We Offer The Following Classes:
Beginning in January “Social Stitching” will replace “Stitch and Chat”. We invite you come and stitch with your friends Tuesday through Friday from 10:30am to 3:30pm and on Saturday from 10:30am to 1:30 pm. There is no charge for Social Stitching. However, please note that we will no longer have a staff person at the table. Should you need help on the day you come in we will have a sign in sheet and a staff member will assist you when available.
Our popular Beginner’s Class is perfect for the novice stitcher or the stitcher who has not gone beyond the basic stitch. You will learn 10 new stitches that you will be able to use in your future projects.
One of our staff members will teach this three-session class. Participants will receive a line-drawn canvas for the sampler with your initial, threads and stretcher bars. The design area is 6″ by 6″ and is drawn on #13 mesh canvas.
Canvas Embellishment Class with Julia Snyder
Ridgewood Needlepoint is pleased to announce that national needlepoint teacher Julia Snyder will coming in September 2020!
Julia will be teaching her Canvas Embellishment Class, and she’ll suggest creative stitches to make your canvas come to life. This will be 2-one day classes, you bring a canvas that will be a challenge and has a variety of different spaces for Julia’s creative stitches. Julia uses a variety of stitches, threads, ribbons, techniques and beading. She doesn’t write a stitch guide, but works with the stitchers to get much of the canvas covered.
Here are the details:
Embellishments classes are Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27th from 10 AM until 4 PM.
The class will cost $175 per day with special price for a student that wants to join us for both days of $275. Please call the store to sign up and we will need a deposit of $75.
We do ask that you purchase the canvas at Ridgewood Needlepoint, we are happy to order a canvas if we do not have your dream canvas in stock. To ensure that Julia has plenty of time with each student, the class is limited to 12 students, so first come first serve so sign up today!
To sign up please call the store at (201) 612-7770 or e-mail us at [email protected].
Here is how Julia describes the class…
‘If your canvases are not becoming to you, you should be coming to my live stitch guide class!”
I believe that we should be working on pieces that make us happy. Life is too short to be stitching and be unhappy doing it. So, with this class my objective is to teach new techniques, introduce new products, and inspire more stitching.
The Live Stitch Guide class is a bit different since each student is working on their canvas of choice. A formal stitch guide can be written for the piece, or the stitcher can bring the piece or pieces, depending on the size, and we will work out the threads and stitches for the piece. I will hand out numbers as everyone gets to class and offer help in that order. I do try to work with everyone by lunch time.
By the end of the class each stitcher will have at least 50% of all the threads and stitches worked out, now of course this depends on the size of the piece.
Our new Advanced Beginner & Beyond class is being planned. Our staff member, Stephanie has designed & stitched this new piece. It can be finished into a clutch or a new gadget bag for your take along stitching goodies. More information will follow in the coming weeks.