Saturday, June 30, 2012

Portland Maine today!

Ok so the photo isn't Portland, it's Connecticut but we are on our way to Portland today so Katherine can teach another new crewel workshop at Atelier Stitch at 1pm. The tour has been going great! Especially our class at Purl Soho which was packed to the gils. Our Austin class is also full but there are a few spots left in Houston.
We have a couple of days off for the holiday after today and are looking forward to it. I will be sure to post lots of gorgeous photos of our travels.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

TNNA is over, on to the east coast!!!

We had a mad blast at TNNA this weekend. Met some amazing people doing amazing things. I had to post these two stylin ladies rocking their own designs. What a breath of fresh air!

April from Sew to Speak
Caroline from Jupiter Moon Farm

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Free Linen Wrap Skirt Project from the NEW BOOK!

Just click on the image below to be redirected to the pattern.

What a busy week! Interviews, Reviews and BOOK GIVEAWAYS!!

As we have been spreading crewel gospel and posting away online so have some fellow bloggers. Here are some highlights from the week:

Awesome interview AND BOOK GIVEAWAY! by &Stitches

Book Review AND BOOK GIVEAWAY! by Sew Sweetness

Book Review by Purl Bee!

Book review by &Stitches!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Love love love

A student brought her work inspired by The New Crewel. So gorgeous!!!

Chicago Area New Crewel Workshops Today and Tomorrow

Don't forget we have a new crewel workshop tonight (June 15th) in Oak Park, Illinois at 6PM at Knot Just Knits. If you haven't signed up there is still time! 

 Tomorrow (June 16th) we have a new crewel workshop at The Needle Shop in Chicago from 3PM to 5PM. Cannot wait!!

How completely adorable are both of these stores? Goodness

Monday, June 11, 2012

Chicago Class this Sunday moves to THIS SATURDAY

TOUR UPDATE! Our Chicago class on Sunday has been moved to this Saturday instead! Starts at 3PM! Mark your calendars!

The Needle Shop 3PM- 5PM Saturday June 16th!!! 

We leave tomorrow!!!


We leave at the crack of dawn for Dallas. Tuesday the 12th at 6pm Katherine will be teaching at Oil & Cotton in Dallas and Wednesday she will be in Kansas City at Urban Arts and Crafts also at 6pm.

If you have not signed up for a class in your area, you better hop to. Classes are filling up FAST!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Dallas News!!

FREEClap your hands and do-si-do! All ages and experience levels are welcome to dance to live music with this American folk-dance group that meets once a month in a smoke- and alcohol-free environment. You don’t need a partner, just take yourself and some food to contribute to the potluck dinner before the dance begins. Lightweight, comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended.
June 9 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Garden and Arts Building, 906 S. Senter Road, Irving. Potluck starts at 6 p.m.; the dance begins at 7. Free; organizers request that attendees add to the tip jar to help cover expenses. 972-546-8858.
FREE! Jin L. Liu of Richardson and Happy Feet Dance School and Performance of Plano will present a traditional Chinese folk dance demonstration. It’s part of a continuing cultural series for all ages that takes place on the second Saturday of each month at the Irving Central Library.
June 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving. Free. 972-721-2606.
FREE! Through July, Orvis is offering two-part weekend fly-fishing lessons at participating retail stores and dealers. Sign up for Fly Fishing 101 to learn the basics of casting and outfit rigging, and then go back for Fly Fishing 201 for a water outing to practice your skills and hopefully catch a fish.
June 17-18 (101 class) at 8:30 a.m. at the Orvis Company Store, 8300 Preston Road, Dallas; and June 30 and July 1 (201 class) at Bethany Lakes Park, 745 S. Allen Heights Drive, Allen. Free; registration is required. All ages are welcome; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 214-265-1600.
Both beginners and advanced embroiderers will benefit from this class led by Katherine Shaughnessy, a visiting artist from Marfa, who will offer instruction in crewel embroidery basics and essential “new crewel” stitches. She’ll also include some history and explanations of materials, finishing techniques and pattern-transfer tricks. Her unique crewel works, wool and hoop kits, and autographed copies of her books, including her latest, New Crewel: The Motif Collection, will be for sale.
June 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oil and Cotton, 837 W. Seventh St., Dallas. $65, includes all supplies. 214-942-0474.
The African American Museum teaches attendees how rodeo competitors train with mechanical bull riding, calf- and steer-roping classes, and more. The family-friendly Rodeo Camp 101 event on June 9 is leading up to the Texas Black Invitational Rodeo on June 16.
June 9 from noon to 4 p.m. on the lawn of the African American Museum in Fair Park. One empty Coca-Cola can required for admission. 214-565-9026.
FREE! Support the Balch Springs Visual and Performing Arts Alliance by attending this monthly outing that features plenty of kid-friendly activities, shopping with some 30 vendors, karaoke, product demos and food for sale.
June 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Pioneer Oaks Shopping Center, 4000 Pioneer Road, Balch Springs. Free. 972-557-1555.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Marfa Tour Kick Off Events This Weekend!

Help us kick off our big tour here in Marfa at the Do Right Hall from 5-7pm, Friday, June 8 for a gallery reception! Then from 2-4pm, Saturday, June 9 come by the Book-Signing & Trunk Show @ Marfa Book Co!

Friday, June 1, 2012

From Marfa to Maine... and Beyond!

So in between obsessively stitching spirograph designs in every color we can think of we have been planning a massive book and workshop tour. We can happily fill you in on the first leg of workshops scheduled!

Dallas @ Oil & Cotton: June 12, 6-8pm
Sign up online here or by calling 214.942.0474.

Kansas City @ Urban Arts & Crafts: June 13, 6-8pm
Sign up by calling 816.234.1004.

Oak Park, Illinois @ Knot Just Knits: June 15, 6-8pm
Sign up by calling 708.948.7943.

Chicago @ The Needle Shop: June 17, 11am-1pm
Sign up online here.

Milwaukee @ Sparrow Collective: June 18, 6-8pm
Sign up by calling 414.747.9229.

Cleveland @ Wool & Willow: June 21, 6-8pm
Sign up by calling 216.791.7952.

Columbus @ Wholly Craft!: June 23, 5-7pm
Sign up online here or by calling 614.447.3445.


Whether you're brand new to stitching or an advanced embroider, Katherine Shaughnessy's New Crewel Embroidery Workshop is sure to be a perfect fit. We'll have a trunk load of Katherine's newest crewelworks with us and plenty of copies of her latest book, New Crewel: The Motif Collection. So come and learn (or get refreshed on) some basic crewel stitches and then let Katherine show you all of her new favorites, especially the super fun, 'spirograph' stitch from the new book. She'll also go over some crewel history, an explanation of materials, finishing techniques and pattern transfer tricks. Participants will receive all the supplies needed to get started -- linen fabric, wool thread, needles and a hoop. Workshop fees vary. Contact locations for details. Wool & Hoop kits, supplies and books -- featuring original designs, dozens of fun projects and over 20 embroidery stitches -- will be available for sale. The workshops are small and are sure to fill up quickly, so sign up today!