Kristin Nicholas Design


 

Here's what "Getting Stitched on the Farm Retreats" I have planned for 2016. 

 

July 16-17 - Color, Fabric Printing + Lampshade Printing for your Home FINISHED

July 30-31 - Color, Fabric Printing + Decorative Embroidery

September 23-24 Color for Knitters + Crocheters + Embroidery on Knit and Crochet

 

 

Two Day Price $410 

 

There are options for taking only Day One of each class below although I highly recommend a Two Day Retreat as you will get so much more out of it. YOU MUST TAKE DAY ONE IN ORDER TO TAKE DAY TWO. 

 

Prices include many supplies, morning snacks, beverages and a farm raised lunch. Lodging and dinners are not included. See below for links for info on Where to Stay and Where to Eat. 

Other days/weekends are available if you want to get together a group of your own and take a trip to the farm. Costs will be the same as classes listed here. You will need a minimum of 4 people to book a class.

See more about booking a class for you and your friends here

Scroll down to view all classes.

Information on Where To Stay. I suggest you book early as hotels can fill up.

Information on Where to Eat.

If you are not comfortable with PayPal, I can take credit card sales over the telephone. Please email me at kristinnicholasATgmailDOTcom to arrange a telephone conversation for a credit card sale.

Checks are also possible. Please email me ASAP to let me know you are interested. I will send our address. 


 
Color, Fabric Printing + Embroidery at the Farm

 Dates: July 30-31, 2016

Fabric Printing Day: July 30, 2016 - Saturday --- $250

Embroidery Day: July 31, 2016 ---- $160 - YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR DAY ONE IN ORDER TO TAKE DAY TWO.

 

Hours: 9:30 to 4:00

 This year, I am introducing a new class which combines Fabric Printing and Embroidery. This is my current passion of the moment and I can't wait to share it with you. NOTE: If you only register for Day One, you will only do Fabric Printing. 

 

 

 

Day One: 

 

•You will learn to design and print your own fabric using my easy favorite printing technique. 

•Introduction to fabric design and what shapes and motifs are successful and why. 

•Make your very own foam printing blocks that you can take with you for further fabric and paper printing. 

•Learn about paints and fabrics to use for successful projects.

•Make a piece of fabric which we will stitch on the second day. The fabric can also be turned into a pretty pillow for your sofa. If you only sign up for one day, you will make a printed canvas bag. 

 

Day One will also include a tour of our farmhouse with its decoratively painted walls and handmade interiors.

 

 

Day Two:

 

Using the linen fabric you printed on Day One, you will begin decorating your fabric with embroidery. Kristin will guide you through many stitches and teach you how to improvise on the fabrics you have printed with various stitches.  


To see photos from last year's Embroidery Retreat, 
click here

To see photos from past year's Fabric Printing Retreats, click here and here and here and here

 

What will you make? Printed fabric for stitching and a printed canvas bag. On Day Two you will be learning embroidery on your printed fabric from Day One.


What is included? Day One - Linen fabric and canvas bag to print and stitch on. 

Day Two - Selection of crewel wool. Crewel needle. 


What do you need to bring: Scissors, portable 
Ott-lite with magnifying glass if you have difficulty seeing small things.

There will be additional embroidery supplies and fabric available for sale at the end of the class. 

 

Price: 

Day One: Saturday July 30th - $250. 

Day Two: Sunday July 31st - $160 YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR DAY ONE IN ORDER TO TAKE DAY TWO.

Early Bird Pricing: Buy Two Day Class by May 15th for $375 (a $35 savings)

Includes most supplies, snacks, beverages, and farm-raised lunch.


Class Size: Limited to 8 students

 

Kristin's home and studio has been featured on Houzz.comHouzzTV on YouTube here, and in print magazines Mary Jane's FarmTaprootWhere Women CreateThe Houston ChronicleThe Greenfield RecorderThe Northampton Gazette, Small Spaces/Big IdeasCountry WomanRomantic HomesBohemian HomeMollie MakesCottages and BungalowsLibrary JournalFlea Market DecorWoman's World, and the Boca Raton Observer. See this page for press features. 

 

There will be no refunds for this workshop - Please know that you can make it before registering. 

 

Our farmhouse is unfortunately not handicapped accessible. You will need to go down a flight of stairs to get to the studio. 

We have cats and dogs so if you are allergic, this is not the place for you.

 

You will receive a registration form to be completed. Please note any dietary restrictions so I can plan accordingly.

