Patriotic needlepoint brings out the sparklers for Denver stitchers this summer

June 10, 2017  |  Announcements, Classes  |  No Comments

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It’s summer and the Fourth of July on our minds.  There is nothing more fun than stitching an American flag or any patriotic motif in needlepoint!  Denver members of the Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will meet in June to stitch a Kirk & Bradley design, Floral Flag Heart.  It’s all sparkly threads and cute checks.

More classes for upcoming months will be rolled out by our incomparable team of Program Co-Directors, Julie & Madonna:

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Thank you, ladies!!  Our photography is by Karen B.

Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild
Meets third Monday of each month except Aug & Dec., at 6:30 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Email us at columbineang@gmail.com for more information. 
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Spring-green needlepoint in Denver is underway!

April 23, 2017  |  Chapter Information, Classes  |  Comments Off on Spring-green needlepoint in Denver is underway!

He’s big, he’s green, but he’s not mean!  Denver needlepointers are about to be delighted by a special guest, Mr. Al E. Gator, who is in the wings with a wonderful guest instructor, Gretchen W.  She will guide the Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild through a class of fun stitching on May 15, 2017, to create this charming frame weight.

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All brought to you by our incomparable team of Program Co-Directors, Julie & Madonna:

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Fab photography by our own Karen B.

Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild
Meets third Monday of each month except Aug & Dec., at 6:30 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Email us at columbineang@gmail.com for more information. 
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Needlepoint in Denver is off to a rousing New Year start!

January 12, 2017  |  Announcements, Classes  |  Comments Off on Needlepoint in Denver is off to a rousing New Year start!

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KIRK & BRADLEY 4TH OF JULY FLORAL HEART FLAG,  will be taught by Vickie at the June 19, 2017 meeting! This little jewel has sparkles galore, with a variety of stitches creating the stripes and flowers that practically jump off the blue field.  Cost is $79 if you use your own stash of threads; a bit more if you buy the suggested threads, so put some summer fun on your calendar!

Sign-up for this delightful design’s class is the JANUARY 16 meeting!!

 

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Above, see SPRING GARDEN FLOSS TAG, taught by our very own Madonna on March 20, 2017.  Cost is just $26, but eager stitchers must sign up no later than January’s meeting (the 16th)!

Then, while you’re at it, be sure to put your names down to meet Mr. Al E. Gator, our fabulous guest at the May 15, 2017 meeting.  Only catch is, you will be creating your own ‘Al’ with instruction from wonderful teacher, Gretchen W.  The cost is a modest $48, so take a look at this attractive gentleman and sign up for him at the March 20 meeting at the latest. He will work hard as a frame weight for all your canvas sizes!

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** Note that payment in full in required upon close of registration, so that the classes supplies can be purchased and kitted in time.

We are presenting the programs well in advance for Spring 2017, to allow everyone adequate time to register.  Thank you!

All of the above brought to you by our incomparable team of Program Co-Directors, Julie & Madonna:

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All fab photography by our own Karen B.

Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild
Meets third Monday of each month except Aug & Dec., at 6:30 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Email us at columbineang@gmail.com for more information. 
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Stitching goodies on tap for Denver needlepointers!

November 6, 2016  |  Announcements, Classes  |  Comments Off on Stitching goodies on tap for Denver needlepointers!

 

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Colorado Columbine needlepoint stitchers, look what’s coming up in the new year!  Sign up THIS MONTH to get in on these wonderful classes!

Above, see SPRING GARDEN FLOSS TAG, taught by our very own Madonna on March 20, 2017.  Cost is just $26, but eager stitchers must sign up no later than January’s meeting (the 16th)!

Then, while you’re at it, be sure to put your names down to meet Mr. Al E. Gator, our fabulous guest at the May 15, 2017 meeting.  Only catch is, you will be creating your own ‘Al’ with instruction from wonderful teacher, Gretchen W.  The cost is a modest $48, so take a look at this attractive gentleman and sign up for him at the March 20 meeting at the latest. He will work hard as a frame weight for all your canvas sizes!

