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(Drumroll, Please!) Country Bumpkin’s Coming to NY!


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Here’s some exciting needlework news!

This autumn, from October 17-20, Susan O’Connor from Country Bumpkin (i.e. Inspirations Magazine) will be teaching classes in Beacon, New York, at the Howland Cultural Center. There are some nice classes in the line-up! Check them out!

Country Bumpkin comes to NY

They’re offering a two-day class for this pretty Cornflower project that finished into pinball and scissor sheath. The class covers long & short stitch shading and other embroidery techniques, as well as finishing (which is always a bear – nice to learn in a class!). The class is for intermediate stitchers and beyond.

Country Bumpkin comes to NY

This stumpwork project, called Loves Me, Loves Me Not, fills up a one-day class. If you’re keen to learn stumpwork, this is a pretty (and slightly humorous) project for all levels of embroiderers. I love this project. When I first saw it published, I thought it was not only pretty, but also worth a little chuckle. It fits “cute,” without being sappy-cute.

Country Bumpkin comes to NY

Finally, if you’re interested in realistic needlepainting, the Solitary Pear presents the concepts of long and short stitch shading for all levels of embroiderers.

Beacon, New York, is located in the Hudson Valley, about an hour and a half north of New York City. If you’ve never seen the towns in the Hudson Valley, you’re in for a treat, especially during the autumn! It’s such a beautiful area!

You can find the brochure for Embroidery Heaven in Beacon, NY, on the Country Bumpkin website (link opens as a PDF). The contact information for inquiries can be found on the Events page on the CB website, if you scroll to the end of the page.

I hope some of you can make it. I’d go if I could, but I can’t, so instead maybe I can live vicariously through some of you!

Love to hear if you plan to go!


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  1. Dear Mary

    If only I lived in New York ‘sigh’ would love to attend their classes.

    Regards Anita Simmance

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