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April 2017

Monthly Newsletter Now that spring is officially here, we can look for forward to all the beautiful spring flowers, returning birds, and hopefully, warmer and sunnier days. And since it is a season of re-birth, its also a perfect time to begin new projects, learn a new technique, or come see completed needlework models to inspire you. There are lots of options to choose from. We currently have a fabulous trunk show by The Primitive Hare in the shop for all to enjoy. And as a reminder, May will bring our Annual Needlework Exhibit. Everyone is welcome to submit work to display (drop off the week of April 24th-29th) and we will have voting slips for all visitors to the barn to complete. The stitcher who receives the most votes wins a gift certificate to A Stitcher’s Garden. Please join us in sharing the variety and skill of the work we all create with fellow stitchers and non-stitchers . Wishing all a Happy Easter, Happy Passover, & Happy Stitching, Jan

  • The Primitive Hare Trunk Show — April
  • Stitch-In — Friday, April 7th 7-midnight $10/stitcher
  • Drop Off Needlework for May Show — April 24th-29th
  • Annual Needlework Exhibit — May
  • SHOP CLOSED Memorial Day — Monday, May 29th
  • Summerhouse Stitche Workes Trunk Show — June
  • Stitch-In — Friday, June 2nd 7-midnight $10/stitcher
  • Annual Retired Shop Model Sale — July


  • Q-Snaps — Galaxy Clamps
  • Tech Scribes — Goldfinch
  • The Scarlet House — SAMPLERS, Coverlet Christmas, Smith Sampler, American Homestead
  • The Workbasket — April Quaker Bands (kit), December Quaker Bands (kit), Quaker Fox, Quaker House (kit), Bookies
  • Elizabeth Designs — Old Fashioned Ornaments II, Easter Flower, Springtime, Antique Violet Sampler
  • With Thy Needle & Thread — Essamplaire Petite Collection I, Quaker Handework, Faith Of The Heart, Lady Liberty, Easter Peep Parade, Tulip Festival, Mice In The Sewing Room, Berry Days At Thistle Down Farm, Bloom Where You Are Planted, Limited Edition Kit: Ode To The Ort Basket
  • JBW Designs — Alphabetique, Seaside Series, French Flower Cart, Ooh La La
  • Blackbird Designs — Feliz Navidad, Hats Off To Uncle Sam, Lady Liberty, My Dear Hearts, Sewing Bird, The Winter Is Past; Loose Feathers For The Birds Series (#1 of 9): Its Spring Fever
  • Amy Bruecken Designs — Little Bunny Girl, Little Easter Chick, Drive A Stitch, Mr. & Mrs., Crazy Cat Lady, Crazy Dog Lady
  • Rovaris — Key Ring Kits, Witch Necklace Kit, Cat Alphabet, Witch, 13 Days of Halloween, October 31
  • Needlework Press — The Illustrated ABC Primer, Out On A Limb
  • Puffin & Company — Mini Minders: Cupcake, Ladybug, Birdhouse; Needle Nanny Tape Measure; Needle Threaders: Witch Boot, Kitty, Cupcake, Ladybug
  • Heartstring Samplery — The Bird Collection Part IV, Be Kind Always, Shooter’s Hill
  • Kathy Barrick — My Mother’s House, Swan Garden, Cooper, Twelve Of The Clock, Up On The Housetop
  • Summerhouse Stitche Workes — Fragments In Time 2017 Celebrating Elizabethan Crewelwork #3 and #4, 1799 Workbasket, Home
  • Thistles — My Sister Is, Lady Of The Moors, Queen Of The Keys, ABC of Sheep ( with bonus pattern Cornelia)
  • Priscilla’s Pocket — Stoneware Bunny Kit
  • Weeks Dye Works — New Floss Colors: Cinnamon Twist, Garrison Green, Sherman’s Blue, Paris Green
  • The Bee Company — Mini Watering Can Kit, Prim House Ornament, Spring Chicks Buttons, Easter Egg Buttons
  • Artful Offerings — Regal Rabbit
  • Little House Needleworks — ABC Samplers #9: XYZ
  • Lila’s Studio — Let Freedom Ring
  • Shepherd’s Bush — Easter Trifles, Lucky Notes, Love Notes; Kit: Little Pink House Tin
  • Sue Hillis Designs — Broderie a Paris
  • Rosewood Manor — Row Row Your Boat, Baskets (& Valdani thread packs)
  • Erica Michaels — The Twelve Berries Of Christmas I & II, By The Sea, Owe Them All
  • Gary’s Stone Works — Gemstone Magnets
  • La D Da — Cherry Picker, Fraktur Flowers, Humble & Kind, Your Treasure, Sampler Hare, Pearl counting pins
  • Whispered By The Wind — Guardians, Gatekeepers, Ossuary At Twilight, Witch’s Gate, Wizards’s Gate, In The Gloaming
  • The Gentle Art — New floss colors: Sage, Lagoon, Misty Harbor
  • Mani di Donna — Roses Melody Sewing Casket, Roses Melody Finishing Pack, Roses Melody Pin Set, Land Of Freedom
  • The Primitive Hare — Colonial Hare, Miss Linette Lynn Linen, Miss Sarah Sue Silk, Fraktur Family, Boleyn Linen
  • Ink Circles — Chalkboard Mandela, Dark Shards
  • Plum Street Samplers — Teenie Weenies, Hare’s Hunt, Hello Spring, Sew Sisters


Punch Needle "Sunflower" Saturday, April 8th 10-12 $45 Learn how to transfer your design to your fabric, thread your punch needle, and punch. The piece is done on muslin using a three strand punch needle. You will learn how to space your punches and how to correct mistakes. Please bring a locking hoop to class with you.   Punch Needle Sunflower

Beginning Cross Stitch "Geranium Scissor Fob" Saturday, April 22nd 9-11 $35 This is an introduction to cross stitch fabric, fibers, tools, and basic cross stitches. This project is done on 18ct Aida using DMC floss. You will also do some backstitch and a couple of French knots.   Geranium Pot FOB

Canvaswork "Spring Quilt Block" Saturday, April 29th 10-12 $40 This class requires prior knowledge of counted work. It is done on 18ct Mono Canvas using #5 Perle Cotton. The design is by Laura Perin. Please bring a small pair of stretcher bars to class with you.   Canvaswork Spring Quilt Block by Laura Perrin

Redwork "Heart" Saturday, May 6th 10-12 $35 This traditional technique is done using one color of floss-red. It is stitched in either backstitch or stem stitch on a muslin fabric that you will transfer the design to. There is no counting in this surface embroidery.   Redwork heart

Beginning Hardanger "Scissor Fob" Saturday, May 13th 10-12 $40 Stitched on 28ct linen, you will learn to do Kloster Blocks, Wrapped Bars, and Dove’s Eye stitches using two sizes of Perle Cotton. Experience with counting threads is required for this class.   Scissor Fob

Silk Gauze "Random Threads" Saturday, May 20th 10-12 $45 This Erica Michaels design is done on 40ct silk gauze using one strand of floss. You will learn to set up your fabric to stitch on and will need either a hoop or q-snap to hold your fabric. Magnification may be helpful. Experience working on linen is recommended.   Random Threads

All classes require a 50% deposit to register. Please call 315-449-2181 to register or stop by the shop to see the class models. All materials needed are included in the class kits, unless otherwise noted. Please bring a pair of embroidery scissors, a hoop or q-snap, and any lighting or magnification required with you to class.

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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