Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Teaching at The Nimble Needle-Atlanta - Feb 2014

Hi Everybody... Robin here...

Flying to The Nimble Needle-Atlanta

Back in front of my computer after traveling to and teaching at The Nimble Needle-Atlanta. It was 3 days of classes:  "Help is On the Way" and Canvas Enhancement classes for 14 stitch guides.

What fun we had! Look at the pretty threads pulled for the canvases.

"Stars & Stripes Tic Tac Toe"
Liz/Tapestry Tent • TTAG-116
Stitch Guide by Robin King

"Manatee in a Mangrove"
Treglown Designs • artist, Charley Harper • CH-M062
Stitch Guide by Robin King

"Louisiana Heron"
Treglown Designs • artist, Charley Harper • CH-L090
Stitch Guide by Robin King

"Peacock Ginger Jar"
Melissa Shirley Designs • MSD M-1655
Stitch Guide by Robin King

"Kitschy-en"
Sandra Gilmore • SG-18-569
Stitch Guide by Robin King

"Four Hands"
Zecca • ZE-118
Stitch Guide by Robin King

"Dancing Miriam"
Julia's Needleworks • BL-16TB
Stitch Guide by Robin King

"Colorful Harlequin Picture/Mirror Frame"
Colors of Praise • PF 163
Stitch Guide by Robin King

It was fun watching the stitches develop, too.

"Peril in the Petunias"
Treglown Designs • artist, Charley Harper • HC-P158
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Russian Interlaced Border

"Two Orchids"
Melissa Shirley Designs • MSD 1484-2A
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Laid Filling with Circles and Beads

"Challah Cover"
Pepita • PEP001
Stitch Guide by Robin King

I used Photoshop to lay out the design. 
Lisa Marks wanted to play down the "gold tones" and play up the "silver tones" of this Sun Teardrop Purse. No problem. I'm a silver-gal, too.

"Sun Teardrop Purse"
The Studio Midwest • PR108A
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Penny Boswinkle enjoyed the class so much she went home and stitched on her piece, "Because You're Mine I Walk the Line." She sent me a photo of her progress. LOVE it. Thanks, Penny for sharing.

"Because You're Mine I Walk the Line"
Quail Run Designs • NC112
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Looking good, Penny!

Ann Hauerland brought in her finished "Who Gives A Hoot" from the October 2013 class at The Nimble Needle-Atlanta. Isn't this owl cute!!!

"Who Gives a Hoot?"
JP Needlepoint • DDB3
Stitched by Ann Hauerland, Atlanta, GA
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Renie Weinstein brought in her finished "Melons and Peaches" from the October 2013 class. What a gorgeous piece. Thanks, Renie for taking my vision and making it a reality.


"Melons & Peaches"
Colors of Praise • FF111
Stitched by Renie Weinstein, Atlanta, GA
Stitch Guide by Robin King

And, of course, any of my stitch guides are available. Just send me an email with your inquiry: creativecats@comcast.net 

I'll be going back to The Nimble Needle-Atlanta 3 more times this year. Yippee!!!
  • Saturday, April 26, 2014 -- "Help is on the Way" -- sold out
  • Sunday, April 27, 2014 -- Canvas Enhancement -- sold out
  • Monday, April 28, 2014 -- Canvas Enhancement -- sold out

  • Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20, 2014 -- "Hugs"
  • Monday, July 21, 2014 -- "Help is on the Way"

  • Saturday, October 25, 2014 -- "Help is on the Way"
  • Sunday, October 26, 2014 -- Canvas Enhancement
  • Monday, October 27, 2014 -- Canvas Enhancement


Remember HUGS

HUGS (GS-11) is 9" x 5.5" on 18 mesh
Stitch Guide by Robin King

(Here's the bundled link from previous blog entries: http://needlepointstudyhall.blogspot.com/search/label/HUGS%20%28GS11%29)

HUGS • (GS-11)
Alice Peterson Co • artist, Gayla Elliot

I can't wait to teach it as a class. Everyone will have their chance to select their favorite colorway. Just imagine the possibilities. Then I will share the design layout and teach Laid Filling, Beading, and composite stitches with a Special Heart Border.

Just an example of the endless possibilities for HUGS (GS-11)

HUGS is a nice message for a grandchild, student away at college or a guest room. Work it up in School Colors or your favorite colors. Everyone needs a HUG! Call The Nimble Needle-Atlanta to sign up for the class (404) 843-8687.

Well, time to get back to writing stitch guides and stitching on the Halloween Village (MSD 1627-C). The adventure kicks off mid-April. I'm having the best time stitching this piece. Would love for you to join me. 


Until the next time... HUGS!  Robin


6 comments:

  1. Michelle HarkavyMarch 4, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Unbelievable, the amount of creativity and talent stored in your brain....Hugs is calling my name!

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    1. Oh, Michelle. You are so kind. I cherish the classes we have together in Memphis. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

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  2. Such fun reading your blog posts! Love your guides and can't wait for the Halloween Village to start. :)

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    1. Hi Jen. Great to hear from you. I agree... can't wait for the Halloween Village to start. What fun. Thanks for your kind words.

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  3. Really enjoyed your class! Can't wait for tax season to settle down so that I can spend some quality time with the manatee. :-)

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    1. Hello Jean. Good to hear from you. Hang in there with tax season. The manatee will be a grand reward. Many hugs!

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