Monday, January 31, 2011

Snow Day

The February Chapter Meeting
is cancelled

due to weather forecast.


Regarding Education Classes:
If you are interested
in signing up for

March Class
Boxed in Needlepoint


April Class
Bunny Candle Mat

contact Janet C or Karol J

Sign-up Deadline: February 1st


Should you have
Kissing Pillows stitched,
please mail them to Karol J or Beth V


Looking forward to
seeing everybody at
Stitch - In - Public Day

Saturday, February 5, 2011
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lake County Public Library
1919 W. 81st Ave. (US 30)
Merrillville, IN

Lower Level
Meeting Rooms

Questions? Comments?
e-mail Needle Artisans

21st Annual Gathering of Quilters

More Information HERE
If you are registering in advance,
the Deadline is: Feb 7th

Friday, January 28, 2011

NANI projects on display

In celebration of National Embroidery Month ....
view from the side

view from the front

view from the side

Lake County Public Library

1919 W. 81st Ave. (US 30)
Merrillville, IN

Many thx to Renee R for coordinating +
setting up this beautiful display.

Please join in the
Stitch - In - Public Day
- volunteer sign-up sheets
at the next chapter meeting.

For more information, contact Renee R
or e-mail Needle Artisans

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

meeting reminders ....

Kissing Pillows:
Please bring all
stitched Kissing Pillows
to the February Chapter meeting

If you are taking the class:
Please bring craft scissors along with your regular stitching supplies.
To date, there are 19 signed up for the class,
room for FIVE more people. (or five extra kits for sale)
Contact Janet C or Carol P.

Comments or Questions?
Please e-mail Needle Artisans

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Stitch - in - Public Day

Stitch - in - Public Day
Saturday, February 5, 2011
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In honour of
National Embroidery Month

members of the
Needle Artisans of Northwest Indiana

will be visiting the library to offer a place to stitch with others or to learn how to stitch.
Come any time of the day and learn all about the skill of embroidery!
Open to all ages.

Lake County Public Library
1919 W. 81st Ave. (US 30)
Merrillville, IN

Lower Level
Meeting Rooms

219.769.3541 (ext. 317)

More details at the next chapter meeting
or for more information:

Contact Renee R
or e-mail Needle Artisans

Stitch - in - Public

click on image above to enlarge

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Candle Mat

April Class
Bunnies Candle Mat
7 1/2" Diameter (kit)

Bunnies hop in a circle around your favorite candle.

Applique this charming felt candle mat
using simple embroidery stitches:
whip stitch, backstitch, lazy daisy and french knots.

Add some beads and personalize
with any other embroidery that you want.

Included in kit: Pattern, all felt required + freezer paper for tracing pattern.

You will need to supply:
scissors, sharp embroidery needle,
floss and approx. 60 seed beads.

Kit: $10.00
Sign-up Deadling: February meeting

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Arts + Crafts ReUZ Room

During the last chapter meeting,
SueH introduced
ReUZ Room

The objective of the ReUZ Room
Program is to preserve precious landfill
space by diverting reusable materials
from the garbage and making them
available to non-profit groups.

To donate supplies - or - pick up supplies please visit their
Website (Link here)

and review their
list of Art Materials
and their

Arts + Crafts ReUZ Room
Environmental Education Center
2405 Calumet Avenue
Hammond, IN 46327

8:30 - 4:30
(Call before your visit)


Questions or Comments? Contact Sue H
or e-mail Needle Artisans

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Canvas Class

March Class
Boxed in Needlepoint

4 x 4" square with nine different stitches
that can fit into a Sudberry box.

Using Watercolours and Perle cotton,
stitches with high texture are surrounded by
repetitive low textured stitches for background.

Instructor will provide the list of threads required
for doing the piece, and will provide the canvas.

$5.00 for the canvas + instructions.
Deadline for sign-up: February meeting

Friday, January 7, 2011

Deadlines approaching

Kissing Pillows
should be sent to Elizabeth Z.

by January 15th
for stitched pillow tops that aren't backed or stuffed

by March 1st for finished pillows.

Mailing information on the
back of the pattern.

Questions? Contact Beth, Karol, or Sue
or e-mail Needle Artisans

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Needle Book

EDITED: This class cancelled due to Blizzard
Will be held in 2012 --
following February NANI chapter Meeting

February Class
Mixed Media Needle Book

Members will create a textured, multi media collage on the outside of a 5" x 7" needle book cover. We will be fusing + embellishing w/charms + fibers. Last, Wool Felt 'pages' will be sewn in, button added for closure.

Kit will include the needle book cover (batik fabric interior), wool felt for needlebook 'pages', cheesecloth, tulle, MistyFuse, collage pieces, fibers, + embellishments. (#22 Chenille needle and a button). Special thx to Beth + Mel for their donations of fibers + charms.

This is a make-it, take-it project. Class time should be 30-35 minutes start-to-finish. Students will leave class with a finished needle book. Participants will need to bring their normal stitching supplies PLUS craft scissors.

Class Limited to 24
Kit Price: $3.25
Deadline for sign-up: January 15th

Monday, January 3, 2011

Classes Revealed

Hope to see everybody
at the NANI chapter meeting!

The 2011 classes will be revealed!!!

Did you see the article in the local newspaper?

If you missed it,

Link Here