Sunday, November 16, 2014

Cooper Oaks Needlepoint Trunk Show and Giving Thanks

Happy Sunday-almost-Monday, Everyone! We have had the Cooper Oaks Needlepoint Trunk Show in the shop, and whether you are an experienced needlepointer, or you are a needle craftsperson of another stripe, we have a project to engage you:

If you would like to order one of these canvases, please call us at 703-360-4600, and we can arrange it! We have some lovely finished models:

And lots and lots of canvases. This is a very small canvas, which I snapped up, although I am not a very experienced needlepointer. But I couldn't resist. And since it's stitched on 18-count canvas, I can use floss from my abundant stash of DMC, although I did buy a skein of sparkly fiber for the star.
Lots more:
This one cracks me up. A note about these: if you are not sure what fibers to pull--thread, cotton, wool, sparkly, thick, thin, and everything in between--along with the best shades and hues, you can leave it to us. We can advise, collaborate, do the whole thing for you or stay out of the way and just cheer you on.
We have lots of Thanksgiving-themed cross stitch as well. By the Drawn Thread:
And Plum Street Samplers:
Threadwork Primitives:
And Stacy Nash. We give thanks for all our many designers and their brilliant designs!
And one last shot of a completed project from Stitch Night by Carol M. This is an old Prairie Schooler Design (out of print, sadly) stitched on 7 count fabric and finished as a stand-up by our wonderful finishing service. We all wanted to take Santa home with us! What a wonderful way to display a precious piece of Christmas stitching.
We are located at 8800 F Pear Tree Court in the Mount Vernon section of Alexandria. Our phone # is 703-360-4600. Our hours are 10-5:00 Monday through Saturday, and the first Sunday of every month from 12:30-4:30. Stitch Nights are the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 6 to 9 p.m. We'd love to have you join us!
Happy stitching!