The Nimble Needle

Happy Fall to All!
We have so much news to share...

Many Thanks from The Nimble Needle
It's that time of year when we are reminded to Give Thanks for our blessings. I give thanks for the wonderful community of Stitchers which have supported
The Nimble Needle. You have created a warm and joyful environment which fosters new friends and the creative spirit. I have so enjoyed sharing in the percolation of new ideas.
I could not do it without you!  Happy Thanksgiving to All!

We will be open Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Come see us.

New Threads at The Nimble Needle
"Pepper Pot" from Planet Earth Fibers
100% Silk in 171 luscious colors.
It is a dream on 18 count or light coverage on 13 count.

Pepper Pot

"Twinkle" from Gone Stitching
A lovely twisted rayon thread
with a glint of metallic in 34 shimmering colors.  
It is delightful on 18 count or light coverage on 13 count.
It does not unravel and fray like previous threads of this type.


New Beads at The Nimble Needle

Every Gal needs her pearls, so we had to have "SJ Glass Pearls
in round 2mm & 3mm and 6mm hearts.

SJ Designs Glass Pearls

Jan's 12 Days of Christmas at The Nimble Needle

Kick off your New Year stitching with Jan Roger's heirloom
12 Days of Christmas" ornament series;
canvases by Shelly Tribbey.


Each ornament is filled with wonderful three-dimensional
surprises: from the Gilded Cage of 4 Calling Birds
to the 5 Golden Rings to the darling
tulle skirt on the Ladies Dancing.
You must visit the shop to see these beauties in person!

The series begins with "The Partridge in the Pear Tree."  
Monday, January 13, 2014 from 10AM to 1PM.
Subsequent classes will be scheduled by group consensus
to insure class timing will be suitable for all.
Pricing on each Class kit will vary as each canvas is unique. 
Call or email for details.
Jan's teaching fee is $35 each session

Sign up deadline is Saturday, November 30th.
A deposit will be required.
Can't take the class, but would like to stitch the series?
No problem, we will be happy to prepare your kit for you.
Each Kit will be available concurrent with the class.


Call us... (404) 843-8687

Acorns  at The Nimble Needle

Round out your Fall stitching with 6 new stitch guides
for the latest "Associated Talents" Acorn canvases.
They look great on a Fall tree, Wreath or Garland.



Call to order yours now! (404) 843-8687

Stitch Guide available with purchase of Canvas and/or Threads.

The Robin King report...

Oh, what fun we had!
Our minds were whirling with cool new stitches...
think Drizzle, Twisted Lazy Daisies or the Wiggle Waggle!
How that Robin thinks and sees stitches;
her ability to read spatial relations and pattern is remarkable.
Compound this ability with her attention to detail
and you have a winning combination.

Robin working with Jane.

We can't wait for her next visit.
Speaking of which... Robin is returning to The Nimble Needle
February 8, 9 and 10, 2014.

All classes are limited to 6 students per day.
Each student will receive one hour of consultation with Robin.
This will also allow time for more group stitch and technique demonstrations.

Saturday, February 8, 2014 will be a "Help" session.
We call it "Help is on the Way."
Bring an existing project or a new canvas
and let Robin put you on the right track.

Sunday, February 9th and Monday, February 10th
are Canvas Enhancement sessions.
Robin will write a detailed step-by-step custom stitch guide.
An actual size, high quality color copy of your
Enhancement canvas is due by TuesdayDecember 3rd.
This will give Robin enough time to properly create your custom stitch guide.

Sign up now! (404) 843-8687

Robin working with Ann and Rivkah at The Nimble Needle.

Canvases enhanced by Robin King... 

Tree Tallit Bag • Sew Much Fun

Peaches and Melons • Colors of Praise

Bunny with Flower • Maggie Co.

Pagoda Birdhouse • Melissa Prince Designs

Girlie Fobs are here!

Exclusive to The Nimble Needle.
Just the right size. $25.00 (scissors not included)

Call to order yours now! (404) 843-8687

Last Minute Finishing Classes

Did you forget your cousin Sue's ornament?
Were you invited to an Ornament exchange
and have nothing ready?
Not to worry... Elizabeth Talledo's
Ornament Finishing Class to the rescue!

Saturday, November 16
Thursday, December 5
Wednesday, December 11

Class is from 10AM to 2PM
Please bring your finished ornament and a suitable fabric
(not dress weight or upholstery weight) for backing.

Ornament Finishing Class

Call to sign up. (404) 843-8687

Sync your calendars with these 

Needlepoint 101 dates in the New Year.

• Saturday, January 11 and 18, 2014
Sign up by December 31

• Friday, February 14 and 28, 2014
Sign up by February 1

Know someone interested in learning Needlepoint?
Sign them up for Jan Rogers' Needlepoint 101 Beginner classes.

Call to sign up. (404) 843-8687

Coming next month to The Nimble Needle...

two Trunk Shows in December

Susan Roberts Needlepoint Designs
Come in and see her complete Christmas Collection
including Stockings, Ornaments, Nutcrackers and more.

Associated Talents
Christmas Stockings and Stocking Cuffs
This is a perfect opportunity to begin your next year's Christmas stitching.

Customer Gallery
We are very proud of our talented stitchers.

Lulu Rose swimmingly stitched this lovely mermaid
from Amanda Lawford Designs.
The free-form Bargello pattern sings along with her
shimmering hair, beaded shells and fashionable top.

Donna Medeiros did a wonderful job stitching this
jolly Santa Face from Raymond Crawford.
Love the eyelashes, her stitch combinations and the couched beard.

Renie Weinstein has outdone herself
yet again on this Maggie canvas.
This masterpiece is a result of a "Renie and Robin King collaboration."
Wowzer! Look at the details: a padded brassiere, sparkles toothpaste,
seagrass broom straws, google eyes and beads everywhere.
Love the border and the balance of background stitches.

Eleanor Day went totally 3-dimensional on this fun and whimsical canvas.
Each flower is a different stitch with buttons and beads
creating focal points for each Bloom.
The background is a stitch of her own design…Go Eleanor!

Sally Moreland was truly channeling the spirit of Halloween
when she stitched this fabulous Sandra Gilmore design.
The popcorn is hot and fresh, the kitty is devilish, and
the swag on the wall is all tied with a bow. 
Love the ghost knobs.
Everything is anchored by a restful, yet effective, background stitch.

Judy Hales is ready for Thanksgiving
with this darling grouping by Princess and Me.
Her stitch selections are very well balanced.
The directional diagonal stitches in the Turkey
draw your eye to the upright stitches in the Pilgrims.

Sheliah King has stitched 11 (yes 11 !) Shelly Tribbey Skates this year.
Sheliah's goal is to have a Tree devoted entirely to skates!  
Truly one is better than the next.
She is the master of diminutive stitches,
Bullions, Turkey Work and Sparkles!

Nita Williams reminds us of the beauty and timelessness
of basketweave with a touch of diagonal mosaic.
These joyful giant Candy Canes from Melissa Shirley
would look great on a newell post mixed with greens!

Lynn Nobis stitched this John Johannsen
Mother and Child for her dear sister,
and had it appliquéd on this black Vera Bradley bag.
What a great idea! Lucky sister for sure.

Who can resist this face?
Susan Silver had a ball stitching this whimsical
Pajamas and Chocolate Pug. The artist, Patt, creates designs
vibrant fields of color perfect for stitches.
Susan stitched her design proud!

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Thank you very much.
Stacy, Jan, Henrietta, Vance, and Susan

Phone:  (404) 843-8687

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