Saturday, February 21, 2015


I was fortunate enough to teach at Blue Bonnet Studio's Retreat this year.  I had wonderful ladies from all over!  It was great.  We were so busy!

The first day we started easy and did some necessary stitching on Wizard of Paws. Lots of fun stuff to work with!

Everyone was so anxious to start their needle felting but we had other necessary stitching to be accomplished first.  Also, the first day gets everyone loosened up some and started getting to know each other.

Finally, on the second day, critical areas had been stitched and the felting could begin.

Care and patience really pay off!  See how beautifully smooth the right side of the face is?  See how well-defined the area is?  That is achieved by using great Clover tools and not being in a hurry!

Beautifully felted cat finished and embellishing stitches being executed.

These fantastic photos have been graciously shared by Elizabeth Hurd who took them during class and gave me permission to display them here since I didn't get to take any photos.  Her cat was the envy of many of the students.  However, I must say, that all students had wonderful results.  For some reason we have difficulty with acknowledging our own accomplishments!

Some students chose to change stitches (imagine that!) but all in all I think everyone had a positive experience.  

We left after our four days having made new friends, exchanging email addresses, friending on Facebook and expressing the wish to see each other again in some future classes.

I look forward to seeing those who can make it at Blue Bonnet Studio Retreat next year where I will be teaching two 2-day classes. 

Pumpkin Spiced Tea incorporates many techniques including stump work processes, needle felting, bargello, etc.

Boston Terrier Cocktail also has great techniques including needle felting and many decorative stitches.

Be sure to bookmark the website and register as soon as you can for these and other classes!  Would love to see you there!

Until next time, stay warm, safe, and remember to stitch with a smile!



Peggi@Tapestry Fair said...

These are beautiful, Sandy!

Sandy Arthur said...

Thanks Peggi! They were fun!