Category Archives: Sewing etc.

Slipcovers and Drapery Work in the Hudson Valley


I have been working hard in my sewing work room and even though I have not had time to update my blog the orders keep rolling in. I had been working hard on pinch pleat drapes/curtains, duvet and shams – … Continue reading

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Woodland in Wool Project – Crewel Embroidy Stitch-along


After finishing the outer petal leaves, I moved on to the stem and a few leaves. The last three inner flower petal will be worked with a couching stitch so I am saving that for a bit later.

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Crewel Embroidery Project: Woodland in Wool


This cute wooly project will be my first on-line workshop. I will be  posting weekly updates on how this project progresses and, hopefully learn to become more savvy with how to post beautiful and more details pictures. I am working … Continue reading

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Needle Arts Guild @ Mission Main Street Grants


There could be a Needle Arts Guild of Historic Hudson Valley retail store in the near future. I am working very hard to establish a dedicated work space and retail home for N.A.G. here in Beacon. My on-line sales have … Continue reading

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Sewing in the Hudson Valley –


Sewing in the Hudson Valley –.

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Embroiderers’ Guild of America — Needle Arts Guild of Historic Hudson Valley Chapter


I am looking for Mid-Hudson Valley needle art and sewing enthusiasts who would be interested in joining a newly established Chapter of the Metropolitan Region of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America.  Members of this nationally recognized organization would participate in … Continue reading

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The French General Toile Hand Embroidery Workshop in Beacon October 2, 2013 call: 845 831-1134 x105


Now that the Fall is upon us I just can’t resist starting a new hand embroidery project.  The Howland Public Library in Beacon has graciously offered to hosting a hand embroidery workshop featuring the lovely toile fabrics of The French … Continue reading

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French General Toile Fabric – Embroidery Workshop in Beacon Oct 2, 2013


Well, I can not resist picking up some hand embroidery once the Fall weather starts. A cold, rainy day just makes me want to curl up on the sofa with a little project. I will be giving a hands on … Continue reading

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Lullaby and Dream Rocker Slipcovers – Discovering Denim

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Denim is such a wonderful versitile fabric.  It looks and feels great.  It Gives a classic, comfortable and homey look…I really like the way this rocker turned out.  Perfect for summer, but would transition equally well for a cozy fall … Continue reading

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Civil War Re-enactment in the Hudson Valley – Quilts making a statement


The Needle Arts Guild has launched a new web site (http://www.historicproportions.weebly.com) to provide a source for Civil War and Revolutionary War Apparel.  I make and sell carefully studied and selected patterns of the period to provide authentic reproductions – custom made to … Continue reading

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