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Mel Farnsley – Cross Stitcher and Marathon Runner

This feature story is about a member of my Facebook group, Cross Stitch Club. Her name is Mel Farnsley and of course, she loves to cross stitch. I had the pleasure of meeting this wonderful woman at the 2015 Cross Stitch Club retreat I hosted in Hershey, PA.

Just in case you are not aware yet and are interested, I am hosting the next retreat this coming September in Harrisburg, PA and you can find more information on that by joining the Facebook group 2018 Cross Stitch Club Retreat. I also have started to plan for our 2019 Cross Stitch Club Retreat to be held in Nashville, TN in August 2019. You can join the 2019 Cross Stitch Club Retreat on Facebook to keep up on details for that one as well.

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Learn To Cross Stitch – Great Tips To Get You Started!

Whether you are 7 or 70, male or female, anyone can learn to cross stitch. I learned when I was 14 and was taught by my mother.

What materials do I need?

Here is a list of the basic materials you will need to get started. If you start with a kit, some of these materials will be included in the kit:

  1. Scissors
  2. Needle
  3. Pattern (included in a kit)
  4. Fabric (included with a kit)
  5. Thread (included with a kit)
  6. Q Snap frame, hoop or scroll rod frame

Now let’s talk about a couple of these materials.

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Timothy Johnson and Rainbows for Peace and Comfort

Meet Timothy Johnson

This story is a feature story on a fantastic gentleman that became a member of my Facebook group Cross Stitch Club sometime early last year. This story tells about a man who had a vision to reach out using the art of cross stitch to provide peace and comfort to those suffering from a great tragedy.  Read on to see how you can help him achieve this great vision and help him bring peace with his cross stitch charity project.

His name is Timothy Johnson and he is from the Sunshine state we all know as Florida.  He is one of the most upbeat and happy go lucky people I have had the pleasure of meeting.  I asked him to write me a little bio about himself and you will find that below the picture.

This is Tim.

Tim

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Stitching for Charity

Support and Raising Awareness

Cross stitching is an amazing, relaxing and rewarding hobby.  But for some, it is more than just a hobby.  It is a way to give back to a community, raise awareness, and to show support or to make gifts for friends and family.  I know personally, I get great satisfaction and joy stitching things for others more than I do for myself.

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Retreats Outside the US in 2018

Below you will find cross stitch retreats being held all over the world. If you are hosting or know of any other retreats that are not on this list, please email me all the details to fae@luv4crosstitch.com and I will gladly add it.

Craft Santuary

Various dates and places – for more details visit https://www.sewandso.co.uk/cra…

Cross Stitch Guild Events and Classes with Jane Greenoff

Various dates and places in the UK – for more details visit https://www.thecrossstitchguil…