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Aaand, the sign-up deadline for another class is the January 16 meeting, the painted-canvas design by   KIRK & BRADLEY 4TH OF JULY FLORAL HEART FLAG,  to be taught by Vickie at the June 19, 2017 meeting! This little jewel has sparkles galore, with a variety of stitches creating the stripes and flowers that practically jump off the blue field.  Cost is $79 if you use your own stash of threads; a bit more if you buy the suggested threads (list will be available at the November meeting), so put some summer fun on your calendar!

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** Note that payment in full in required upon close of registration, so that the classes supplies can be purchased and kitted in time.

We are presenting the programs well in advance for Spring 2017, to allow everyone adequate time to register.  Thank you!

All of the above brought to you by our incomparable team of Program Co-Directors, Julie & Madonna:

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All fab photography by our own Karen B.

Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild
Meets third Monday of each month except Aug & Dec., at 6:30 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Email us at columbineang@gmail.com for more information. 
Follow us and see our finished needlepoint on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ColoradoColumbineAng

New details on upcoming needlepoint projects in Denver!

October 8, 2016  |  Announcements, Classes, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on New details on upcoming needlepoint projects in Denver!

Signups end in November for Colorado Columbine Chapter’s February 21st class on Creating Your Own Pendant!

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Title: Create Your Own Pendant

Date: February 21, 2017

Leader: Madonna                     Materials Fee: $20                     Level: NA

Sign-ups Close: November 2016

Description: You are challenged to design your own jewelry pendant. Your threads, your design – your creation! Each silver-overlay pendant is created by hand in Mexico. Your choice of round or rectangle. Materials include pendant, cord with clasp, canvas and graph paper to chart your design. Use your own ideas or adapt an existing pattern. Examples shown are an embellished initial and an adaptation of a Native American design. Later we can display our creations and have fun choosing the group’s favorite!

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March – Spring Garden Floss Tag Class. Instructor:  Madonna.

Signups:  Available Starting in September, Closing in January

May – “Al E. Gator” Frame Weight on Line-Drawn Canvas. Instructor:  Gretchen W.

Signups:  Available Starting in September , Closing in March

June – Kirk & Bradley Floral Heart Flag Painted Canvas. Instructor:  Vickie.

Signups:  Available Starting in September , Closing in January

** Note that payment in full in required upon close of registration, so that the classes supplies can be purchased and kitted in time.

We are presenting the programs well in advance for Spring 2017, to allow everyone adequate time to register.  Thank you!

 

Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild
Meets third Monday of each month except Aug & Dec., at 6:30 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Email us at columbineang@gmail.com for more information. 
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Coming up: A Tony Minieri needlepoint design, then we start the new year with Paris at Tiffany’s…

September 7, 2016  |  Announcements, Classes  |  Comments Off on Coming up: A Tony Minieri needlepoint design, then we start the new year with Paris at Tiffany’s…

It’s a little jewel of a needlepoint piece, a design called ‘Excalibur,’ by renowned artist and needlepoint designer Tony Minieri, to be presented as the October class for Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild.  See it at the regular meeting on September 19.

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Title:  Excalibur by Anthony Minieri Designs
Date: October 2016
Leader: Julie       Materials Fee: $10     Level:   Intermediate
Sign-ups Closed:   July 2016

Description:  We will be stitching a counted canvas piece designed in 1991
by Tony Minieri.  The class fee includes the pattern, provided by the
Edwardian Needle, and an additional custom guide with helpful hints for
stitching.    Each color way is individual, so you can design this piece to
match any décor!  Although this canvas is small, the completed piece
measures 5×5 inches, there are some complicated stitches.   If you enjoy the
challenge of counting and stitching over/under threads, this piece is for
you.  Sign-ups closed in July; however, see Julie for additional information
if you’d still like to have the pattern for this piece.

 

The following programs are scheduled for fall and spring:

September – Ribbon Embroidery Instructional Class. Instructor:  Madonna.  Signups:  Closed

October – Tony Minieri’s Excalibur Counted Canvas. Instructor:  Julie.   Signups:  Closed

January – Tiffany Canvas by Needlepoint For Fun. Instructor:  Julie.  Signups:  Closing In October (Going Soon!)


