Thursday, March 29, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Wool & Hoop is super excited to be participating in this years Renegade Craft Fair at the Palmer Events Center. It's sure to be a fun time full of all sorts of awesome crafts! We hope to see you there.
To get more info you can check out there site here or come back to our blog for more info closer to the date!
Friday, March 23, 2012
Hello, Crewel Friends!
We've just scheduled another workshop at One Strange Bird in Chicago for Saturday, April 14th. I'll be teaching this two hour crewel embroidery workshop and I'm bringing a trunk load of crewelwork samples including new projects from my upcoming book, New Crewel: The Motif Collection, which comes out in May. (I'll even have a few advanced copies with me!) After a brief introduction of the crewel basics, I'll demonstrate eight different crewel stitches and finishing techniques. Participants will receive all the supplies needed to get started -- linen fabric, wool thread, needles and a hoop. My Wool & Hoop kits, supplies and first book, The New Crewel, which offers 30 of my original designs, 15 fun p rojects, and 16 classic embroidery stitches, will also be available for sale. The class is $65 and runs from 10:30am -12:30pm. All skill levels welcome. Sign up online at OneStrangeBird.com. For more information, call 773.276.4420.
Please, share this news with your crewel-loving friends in the Chicago area.
And, thank you!
Friday, March 2, 2012
March 17th, Saturday, 11am - 1pm
The Urban Craft Center, Santa Monica, CA
Visit The Urban Craft Center's Website and Class Schedule here!Sit down with Katherine Shaughnessy, author of The New Crewel, and try your hand at the age-old craft of crewel embroidery. Katherine will bring her own crewelwork samples including a sneak preview of the new projects from her upcoming book. After a brief introduction to the basics and history of crewel embroidery, Katherine will teach eight different crewel stitches and finishing techniques. Participants will receive all the supplies needed to get started -- linen fabric, wool thread, needles and a hoop. Katherine's Wool & Hoop kits and her book, The New Crewel, which offers 30 original designs, 15 fun projects, and 16 classic embroidery stitches, will also be available for sale. All skill levels welcome.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Wondering what to do with your finished crewelwork? Our kits come with instructions and transfer paper to put your embroidery onto a blank greeting card (included in every kit). But you can also frame it, make a tree ornament, or patchwork it onto a pillow, tote bag, scrapbook, your pants, or what-have-you. For more ideas, check out The New Crewel by Katherine Shaughnessy.