Given by Susan Greening Davis
14, 2017 - 6:00 - 9:00 pm
At Sassy Jacks Stitchery
Do you LOVE antique Samplers? Or are you curious about what all the fuss is about?
Well this lecture is for you! Susan Greening Davis has traveled the world and
collected some beautiful antique samplers along her way. This is an opportunity
to see some of these wonderful works of art up close and personal, and to learn
about their importance to the girls, young women, and even boys, who stitched
them. Susan has spent decades studying and learning from experts around the world,
and she brings this knowledge to you in this wonderful informal forum. Along
with the lecture, Susan also provides a fantastic reference document for you
Join us for some light refreshments at the shop (Sassy Jacks Stitchery)
at 5:30 pm. Our lecture begins at 6:00 pm. You’ll get to see the samplers in person,
yes… in person; and learn about their history and their cultural importance
from Susan Greening Davis. Following the lecture, Susan will also provide a workshop
in Blackwork Embroidery, a beautiful type of stitching meant to imitate lace.
You can start your project in the shop and take it with you to finish. I will
be available to you should you need any additional instruction. Blackwork is
so beautiful… You’ll love it! And it has such an interesting place
Cost of the Sampler Lecture including your reference document and Blackwork
workshop and kit is only $75. Payment in full is required upon registration.
I’ve included a bio for Susan below for any Newbies. If you haven’t
taken a class from Susan, you will love her style. She is very easy to learn
from and genuinely loves the history of Needlework. She mixes fun with easy
learning and beautiful timeless technique.
Susan Greening Davis
Many of you have studied with Susan Greening Davis before, and are familiar
with her famous self-finishing kits. Susan has studied with masters of their
craft in locations all over the world, and incorporates her learnings into
fun and beautiful projects for her students. For those of you who are new to
wonderful creations, I’ve shared a bit of her bio below:
Susan Greening Davis is known as a needle artist/technician. She has had the
pleasure of designing, and teaching, for shop owners, guilds, and events for
the last 30 years. Susan studied her trade in Denmark, England, Germany, Holland,
and Italy, as well as with the Danish masters who have visited the United States
Susan designs all of her creations – from start to the famous “self-finishing” – she
is known for. She stitches all of her creations as they come from her head,
through her heart, and then the needle. After the correct fabric, fibers, stitches
finishing are completed the design is charted.
Being known as the “original gadget gal” in the industry has allowed
Susan to teach how many of our beloved “toys” can improve your needle
skills. She is a “hands on” teacher, who can teach left-handed students,
as well as right-handed ones. Susan is fondly referred to as “the ambi-stitcher”!
Susan received an honor from DMC, an “International Teacher of the Year” award.
She was also selected from an international slate of needle workers to appear
HGTV, to represent the counted thread needlework industry.
Susan co-authored a wonderful book called “Sibbel, A Needleworker’s
Journey” in 2015. The book is acclaimed in the needlework industry as
it took a real antique sampler from Holland and detailed the fictional/inspired
journey of Sibbel, the young stitcher who actually created the beautiful sampler.
The reader is showered with beautiful images of the needlework and patterns
by the sampler, along wonderful vignettes of culture and history from the time
Susan is fun and entertaining, while she helps you learn the how and why to
become a better stitcher, while fueling your passion for needlework.
Please mail your Registration Form and your check to:
Sassy Jacks Stitchery
P.O. Box 2136
Weaverville, NC 28787
Sampler Lecture and Blackwork Workshop
Monday August 14th, 2017
City, State, Zip:________________________________________________
Cost of the lecture including your blackwork kit is only $75. Payment in full
is required upon registration.
Payment by check is preferred. A slight credit processing fee of 3% will be
charged for Credit Card Payments. Please call the shop for CC payments.
No refunds will be issued, but If you are unable to attend, your Sampler documentation
and Blackwork kit will be mailed immediately after the class via USPS Priority