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Needlepoint Foundations with Megan Smith

This workshop focuses on the basics of needlepointing. It is perfect for the beginner stitcher and anyone wanting a refresher on the proper techniques for needlepoint. During this three hour workshop, we learn the whys and the hows of needlepoint, ranging from the topic of stretcher bars, selecting the proper needle size and why it matters, the various anchoring techniques and deciding the best way to tie off, and determining where on the canvas start with tent stitches and in which direction to stitch. In addition to the techniques to successfully start stitching, we will also discuss the different types of threads used in needlepoint, how to properly stitch them and, yes, that includes using the proper tools. We will also learn about basketweave and addressing the pesky problems and how to solve them as well as cultivating habits to stitch your best basketweave.

Beginners Beading with Megan Smith

Have you ever been interested in beading, but are not quite sure where to start?This three hour workshop breaks down the abc's of beading and all its mysteries by providing helpful instruction to start you on your beading journey. Instruction covers all things beading, including the beads most commonly used in needlepoint, beading thread and how to use it, and the most effective ways to anchor beads on your canvas. The various techniques of beading will be taught and then practiced on Blue Ridge Stitchery's Lupine Fields canvas, which is included in the cost of the workshop.

Moving Beyond Basketweave with Joy

In this class featuring Lauren Bloch's newly released "Choose Joy" canvas, you will learn a selection of different stitches using a variety of threads. The class will also focus on beading with the use of seed beads and sequins. Class includes canvas, 8 threads, 2 kinds of beads, stretcher bars, beading needle, bead tray, a stitch guide and 4 hours of instruction. Class size limited to 8 students

Contact Us:

Phone: 803-834-3819
Address: 2301 North Beltline Blvd
                 Columbia, SC 29204
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 3PM
             Closed Sunday & Monday
             Or by appt: call 803.917.9923