The Village Ewe Newsletter

April 2016

In This Issue
Featured Designer
Tip of the Month
Special Offers & Trunk Shows
Upcoming Classes & Workshops
Featured Designer
We carry over 50 Designers. This month our Featured designer is:

A varied collection of pillows,ornaments and
signs, all hand painted.
GHS Graduate Mini-Brick
By The Collection.
Tip of the Month
The Importance of 
Even Tension

When stitching, always be conscious of the stitch tension.  If tension is loose, your work will look lumpy.  Too much tension distorts the canvas and sometimes this cannot be blocked out.  Using stretcher bars helps to keep your tension even across the canvas.  Stretcher bars, which come in assorted sizes, are a "must have" for all stitching projects.
Quick Links


Holiday ornaments by NM Arts.

Custom canvas

Harvard Change Box
Custom canvas in change box as stitched by Elizabeth S.

Sorority Sweater Decoration
Stitch-Its sorority sweater
by Katie H.

"Starfish Flag" by Stitch-Its.

"Dog Flag" from The Collection as stitched by Ali.

Happy Spring, at least that's what the calendar says! School graduation ceremonies are just a few months away. What better way to recognize the achievements of a graduate than with a personalized needlepoint gift?  Belts, key fobs, ornaments, boxes and pillows with a school logo and monogram make wonderful gifts.  Our custom painter can design a special personalized canvas for you.

School ornaments by Carol Dupree.

The Village Ewe is starting a new format for our classes and workshops.   Come and stitch with us - start a new project or finish one that is overdue.  We are happy to have you join us.  And if you would like to learn to needlepoint, now is the time! 

Please read details below in the Classes, Lessons and Workshops sectionCall or email us today to reserve a spot.

Estelle, Ali, Karen, Polly and Del
Special Offers & Trunk Shows

  NM Arts Trunk Show
20% Off all NM Arts Canvases
May 3rd to 28th

One of the lesser known designers, but very respected,
NM Arts' offerings include landscapes, florals, animals and holiday designs (see below and left.)  She does not have a website, so please stop by to see all her fabulous designs.

Upcoming Classes, Lessons and Workshops

We are starting a new format for our classes and workshops. We now offer stitching time for everyone, at the following times (beginning April 26):
  • Every Tuesday: 10 am-12 pm
  • Every Saturday: 9:30 am-11:30 am
  • First and Third Wednesday of each month:  7-9 pm
At these times, you can bring your own canvas and stitch with us, receive new threads and stitch guidance, or participate in a class project.  If you are enrolled in one of our classes, there is no cost for workshop time.  Otherwise, the workshop cost is 1 session @ $15, 2 sessions @ $25, and 3 or more sessions @$10/session.  Pleaase reserve your spot(s) in advance.

Our current class offerings are:

Beginning Needlepoint
Learn the basics with a monogram pillow.  Cost of $225, includes all materials and instruction.
The 12 Days of Christmas Club
We've built upon the popularity of this class in prior years by adding a new designer for 2016 - Kelly Clark's "Classic 12 Days" canvases. Each ornament with threads, stitch guide and unlimited workshop time is $100.  Join the club at anytime!

"Starfish Flag" Class
This canvas by Stitch-Itsis one of our most sought after in the store and Ali has designed an informative stitch guide. The $300 cost includes the canvas, threads, stitch guide and unlimited workshop time.

"Dog Flag" Class
Calling all dog lovers!  Many of you have admired this finished piece in the store. Now you can stitch one yourself. From The Collection, each dog is a different stitch and you will learn over 30 stitches! $500, all materials included.

Samples of the stitched class canvases are on display at the store and also can be viewed online. 

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!
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or call (203) 637-3953