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Welcome to Needlepoint Junction! Check out Events and Happenings for Class Information --->
Welcome to Needlepoint Junction! Check out Events and Happenings for Class Information --->

Events and Happenings

Open House –Sunday, November 6th, 2022

Our Annual Open House – we will have specials, Door prizes and as always lots of food and drink. All are invited.

We open at noon.

1000 William Hilton Parkway
Ste J7E, Village at Wexford.

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Classes- I am a true believe that you learn something new with every teacher that comes into your life during your stitching journey. That’s the beauty of this art. Somethings you will love and others you will not, you can choose what is best for you.

2022 Classes

 

Christmas Tree Santa or Classic 2 Sided Santa.

 

Early November  – 4 weeks, one day a week.

Last year, we did our first Santa. It was both fun and challenging. We are back again, with the newest Santa in Melissa Shirley’s line up. Christmas Tree Santa.  This class can be done in person or via Zoom. All classes are recorded. However, we know a lot of people have asked about Classic Santa so we are bringing him back. Class size is limited.

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Fun Little Mini Socks

December 1st, 2nd, 6th, 11, 13 or 15th. Class will be about an hour

to an hour and a half and it begins at 1PM.

Come joins us as we stitch these wonderful little mini socks.

You will have several colors to choose from and each sock

comes with a different stitch guide and threads. If you are not

local, we can work with that as well.

You will be surprised at how they stitch up.

With so many dates choose to come to one or all.

Cost of the Kit is $99.00 Class time is free.              

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2023

JANUARY CLASSES

 Choose Joy – with Stefanie Chase

Designed by Lauren Bloch

January 7th, 2023 10-4 PM Lunch included.

Stefanie is coming down to meet walk us through the Stitch Guide she created for this wonderful canvas. This canvas is part of Lauren’s Series “Choose….

Included in the class will be Canvas, Class Time, Threads and Stitch Guide (by Stefanie Chase).

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February of 2023

Pink Santa with Andria.

Join Andria as she takes you on a journey with wonderful stitches and embellishments for this two sided Santa.  Included in the class will be the canvas, stitch guide, threads and class time.

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Technique Classes with Mark Craddock 2023

Mark is back in 2023 with lots of classes to choose from. His classes range from 2.5 hours to 4 hours in length. The knowledge you learn is immeasurable.

 

January 14-15th

 

January 14th , 9-1 PM

AN INTRODUCTION TO SILK RIBBON EMROIDERY – This is a project based class that uses ribbon to create silk flowers for your canvas. We will learn to make French Knots, Colonial Knots, French Knots on a Stalk, Woven Spider, Woven Wheel, Ribbon Stitch, Lazy Daisy, Cabbage Rose, Pd Stitch, Chain Stitch, Outline Stitch and others to create a garden on top of your initial.

4 Hour Class

 

 January 14th, 2:15 – 4:15

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!

2 Hour Class

 

January 15th, 9:00 – 1:00

BEADING TECHNIQUES

Want to improve on your current beading methods? Would you like to learn more about ideas and techniques for attaching beads to your canvas? What threads to use and how they affect the colour of you beads? This four hour class is for you! We will cover simple bead attachments such as basketweave and reverse basketweave, in line beading, couching bead strands, brick beading, bead cascades, “messy” beading, etc. We will learn about stitches that can incorporate beads and the best ways to attach them to match the stitch. We will also cover proper methods for attaching gems, sequins, decorative beads and even jewelry to the canvas. Finally, we will talk about the variety of beading needles and threads that are on the market.

4 Hour class

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Finishing Classes with Nancy Show

Learn how to finish your own pieces. Each class is $85.00 and lunch is provided. You must have a finished project ready to go. Class size is limited. 9-4

2022

October 14 and 15

2023

Nancy Show – Finishing

February 24/25

September 22/23 and maybe April 21/22

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March 18-19th  

Winter Boots Project

Class 9:30-4 on Saturday and 9:30- 2 on Sunday – Lunch is included.

–   We know that March brings us wanting Winter to be over but this project is way too sweet to call Winter quits.  Who can resist this lovely canvas by Susan B. Wallace for Cooper Oaks Designs. Come join Mark as we stitch this beauty up with decorative stitches to enhance the beauty of this piece.

