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First Days of Summer 2018

Sassy Jacks Stitchery’s

First Days of Summer

With Susan Greening Davis

Friday June 22nd and Saturday June 23rd, 2018


We are so excited to offer you another wonderful class with Susan Greening Davis.  Susan has historically had a March retreat in Myrtle Beach, SC, as an escape from the cold weather.  She’s very graciously decided to let Sassy Jacks Stitchery be the official host for this weekend get-away going forward.  YAY!!  But March in Asheville can be unpredictable, so we are shifting our dates to a bit warmer time of the year for the mountains… a time when the beautiful Blue Ridge takes a deep breath of fresh air and gives life to all of its glorious early Summer adornment, covering the mountains with lovely fresh flowers and deep green leafy trees and buzzing little bees and butterflies and dragonflies.   It’s wonderfully relaxing when those long lazy summer days return to the Mountains.

Come join your friends in Asheville for a wonderful weekend full of stitching, laughing, learning, and the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I invite you to drop in at Sassy Jacks Stitchery Friday morning anytime between 9:00 and 11:00 for a special welcome and some light refreshments.  You’ll find lunch on your own at one of our many nearby restaurants and join us for class at 1:00 pm.  We’ll have a little snack break in the afternoon and stitch until 5:00 pm or so.  We’ll break for dinner on our own and rejoin for an open stitch and maybe something special at 7:00 pm.  We’ll break for the evening when you grow weary of us ?  And we’ll begin class on Saturday at 9:30 am with doors open at 9:00 am.  Lunch will be provided on Saturday and we’ll stitch until the late afternoon.

Susan always delivers a fabulous self-finishing project for us and this will be no different…  You will love all the tips and tricks to help you stitch AND FINISH a beautiful piece of unique needlework.

I hope you are able to make our new Asheville First Days of Summer Retreat.  We are so very excited to host this on an ongoing basis.  Susan is a very unique Needlework instructor;  trained by some of the most talented Needlewomen in the world.  She is a wonderful resource and just flat out fun to stitch with.  I’ve shared some of her bio below for the Newbies.

Cost of the class including your kit and lunch on Saturday is only $200.  A $75 deposit is required upon registration.


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 stitching 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 Susan’s 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 to instruct.

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 and 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 on 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 inspired by the sampler, along wonderful vignettes of culture and history from the time period.

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.