Stitching in Kenya/Giving Back in Middleburg

Stitching in Kenya/Giving Back in Middleburg

Last June my husband and I had the opportunity to travel to central Kenya and tour areas from the Chyulu Hills, through the Amboseli Plains, and up to the base of Mount Kenya.

During our time there, we enjoyed three days of teaching and working with the 650 children of the Enkijape Primary School in the Mbirkani Centre on the Ol Donyo Ranch. Our group, representing the Highland School from Warrenton Virginia, taught topics ranging from Vulture Conservation and the US Aerospace Program to weaving and the proper Frisbee toss.

I taught needlepoint to 100 seventh-grade boys and girls!

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Alice Peterson’s Stitch and Zips, which are a favorite beginner project at STITCH, were the perfect choice to teach to these eager and attentive students.

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Boys and girls alike were skilled needle workers, having learned beading and sewing at home.  Even if they didn’t finish their projects in the time we had together, the kids had a handy zipper pouch to take home.

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This summer at STITCH, we are featuring beaded leather goods from a women’s village in Mbirkani Centre near the school.  Hand-made belts and dog collars in a wide array of colors and sizes will be in the shop all month.   Proceeds benefit the center and the school.

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In addition, STITCH will contribute $2 for every Stitch and Zip kit sold this month.  Two great products for two great causes – gifts that keep on giving!

The Princess and the Pea is here!

We are pleased to welcome The Princess and the Pea — a trunk show of  whimsical, portable, stitch-guided ornaments.

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Quick projects for every season, holiday and pursuit.  Perfect for summer travel!

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Ornaments suitable for hanging or finishing as stand-ups.

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Stitch guides sold with every canvas —  instructions for stitch and fiber selection, and a photograph of the finished product.

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Tons of samples in the shop and a color photo book of all the finished canvases.

Now through May 20, with over 400 canvases to choose from, and a 20% discount!

Proud Sponsor of the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation Event!

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We are thrilled to be supporting this fun event, happening this Sunday in Leesburg, VA.  Rain or shine, we will be running, walking and prancing for a cure!

We are closing at 3:00 today, Friday, April 21,  in order to do some last-minute prep. Our apologies for any inconvenience!

We will have regular hours on Saturday and Sunday you can find us at Oatlands.  Join us!

Santa’s Workshop Sunday

Still looking for the perfect gift for your mother, daughter or friend? How about this beautiful needlepoint cuff bracelet?  Come to our work shop on Sunday, November 13, 2016, from 12-4 pm.  Just a few spots left so call the shop to reserve your spot!img_4058

Fall 2016 Happenings

We have a busy fall planned at the shop, with trunk shows, workshops and special events.  Come in and join the fun!

August 31                  Wednesday Night Stitch Resumes

September 9              Kate Dickerson Trunk Show Opens

September 16-19    Gone to Market — Shop Closed

October 12                 Stitch Birthday Bash!

October 23                 Susan Roberts Trunk Show Opens

October 30                 Susan Roberts Santa Ornament  Workshop

November 12             Cooper Oaks Trunk Show Opens

November 13            Pearl & Bead Bracelet Workshop

Fall beginner groups now forming.

Come in or call the shop for details and registration.

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Christmas Bourbon, Baubles & Belts: A Major Success

Throughout the day, folks dropped by and shopped for needlepoint supplies and jewelry from Mystique Jewelers.  In the evening, the Bourbon came out and the guys dropped by to purchase gifts.

All had a wonderful time.

Bourbon, Baubles & Belts Tonight 5:30-8:30 PM *

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The Season of Giving is just around the corner!

Looking for a Holiday Gift with a Home-Made Feel?


Try an Ornament, Canvas, or other festive item made here at Stitch!
Shoes, Belts, Pincushions, Pillows, these are just some of the options for a Holiday Gift you can give to your close friends and family!

 

 

Fresh Start

 

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Marcy Harris, the new owner and manager of Stitch has been a loyal member of the community for years. Her love and dedication to Middleburg is what drove Marcy to purchase this wonderful shop to give it the fresh start it deserved.