sharing the love of needlework through shows, classes and seminars

Susan Greening Davis pictureSusan Greening Davis
Still Stitching with Susan, LLC

Susan is known as a needle artist/technician. She has had the pleasure of designing and teaching for shops, guilds and events for the past 30 plus years. Susan has studied her trade in Denmark, England and Italy, as well as with the Danish masters who have visited the US. She was Education Chairperson for the International Needlearts Retail Guild for four years and has chaired many panels, lectures, and charitable events to promote the education of the needlearts. Known as the original "Gadget Gal" in the industry, this has allowed her to teach how many of the "toys" can improve stitching. She is a hands-on teachers comfortable instructing both left and right handed stitchers. Susan was presented with the DMC International Teacher of the Year award. She was also selected to appear on HGTV to represent the counted thread industry. Susan is fun and entertaining and has long list of publications where her work and story has appeared. She has even been a "featured authority" in the Monica Ferris mystery, A Naked Thread Tale, which was dedicated to her by the author.

Susan is our Greeter and Emcee for the weekend.


 


 

Class #208
Pin Cushion Slide

Teacher: Susan Greening Davis
Max: 25 students (Min: 6 students)
Level: Beginner
Description: Exclusive Teaching Piece

Price: $30.00
Scheduled: Thursday, 12:00pm - 1:45pm

You will all want to take this sweet little pin cushion slide home and make more! Stitched with over dyed threads on German Linen banding with wool felt makes this the prefect keeper for yourself or a friend! So join Susan for this short class, you can squeeze it in.

Kit includes: Chart, Needle, Linen Banding, Over Dyed Floss, Felt and finishing.

Bring to class normal needlework supplies, including light and or magnification.

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Class #210a
2014 Show Preview Night & Shopping - Members
Class taught at both NH and MO Shows

Emcee for the evening: Susan Greening Davis

Level: All
Description:

Price: FREE
Scheduled: Thursday, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

This year's Show Preview sponsored by Celebration of Needlework will take place on Thursday evening at 6:30pm in Salon A. Susan Greening Davis, our emcee, will introduce the vendors and explain each one's specialty and what their featured or limited edition items are. This is a good time to take notes in the Show Booklet provided so that you can easily find all those specialty items. As soon as Preview introductions are complete, you are invited to move to the show floor for two hours of shopping (7pm – 9pm). This evening event adds a great deal of excitement to an already fun-filled week. Please preregister for this event, even if you are a member, on your registration form. Free to all members!

Non Members: $15.00 includes show booklet, entrance to preview and two hours of shopping that evening and one daily admission on Friday.

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Class #210b
2014 Show Preview Night & Shopping - Non-Members
Class taught at both NH and MO Shows

Emcee for the evening: Susan Greening Davis

Level: All
Description:

Price: $15.00
Scheduled: Thursday, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

This year's Show Preview sponsored by Celebration of Needlework will take place on Thursday evening at 6:30pm in Salon A. Susan Greening Davis, our emcee, will introduce the vendors and explain each one's specialty and what their featured or limited edition items are. This is a good time to take notes in the Show Booklet provided so that you can easily find all those specialty items. As soon as Preview introductions are complete, you are invited to move to the show floor for two hours of shopping (7pm – 9pm). This evening event adds a great deal of excitement to an already fun-filled week. Please preregister for this event, even if you are a member, on your registration form. Free to all members!

Non Members: $15.00 includes show booklet, entrance to preview and two hours of shopping that evening and one daily admission on Friday.

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Class #300
Learn the Ancient Danish Needle Art Hedebo

Teacher: Susan Greening Davis
Max: 15 students (Min: 5 students)
Level: Advanced
Description: Exclusive Teaching Piece

Price: $95.00
Scheduled: Friday, 9:00am - 11:45am

If you want to learn something new, join me for this ancient needleart of Denmark "Hedebo" . You will be working a 3 x 3 design on 26-count ivory linen and learn the basic stitches and shapes of Hedebo Blanket Stitch, Flat Stitch, rings, diamonds, and stacked curves. The solid wood Hedebo stick that was hand-carved in Denmark with channels and guide marks, as well as a small needle book to which you can secure your work are included. Other stitches we will cover in class include Hedebo stitches, buttonhole, pyramids, and rings; Satin Stitch, and Flat stitch.