The piece is 8 x 8 and 18 count. Class Size is limited. Cost will include class, canvas, stitch guide and threads.

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May 13-14th

9:00-1 PM Saturday, May 13th

ALL THAT JAZZ – An exploration of tricky stitches that can enhance our 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.

4 Hour Class

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2:00-5 PM Saturday, May 13th

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

3 Hour Class

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9:00-1 PM Sunday, May 14th

BENTO BOX – A JAZZY STITCHES CLASS – So, you took the All That Jazz class and you are looking for a fun way to use all of those stitches. Come and join us for a charted class using everything that you learned in All That Jazz – Fan Stitches, Walnettos, Amadeus, Mozart, Leviathan, Layered Jessicas, Chains – they’re all here.

4 hour Class

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Classes with Megan Smith (@Strawberryneedlepoint)

We are so excited have Megan in the store. She is fun and engaging.

 

March 7th

Needlepoint Basics (3 hours)

Not just for beginners. Yes, we will go over basics but we also answer a lot of tricky questions such as “why does my basketweave look “stripey?” and more.

The end goal is that everyone who leaves the class feels confident to complete a basic to advanced basic project.

March 8th

Beginning Decorative Stitches (3 hours):

This course covers the techniques of several straight and diagonal stitches, beginning with what needle size to use on each canvas mesh for the different types of stitches (i.e. straight or diagonal).

June 15th

Focusing on the elements – Part I.

Themed classes that focus on threads and the technique with threads in particular elements common painted canvases. Each class, highlights stitches appropriate for the theme and then focus on the qualities and characteristics most helpful in achieving the "look" of the stitch.

Sand and Surf

Sky 

June 16th

Clothing

Architecture 

September 29th

Beading Techniques (4 hours total)

 The first portion of the workshop covers foundational aspects to beading, including Beads 101 (what they are made out of, sizes, finishing, etc), threads, needles, and the most common beading technique, such as tent, reverse tent, brick, cross stitch, and upright cross. The second portion includes walking through a stitch guide for a pre-selected canvas that includes both stitching and beading.

September 30th

Themed classes that focus on threads and the technique with threads in particular elements common painted canvases. Each class, highlights stitches appropriate for the theme and then focus on the qualities and characteristics most helpful in achieving the "look" of the stitch.

Focusing on the Elements Part II.

Animals

Foliage

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 Knitting Classes with Elaine

All classes are Wednesdays from 2:30 -3:30 pm. Each class is $30.00
October 5th
How to Prevent and Correct Mistakes
Everyone makes mistakes. Let Elaine show what she has learned in not only preventing mistakes but also correcting them. 
You have the option of knitting a sample ahead of time to practice or watching Elaine demonstrate.  A Handout will be provided.
October 12th
How to Read Charts
For those of you wanting to progress in your knitting skills, let Elaine Help you understand hot to Read Charts. A picture is worth a thousand words. You can see where your stitches are placed in relation to your previous row. You also may, at a glance, remember your pattern repeat. This makes for more accurate and quicker knitting.
October 19th
Intro to Lace
What is Lace? Simply put, it involves holes in the design, varied by pattern. Let me show you how to knit a simple lace design. You need practice yarn, knitting needles and stitch markers.
October 26th
Into to Cables
Cables are basically stitches that have been crossed. Cables have so many uses and are often combined with bobbles and various texture stitches. They can be very small or rather large. The results are stunning. You will need practice yarn, knitting needles, cable needle and stitch markers.
November 2nd
Making sense out of Brioche.
Brioche is a ribbed design using 2 colors and makes a cushy fabric. It can be incorporated into many kinds of projects. You may be familiar with Steven West who often includes Brioche stitches in his shawls. After hearing many say "I am allergic to Brioche", Elaine found a key to Knitting Brioche that is rhythmic and satisfying. This class will take your knitting to the next level. Why not give Brioche a try. Please bring 2 colors of yarn and needles. 
November 4th
How to Prevent and Correct Mistakes
Everyone makes mistakes. Let Elaine show what she has learned in not only preventing mistakes but also correcting them. 
You have the option of knitting a sample ahead of time to practice or watching Elaine demonstrate.  A Handout will be provided.