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April 2018

Monthly Newsletter Spring didn’t really appear with all the snow we had in March, so hopefully April will not fool us but start to act more spring-like. Soon. Nonetheless March was busy with lots of new merchandise from market, our retreat and two trunk shows. We currently have Summerhouse Stitche Workes show in the shop with some of Beth’s beautiful models and charts. April is also the month we prepare for our May Needlework Exhibit. I hope that many of you would be willing to share your accomplishments with us and let use them to display for the month of May. People coming into the barn can vote for their favorite piece and the stitcher with the most votes will win a gift certificate to A Stitcher’s Garden. Completed work you wish to enter in the Exhibit should be dropped off at the shop the week of April 23rd-28th. So, I hope to be seeing many of you when you come to see the trunk show, new merchandise, or to drop off Exhibit pieces. Happy Easter, Happy Passover, & Happy Stitching, Jan

  • Summerhouse Stitche Workes — Trunk Show til April 25th
  • Stitch-In — Friday, April 6th, 7-midnight, $10/stitcher
  • Exhibit Drop Off — Bring items to shop April 23rd-28th
  • Annual Needlework Exhibit — month of May
  • Stitch-In — Friday, June 1st, 7-midnight, $10/stitcher


  • Chessie & Me — Quaker Work Tray, Pear Street Sampler, Lincoln Home 1860 Sampler
  • Classic Colorworks — New Floss Colors: Autumn Spice, Nature Trail, Pine Needles
  • The Nebby Needle — BEEutiful
  • Dames Of The Needle — Alphabet Pin Pillow
  • Shepherd’s Bush — Spring Notes
  • Heart In Hand — Wonderful Life (with embellishments), Redbird Sampler (with embellishments), Land I Love
  • Pineberry Lane — Mrs. Maguires’s Hen House
  • Carriage House Samplings — Comfort Lighthouse
  • Weeks Dye Works — Bee’s Knees, Oyster, Roasted Figs, Santa Cruz
  • Lizzie Kate — Spring Smalls
  • Summerhouse Stitche Workes — 2018 Fragments In Time Part II
  • The Primitive Hare — The Fox, The Robin, The Hedgehog, Pins
  • Samplers Not Forgotten — Ann Wright 1726
  • Littlehouse Needleworks — Farmhouse Christmas: Grandpa’s Pick-Up Truck, Spring ABCs, Down On The Farm (punch needle)
  • With Thy Needle & Thread — Basket Of Spring Time, Here A Peep There A Peep
  • Erica Michaels — Silk Berry Collection: Lucky Berry, Peacock Party Berry, Sweet Freedom Berry; Linen Berry Collection: Lucky Berry, Peacock Party Berry, Sweet Freedom Berry; Mermaid Kisses (gauze), Little Flock (gauze)
  • Queenstown Sampler Designs — Fanny Covell c1790 (reproduction of an English Sampler, Martha Pettit 1804 (reproduction sampler from Chester County, Pennsylvania)
  • Praiseworthy Stitches — Mary Porter 1832 (a reproduction sampler) Jingle All The Way
  • Punch Needle & Primitive Stitch Magazine — Spring 2018
  • La D Da — Love Abideth, Sweet Pea, The Fetishes: The Parrots, Mary Ann England, Elizabeth Longley, Scottish Sampler
  • Jardin Prive — Cat Lovers
  • Foxwood — Crossings Rudolph Flight School, Backyard Visitors
  • Scissor Tail Designs — Wine Musings, Spring Whimsies
  • Lila’s Studio — Bless Us, Holiday Quaker
  • Scattered Seed Samplers — Adam & Eve Pinkeep and Apple Scissor Fob
  • Heartstring Samplery — The Magical Exlixir Series Part IV: Coffee Bean Samplery, Festive Little Fobs: Stitching Edition; Queen Bee Pincushion
  • Nikyscreations — Stitcher Sewing Sampler, Garden Tyme Sewing Bag, Clox Sampler
  • Rosewood Manor — Hope, Parchment Tapestry, Twinkle Twinkle, Hidden Tulips
  • The Gentle Art — New Sampler Thread Colors: Coral Reef, Driftwood, Storm Clouds, Putty
  • Kathy Barrick — Crow No. 5, Garden Vegetables, Miss Mary Hadley
  • Blackbird Designs — Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day?, Deck The Halls, And Blossom As The Rose
  • Lone Elm Lane — All Things Bright & Beautiful, All Creatures Great & Small, Hazel Hollyhock
  • RK Portfolio — Fishy Mola
  • Stacy Nash Primitives — Betsy Bovee Sampler Sewing Roll, Animal Cracker Series: Humphrey; Animal Cracker Crumbs Series: Milo, Jack
  • Needle Bling Designs — Stitch Sampler
  • The Scarlet House — School Days, Christmas In The Village, On Stoneware Street


Canvaswork "Spring Quilt Block" Saturday, April 7th 10-12 $45 This class is for stitchers who are comfortable reading a counted chart. You will learn to read a canvaswork chart by Laura Perin Design, stitch on 18ct Mono Canvas with DMC #5 Perle Cotton, and learn new pathways. You will need to bring a pair of 8" stretcher bars with tacks to class.   Canvaswork Spring Quilt Block by Laura Perin

Punch Needle "Sunflower" Saturday, April 14th 10-12 $50 Using a three strand punch needle you will trace your design on to the fabric, position it on your hoop and learn how to thread a punch needle. You will need a locking hoop for class.   Punch Needle Sunflower

Wool Applique "Americana Scissorkeep" Saturday, April 21st 10-12 $45 This Bird Brain Design is done with wool you will trace and cut out before beginning to do the applique & embroidery on it.   Scissor Pocket Scissorkeep

Silk Gauze "Random Threads" Saturday, April 28th 10-12 $50 Using 40ct gauze and one strand of floss, you will learn to stitch this Erica Michaels design. The work is small so magnification is recommended. Experience stitching on linen is needed. Please bring a small locking hoop to class with you.   Random Threads

Beginning Linen "Willow Tree Needlebook" Saturday, May 5th 9-11 $45 This class will not only teach how to stitch over two linen threads, but will also introduce backstitch, straight stitch, and satin stitch. Worked on 28ct linen with two strands of floss.   Willow Tree Needlebook

French Knots "The Singing Tree" Saturday, May 12th 10-12 $55 You will learn to do a French Knot and a Colonial Knot using one strand of floss to complete this project by Teresa Layman Designs. The pattern is stamped on the fabric and there are detailed instructions on what sections to complete and which color to use. You will need to bring a small locking hoop to keep your fabric taut.   Singing tree

Beginning Hardanger "Scissor Fob" Saturday, May 19th 10-12 $45 Stitchers with experience working on linen will be able to start forming Kloster Blocks, Wrapped Bars, and Fill Stitches. You will need a pair of small very sharp scissors to use when cutting linen threads. Stitched on 28ct linen using two sizes of Perle Cotton.   Scissor Fob

All classes require a 50% deposit to register. You can call 315-449-2181 to register or stop by the shop to see the models. All materials needed are included in your class kit unless otherwise specified. Please bring a small pair of embroidery scissors and a hoop or q-snap to class. If magnification is required, please bring that as well as any specialty lighting required.

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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