Designers Desk Newsletter
March 2009
Designers Desk
216 James Street
Geneva , IL 60134
Designers Desk Newsletter
Your Complete Needlework Shoppe

You purchase a canvas from Designers Desk and Brenda will help you develop a masterpiece. Brenda has a series of stitch books she has written. If you have one of her books- be sure to stop on by and have her sign yours. Sign up for a minimum of two days of classes for $150 which also includes lunches or you can save and sign up fo all 4 days for only $275.

To sign up and reserve your spot call us to make arrangments or ask all questions including class start times. Call 1(630)-262-1234


Yes, that beautiful and lacy Norwegian stitching work is now available here. Noted for its elegant stitching and open lacy appearance, it looks like it might be difficult to learn , but it's not!

Our new instructor, Allan Dempsey, has had twenty years of teaching. He insists anyone who can handle a needle can do hardanger. Beginning in March and April, we will be holding two hardanger classes. One will be for beginning and the other will be an intermediate stitches class. See down below for class schedules and descriptions.

Beginning Hardanger Class: Thursdays March 5,12, and 26 7-9 pm.

Our first beginner's class will be stitching Ernie Bishop's elegant and fanciful wall pocket. Once completed, it can be used to hold small flower arrangements. Ask to see a completed sample in the shop. Students will learn hardbanger basics such as how to read a chart, cutting techniques and basic stitches like kloster blocks, button hole stitch, and woven wrapped bars. Others stitches shown will be four sided stitch, eyelets, Algerian eyelets, dove's eye and corner dove's eye stitches.

Registration includes : doodle cloth for practice, pattern book, thread and needle. Other materials will be purchased separately depending on the student's taste in colors for thread and fabric. The class will include a discussion on needle sizes, thread sizes, and scissors.

Intermediate Hardanger Class: Sat. March 28 April 4,11 10 am til 12

An elegant wall sampler called an "Exercise in Ecru" by Chris J. House will be the project for our first intermediate class. A sample for this project is available in the shop. Students will learn a variation to the basic kloster block, padded satin stitch, tent stitch, wrapped spider webs,braided bars, upright cross,walnetto stitch and the bullion stitch. The striking feature of this piece is the Woven Norwich stitch.

Registration includes doodle cloth for practice, pattern book, needle and thread. Other materials will be purchased separately depending upon the student's taste in colors, thread and fabric. Even though this is an exercise in Ecru, that doesn't mean you are limited to this color choice. Appropriate scissors will be needed.

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