Kit includes: Custom-made Hedebo stick from Denmark, fabric, linen thread, a specially dyed silk/wool blend and small Needlebook.

Bring to Class: Sharp Scissors and normal Stitching supplies with magnification and extra lighting if needed.

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Class #314
ABC Spool House

Teacher: Susan Greening Davis
Max: 24 students
Level: Intermediate
Description: Exclusive Teaching Piece

Price: $115.00
Scheduled: Friday, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Join Susan for this marvelous class to make this needlework ABC Spool House Pin Cushion.

This little pin cushion house is the adaptation of a sampler that she owns. It is from the early 1800's and was not finished. I sit and look at it, and wonder what happened. Did the stitcher grow tired of this project, did it get misplaced in a move to another region, or did an illness or death happen? Part of my intrigue is the wondering of this. I fell in love with the colors and took the license to use the same tones. The original is stitched all over 2 threads, and not well (thus, the first thought...stitcher grew tired of the work)!

The sampler stitches that I used were executed in the work, except for the Long-Arm Cross going around a corner. I imagine that the needleworker would be smiling down on this "repurposing" of their work!

It is stitched on 26 mocha linen. There are 12 stitches, with one going around a corner. Blanket Stitch, Reverse Scotch, Cross Stitch over 1/2, Satin Stitch, Flat, Backstitching, Joining, Four-sided, Long-Arm Cross and Long-Arm Cross around a Corner, Eyelet, and Smyrna.You will learn to assemble a three dimensional pin cushion house. AND a "pie" pin cushion.

Kit includes: 26 count Mocha Linen, Needles, Fiberfill, and Wool Felt, Threads, Pattern and photo. Spoolie Pin Cushion sold separately by Olde Colonial Designs.

Please bring to class: Six Clover small red clips and light and magnification if needed.

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Class #400
My Scissor Envelope - Reticello

Teacher: Susan Greening Davis
Max: 5 students (Min: 5 students)
Level: Advanced
Description: Exclusive Teaching Piece

Price: $155.00
Scheduled: Saturday, 9:00am - 12:45pm

Learn or improve your skills on an old art that is still very beautiful - Reticello! You will work on 28 thread Ivory German Banding as you cut threads, build designs, and work with black and pink colors of floss, and pearle cotton linen thread. The pre made pouch is included and will be the home for your 11 x 7 design and your most prized pair of scissors (scissors not included). Susan will demonstrate "Susan's Flower Stitch", Satin blocks, Weaves, Vintage stitches, Cross stitch over 1 x 2, Pulled four-sided, Running stitch, and Buttonhole.

Kit includes: Pre-made envelope pouch, German banding, Linen threads, rings, ribbons, and felt (Embellishments NOT included).

Bring to Class: Sharp scissors, normal stitching supplies and magnification and extra lighting if needed.

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Class #411
Saturday Night Event
Class taught at both NH and MO Shows

Teacher: Susan Greening Davis
Max: 100 students
Level: All
Description: Sponsored by Celebration and Olde Colonial Designs

Price: $65.00
Scheduled: Saturday 6:30pm - 9:00pm

The Saturday Night Event is a spectacular evening of fun, food, and frolicking. It begins with a tasty dinner buffet to relax you and fuel you for a fast paced schedule of entertainment. Susan Greening Davis, our emcee, has fashioned a unique kit just for this event that you will definitely want to finish and use. She will explain the design and any specialty skills required to stitch and complete the construction. The Silent Auction proceeds benefit breast cancer research and auction items include designs, products, and accessories and more - all donated by our generous vendors, manufacturers, designers, teachers, and supporters. This display of enticing items brings out the friendly rivalry that our guests enjoy as they compete to donate to a most worthy charity. Later there will be time for the drawing of the winners of the Raffle Baskets. Raffle baskets displayed and tickets sold at the Souvenir Desk. As you depart, we will wish you "happy stitching' and look forward to seeing you at our next event. If you are unable to attend this event, please be sure to check the winner list posted at the Registration Desk. Please join us in standing up to cancer!

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