TSNS March 20th-23rd 2020

TSNS March 20th-23rd 2020

TSNS March 20th-23rd 2020TSNS March 20th-23rd 2020

Class Information & Policies


1st Round deadline:

February 14th, 2020


Please read the list on the class information to see what supplies you need to bring.  Obviously, bring the basics, i.e. scissors, magnifier, light if needed.   


 You will pay the teacher upon arrival at the class (checks or cash). 


Please show up for class 5-10 minutes prior to the posted start time.  Don't be late!  Please remember that if you reserve a spot you need to show up. Failure to show up or to notify the registration desk 1 hour prior to class time will affect your ability to register for future classes. We will maintain a "stand-by" list if you are unable to attend. If you are not seated when the class begins, your chair will be given to a "stand-by" person. You must plan on staying for the entire class. You cannot just pick up your kit and leave.  Please respect the teachers time and commitment to make this a meaningful learning experience. 

We thank you for continued support of The Spring Needlepoint Show,

Meredith and Christine


What? Saturday has a morning?


 We will be stitching an amusing whimsical lady by Leslie Murray from CBK. Threads used include Single Loop from Painters’ Threads, Estaz, Splendor, Floche, and Pearl Cotton. Special stitch techniques are open stitching and hints on handling threads that do not fit into the canvas holes readily. You will also learn to make fingers for a stumpwork (three-dimensional needlework) attachment of two three-dimensional champagne glasses. You may purchase them separately from an Esty shop (link provided).Three kinds of beads add an extra dose of sparkle. 

Canvas Cookies


The Snowman, Candy Corn and Llama . You can choose one or all three. Finishing will be taught. 

Birds & Blooms


 This bright, fun design is stitched with great materials from Painter’s Threads, Threadworx, Rainbow Gallery, Kreinik and Planet Earth. Techniques used are uncut turkey work, a darning stitch, and open stitches. All threads are single strand (except one!). This makes an appealing class for your students with just a bit of decorative stitch experience. Some stitch and thread substitutes will be discussed. 

Spring Tree


Purl threads, beads, sequins and silk ribbon bring this tree to life. 

Host a Monogram Painting Party


 Host a party in your shop with all the canvases, supplies, techniques, and fun supplied. Learn monogram formats & styles, colors and stitch choices, painting techniques. Flamingo 

Hair Embroidery


 Learn to create realistic hair styles with this design from Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery 

Lovey Dovey, Charley Harper


 Feel the love of Lovey Dovey with the remarkable Tony Minieri as your guide through a Charley Harper best seller. He will teach you how to present this to your students as a successful one day class for your store and you will probably learn a new thing or two! 

Fantasy Flowers in a Garden


 “Mary, Mary quite contrary how does your garden grow?” With Flowers aplenty made with bullions, silk ribbons, fuzzy flowers and beads. Several different ideas taught for working leaves- freeform fly and closed herringbone. Threads include Finca Perle and Mouline, Kreinik Metallics, Fuzzy Stuff, Neon Rays, Neon Rays+, Splendor, River Silk Ribbon and Sundance beads. This will be great to take back to your shop to inspire students to grow their needlepoint repertoire. 

What the THREAD?


 How can you convince your customers they should try a stunning new thread you HAVE to share with them? Join Jane Garrison of Threadnuts and stitch a small sampler of these beautiful fibers which will give your customers a visual world of possibilities. 

Lyric's Pumpkin


 What can be prettier than an elegant autumn pumpkin? It is finished with a needlepoint gusset to form a three dimensional piece. It is spectacular with its Crystals, silks, ribbon and metallics. An assortment of color combinations from orange to gold, reds, russets and yellow makes it a fall design waiting to be stitched. The Stitched canvas includes decorative stitches, newer threads and Swarovski crystals. It includes detailed stitch guide. 

Sarah the Fish


 What can be more inviting than a colorful 3-D fish from Mile High Princess that is full of sparkle and whimsy? Think about a place that catches the light for some fancifulness. Sarah can float as a hanging ornament alone, or she has several companions that would make a charming “under the sea” mobile. This project is stitched in silks, sequins, crystals, straw silk, ribbon and metallic braids and includes newer threads. A detailed stitch guide with charts will be provided for this class. Sarah, and her companions, are small enough that your customers can stitch it quickly for a fun finish. 

Pumpkin stand-up With Stumpwork


 The pumpkin is 6” wide, on 18 mesh and will be stitched with lots of fun stitches and threads/beads. What makes it interesting is that a separate pattern for the leaf will be included with instructions on making a puffy, embroidered leaf out of Ultrasuede, that will be attached to the finished piece. Elaine also plans to do add curlycue tendrils of pearl wrapped pearl. All supplies will be included in the kit and class time will focus on the stumpwork/embroidery parts of the piec