The Village Ewe Newsletter

January 2012  

In This Issue
Featured Designer
Special Offers
Upcoming Classes

Featured Designer

Smathers & Branson Card Holder, Key Fob & Flask


We currently carry over 50 Designers.  This month our Featured Designer is:


Jean Smith Designs


Features lovely hand painted needlepoint canvases. The designs showcase an extensive selection of floral and traditional designed canvases. Included are coasters, children's items, pillows and wonderful rugs.


You can visit her web site at: 



Tip of the Month

Stretcher Bar Use

Using stretcher bars for your canvas serves a great purpose.  The canvas tension is kept consistent and the canvas will not skew.  Try it, and you may eliminate the need for blocking. 

DJ Designs NY Stocking

We carry a broad selection of stretcher bars in various lengths.


Quick Links

Happy New Year! 


Come shop The Village Ewe this month during our Belt Trunk Show.  Pick up a belt canvas for you and one for an upcoming graduate!  You can usually get a belt and matching key fob from one canvas.




Later this month, we are attending  The National Needlearts Association ("TNNA") Winter Trade Show, also know as "The Market", in Phoenix.  This is our major buying trip where we meet with designers, wholesalers and manufacturers, see the latest in needlepoint products and learn new techniques from some of the industry's best teachers.  Look for new canvases and threads starting to arrive at The Village Ewe in February!  We will have the newest canvases from the ever popular designers including  Melissa Shirley, Susan Roberts and Smathers & Branson.


We are also looking for new artists to add to our selection of over 50 artists that we currently carry in inventory.  Last year we discovered the fabulous Clara Wells tote that has sold-out repeatedly.  Who knows what we will come back with this year? 

Happy Stitching,


Estelle, Ali, Dorothy and Karen 

Special Offers 

Belt Trunk Show - Through January 28th 


DJ Designs NY Stocking


All belt canvases from Julia's Needleworks are 20% off.  Sports, hobbies, schools, professions and geometrics - hundreds of designs are on sale!  All sales final and special orders must be paid in advance. 

Upcoming Workshops and Classes


Winter Workshops

Every Tuesday

from 10 am - 12 pm.


We are available to answer your questions, give you a refresher, and offer stitch and thread suggestions to enhance your canvas.  If you would like to learn to needlepoint,  or to learn a new stitch, or just come to finish a long overdue project, this is your chance!  The cost is $15/hr.


Beginner Needlepoint Class 

Tuesdays 12 - 2 pm  on February 14th, 28th and March 6th

Cost is $225, includes canvas, threads and instruction.  

Sign-up by February 3rd to hold your space.  Reservations are required. 

Stop by to see the canvas and learn more. 

Take the class with a friend and make this the Winter that you learn to needlepoint!


About The Village Ewe


The Village Ewe has a full line of accessories and carries canvases from over 50 Designers. We feature a full line of fibers and a large variety of needlepoint products from belts to handbags and much more.  We offer finishing services.  No project is too big, too small or too unusual!


Store Front


Visit us at  www.thevillageewe.com  

or call (203) 637-3953