Monday, July 28, 2014

Return visit to The Nimble Needle-Atlanta

Hi Everybody... Robin here...

Sorry (again!) for the long silence. Since last we chatted, I've traveled to The Nimble Needle-Atlanta and taught 3 days of Canvas Enhancement classes. This time there were no pre-written stitch guides; just coming up with threads and stitches on the fly. What a fun time we had.

Here are just a few of the 18 canvases with their thread selections which were at The Nimble Needle-Atlanta.

Once stitched, "Poppy" by Amanda Lawford (AL 1867) is going to be applied to the outside of a Black Travel Tote. Very stylish, Eloise.

"Poppy" by Amanda Lawford (AL 1867)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Peg is going to have the best time stitching this Sandra Gilmore canvas, "La Vue."

"La Vue" by Sandra Gilmore (SG-18-358)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Sharon won the Travel Trophy. She lives in the Orlando area and drove to Atlanta to take the class. I was truly honored! She brought one of my favorite canvases by Charley Harper, "Pumpkin Cat" (HC-P169).

"Pumpkin Cat" by Charley Harper (HC-P169)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Barbara was all prepared to do endless French Knot and Colonial Knots for the entire "Sheep" (by Sandra Gilmore) until I gave her a different approach for the Sheep's Body. We will save those stitches for the Head area; will also do the Gathered Stitch... one of my favorites.

"Sheep" by Sandra Gilmore (SG-16-135)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Becky's new tray is going to be Fab-ulous once the "Red Pear Pillow" by Alice Peterson (AP2445) is stitched. We have her well on her way for Pears, Leaves, and Background stitches.

"Red Pear Pillow" by Alice Peterson (AP2445)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Jean selected a new canvas from Hilary Jean Designs. We had fun selecting backgrounds and other stitch areas.

"Live Love Wag" by Hilary Jean Designs (S-005-18)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Taffy will become Atlanta's newest Silk Ribbon expert as she works through the "Iron Gate" by Sandra Gilmore (SG-18-606).

"Iron Gate" by Sandra Gilmore (SG-18-606)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Last one in our review, but no means the least, was Jenne's "Mystery of Missing Migrants" canvas by Charley Harper (CH-M101). First, we established an over-all wing approach for the smaller birds. Then, we discussed some background options. Finally, we tackled the big guys in the front of the pack.

"Mystery of Missing Migrants" by Charley Harper (CH-M101)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Every visit to The Nimble Needle-Atlanta is a joy and pleasure. Looking forward to returning this fall. See everyone in October.

Until the next time.... HUGS, Robin

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