Hello Fiber Enthusiasts!

We’ve got a special, last minute announcement. Even though she wasn’t on the original STITCHES South 2012 schedule, Nicky Epstein will be joining our illustrious group of designers and instructors at the event this April in Atlanta, GA.

If you don't know who Nicky Epstein is (which is hard to imagine) you can read her bio on her STITCHES South 2012 teacher page.

Although you won’t find her in the STITCHES South 2012 class & events brochure PDF, Nicky will be teaching three classes at the show (all found online)…

Nicky228-3 - Edging Magic & Flower Power Class (Thursday, April 19 from 1:30-4:30pm). Don't miss this chance to experience Nicky's design thought process on edging and flower design. If you have never taken a class from Nicky...take this one!

414-3 - Knitting Block Party (Friday, April 20 from 1:30-4:30pm). In this class Nicky will teach a variety of unique designs you can make with knitted blocks from her blockbuster block book. Make animals, bags, toys, mitts, hats, and much more! Fun! Fun! Fun!

335-3 - Designing A'cording to Nicky Epstein (Saturday, April 21 from 8:30-11:30am). In this class, you'll discover I-cord (aka "Idiot Cord") can be taken to a whole new and fascinating medium with Nicky. You will start by making a knit cord sampler of Nicky's original cord designs. Then, you will learn to make a few fabulous cord frogs, buttons, closures, and cables and how to stitch the cord to a knit piece.

Not only is Nicky bringing her inspiration to the classroom, but she will also be giving a powerhouse talk on Thursday evening after the Market preview closes. This hour long presentation (Thursday, April 19, from 8:30-9:30 pm) is called Nicky Epstein On Designing. Nicky will share her expertise and use a graphic video presentation to talk about the importance of shapes, stitches, edgings, and embellishments. She will also show you the top 10 design elements that she uses to create her amazing designs. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn how the creative process works, from this iconic and master designer!

And this presentation is absolutely FREE to any registered STITCHES South 2012 attendee. If you’ve signed up for any classes or paid events at this show, you can attend this event for FREE! Although we’re asking you to RSVP, your student badge will be your ticket.

We hope you’ll join us for an incredible weekend.

That’s all for now. We can’t wait to see you at STITCHES!






P.S. Just a quick reminder… Early bird pricing for STITCHES South 2012 ends on Friday, January 20, 2012. There are still some classes and events that are not sold out. We'd love to see you there.