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Updated 6/11/2015



Making Waves in Sturbridge!
Instructor Diane Herrmann
Wednesday & Thursday
July 15-16, 2015
Sturbridge, MA
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Wednesday & Thursday - July 15-16, 2015
at the
Publick House in Sturbridge, MA

Diane Herrmann

When I saw a picture of Diane Herrmann’s gorgeous “Walking On Water’s Edge” design I contacted her that very same day to have her teach it.  I am very excited to be taking this beautiful needlepoint class and to meeting Diane!

In addition to the wonderful class with Diane, we’ll be having a Show ‘n Tell time where we can show off our stitching or other crafts. We’ve seen all kinds of things at Show ‘n Tell -- clothing, quilts, beading, jewelry and more!

In keeping with the Making Waves theme, there will be an optional ornament exchange! Those who wish to participate must hand-stitch a finished object having something to do with the sea (beach, shore, ships, sea creatures, lighthouses, etc.).  It could be finished as a needlebook, ornament, pin cushion, fob, biscornu, framed piece, whatever! Bring your gift wrapped finished hand stitched object to the retreat and then participants will draw numbers and pick out a gift in numerical order.  It’s loads of fun!

There are some interesting events happening in the area around the time of the retreat.  Some of you just might want to turn this into an extended vacation.  The Brimfield Antique Show will be taking place on July 14-19, and the Vintage Fashion and Textile Show will take place around that time as well (2015 date has not yet been released). There is also Old Sturbridge Village to explore, and plays at the Stageloft to enjoy. We just might not want to ever go home!

The retreat will be held at The Publick House Historic Inn and lodging is available there as well.  Built in 1771, the Publick House maintains its 18th century ambiance while providing 21st century comforts. The Publick House is located just 1 mile from Old Sturbridge Village. Our meals will all be provided by the Publick House, and I can tell you from first-hand experience that they are DELICIOUS!

Maeann & Gary of BushMountain Stitchery & Framing will set up shop at the retreat for our stash enhancement pleasure!  YAY!

Registration will open for this retreat on September 1.  Until then, you can learn some of the details by following the links below.  Further information will be added prior to registration.

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