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STORE HOURS: 

Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri 10 - 4;  Tues 10-6
*classroom open Wednesday 10 - 4 for stitching
Current Trunk Show: Plum Stitchery
Coming Soon: Colors of Praise 

*please click here for info regarding challenges facing the needlepoint industry & how The Bug is navigating delayed shipments & price increases

Calendar


Aug 18
Wednesday Stitching
Aug 21
Mark Craddock's "All That Jazz Class" (1 day)
Aug 22
Mark Craddock's "Turkey Lurkey Time & Knot's Ahoy!" (1 day)

Upcoming Classes


Mark Craddock's "All That Jazz Class" (1 day)

Cost: $ Free

An exploration of tricky stitches & beautiful techniques for embellishing your canvases! An exploration of tricky stitches that can enhance canvases as discovered and outline by Jean Hilton. Learn the Jessica, Layered Jessicas, Rhodes, Leviathan, Crescents, Chain Stitch, Amadeus, Mozart, Fans, Walnettos and many others. This class is for the Intermediate Student who feels comfortable with basic stitches and with counting threads. Learn how to stitch these beautiful techniques and how to use them to embellish your canvases.

Mark Craddock's "Turkey Lurkey TIme & Knot's Ahoy!" (1 day)

Cost: $ Free

TURKEY LURKEY TIME! ? Learn the Ins and Outs of Turkey Work, from stitching to trimming. Get in some practice on Traditional Turkey Work, Jump Through The Loop Turkey Work, to Basketweave Turkey Work. A great stitch for fur and hair as well as bath mats for the rich! KNOT?S AHOY! ? Untie the difficulties of making knotted stitches for your canvas embellishments. We begin with a review of French Knots, Double French and Triple French Knots ? these are not to be feared! We move on to cover French Knots on a Stalk, Needle Weaving, Detached Picots, Chinese Knots, Slide Knots, Sorbello Knot, Palestrina Knots, Slide Bouillon Knots, FOOLPROOF Bouillon Knots and Turkey Work

Tony Minieri Embellishment (3 day class)

Cost: $ 475

Experience Tony's wisdom & humor in a three-day embellishment class at The Needle Bug! Select a canvas of your choice and Tony will write a stitch guide specifically for you! (Canvases must be turned into The Bug ASAP so Tony has ample time to study, interpret, design, select stitches & threads, and write the guide that will help bring the canvas to life.) In class, Tony works directly with students to ensure their understanding of the stitch guide, the learning of new techniques/thread uses and helps with visualization of the end creation. Seats are limited to maximize individual instruction. Class is held at The Bug allowing students all day access to the shop. Lunch is provided daily; and, each day ends with happy hour! We hope you will join us on October 7, 8, 9 for this marvelous Minieri embellishment experience!

Robin King Embellishment (3 day class)

Cost: $ 450

Embellishing class with Robin King ~ Experience Robin's creative genius during this 3 day class at The Needle Bug. Robin will create a detailed stitch guide for a canvas of your choice in advance of class. During class, Robin will give group and individualized instruction to clearly explain stitching techniques. Seats are limited to maximize individual instruction. Class is held at The Bug allowing students all day access to the shop. Lunch is provided daily; and, each day ends with happy hour!