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Black Squirrel Purse Live Online Workshop June 26th, 2021 with Needlemade Designs



Black Squirrel Purse

By Linda Vinson

of Needlemade Designs

We are very happy to welcome Linda Vinson of Needlemade Designs to Sassy Jacks Stitchery! Our 2021 Class will be offered Online in a day of live Zoom Meetings on Saturday June 26th, 2021.

Class Description:
Black Squirrel Purse
This gorgeous squirrel will immediately remind you of the squirrels we find on so many Quaker school girl samplers.  And if that squirrel wasn’t gorgeous enough, you turn the purse to the back to find beautiful acorns on dupioni silk (Linda does that for you), and a really fabulous tin for display.  And please do not miss that really beautiful purse closure!  I’m just in love with the project and I’m sure several will one day find their way into some textile museums.
You’ll do a bit of pre-stitching so that we can focus on the finishing during our workshop.

Your kit will be shipped to you several weeks in advance, allowing enough time for you to stitch that sweet little squirrel.

Ok… so if you have a true aversion to squirrels, Linda has graciously agreed to allow me to offer you an additional chart of a lovely flower vase taken from her reproduction of Rachel Long.  You’ll need to kit  the threads for this option from your stash, as it requires a number of additional thread colors.  But if you really don’t like squirrels (gasp), this does fit perfectly on the little purse.

The course will be LIVE and not recorded for later viewing, so you must be able to actually attend during the times noted above.

This workshop is super easy and you’ll finish up with a beautiful finished or nearly finished purse by the end of the day.  You’ll be in love with your sweet little treasure of a purse, and you’ll leave having some great new finishing skills.

Class Specifics:

– Friday Evening June 25th  7:00 pm – 7:30 pm ET

Kim will host a short Zoom Welcome to be sure you can all get signed it, and answer any logistical questions about Saturday’s workshop.

– Saturday June 26th  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Your workshop with Linda begins!  You’ll log onto Zoom at the provided link and we’ll be on our way.  We’ll break shortly mid-morning and mid-afternoon and we’ll take a one hour lunch break from Noon until 1:00 pm.  We’ll finish up around 4:00 pm.

The workshop will be LIVE and not recorded for later viewing.  You’ll need to be able to join us on Zoom on Saturday the 26th to participate in the course.  Kim and Linda will be available following the class to answer any questions by email, of course.

– Pre-Stitching

There is some pre-stitching suggested for this class, so that you have a chance in class to work through the finishing technique.  We plan to ship the kits several weeks in advance to allow you to complete the pre-stitching, but even if you don’t have the stitching done, the workshop will furnish you with all the details to complete the finishing on  your own.

As always, I offer you this class at a low cost so that you can join us and your stitching friends for a really wonderful time.  Cost is only $140 and includes the full kit for the squirrel, all the things you need to finish the purse, including the pre-stamped dupioni silk back and that beautiful closure.  You’ll also have the really fun display tin and Linda will show you how to display your purse inside.

Kits are limited, so please don’t miss your chance for this fun and easy workshop.  You can register by clicking here to go to our website for signup:

A couple of weeks before the class I will email you with a reminder, instructions for downloading and testing zoom, and the link for the workshop.

Should you have any questions along the way, please do not hesitate to contact me at

If you really don’t like squirrels, we can include this little chart of a flower vase from Rachel Long for you, but you’ll need to kit the threads from your stash.