Fairy of the Wind

Coming Friday November 23, 2018, JE252 Fairy of the Wind. This is the first design in a new series of fairies I am working on for 2019. Stay tuned …Wind Preview

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Needleworker’s Delight

 

I want to give a huge thank you to Kevin and Jim Kornecki, the owners of Needleworker’s Delight in Metuchen, New Jersey. I just spent two lovely days in their shop with stitchers from the metropolitan area, and beyond, and a good time was had by all. I am happy to announce that the shop will now be carrying my charts so you can visit them online or in person for all your stitchy needs. What an amazing shop this is.  They have EVERYTHING! and it was a treat just to walk the aisles and see it all. Jim and Kevin are wonderful hosts and truly foster a fabulous sense of community for their customers. The shop is definitely a destination so come check it out, stay a while, make new friends, and keep the concept of of our much needed Local Needlework Shops going.

Upcoming Meet and Greet in New Jersey!

Hi Metro New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut Stitchers. I am going to be doing a meet, greet, and stitch event at Needleworker’s Delight in Metuchen, New Jersey on Saturday and Sunday November 17th and 18th. Come stop by. There will be a lovely little freebie chart of my Springtime Delights biscornu for all who sign up and I will also have a brand new design to bring along and introduce to all of you. You can go to their website for more info. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone! http://needleworkersdelight.com/Classes.html

Back to Work

Just a quick hello to let you know that I am back to work. We had a wonderful time at the Polstitches Retreat in Cardiff, Wales and our trip to the Lake District. I can’t believe that I was actually able to visit “Mr. McGregor’s Garden” while touring the Beatrix Potter house. What fun! The scenery and beauty of the whole area is amazing and despite all the rainy days, Earl and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We look forward to returning soon.

 

I am so pleased that the new design, “Tiny Dancer”, was well loved by all the stitchers at the retreat and will be available worldwide in October. It was a joy to visit with  everyone. Thanks to all for attending and thanks to Jo Critchley for all the preparation and hard work.

So we have an exciting update to share that some of you are aware of from the recent retreat. Polstitches Designs is now a official distributor of Joan Elliott Designs. As such, Polstitches Designs has changed the website to offer color charts and b/w charts of all designs. This also means that if you want your local shop or favorite internet shop anywhere in the world to stock my designs you can now give them Polstitches Designs contact info and Jo will be able to ship to them directly. One of the reasons for this is that we want to support all retail shops even those little ones down the street to help to survive! With this new arrangement I will now have more time free for designing and will be releasing more never seen brand new designs on a regular bi-monthly basis. You will be able to view the next release around mid-November. Please spread the news as we are looking not only for local shops but online shops and shops in other countries where my designs are not currently available. Let’s share the love!

Taking a Little Break

Just a quick note to let you all know I will be away from my desk and attending the retreat with Polstitches Designs in Cardiff September 15 & 16 and afterwards a little break to rejuvenate my creative spirit and hopefully get to play with my watercolors. So… officially I am on a break from the studio after this Friday, September 7th, so I can get work tidied up and start thinking about what to bring on my trip, until Tuesday September 25th. You can still place any orders through your favorite online shops while I am away. I’ll be checking in with Facebook on and off while I am away but I won’t be taking any emails until I return.

Tiny Dancer

The retreat in Cardiff will feature a new design titled “Tiny Dancer”. Having created this especially for the retreat, she is now only available for pre-order exclusively through Jo Critchley at Polstitches Designs. You can go to the Polstitches Designs Facebook Page to place your pre-order.

On another note, I am happy to announce that Lakeside Needlecrafts is now carrying my chartpacks in addition to offering my exclusive Peace on Earth Christmas Angel SAL. There is still time to join in.

SAL

Finally, 123stitch is now stocking my design JE248 The Embroideress, and, as always, they carry a full line of my chartpacks.

LITTLE EMB

I’m looking forward to the retreat in Cardiff, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. It should be lots of fun. Jo has promised to bring her selfie stick which I think we all find a bit terrifying, LOL!

 

Some Exciting News from Stitch-It -Central

I am so excited to share some news from Stitch-It-Central in Canada. Maria and Rui are opening a second shop and will now also be in London, Ontario, Canada. At the new location, 1161 Hamilton Road E, London, ON, N5W 1B1, Telephone: (519) 601-5901, you can expect the same incredible service and choice of products that you find in their Ingersoll location.

Opening day will be this Friday, June 15th. To help with the celebration I have designed a new piece titled “The Embroideress”. She is pictured on ‘Goddess’, one of many Paigey-Lane’s beautiful fabrics you will find at Stitch It Central.

The Embroideress is a sister to my three other designs from a while back, The Musician, The Reader, and The Gardener. She will be available exclusively through Stitch-It-Central through July. Afterwards, she will be available at all of the usual stitchy haunts where you find my chartpacks.

JE248 © The Embroideress

Ladies

A New SAL Coming from Lakeside Needlecraft

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Join me in late July as Lakeside Needlecraft presents the first of 9 parts to my newest SAL. Kate and the team at Lakeside will be offering this Christmas themed design and all the necessary supplies over the next few months. Stitch along with all your fellow stitchers in the SAL group on Facebook, show off your WIPs, and share your thoughts and comments as you stitch. If you have never done a stitch along before this will be a great time to give one a go. As time goes on, the design will be slowly revealed, so stay tuned!

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