Friday, March 18, 2011

"Sampler in the Square" at Celebration of Needlework

I was so pleased to be asked to teach at Celebration of Needlework this spring. I haven't taught original design classes before (although I have given talks about my samplers and other stitching-related topics.) The trick has been coming up with smallish projects that teach accomplished stitchers a little something new. I tried to focus on finishing techniques that people can learn and then adapt to designs they have at home (basically, just taking measurements and adjusting sizes, then applying the class lesson to the new project.)

I really like everything I've come up with -- and I thought I'd share a picture with you. Above is Sampler in the Square, a variation on my Sampler Roundy. The design is an exclusive class piece, and I'll be teaching everyone how to put together these pincushion stands using inexpensive items from the craft store, some around-the-house supplies, and a little elbow grease.

Take a look at the Celebration of Needlework web site at You'll find my classes listed under my name (look in the "Teachers" section.) I hope to see you there!



Natalia said...

I love it, Theresa !!! The colors are just great together. Oh... I am so sorry I won't be able to make it to your class. Bummer !!

Patty C. said...

This sounds like fun !!
Nice design:)

Anonymous said...

Love it!

pj said...

Perfect for class! Wish I could be there....and hope you are coming up with something just as nice for the R&R Retreat in October!!!! Get the thinking cap on. Great design. pam

Martha said...

Hi Theresa, I signed up for this class and another one of yours and I am REALLY looking forward to them... I attend Celebrations every year and love it.. looking forward to meeting you..