What's Happening?

We are excited to share our news and upcoming events with you.

We are working to keep this page updated frequently,

so you can see what is happening through our needles' eyes!

Please check the dropdown menu for more specific information about ongoing projects.

Class—Floral Christmas Stocking

Friday, November 19: 10 AM – 3 PM

 

Flowers abound in this wool and flannel Christmas stocking. Crewel wool is the only thread used to create this two-color floral beauty. Simple stitching brings the flowers and leaves to life. We will learn wool appliqué techniques and focus on the embroidery stitches used to embellish the design. Class comes with full kit, including everything needed except a fat quarter of lining fabric (not needed for class.)

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE!

Class—Poinsettia Stocking

Saturday, November 20: 10 AM – 3 PM

 

The penultimate symbol of the season is the poinsettia, with its lovely green and red foliage. We used padded velvet to add dimension and texture to our bloom and embellished with buttons and beads. We will learn wool appliqué techniques and  the simple embroidery stitches used to embellish the design. Class comes with full kit, including everything needed except a fat quarter of lining fabric (not needed for class.)

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE!

Are you ready for the holidays? It is time to be creating those special gifts for loved ones, and what better way to show your love than to stitch up a stocking? We will be offering two classes in Frederick, Maryland on Friday, November 19 and Saturday, November 20 to help you achieve that task. We'd love to stitch with you!

Primitive Homespuns Wool & Needleworks

120 N. East Street, Frederick, MD 21701

240-608-2136    

phwoolandneedle.com

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It is time to plan and register for the 2022 Academy of Appliqué in Williamsburg, VA!

We are honored to be a part of the illustrious faculty of this fabulous appliqué conference, and would love to meet you there. We have only a few openings in each class, so sign up soon!

Class, Session 1—

Woodland Reverie:

Cascading Creek OR Butterfly and Trillium

Academy of Appliqué

Kingsmill Resort

1010 Kingsmill Rd.

Williamsburg, VA 23185

Feb. 28–March 2, 2022

www.academyofapplique.com

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE!

We are continuing on our woodland journey with two new blocks from our growing Woodland Reverie quilt. Both of these dimensional blocks are filled with many different fibers and stitching techniques. The Cascading Creek is a lovely framed vista where the water is a cascade of silk and then is enhanced with a posy of ribbon flowers and leaves. The Butterfly and Trillium block is a papercut style block that includes silk, wired ribbon, and a dimensional butterfly that is ready to fly off the block. All skills for both blocks will be covered in this class—and some will overlap—so you will be able to increase your appliqué and embellishment skills. Multiple methods of appliqué will be taught, along with stump work, ribbon work, and embroidery. We will play with exciting new fibers and techniques to help you bring life to these dimensional woodland blocks. Which block will you choose? Or perhaps you will venture into our woodland reverie and choose both!

For more about Woodland Reverie, click here.

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Cascading Creek

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Butterfly and Trillium

Class, Session 2—

Village Wanderings:

Center Medallion OR Trees

Academy of Appliqué

Kingsmill Resort

1010 Kingsmill Rd.

Williamsburg, VA 23185

March 3–5, 2022

www.academyofapplique.com

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE!

This year, we present the center medallion of our Village Wanderings quilt, which depicts a quaint chapel on a hillside by a lake. The scene is surrounded by a wreath of embroidered ribbon flowers, wisps of clouds are created using wool roving, and a colorful garden along the pathway is embroidered in a bounty of color. We used a variety of fibers to appliqué this scene, including wool and silk, but you could appliqué it all in cotton if you wish. Our class time will cover various appliqué techniques, ribbon work, and embroidery stitches that will set you up to create this charming chapel that is loosely based on a very old church on one of the Scottish Isles. An optional add-on to this class is the set of seasonal trees that are the corner blocks of our Village Wanderings quilt. We will cover the silk ribbon embroidery skills needed to add foliage to the trees and discuss the embroidery of the birds. 

For more about Village Wanderings, click here.

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Center Medallion—Seaside Chapel

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Seasonal Trees

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We enjoyed our spectacular week in Nebraska for Baltimore on the Prairie in September 2021, and we are thrilled to be going back in 2022. Registration is now open, and we are excited about the classes we will be teaching. Our wool appliqué classes have lots of dimension and texture, as well as fun! We can't sing enough praises about this appliqué conference; we promise you will have the time of your life. 

NOTE: If you wish, any of the blocks could be stitched in cotton rather than wool.

Class, Session A—

Woodland Reverie in Wool

Baltimore on the Prairie

Lied Lodge and Convention Center 

Nebraska City, NE

Session A:

Wed., Sept.7–Thurs., Sept. 8, 2022

www.baltimoreontheprairie.com

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE​!

Welcome to our Woodland Reverie! This class will offer four blocks in our woodland quilt, covering all the seasons: Spring Robin, Summer Fox Wreath, Autumn Mushrooms, and Winter Owls. We will focus on one of the blocks in class but cover all the skills needed to create this four-block wall-hanging. Techniques will include wool appliqué, stumpwork, ribbon embroidery, weaving a wreath, and working with a variety of fibers, including wool roving and velvet. Optional kits will be available for purchase.

Design area of each block is 12" x 12".

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Class, Session B—

Baltimore Fraktur

Baltimore on the Prairie

Lied Lodge and Convention Center 

Nebraska City, NE

Session B:

Fri., Sept. 9–Sat., Sept. 10, 2022

www.baltimoreontheprairie.com

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE!

Inspired by a Baltimore Album Quilt in the DAR Museum collection, this lovely block is rendered in wool with ribbon embellishment. In this class, we will explore basic wool appliqué skills, teaching you several placement methods. Embroidery with a variety of fibers—threads and ribbon—and several ribbon flowers will enhance our wool design. Optional wool kits will be available for purchase in two colorways, and a variety of ribbon and embroidery threads will be for sale. You will need to provide your background of choice. Border patterns for both the full quilt and the wall hanging will be included with the Fraktur  medallion pattern.
Design area of medallion is 15" x 15".

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New Pattern: Fairy Tale Ornaments!
For details, see our Fairy Tale Stitching page.

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New Mystery Stitch-A-Long with our Woolie Friends!
For details, see Woolie Friends Stitch-Alongs page.

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Another new mystery for all your gift-making needs: just in time to prepare for the holidays!

We are now accepting pre-orders!!
For more information, go to our 

The Joy of Giving Mystery page. 

Introducing Potstickers!
Pamper your potted plants

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Fall fun

for your

potted plants!!

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Our new Fall Fun Potstickers are available! 
FREE bonus pattern with kit any purchase!!!
 
For more information, go to our Potstickers page.
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Patriotic pizazz for your

potted plants!!

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FREE bonus pattern with kit any purchase!!!