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retreat 2022

Faculty & workshop OFFERINGS

The invitation to Retreat 2022 will be emailed to members on March 1, 2022, and registration will open on April 1, 2022.

Amy Mitten

Stitching has been a big part of Amy’s life ever since her grandmother taught her to embroider and knit at the age of three. Amy first started stitching needlework patterns from a friend’s store in Calgary. A couple of years later, to help her friend reach more customers, Amy came up with the idea of designing a sampler where each panel of the sampler corresponds to a chapter in a mystery story. Each month customers would come into the store and get the next chapter and by the end of the story, the completed sampler would reveal the solution to the mystery. She subsequently branched into charting historical samplers, which she calls “Forgeries,” as well as dyeing her own line of threads. Amy loves to study the history and symbolism in samplers, and to try to figure out how to recreate their complex stitches in a way that she can teach to others. https://www.amymitten.com/

Around the World Series Notebook Class: 1-day class, August 10, 2022

Thread of Connection: 1-day class, August 11, 2022



Secrets of a Queen Part 1: 1-day class, August 12, 2022


Secrets of a Queen Part 2: 1-day class, August 13, 2022


Deborah Mitek

Deborah Mitek is a needlework designer and teacher specializing in silk ribbon embroidery and surface stitching on both fabric and canvas. Learning embroidery and knitting at an early age gave her a lifelong passion for all things needlework. As a member of EGA and ANG for over 35 years, she teaches at the national, regional and local levels. Her work has been featured in both Needle Arts and NeedlePointers magazines. Currently, she is the owner of Island Stitchery & Studio, a retail needlework shop. She is also enrolled in the National Academy of Needlearts Teachers’ Certification program.


Damsel in the Garden: 1-day class, August 10, 2022



Proudly Peacock: 2-day class, August 11-12, 2022


Summer's End: 1-day class, August 13, 2022


Sandy Arthur

Sandra is an ANG certified Senior Master Teacher. She teaches at local, regional, national and international levels. She is a designer and co-owner of Duo Designs, Inc. She has been published in NeedlePointers, and Needlepoint Now and is the author of the new Pocketbook Series and the successful Shapes of Needlepoint series of books, for which she received the prestigious ANG Literary Award. Sandra is active in ANG, EGA, NETA, NAN, and TNNA. Sandy and her husband of over 55 years live in Lexington, Kentucky. www.duodesignsinc.com


Crazy Needles Pincushion: 1-day class, August 10, 2022


Canvas Embellishment: 3-day class, August 11-13, 2022




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