Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The National Needlework Association Show

I arrived home early this morning (2:30am) after five days in San Diego. The first two days and three hours the next two days were devoted to classes: Kelly Clark & Janet Perry, John Waddell, Tink Boord-Dill. I learned some new beading techniques, diagonal laid fillings (you definitely need to do horizontal and vertical laid stitches first! I worked on two lovely canvases - one from Kelly Clark. Kelly's designs feature old-fashioned Santas plus lovely topiaries. She is also expanding into less holiday areas. She has a fantastic mermaid. Kelly Clark's trunk show will be at Ridgewood Needlepoint in June 2007!

The next class was Buckle UP taught by John Waddell. It's an adorable cowboy on a bucking horse. The two are framed by a horseshoe (check www.needlepointbroad.com for a picture. The owner is my twin sister). We did some fun techniques (a twisted cord for the reins). John will be coming to Ridgewood Needlepoint to teach in October 2008.

The technique classes were fun and the business classes were interesting.

I also attended a presentation by Kaffe Fassett. He's well know by knitters and quilters alike for his vibrant patterns. His color sense is excellent!

More later on the show itself.

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