Tag Archive: "Get Stitched on the Farm" Classes

Life, Webs Podcast + Creative Retreats Spaces Available

Thanks everyone for the lovely messages you sent to Julia for her graduation on this post. We loved them all. You all have been so supportive of me and my family since I started this blog in 2006. Hard to believe I’ve been writing here since then! …….

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Loving Yellow and Some New Embroideries

I can’t get enough yellow. I love it in its many shades – sunflower yellow, canary yellow, turmeric yellow, yellow squash, lemon yellow, daffodil yellow, egg yolk yellow. It is so bright and sunny and makes me happy. I’ve been seeing it being featured …

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Printed Linen + Crewel Embroidery Project

This summer I am teaching 3 different weekend Creative Retreats here at our farm. You can read about the retreats here. This year I have made the option of coming for only one day – not two days – as an experiment. I already have several people signed …

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Upcoming Creative Retreats at Leyden Glen Farm with Kristin Nicholas

Last week, I announced my 2017 Creative Retreats to my newsletter readers.  It wasn’t the most opportune time to do it – 6:30 p.m. the day before the Easter holiday began but it is what I could do. This year I hemmed and hawed about classes to run…

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Fabric Printing + Embroidery Class Wrap Up – Day Two

Day Two of the Fabric Printing + Embroidery Retreat was all about embroidery. On Day One, the students had designed their base cloth. They printed their motifs on 100% linen fabric using motifs they designed. We spent the morning learning embroide…

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Fabric Printing + Embroidery Creative Retreat WrapUp – Day One

The second Creative Retreat here at Leyden Glen Farm was this past weekend. I had a small group of 4 students but we all had a fantastic couple of days together. Although I prefer a larger group for my income stream I actually do enjoy the dynamics of …

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This Week At The Farm + 18 – Oh Wow!

It’s been a busy week here at the farm. I don’t know where the days go. It has been incredibly hot here with no rain for at least 2 weeks. When you walk across the lawn or through the fields, you can hear the grass crunch under your feet. It is really …

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This Week At The Farm + 18 – Oh Wow!

It’s been a busy week here at the farm. I don’t know where the days go. It has been incredibly hot here with no rain for at least 2 weeks. When you walk across the lawn or through the fields, you can hear the grass crunch under your feet. It is really …

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Lampshade Painting/Fabric Printing Retreat 2016 – Day Two

Wow – the past weekend was certainly a whirlwind. Day One of the first Creative Retreat here at our farm went great. Day Two was Lampshade Painting Day. I had never taught this class so I wasn’t sure how it would go. The first time teaching any new sub…

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Fabric Printing Retreat 2016 – Day One

We had a great weekend here at the farm. I had a full house with 6 students. Three students were “returnees” which is very cool – so nice to see them again! The photos today are from Day One of the Creative Retreat which was Fabric Printing Day.On July…

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Looking Forward to the Weekend

I’m getting ready for the arrival of the first set of students for the 2016 Creative Retreat Series here at our farm this weekend. I have a full house of 6 students. They will be learning Fabric Printing and Lampshade Painting. It promises to be a crea…

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Looking Forward to the Weekend

I’m getting ready for the arrival of the first set of students for the 2016 Creative Retreat Series here at our farm this weekend. I have a full house of 6 students. They will be learning Fabric Printing and Lampshade Painting. It promises to be a crea…

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Pink – Green – Yellow + Last Day for Early Bird Pricing

The weather the past couple days has been so beautiful – warm but not too and not a drop of humidity. The leaves on the trees are pretty much fully leafed out but the color is still that bright and new green. It is all I can do to not be looking up all…

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Announcing 2016 Creative Retreats At Leyden Glen Farm

Oh my goodness – I am so psyched. Today I was on Marly BIrd’s Yarn Thing podcast and I announced that I would be listing the summer classes here at Leyden Glen Farm in western Massachusetts tomorrow. You can listen to the podcast here. And enter to win…

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Colorful Knitting Retreat Wrap-Up

We had a fantastic weekend here at the farm with four knitters who travelled from CT, NJ, AZ and VT. From the moment they walked in the french doors into the living room, I knew we were all going to get along and have a blast. We started the day o…

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Advanced Crewel Embroidery Farm Retreat Wrap-Up

Two weekends ago, I hosted a fantastic group of students for an Advanced Crewel Embroidery Retreat at our Leyden Glen Farm. It was a gorgeous weekend – we lucked out once again. Clear, sunny days with no humidity. What a treat. The group spent two days…

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Advanced Crewel Embroidery Farm Retreat Wrap-Up

Two weekends ago, I hosted a fantastic group of students for an Advanced Crewel Embroidery Retreat at our Leyden Glen Farm. It was a gorgeous weekend – we lucked out once again. Clear, sunny days with no humidity. What a treat. The group spent two days…

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Crewel Retreat This Weekend + Island Adventure

Tomorrow begins the first Crewel Embroidery Retreat of 2015. I’ve got 5 women coming and I can’t wait to meet them all. Four of them are “returnees.” That is pretty great because I know the students already and it will be less stressful. I’ve got some …

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You Can Still Come to The Crewel Embroidery Retreat – August 8/9

Just a quick note today to let you all know that I have a Crewel Embroidery Retreat coming up August 8 and 9. I still have three spaces available if you have the urge to attend or have just come into some $ and you have been dying to come to a class he…

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Fabric Printing Retreat – Wrap Up Part Two

On the second day of the retreat, we learned about block printing. Each student focused on a motif they liked. I demoed how to do a block print – how I design and then carve the rubbery pink pads I prefer with simple linocutting tools. Then it was…

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Weekend Fabric Printing Workshop – Wrap Up Part One

I have recovered after a very full two and a half weeks of a flurry of activity and travel to Detroit and teaching a two day workshop here at the farm in between hot and humid Tuesdays at the Northampton Farmers Market selling our lamb and peddling my …

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Brand New Things on the Farm + Fabric Printing Class at Our Farm July 18/19 + More

Guess what I picked up yesterday at the Bernardston Farmers Supply? A dozen day old Ameraucana chicks. So cute – aren’t they? Here’s a video I took of them chirping away. Make sure you have the volume up. Just a heads-up that last night I added a …

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Fabric Printing Retreat – Wrap Up Part Two

Busy week this week here at Leyden Glen Farm. It’s a few days late in coming but I wanted to show you all what the students did at the Fabric Printing Retreat here at our farm last weekend. Here is a group shot of everyone with their bags and printed f…

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Fabric Painting Weekend Wrap-Up – Part 1

Good morning everyone. I made it through the weekend. The old farmhouse was clean and shiny and my guests arrived on Saturday morning bright and early. The first 2015 “Getting Stitched On The Farm” Creative Retreat was a huge success. Funny thing was -…

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Sunflowers – In the Garden and In Crewel Embroidery Stitches – Preview 1

Last summer, I worked on crewel embroidery projects while at the Tuesday Farmer’s Market in Northampton. My stand is not very busy and I have to have something to work on or else I go bonkers. The first project I made was my Circles Sampler which I mad…

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Finished! Paisley Printed and Crewel Embroidered Pillow + Some Links

I have been sharing progress on my paisley printed and crewel embroidery project here on the blog and on Instagram. Thanks for all the lovely comments on the progress. As I said the other day, this was such a fun project to make. The other day I sewed …

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Paisley Progress

A couple weeks ago I shared a piece of linen fabric that I printed as a base for an embroidery project I have been dreaming of. I am having the best time working on this piece. I plan to turn it into a pillow for our porch. The hand-printed paisle…

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