Want to get a head start on meaningful gifts for the holidays! We'll show you how in this 5 day event!
Each day, we'll be broadcasting live for two hours to a special page on StitchPeople.com, accessible only to attendees, where you'll be able to watch and participate along with us!
If you can't make it for the live event, the replay will be available as soon as each day's class is over and you can watch it whenever (and however many times) you want!
Once the entire event is over, those who didn't purchase a ticket will be able to purchase access to the replays, but without the perks of the digital swag bag and other offers. So even if you can't attend live but want to watch later, grab your ticket now!
Well we're talking about the holidays aren't we? What are holidays without gifts!
We'll be providing Digital Swag Bags—full of discounts, offers, freebies, and more! Your swag bag will also give you exclusive access to offers from Stitch People AND our friends at DMC and Fat Quarter Shop.
The value of the swag bag alone is worth (at least) the price of admission, so don't miss out on this fun event!
You won't find these offers anywhere else! 😍
Lizzy, along with others from the stitching community, will give live presentations on various topics related to Stitch People and cross-stitch for the holidays!
We'll also be taking your questions as we go, making sure to cover as many questions from the audience as we can! Do you have a burning question about getting organized, what to create, even down to how to make sure your gift arrives in time during a global pandemic? Now you'll have the ear of an expert to give you one-to-one advice!
Like old friends reuniting, you'll recognize some of our presenters, and others will be your new best friends but all will have brand new and creative ideas to help you hand-make for the holidays!
Continue reading below for details on each day's class and presenter!
Schedule, Presenters, & Classes
Lizzy & Spencer Bean
The Jolliest Kick-off!
November 9 @ 12pm EST
Join Lizzy and Spencer for the jolliest kick-off of our first-ever holiday event! We’ll have lots of fun getting into the holiday spirit together! Lizzy, the master cross-stitcher herself, will discuss planning and scheduling holiday stitching projects, fine-tuning your workflow for the flurry of holiday projects, and putting heart into your projects. Lizzy and Spencer will also cover ideas for sharing or gifting those beautiful holiday creations and their favorite packaging and shipping tips.
About Lizzy & Spencer
Lizzy and Spencer are the founders and owners of Stitch People! Lizzy is the principal designer at Stitch People and Spencer is the tech wizard behind stitchpeople.com. Lizzy and Spencer operate Stitch People from their home, along with three dogs, while pursuing their dream of being a full-time actors.
Stitching Customization and Composition!
November 10 @ 12pm EST
Get holiday composition help and ideas from the Queen of holiday Stitching! Carole’s class will cover how to start and create a stitch, what to include in your stitch, inspiration and color choices, patterns, books, placement and more! Carole has created fabulous holiday stitches over the years that you might recognize and she’s going to be sharing her expertise on improving your composition and how to develop that eye for the perfectly composed stitch.
Carole Ricco is originally a Philly girl. Born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia where she and her husband raised their two children (now grown with families of their own). They spent summers down the shore at their summer home and 5 years ago moved to the Ocean City, NJ area. When Carole was a young girl, both of her Nanas taught her how to cross stitch. Many years have passed since then and now she is a Nana herself to two beautiful grandchildren. In 2017 she picked up the needle again and discovered and purchased her first Stitch People Book. And so began A Lil’ Stitchin’ by Carole.
All you can font and more!
November 11 @ 12pm EST
A holiday stitch just wouldn't be the same without a festive font! Creator and designer Kate Anderson will talk to us about the intricacies behind adding text to your handmade stitch, give you some ideas for embellishing text and what you can add to your own and recommend the best fonts to use for holiday stitching!
That's not all! As a bonus, Kate will be giving away a brand new festive font for all attendees!
After learning the basics of cross-stitch from her mum at a very young age, Kate showed an early affinity for all things needlepoint. She began winning kids' sections within county fairs entering her Brazilian embroidery pieces and she knew creating artwork with a needle and thread would be a lifelong passion. Now, no longer content with just stitching, she creates cross-stitch patterns and embroidery fonts that are enjoyed all over the world.
Framing and Finishing Touches
November 12 @ 12pm EST
You'll want your gift recipient to be able to open your gift and proudly hang it up straight away! In Day Four's presentation, frame-maker Chelsea will be sharing about the magic of Auburn Hoops and her best tips on hanging, displaying, and backing your projects. Lizzy will join in to touch on other favorite framing options and ways to finish off your hoop to complete your handmade gift!
Chelsea Nelson is the creator and owner of Auburn Hoops. Four years ago Chelsea and her husband, Brandon, re-invented the common embroidery hoop. Together they created and patented hoop design that not only holds fabric more taut than a traditional hoop but also frames your fiber art! When she’s not embroidering or running Auburn Hoops, Chelsea loves to spend time outside with her husband and three beautiful children. She also enjoys being actively involved at her church, gardening, baking, and basically anything that includes creating. One of her favorite parts of running Auburn Hoops is getting to work with so many talented artists!
Special Gifting Ideas
November 13 @ 12pm EST
On Day 5, we’ll be shaking things up a bit by having a fun conversation and Q&A for the first half of the class and instruction from Lizzy for the second half! Our friend Karly Santiago from Cloth and Twig will be joining us again to have a conversation with Lizzy about fun and meaningful ways to gift your handmade presents. They’ll share some of their favorite ways you can delight your customers during the holidays as well as some of the best practices you should adopt to make the season fun rather than frantic! Lizzy will finish the class teaching about those holiday embellishments that make your holiday stitches shine!
Karly started cross stitching as a means to unwind from attending births as a doula and childbirth educator. It helped her unwind after a long birth or stint of teaching. After a year of self taught cross stitching, and with the encouragement of friends and family, she opened Cloth & Twig Shop on a whim 5 years ago and hasn’t slowed down since. She loves to think outside the box by incorporating embroidery stitches into her portraits and using other materials besides thread to accentuate each one. She loves to stitch pillows, large scale portraits, and on clothing! Karly is a native of sunny California. She lives with her husband and two daughters. She is a lover of coffee, creativity, and encouraging words.
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