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The Colorado Needlepoint Roadshow is heading our way!

Planet Earth threads Planet Earth threads!

The Colorado Needlepoint Roadshow is headed for Castle Pines! Needlepoint lovers for miles around are anticipating a great weekend of shopping, stitching, learning and fun. Show starts Friday, September 6 (1-7 pm), continues Saturday the 7th (10 am – 6 pm) and Sunday (12-5 pm) at the Castle Pines Community Center, 7404 Yorkshire Drive, Castle Pines CO 80108.

Karen Barton and Jill Likes are busy taking delivery of painted canvas designs by Cooper Oaks, Melissa Shirley, Ewe & Eye, Associated Talents and Canvas Candy. Also arriving are threads from Planet Earth, with a trunk show of Silk, Pepper Pot and Opal threads to choose from.

Janet Gebow will be teaching a painted canvas design by Melissa Shirley and even more classes on stitching with beads and ribbons. “The name of my company, The Artful Canvas – Needlepoint in Depth, echoes my goal of bringing to needlepointers unique techniques to add perspective, light, line, color, texture, and depth to canvases through the use of so many of the wonderful threads, embellishments, and stitching techniques available today to all of us who have a passion for the art of needlepoint.”

Melissa Shirley Design Melissa Shirley Design Canvas designed by Melissa Shirley. Canvas designed by Melissa Shirley; stitched by Janet Gebow.

So, Colorado Columbine members, gather your favorite stitching buddies and plan to hit the road…show! Buy a canvas and threads or bring something to stitch and plan to sit a spell. Visit the Colorado Needlepoint Roadshow on Facebook for more information.

If you cannot make the Roadshow, don’t go threadless!! Visit our wonderful advertisers HERE to keep the stitching going.

Needlepoint is great for making friends…

Needlepointing friends. Needlepointing friends.

Denver-area needlepoint stitchers will want to know about the Colorado Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild, where we are all about making lifelong friends. Our common interest in doing needlepoint becomes an addictive pleasure that’s enhanced by getting together to savor others’ needlepoint projects.

The thrill of finding a new canvas design and selecting beautiful needlepoint threads and yarns with which to decorate it is a feeling known to all needlepointers. And we like to share that thrill — if you are a beginning stitcher, no worries! You will find a welcoming and encouraging group of enthusiasts at Colorado Columbine. We take a summer break from our monthly meetings in August, but will meet up again on September 16 for our regular chapter meeting at Bethany Lutheran Church. Check out our Facebook page HERE.

Also in September, starting Friday, Sept. 6 and continuing Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 7 & 8, is the COLORADO NEEDLEPOINT ROADSHOW! hosted by Jill Likes, owner of The Needlepointer in Everett, WA and Karen Barton of The Pine Needle Shop, Custom Needlepoint Finishing in Castle Pines. This is a first-time needlepoint event in Colorado and is a full-on celebration of needlepoint. It is to be held at the Castle Pines Community Center, 7404 Yorkshire Drive, 80108. The three-day format allows plenty of time for shopping — there are many designers participating, bringing ‘trunk shows’ and new threads and hand-painted canvases.

On Friday, there will be classes in thread painting, ribbon stitching and beading and opportunities to chat with experienced stitchers. On Saturday, a full-day class on a Melissa Shirley design will incorporate some of the techniques you can learn on Friday. So plan to stop by on any (or all) of the three dates in September — bring a piece to stitch or start right in on a new canvas you’ve selected from all the designers on offer at the Colorado Needlepoint Roadshow. Find out more details HERE and see some amazing needlepoint canvases that will be at the show!