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Spring & Summer
Class Schedule

         * * * Spring & Summer 2017 CLASS SCHEDULE * * *
The Open Classroom                                        Judie Solomon
 Cross Stitch, Samplers, Hardanger, Pulled Thread, Drawn Thread --
 Charted and Painted Canvaswork/Needlepoint -- and More!  For all
 levels -- beginners on up are welcome.  Although classes are
 scheduled in groups of 3 or 4 weeks, you may join at any time,
 space permitting.  Registration is on a monthly basis.
	Mondays, April 3 - August 28 (except May 29, June 12; 7-9pm
	Tuesdays, April 4 - August 29 (except May 8, June 13, July 4);
	Wednesdays, April 5 - August 30 (except June 7); 7-9pm
	Thursdays, April 6 - August 31 (except June 8); 10am-12n
	                                                 $7.50 per week
Mounting and Framing I                             Judie & John Solomon
 Learn the basics of proper mounting of needlework while mounting a
 piece of counted cross stitch on Aida into a frame that is no larger
 than 12" x 12" chosen from our wide selection.
 Please check frame and needlework with us at the time of registration.
	Friday, May 5; 7-10:30pm
	Friday, June 2; 7-10:30pm
	Friday, July 7; 7-10:30pm
	Friday, August 11; 7-10:30pm                             $25.00
Introduction to Temari                                     Robin French
 Temari opens up a whole new range of territory for stitchers to
 explore. A thousand year old craft from Japan, Temari is traditionally
 given as a gift, but also has a wealth of uses as decorations for the
 home and as Christmas tree ornaments. The concept is elegantly simple,
 the end result is simply elegant! Class fee includes a wrapped ball
 and needles. See a picture of typical finished class pieces.
	Saturday, May 20; 10am-4pm
	Saturday, July 22; 10am-4pm
	Saturday, September 30; 10am-4pm                         $55.00
Mounting and Framing II & III                      Judie & John Solomon
 Mounting needlework by lacing is the best method for mounting all
 needlework and is required for linens and other plainweave fabrics,
 crewel, and needlepoint.  This class also covers mounting needlework
 into frames which are neither square or rectangular.
 Please check frame and needlework with us at the time of registration.
 Prerequisite: Mounting and Framing I (see above).
	Friday, May 26; 7-10:30pm
	Friday, June 16; 7-10:30pm
	Friday, July 21; 7-10:30pm
	Friday, August 25; 7-10:30pm                             $25.00
"Temari Of The Month" Club                                 Robin French
 For students who have taken one of Robin's classes, this monthly class
 offers unique opportunities to expand your Temari expertise. A new
 project will be introduced each month. Each student must bring at
 least one ball wrapped following the instructions learned in the
 introductory class, or let us know in advance to have the teacher
 bring a wrapped ball for an additional $8.00 fee.
 The January class covered techniques for stitching spindle shapes.
 The February class covered techniques for continuous wrapped bands
 and sequential layering.
 The March class introduced a pattern that was created with wrapping
 more than stitching.
 The April class taught the technique for dividing into sixteenths
 and also introduced stitching in both North and South hemispheres
 at the same time.
 The May class taught the technique for marking a Combination 8
 (C-8) division (first wrapped bands, then interwoven triangles
 superimposed on top of the bands).
 The June class taught a pattern that featured eight dragonflies
 swirling around in all directions.
 The July class was a make-up session for students who missed an
 earlier class or who needed help finishing a project previously
 begun in class.
 The August class featured a pretty and versatile patttern that
 taught the basic "Kiku" stitch.
 The September class features the 16 point chrysanthemum (Kiku)
 as perhaps the quintessential temari design.
 See a picture of typical class pieces for the September class.
 See the info sheet for the September class.
	Saturday, January 7; 10am-1pm (see the info sheet)
	Saturday, February 4; 10am-1pm (see the info sheet)
	Saturday, March 4; 10am-1pm (see the info sheet)
	Saturday, April 1; 10am-1pm (see the info sheet)
	Saturday, May 6; 10am-1pm (see the info sheet)
	Saturday, June 3; 10am-1pm (see the info sheet)
	Saturday, July 8; 10am-1pm (make-up or extra help)
	Saturday, August 5; 10am-1pm (see the info sheet)
	Saturday, September 9; 10am-1pm (see the info sheet)     $40.00
	Additional dates will be scheduled soon
Our Furry Friend                                     Martha Piontkowski
 Martha is the premier stitcher of furry animals.  She will share
 her secrets with you in this class as you stitch a small squirrel
 on Sante Fe Sage 18-mesh canvas.  You will then be able to apply
 her techniques to all the wooly animals you stitch from now on.
 The class fee includes the painted canvas.
 See a picture of the class piece.
	Sunday, July 16; 11am-4pm                                $40.00 
Except as noted, class fees do not include materials -- we will contact
you 3-7 days before your class with a supplies list or kit fee.
Mark your calendar now!
	Mid-Summer Madness Sale (at least 20% off everything in stock)
	Sunday, July 9; 12n to 5pm
	Monday, July 10; 9:30am to 5:30pm
	(in-store purchases only)
Class Registration:
1) Class fee is payable at time of registration
2) Registrations close 72 hours before the start of each class
   (late registrations are accepted on a space-available basis)
3) $7.50 cancellation fee for withdrawal within 72 hours before start
   of class
4) In case of cancellation or withdrawal, refunds will be made only at
   the store -- we cannot mail out refund checks
5) We cannot accept registrations for partial sessions -- please check
   your calendar carefully -- only one absence per session may be
   carried over to the next session
6) Missed classes may be made up at the discretion of the shop
   management in cooperation with the instructor -- make-ups must be
   taken during the next scheduled session of the missed class -- only
   one absence per session may be carried over to the next session
7) Class size is limited: minimum -- 4 students
                          maximum -- 6-12 students

For more information about a class:

E-mail the class name/date/time along with your mailing address and phone # to:

or call us at (860) 257-2718

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  Thistle Needleworks, Inc.  
  506 Silas Deane Highway
  Wethersfield, CT 06109
860-257-2720 fax
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  Thursday 'til 8pm
  Closed Sunday (except Nov. 26 &
    Dec. 3, 10 & 17, 12n-4pm)
  Closed Tuesday 12/26 (Family Day)

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