The Village Ewe Newsletter

July 2012  

In This Issue
Featured Designer
Tip of the Month
Upcoming Classes

Featured Designer


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


Kathy Scenkel


Kathy Schenkel brings a unique combination of talents together in her stitch-painted canvases. Each design reflects her education in graphic design, her love of stitching and her experience in needlepoint finishing.

Her canvases are simple, straightforward and easy to stitch. They are perfect for experimenting with different stitches and threads.


12 Days of Xmas (2 Ornaments Hanging on Door)


You can visit her web site at: 




Tip of the Month


Rip and Re-Stitch


If you need to rip and re-stitch an area, (we all do this at some point), be mindful of these tips:


1. Never reuse the yarn.

2. Never use a seam ripper.

3. Carefully cut the "wrong" stitches with your embroidery scissors.   

4. Pull out the "wrong" stitches using a needle or  tweezers.

5. Remember to anchor your ends again.  You may need to unstitch a few "good" stitches in order to do this.

6. Lastly, take a deep breath and relax!  If you follow these steps, no one will ever notice the re-stitched section.  Happy stitching!


Quick Links



Be sure to have your needlepoint projects ready for wherever the summer takes you.  We have a broad selection of canvases ranging from  ornaments, picture frames, gingerbread houses and pillows to clutches, shoes, belts and key fobs .


Arriving in July will be designs from Unique NZ Designs.  We are adding this designer to our inventory of over 50 designers carried by The Village Ewe.  Their designs are colorful and contemporary; you must come see them!


The 2012 Summer Olympic Games start in late July and run for two weeks.  If you enjoy watching them (and who doesn't), it is a great time to stitch.  Stop by The Village Ewe for our exclusive Olympic ornaments and get in the Olympic spirit! 


  Nevermore PIllow in Corner of SunRm


The Old Greenwich Sidewalk Sales days are July 19th - 21st. Look for great deals on the sidewalk and inside the store from The Village Ewe and other merchants on Sound Beach Avenue!  On July 21st, the Old Greenwich Merchants Association is hosting a Block Party from 6 to 9 pm on Arcadia Road.  Please stop by for a fun filled evening for the whole family.


Lastly, in observance of Independence Day, The Village Ewe will be closed on Wednesday July 4th.


Happy Stitching,


Estelle, Ali, Dorothy and Karen

Special Offers 

 Christmas in July Trunk Show

July 5th to July 28th


All in stock Christmas designs (including stockings, ornaments and pillows) from Julia's Needleworks will be 20% Off.


Upcoming Workshops and Classes


12 Days of Christmas Club

Join the 12 Days of Christmas Club.  These Kathy Schenkel designs are the best "12 Days" ornaments we know!  Stop by the store to see the finished set and to sign-up for the Christmas Club.


Each month, beginning in September, we will send you a canvas, stitch guide and threads - at a cost of $75.  And once a month, we will hold a class on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 pm for any guidance you may need. 


By starting in September, you can have have three ornaments ready to adorn this year's holiday tree!  Best of all, you can join the 12 Days of Christmas Club anytime!


12 Days of Xmas (6 Ornaments on Fireplace)

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