I am in the process of getting kits together for the wonderful classes I am fortunate enough to be teaching at the TNNA Summer Market held in Columbus.
First up will be on Thursday evening.
May 21 from 12 noon until 3:00 pm will be Hollywood Gold Digger by Leigh Designs Class #T202T
This gal was such fun to stitch. I had to restrain myself from adding too much bling. I wanted her to be style-a-listically trashy - is there such a thing? You know the kind. We all see them. They are beautiful and hanging on the arms of men that we may question the attraction and we automatically say - she's with him for his money. Or we say she's his trophy girlfriend. So naturally, she must look the part. We'll play with some threads you may not be too familiar with including Legacy by ThreadworX and the new Entice by Rainbow Gallery plus many of the old standards. Also, there's beads and crystals to add a little more sparkle. Her background was created especially for this piece and is in my new upcoming book of Backgrounds and Darning Patterns.
May 21 from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm will be The Black Queen by JP Needlepoint Class #T303T
Friday classes are limited to business only so I will not be teaching on that day.
May 23, Saturday morning, however we have a technique packed class from 7:45 am to 9:45 am Flower Sampler sponsored by Susan Roberts Needlepoint Class #S102T
This piece may be tiny but is mighty in techniques! While we will not have nearly enough time to cover all the things going on we will certainly hit the ones that might be more intimidating to some. But I am confident that the stitch guide will enable all areas to be finished beautifully.
All these designs will be available through your Local Needlework Shop and stitch guides will also be available after market. Have your LNS go by and check out the new companion pieces that will work with the ones highlighted here. There is so much to see at market (for instance there are 8 Gold Diggers!; I've lost count how many Owls are in the series; and Susan has so many cute canvases that are easily manageable) but that's saved for when you get there!
So, all you lucky shops that attend market, go to the TNNA.org site and check out the classes. I would be honored if you choose to attend mine!
Look forward to seeing you there!