Summer and Early Autumn Class Schedule
Our Summer and Early Fall class lineup is developed as a progression of techniques for textured stitches and shading from easier to more difficult.
Consider these as a course of study over time.
There’s no “bling” in any of these classes.. and by that we mean we are using creative stitches to make for beautiful canvases with lovely threads without beads, ribbons or other things that some folks use to embellish canvases.
The classes start at a particular time, but you can work the canvas(es) you selected at your own pace.
Take one each month or any combination and fill your canvases with excitement and joy.
OUR ONE DAY SALE IS ON TODAY
30% off ANY OF THE SELECTED CANVASES BELOW IN THE MESH INDICATED
ONLY THOSE ON THE LIST APPLY
Limited quantities ...
USE STITCHME IN THE DISCOUNT CODE BOX AT CHECKOUT OR WiTH US ON THE PHONE
Four Women 14mesh
Blue Tit Bird - 14 mesh
Woman and Roses 14 mesh
Elegant Parfum Clutch on 16 mesh
Dog Mosaic in 14 mesh
Colorful Bubbles in 14 mesh
Girl Cecil Alden 14 mesh
Cotswold in Autumn in 14 mesh
Cell Fever in 14 mesh
Cactus Flower in 14 mesh
Blue Sail 14 mesh
Compass Backgammon on 14 mesh
Girl Seated on 14 mesh
Fireman and Friend on 14 mesh
Doves Urn on 14 mesh
Hot Love Tea 14 mesh
Leaves & Roots 14 mesh
Hilltown KIt 14 mesh
Parrot Tulip 14 mesh
Poppy Kit 14 mesh
Threes a Crowd on 14 mesh
Judaic Papercut on 18 mesh
Butterfly 14 mesh
Lady in Blue 14 mesh
Santa 14 mesh
Warm Winter Blessings Kit 14 mesh
Sea Life 14 mesh
As I thoroughly enjoy doing needlepoint and have had varied experiences over the years, I was looking for a long-term project that would offer me new challenges in my recent retirement. When I discovered artneedlelpoint.comon line, I was excited about the possibilities it offered. I spoke to Doreen who answered all my questions candidly, so I was able to focus on two painterly canvases that “spoke” to me. The cost made me pause, but I took the big plunge with the rationalization that retirement encourages such undertakings and it’s cheaper than therapy.
Two years and four months later, my canvas is complete! At first, the large 36” by 29” canvas felt overwhelming, so I followed Doreen’s advice to start with the areas using one solid color. This helped me find the number of silk threads that seemed best for this canvas and helped me establish a comfortable rhythm. I then started in the left hand corner combining several different colored threads to create a new one. Some trial and error was involved, but I soon got the hang of it. I was hooked! I worked across the top of the canvas and then down from left to right. Though technically I was “working” on my canvas, I have to admit I enjoyed every moment. It became a comforting evening activity. The rhythm of stitching seems to relax me and I get so much satisfaction out of completing a section and seeing the picture come to life. Best of all, I can’t snack while doing needlepoint.
So, I recommend taking the plunge on that overly ambitious project. However, be forewarned that needlepoint can become addictive. I’m simultaneously sad that my picture is complete and proud of the handsome picture in my living room.
The picture is upside down and when we figure out how to correct, we will...
if you would like a larger picture please email.
Let us know three reasons why you love needlepoint
or three things you would like to learn about needlepoint
and we will send you three skeins of pearle cotton for free!
Please make sure we have your mailing address.
Offer valid through January 22, 2013
Looking for a Needlepoint Retreat
that promises you'll learn and have fun?
Artist Tina Close
The Art Needlepoint Company
invite you to:
Close Creativity and Needlepoint
October 12 -13, 2012
Artist Tina Close is part of a very creative family. Her sister Glenn is an actress, her brother Sandy an inventor, and her youngest sister Jessie is a writer and speaker for Bring Change 2 Mind.
Kent, CT is a lovely art community, nestled in beautiful countryside, which Yankee magazine has declared is the best place in New England for leaf peeing.
Our retreat will be one day
Saturday - October 13th, 2012 from 9:00 am forward.
There will be a morning and afternoon session, with a lunch break at the Fife N Drum (spectacular wine cellar and menu) and we'll wind the day down with a gourmet dinner!
In the morning we'll discuss the creative process and needlepoint, where you'll learn about color, balance and many stitching techniques to help create your canvas. You'll create your own stitch guide for the Tina Close canvas of your choice - and have lots of help and encouragement - and a good deal of fun.
Tina is both an artist and a needlewoman, so she is quite familiar with the idea of interpretation or painting with threads.
The package cost is $375 and includes:
the full day of instruction,
a canvas of your choice with threads,
a stitch guide,
lunch, dinner and a full goodie bag.
Sign up early as space is very limited!
If you wish to drive to Kent for the day you may want to consider coming in the on Friday night and staying at the Fife'n Drum Inn so you can have a fresh start on the day on Saturday.
We have reserved all of the rooms at the Fife' n Drum or you can stay at any of the other charming inns in the area.
You can make your own reservations or we will be happy to reserve a room for you when you register for the retreat.
When you register let us know what canvas you are interested in stitching and we will select appropriate threads - and bring your kit to the retreat.
Early birds: Reserve your space with a deposit of half the cost by August 20th
Save 10% on the event pricing
Payment in Full required by September 10, 2012
call or email us with any further questions.