Saturday, October 10, 2009

Have you signed up yet??

I have signed up for this through the Shining Needle Society Yahoo Group, and hope you do too!

I have three canvas out of the stash and am really excited about this! Sharon is in the process of getting the invoices out to everyone and you still have time to sign up for this class!! Hope to see you there!

From the Shining Needle:

Reminder -- Our new SharonG Network -- a class in canvas embellishment -- starts on October 21!Sign up for 3 months or a whole year of tips and tricks and stitch suggestions from SharonG! You will gain ideas for your own canvas as well as those of your classmates.Here are the details:New class for painted canvas lovers and fans of SharonG!Announcing...The SharonG Network Shining Needle Society is very pleased to announce our latest class offering which features SharonG. Sharon is the creative force behind a number of enterprises -- most notably, her very successful line of painted canvases. Sharon is somewhat of a rarity in the needlepoint world, however, in that she both designs AND stitches her canvases.The SharonG Network will allow you to tap into SharonG's extensive creative resources and get advice for stitching your SharonG canvas directly from the source -- SharonG herself!Think of the SharonG Network as a club you join and then you can interact with Sharon via email as you stitch your canvas. Sharon will offer stitch and thread suggestions to help you make your SharonG canvas project uniquely your own! You will also learn along the way as Sharon consults with your fellow classmates about their canvases -- what a great opportunity to get inside the mind of thedesigner!!! While we will be discussing ONLY SharonG canvases in this classroom, you don't actually have to own one to sign up for the class. Sharon's canvases are so appealing, however, that we bet you'll want one sometime during your membership and Sharon will happily direct you to a shop in your area where you can purchase your canvas. Online sources will also be listed, so anyone anywhere can participate.How does the new SharonG Network work? There will be quarterly signups for the classroom and it will be ongoing. The cost will be $35 a quarter (three months),and if you sign up for a year, we're offering a discount making it $120 total. So, for $10 a month, you can lurk and learn all sorts of embellishment tips and techniques with Sharon. You have the joy of working at your own pace, and Sharon will be there to assist as needed. She may even throw in a few general lessons or an occasional recipe. It's rumored that her baklava is to die for! :-)Many of you already know that Sharon has a welcoming style in her email communications. She has been a frequent and knowledgeable participant in the ANG email discussion list. For an example of her online work and the clarity of her charts, a ready reference is her own Website and her contribution to ANG's Stitch of the Month in 2005 (Dragon and Butterflies Kimono).For Sharon's website: Dragon and Butterflies Kimono: are a few ground rules for this new class:This classroom is for SharonG's canvases only. Sharon has a wide range of canvases in her line, so we hope there is something that will appeal to anyone,but please know that Sharon will provide stitch and thread advice for her canvases ONLY. That said, you are more than welcome to join this class and listen and learn from a true expert in the painted canvas world.This is NOT a "get a complete stitch guide for your canvas" class. If you just want a stitch guide, Sharon has a number of stitch guides that can be purchased with her canvases. Your local shop can help you with that. However, if you want a chance to work with the designer to create a unique piece of needle art,then you're in the right place. The idea is that you may already have some goals for your canvas and how you want to stitch it -- or maybe Sharon will start you in an area. You complete that and then we take the next area. As each area builds on those already completed, your piece evolves into your own unique creation.

Shop owners -- this is great opportunity for your customers to get some specialized help with their SharonG canvases and we welcome you and your customers to participate.So, if you're ready to work directly with SharonG to make your canvases amazing,it's time to sign up for this new class!Class: "The SharonG Network" (TSGN)Teacher: Sharon Garmize Type of class: canvas enhancement/embellishment; canvas is student's choice,limited to SharonG canvas line Length of class: Three months (10/21/09 thru 1/31/10 -- and yes, you get a little more than three months of class time because we can't wait to start!!!)-- or sign up for a full year (10/21/09 - 10/31/10) at a discount)Kit contents: No kit.Student to supply: An open mind and a willingness to learn. If actively stitching a canvas, then student provides all stitching supplies. Canvas discussion is limited to SharonG painted canvases.Skill Level: All levels welcome. Some experience with painted canvas stitching and reading charts is helpful.Price(s): $35 per three month signup period, discounted to $120 for four quarters, paid in advance.Payments accepted: PayPal and checks.Registration begins: Sept. 29, 2009Registration for first quarter offering ends: Oct. 15, 2009 -- with late signups allowed through Nov. 15. Late signups are not pro-rated, but will have access to posts from beginning of class.Class begins: Oct. 21, 2009Class ends: Jan. 31, 2010 (end of first quarter, class will be ongoing)To sign up, send an email to Sharon Garmize at and include"SharonG Network" or "Network Class" in the subject line of your email.Please include the following information:

Your name Your address Your email address so we can enroll you in the online classroom Your method of payment -- check or PayPal.Your desired length of membership at this time: 3 months for $35, or 12 months for $120.Any questions, just email us!We hope you are as excited as we are about this innovative new concept in painted canvas embellishment.Kate Gaunt and Marie-Therese Baker SNS Founders

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