We are in love with Kelly Clark’s new Stumpwork Sampler canvas! If you are interested in learning dimensional stitching, check out her posting for this new project on her Needlepoint Handbook site. We will definitely be stitching this Sampler and will offer it as a class in 2013. If you’d like to try it on your own, contact 3 Kittens Needle Arts to order your canvas today. Kelly has also published a 20-page workbook, but she has also posted photos of her techniques as inspiration!
Alison has designed a simple, yet beautiful, striped mohair shawl. She used Be Sweet Medium Boucle, but it would work just as well with Classic Elite La Gran Mohair. Or you could use a finer weight mohair, like Be Sweet’s Extra Fine Mohair or Filatura di Crosa Superior – you would just have to knit longer.
For needlepoint, we have the 7th charted needlepoint candy cane canvas courtesy of Nordic Needle.
And, of course, 3K Club members always get 20% off all needlepoint trunk show canvases. This month’s trunk show is Melissa Shirley Designs. I know Sara is working hard at getting this show ready to be displayed. Keep posted for news of when it finally gets out on the floor.
If you’re not a member of the 3K Club, you can join here.
The Binnacle Room, Pool & Yacht ClubWe all had a wonderful time at the Small Bites Needlepoint Workshop this weekend! Our instructor, Diane, guided everyone through the stitch guide and demonstrated some of the trickier stitches and embellishments. The canvas and stitch guide are 3 Kittens Needle Arts exclusives – a team collaboration with Raymond Crawford and the 3K Staff of Diane, Olivia, Sara and Julie. We held the workshop on Saturday at the Pool & Yacht Club in Lilydale in their Binnacle Room. With windows on three sides, we had tons of natural light and all enjoyed a view of the Mississippi River.
Fuel to get us through the afternoon!
We even noshed on appetizers during our break – yummy! There is even talk of planning a Fall Stitching Cruise on the River – stay tuned for details!