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February 2018

Monthly Newsletter While winter comes and goes we are looking toward spring events that will be taking place. Since spring officially starts in March (except in CNY where it starts after Mother’s Day) we will be hosting a Market Party for the Nashville Market releases on Wednesday, March 14th. The following weekend is our annual Stitching Friends Retreat. We will have a trunk show in April featuring our retreat teacher’s work-Summerhouse Stitche Workes. And then its May and time for our annual Needlework Exhibit. Everyone is encouraged to participate by bringing in completed needlework pieces to be displayed in the hallway of the Canal Barn for the month. Patrons of the barn’s tenants can vote for their favorite piece. The stitcher with the most votes will receive a gift certificate to the shop. This is a chance for us to demonstrate the talent possessed by all of you to the public. Think ahead to what you’d like to display (multiple entries are fine) and be ready to drop them off at the shop in late April. Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Stitching, Jan

  • Trunk Show by Erica Michaels — will be here til mid February
  • Stitch-In — Friday, February 2nd 7-midnight $10 per stitcher
  • Trunk Show by Teresa Layman Designs — mid February-March
  • Nashville Needlework Market — March 2nd-4th
  • Nashville Market Party — Wednesday, 14th 10 AM-7 PM
  • Stitching Friends — Retreat March 16th-18th with Beth Seal teaching
  • Trunk Show by Summerhouse Stitche Workes — mid March-April
  • Stitch-In — Friday, April 6th 7-midnight $10 per stitcher


  • Country Cottage Needlework — Let It Snow
  • Artful Offerings — Penguin Party Of One, Flurry Time Friends (both punch needle)
  • Jardin Prive — Eiffel Quaker, Abc Halloween
  • Madame Chantilly — Succe’s Assure
  • Threadwork Primitives — Sweet Bird Sampler
  • Little House Needleworks — Part 1 Farmhouse Christmas
  • Bent Creek — Nativity Row
  • Stacy Nash Primitives — Animal Crackers Series: Paisley
  • R & R Reproductions — 36ct Weathered Shingle

Market Party, March 14, 10am-7pm


French Knots "My Valentine" Saturday, February 3rd 10-12 $50 This sweet little "rug" was designed by Teresa Layman and is done in French knots and Colonial knots. The work is small so if you use magnification, you should bring it to class with you. You will also need a small hoop.   My Valentine

Silk Gauze "Valentine’s Day Bits" Saturday, February 10th 10-12 $50 This piece by Erica Michaels is done on 40ct silk gauze using one strand of floss. It is done using a tent stitch. You should be familiar with counted work and how to read a chart. Magnification is recommended. Please bring a small hoop to class.   Valentine bits

Wool Applique Class "Heart" Saturday, February 17th 10-12 $50 This class design by Samsarah will teach how to cut wool and applique stitches. No counting is involved.   Posy Heart

Beginning Hardanger "Scissor Fob" Saturday, February 24th 10-12 $50 If you have experience working on linen you can easily learn how to do Kloster blocks, wrapped bars and dove’s eye using two weights of DMC Perle cotton and how to correct mistakes.   Scissor Fob

Redwork "Floral Heart" Saturday, March 10th 10-12 $40 This traditional technique is worked on muslin using DMC floss. The design is by Brid Brain Designs. You will transfer your design to your fabric and using stem stitch, backstitch, and long stitch you will create this little pillow without having to count.   Redwork heart

Beginning Linen "Coverlet Fob" Saturday, March 24th 9-11 $45 Stitched on 28ct linen you will learn to cross stitch over two linen threads using hand dyed floss.   Coverlet scissor fob

Beginning Cross Stitch "Tea Time" Saturday, March 31st 9-11 $35 This piece is stitched on 18ct Aida using DMC floss. You will learn cross stitch, back stitch and French knots, as well as terminology & fabrics used in cross stitch.   Beginning Cross Stitch Tea Time

All classes require a 50% deposit to register. Please call 315-449-2181 or stop in the shop to see the class models. All materials needed are included in the class fee unless otherwise specified. You will need to bring a hoop or q-snap to class with you and a small pair of embroidery scissors. If you use specialty lighting or magnification, you should bring that also.

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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