Threads that Bind (Shawn Williams)
Shepherd's Needle was one of the needlework shops AppleJack and I visited on our AR road trip. It is a wonderful shop full of models, fibers, linens, trims and embellishments. I mentioned in an earlier post Shawn Williams, Threads that Bind had taught a class two weeks prior to our visit--I should have planned better. Shepherd's Shade was one of the many shop models.
I have had the kit for Shepherd's Shade in my stash for a long time. After seeing the shop model it has given me motivation. The shop owner graciously allowed me to take a photo I could use for reference.
When I first moved to Nashville (thirty years ago) there were five needle work shops! Sadly, the last of those five needlework shops will be closing August 26. Through the years those needlework shops have introduced me to designers, techniques and my Stitching Sisters. Shopping on line is just not the same as a visit to the LNS. There are always great models to see, classes, and words of encouragement. On the bright side, a new to me shop called Nashville Needleworks will be filling the void left by The Stitchin Post. Needleworks has an e x t e n s i v e fiber offering. You name the fiber and I think they carry it. They will also be carry linens! Whooooo Hooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! The best part, Kathy, the framer from Stitchin Post will be doing the framing at Needleworks. When my stitching sister shared this news with me--I felt like a big void in my life had been filled.
AppleJack has always said "if you want to make Betty happy, just buy her a skein of floss." Am so happy for shops like Shepherd's Needle, Stitcher's Garden and Nashville Needleworks who promote needlework.