be stitched individually or all together as one piece. I will try to have fabric similar to what was used in the models, but you can stitch them on whatever count you like.


Beginning Cross Stitch "Snowmen Melt The Heart" Saturday, January 6th 9-11 $35 Learn how to cross stitch and backstitch on 18ct Aida. There is also an area of Satin Stitch, which is optional.   Snowmen Melt the Heart

Beginning Linen "Quilt Cupboard" Saturday, January 13th 9-11 $40 This class will teach you how to cross stitch and backstitch over two linen threads on 28ct Natural Cashel Linen and DMC floss.   Beginning Linen Quilts Cupboard

Punch Needle "Mitten" Saturday, January 20th 10-12 $45 Learn how to punch using a 3 strand punch needle (included in class fee), transfer your design, and correct mistakes. A locking hoop is needed for class.   Punch Needle Mitten

Canvaswork "Winter Quilt Block" Saturday, January 27th 10-12 $45 This technique is done on 18ct Mono Canvas using DMC perle cotton. You should have experience with previous counted work. Please bring a pair of 8" stretcher bars to class with you.   Canvaswork Winter Quilt Block

French Knots "My Valentine" Saturday, February 3rd 10-12 $50 Using one strand of floss and one wrap around the needle, you will form French Knots & Colonial Knots to create this miniature work. You will need a locking hoop for class and magnification is recommended.   My Valentine

Silk Gauze "Valentine’s Day Bits" Saturday, February 10th 10-12 $50 This work is done on 40ct silk gauze using one strand of floss. You should have experience with counted work. You should bring a locking hoop to class and magnification is highly recommended.   Valentine bits

Wool Applique Class "A Posy Heart" Saturday, February 17th 10-12 $50 This sweet pillow is made with hand dyed WDW wool, DMC floss and perle cotton. You will trace, cut, and attach your design to the wool, and add embellishments. This is handwork and no counting is involved.   Posy Heart

Beginning Hardanger "Scissor Fob" Saturday, February 24th 10-12 If you have experience with counting linen threads you will be able to create this fob. Using 28ct evenweave and two sizes of DMC perle cotton you will learn to do kloster blocks, woven bars and a dove’s eye.   Scissor Fob

All Classes require a 50% deposit to register. You may call 315-449-2181 to register or stop by the shop to see the class models. All materials are included in your class kit unless otherwise specified. Please bring a small pair of embroidery scissors to class with you as well as any specialty lighting or magnification you require.

A Stitcher’s Garden
7070 Cedar Bay Road, Fayetteville, NY 13066
Phone: 315-449-2181, Fax: 315-445-7934
Hours: Mon-Sat 10-5 Wed til 6
Website: www.AStitchersGarden.com

A Stitcher’s Garden
The Canal Barn
7070 Cedar Bay Road Fayetteville, NY 13066
Email: jan@AStitchersGarden.com
Phone: 315-449-2181   Fax: 315-445-7934
Website: www.AStitchersGarden.com

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