Elizabeth Talledo

Elizabeth Talledo/Cross-stitch designer will return again this year from September 21 - 23 2012.

Maritime Sewing Box

This wonderful set of nested sewing boxes are a must have for anyone's collection. The outer box has sea creatures, boats and a small village surrounding the box. The inside of this box is lined with silk and has three sections for holding small sewing implements and accessories. The inner box has two panels that students will pre-stitch with a verse. These lids open to expose a place to hold a small pair of scissors and a mother of pearl ruler. There is room to hold other sewing accessories. The verse on the box reads "my soul seeks the tranquility of the sea as life brews a storm of toil and trouble" and the other panel is for personalization. The pre-work is less than 10 hours.


Holds a lovely mother of pearl ruler and a small pair of scissors to be included.

This two day class was designed for finishing and painting on linen techniques. Students will pre stitch two panels with a verse and personalization for the lids for the inner box. The inner box will be constructed on day one. All the construction techniques needed to complete the outer box will be acquired on day one. Day two students will paint the linen for the outer box and start the stitching for the outer panels. Pre-stitching should be less than 10-20 hours and will be over one and two threads. The class will focus on assembling the inner box and painting on linen fabric. Students will cover 2ply and 4 ply cotton matte board with linen and fabric. They will use magnets for closures on the box. The lids to the inner box will have a scissor sheath and mother of pearl ruler on the underside. The scissors will be held in place by magnets under the lining fabric. Both lids to the inner box will be hinged using the Ladder Stitch. The inner box will lift out to expose sectional dividers that can be used to store sewing implements.

The box was designed to introduce students to finishing techniques using archival materials making a lidded box with an inside insert, dividers and expose them to painting techniques on linen. The approximate size of the box will be 8" length, 4" wide and 6" depth. The inner sectional dividers will be exposed in the outer box that are used as support and to provide dividers to hold sewing supplies. The scene will protray a small harbor with sea creatures.

The class will be held in the wonderful foothills of Glendale, at Rancho San Rafael Recreation Center in Glendale, Ca. Take 134 east to 2N freeway exit Mountain, take right @light whch is Rancho San Rafael, go up hill past two stop signs, on left is the recreation center parking.

As in the past we will have the room from (9a-?) both Saturday and Sunday so you are more than welcome to come early and stitch, chat and have fun with other stitchers.

Hotel and class fee to to be published shortly.

Join anytime - The Great North American Afghan - This afghan is absoutely beautiful it was designed by 24 very talented designers. You can view a picture of it at, do a search for the title and it will come up. This project will take some time, and you will learn many new stitches some easy and some challenging. This class is the 3rd Saturday of every month from 1p-3p.

You choose your yarns and colors and colors and I will give you 20% off your yarn for this project. Instructor Diana.

We have a copy of the book so you can see what it looks like, I have searched some of the yarns and have come up with Lorna's Lace solid colors that match very well or of course what ever yarn you would like us to order. The Lorna's Lace Yarn will have to be ordered and since it is hand dyed it will take about (6) weeks to get.

After seeing the Great North American Afghan several people wanted to do the The Great American Aran Afghan so we have started this class on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 1:30p-3:30p. If interested please call the shop to register.

Remember the classes are free with the purchase of your yarn at the shop and on this project I will give you a 20% discount.

Please call to register as space will be limited and we want to make sure we have all the supplies for everyone.


Ongoing knitting/crochet classes that you can join anytime.....There is no class project so you can work on any project of your choice. Classes are (2) hour sessions and you pay in (5) week increments - $10.00/week for 5 weeks, $50.00 total. This format has been very sucessful so we are going to continue it in 2008. Learn not only from your instructor but by students sitting around you that are working on differnt things and are at a different level than you.

These classes are every Saturday from 10a-12noon with either Jane or Diana and Monday's from 5:30p-7:30p with Jane.

Beginning Knitting - Learn the basics of knitting - you'll learn casting on, knitting, purling and binding off. You'll also learn tips for fixing small mistakes and much more. After this class you will be able to make scarves, shawls, handbags and many other fun things. Just call and schedule and appointment with any of the instructors.

Beginning Crochet - Crochet has become very hot and used with knitting projects, i.e., edging on knitting projects for example. Learn the basic stitches, single crochet, double crochet, triple crochet, yarn over and more. Just call and schedule an appointment with any of the instructors.

NEW - CHANGE Alpabet Sampler - The Saturday French Alphabet Sampler class has been expanded! It's now the Sampler class. Design and work on your own unique sampler using some of the great reference books we have available. Or, if you prefer, choose one of the many sampler designs in the store. We've got all kinds - tranditional, contemporary, romatic, whimsical. We've got a fun group of stitchers, and we meet from 10a-12p on the 2nd Saturday of the month with either Cindy or Diana.

Needlepoint - Needlepoint classes are on Monday's 6p-8p or Fridays 1p-3p, Donna DiMarco teaches both beginning and advanced needlepoint You look at these canvases and you say "OK this is the year" here's your chance. Come join Donna and her students on Monday or Friday for a fun-filled time of laughs, working on any needlepoint canvas of your choice. (6) lessons for $90.00 or $15.00/lesson plus the cost of your materials.

This stocking was just completed by Susan Anderson what a beautiful job she did.

NEEDLEPOINT CLASSES - Join us on the 2nd Saturday of the month for Needlepoint Embellishment Classes with Sherry Bray. Sherry is a dynamic teacher with lot's of creativity, she will teach you many new techniques, learn to work with new threads and ribbon. Her classes are from 10a-1p, the cost is $25.00 per session.

Needlepoint for Beginners - Want to learn needlepoint - Have we got the right person for you, Shirlee works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10a-5p so call and schedule an appointment with Shirlee, she'll get you going on that new project that you have wanted to start. Learn the Continental and Basketweave stitch, and about different threads and how they can be used.


PUNCHNEEDLE - Buy your materials here and we will be more than happy to get you started on your project.

KNOT WORK - Miniature knot work, done in French Knots and Colonial Knots. Learn this technique. It is very easy to learn and makes exquisitely beautiful pieces of art. Purchase your materials here and we will get you started for free.

Finishing services are available for knitting, needlepoint and cross-stitch. Please contact us for more information 818-760-9330.


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