Thursday, July 21, 2016


If you have never attended the wonderful retreat that is hosted by Blue Bonnet Studios you have no idea what you are missing!

This is a much smaller and more intimate venue than the larger Seminars that are hosted by the larger organizations. This smaller venue allows the opportunity to get to know your instructor and classmates much better than a larger venue might.  This year it is being held at a new location so I cannot personally speak to the anemities there.  (Horseshoe Bay Resort at Horseshoe Bay, TX) However, I can say that if it is anything like in previous years then it is well worth the time and travel.  A very pleasant environment is created surrounded by people who share the same passion as we all do.

There are several types of classes available - studio times and projects.  Here are two of the 2-day classes that I am teaching.  Both designs are by JP Needlepoint.  Juli does such beautiful designs!

Saturday and Sunday we feature The Black Queen!

Her Majesty – The Black Queen - portrays  ‘regalness’ for all to behold.  Beautiful bling of Swarovski crystals and pearls from the collection,  metallic threads of Kreinik and Rainbow Gallery, and luscious silks add to her glamour.  Techniques and stitches to entice all levels of stitchers are illustrated : beading, ruching, split stitch, darning, and blending to mention a few!  Scrumptious  threads include Pepper Pot Silk, Floche, Kreinik Metallics, Rainbow Gallery, and Burmilana to name a few.

Painted design is 9” x 12”on 18ct cut canvas with a cut canvas of 13” x 16” for stretcher bars.

Then we have BlackBeak Hooter.  He is Monday and Tuesday.

Captain Blackbeak Hooter is a fun design hand painted on 18 ct monocanvas. The design size is  9” x 12” on cut canvas of 14” x 16”.  Many techniques are explored on this journey:  ruching, padding, tacking, layering, appliqueing, and much more.  Embellish with specialty threads, beads and other findings.  Thread suggestions abound:  Neon Rays, Burmilana, Flair, Silks, metallic, cotton, and many more.  There are detailed diagrams, illustrations and pictures to complement the directions demonstrated in class.

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We'd love to have you join us!  Just email with any questions -

Later . . .


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