 

There are 5 remaining spaces available as of 6/26/16.


Begins: July 30, 2016
Ends: July 31, 2016
Limited to 8 participants
Cost: $410.00
Deposit to Pre-register: $410.00

Day One of Color, Fabric Printing + Embroidery

 Day One of Color, Fabric Printing, + Embroidery Class. See above for schedule


Begins: July 30, 2016
Ends: July 30, 2016
Limited to 8 participants
Cost: $250.00
Deposit to Pre-register: $250.00

Day Two of Color, Fabric Printing + Embroidery

Day Two of Color, Fabric Printing + Embroidery.

You must sign up for Day One in order to take Day Two. 


Begins: July 31, 2016
Ends: July 31, 2016
Limited to 8 participants
Cost: $160.00
Deposit to Pre-register: $160.00

Color + Embroidery for Knitters + Crocheters

Date: September 24-25

Day One: September 24, 2016 - Saturday --- $250

Day Two: September 25, 2016 - Sunday  ---- $160 YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR DAY ONE IN ORDER TO TAKE DAY TWO.

 

Hours: 9:30 to 4:00

 

 

Visit Leyden Glen Farm when the autumn leaves are beginning to turn gold, red, orange, and bronze (nature permitting). See growing lambs grazing in the pastures. This class is for anyone from advanced beginner to experienced knitter. You will leave incredibly inspired and you will never think of your knitting the same. 


To read past student's comments about their experiences on Kristin's Weekend Retreats, 
click here

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To see past knitting retreats, click here and here

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You will be supplied with a couple homework assignments to bring along which will be used during the class.



 


Morning: All about Working with Color for Making and In LifeYou will learn how Kristin sees color and how you too can become confident when working with color in your knitting and stitching life.


 


Afternoon: Embroidery on Knit or Crochet

 

You will learn to embroider on your own fabrics. You will bring a knit or crochet homework swatch with you and you will decorate it similar to the swatches in this photo:


 


Day Two

On Day Two we will work on a variety of topics - more embroidery, edgings, steeking, creative knitting and more. Knitters will be encouraged to bring a pre-knit "Fair Isle sunflower homework pillow-top". You will sew and cut your own steek and learn to how to pick up around the edges. You can begin your mitered edge.


What is Included:

Full instruction and hand-outs. Studio yarn will be shared.

Day One - Saturday September 23rd: - $225 includes hand-out. 

Day Two - Sunday September 24th : $160 for more instruction and hands-on help. 

Includes snacks, beverages, and farm-raised lunch.

Class Size: Limited to 8 students

 

Kristin's home and studio has been featured on Houzz.comHouzzTV on YouTube here, and in print magazines Mary Jane's FarmTaprootWhere Women CreateThe Houston ChronicleThe Greenfield RecorderThe Northampton Gazette, Small Spaces/Big IdeasCountry WomanRomantic HomesBohemian HomeMollie MakesCottages and BungalowsLibrary JournalFlea Market DecorWoman's World, and the Boca Raton Observer. See this page for press features. 


There will be no refunds for this workshop - Please know that you can make it before registering. Our farmhouse is unfortunately not handicapped accessible. You will need to go down a flight of stairs to get to the studio. 

 

We have cats and dogs so if you are allergic, this is not the place for you.

You will receive a registration form to be completed. Please note any dietary restrictions so I can plan accordingly.

 

 

Payment is by Paypal at check-out. If this doesn't work for you, I can take credit cards by phone. Please e-mail me and I can make arrangements for a credit card sale via a telephone call. Email - kristinnicholasATgmailDOTcom

Check is fine too. Email me and I will send you our address.

 

There are 5 remaining spaces available as of 6/26/16. 


Begins: September 24, 2016
Ends: September 25, 2016
Limited to 8 participants
Cost: $410.00
Deposit to Pre-register: $410.00

Day One - Color + Embroidery for Knitters + Crocheters

Registration for Day One of Color and Embroidery for Knitters + Crocheters. 


Begins: September 24, 2016
Ends: September 24, 2016
Limited to 8 participants
Cost: $250.00
Deposit to Pre-register: $250.00

Day Two of Color + Embroidery for Knitters + Crocheters

Day Two (September 25) of Color and Embroidery for Knitters and Crocheters. 

You must sign up for Day One in order to take Day Two. 


Begins: September 25, 2016
Ends: September 25, 2016
Limited to 8 participants
Cost: $160.00
Deposit to Pre-register: $160.00