Title: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Needlepoint Painted Canvas

Date: January 16, 2017

Leader: Julie       Materials Fee: $35      Level: Beginner to Intermediate      Sign-ups Close:  October 2016

Description:  We will be stitching a screen printed canvas from Needlepoint for Fun.  The kit provides the canvas, most threads (threads for lettering not included) and stitch guide.   This canvas can be printed simplistically as a coaster (beginner level) or as the canvas shown in the photo (intermediate level).     The lettering was added to the screen printed canvas for added appeal, since in the words of Katherine Hepburn, “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun”!    Sign-ups are in progress and close in October 2016.

February – Custom Pendant Class. Instructor:  Madonna.

Signups:  Available Starting in September, Closing in November

March – Spring Garden Floss Tag Class. Instructor:  Madonna.

Signups:  Available Starting in September, Closing in January

May – “Al E. Gator” Frame Weight on Line-Drawn Canvas. Instructor:  Gretchen W.

Signups:  Available Starting in September , Closing in March

June – Kirk & Bradley Floral Heart Flag Painted Canvas. Instructor:  Vickie.

Signups:  Available Starting in September , Closing in January

** Note that payment in full in required upon close of registration, so that the classes supplies can be purchased and kitted in time.

We are presenting the programs well in advance for Spring 2017, to allow everyone adequate time to register.  Thank you!

 

Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild
Meets third Monday of each month except Aug & Dec., at 6:30 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Email us at columbineang@gmail.com for more information. 
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Denver needlepointers, get your ribbons on in September!

June 11, 2016  |  Announcements, Chapter Information, Program Information  |  Comments Off on Denver needlepointers, get your ribbons on in September!

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Title: Silk Ribbon Basics – Tips and Techniques for Getting Started

Date: September 19, 2016

Leader: Madonna         Materials Fee: $10        Level: Beginner

Description:  Learn everything you’ll need to know to begin embellishing your canvas with silk ribbon.  Covering the basics for getting started, this “silk ribbon 101” program will include how to thread up, start and end a stitch, learn basic stitches and many good-to-know hints along the way. Participants will receive instructions and materials, see basic stitches demonstrated and have an opportunity to practice on their own. Sign up for this program at the June and July chapter meetings.

 

Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild
Meets third Monday of each month except Aug & Dec., at 6:30 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Email us at columbineang@gmail.com for more information. 
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Needlepoint class will create a ‘strawberry’ scissors fob

May 22, 2016  |  Announcements, Program Information  |  Comments Off on Needlepoint class will create a ‘strawberry’ scissors fob

Denver’s fastest growing needlepoint group, the Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild, will hold its June meeting on the 20th.

A class on how to stitch a strawberry scissors fob is planned.  The design uses beautiful threads in hot pink and bright green: Kreinik Silk Mori and Silk Serica.

Our July, 2016 meeting will be open stitching and finishing a Kurdy Biggs piece many members began in our recent workshop.

Join us for monthly meetings and lots of needlepoint chat and stitching!

Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild

Meets Third Monday of each month except Aug & Dec., at 6:30 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Email us at columbineang@gmail.com for more information.

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Denver needlepoint group hosts spring workshop with national designer Diane Herrmann

May 15, 2016  |  Announcements, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Denver needlepoint group hosts spring workshop with national designer Diane Herrmann

Designer Diane Herrmann was a special guest of the Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild in May as she taught her class on ‘Walking the Water’s Edge.’

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Designer Diane Herrmann

Diane’s beautiful design class drew many chapter members and stitchers from other area groups via the Denver Needlework Consortium.

The design is a bargello-based work, with beautiful threads and unusual details:

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Beads and needlepoint go hand in hand

Beads and needlepoint go hand in hand

April 13, 2016  |  Announcements  |  Comments Off on Beads and needlepoint go hand in hand

B-E-A-D-S!!!!!!!!!

Our ANG chapter will be participating in the Rocky Mountain Bead Society’s Bead Bazaar on April 29-30, 2016. Our members have had a great time at events such as this in the past, and I’m really looking forward to our involvement this year. Save the date on your calendars and look for a sign-up email from me in the next couple of weeks.

For more details, see the RMBS website here.

See you there!

— Jane M.

 

Colorado Columbine Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild

Meets Third Monday of each month except Aug & Dec., at 6:30 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Email us at columbineang@gmail.com for more information.

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