214 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(404) 843-8687

We are pleased to offer these ongoing classes at The Nimble Needle.


"Help Sessions"

The Nimble Needle offers Help Sessions on most Mondays (10AM - 1PM), Wednesdays (4PM - 7PM) and Thursdays (10AM - 1PM). Are you in a Needlepoint Quandary? Are you stuck? Stymied about what to do next? Our talented staff members can help. Bring your canvas and they will get you back on track. Please call the Shop (404) 843-8687 to reserve your spot. Check out our Calendar for available dates.


Needlepoint 101

Learn the Basketweave stitch along witih 10 novelty stitches using 10 different threads. The canvas is a custom painted sampler canvas personalized with the initial of your choice. Select from 6 different color ways. This is a fun and instructional canvas that can be finished into a pillow, a framed piece, or attach to a tote bag. This class is offered monthly. Please call the Shop (404) 843-8687 to reserve your spot. Please sign up 2 weeks prior to Class dates as all canvases are custom painted. Check out our Calendar for available dates.


Needlepoint 202

This intermediate level class is a two-part class and is offered in 3 color ways: the Pink/Orange or Turquoise/Lime or Blue/Brown combination. You will explore the world of Open Stitches, Compound Stitches, Beading, Turkey Work and more. Discover how to use Designer threads to achieve texture and dimension in your work. Please call the Shop (404) 843-8687 to reserve your spot. Check out our Calendar for available dates.

Needlepoint 202
Turquoise/Lime combination

Needlepoint 202
Pink/Orange combination

Needlepoint 202
Blue/Brown combination
 
 

Needlepoint Finishing Class

This class is for the true "Do It Yourself"-er! We offer finishing instructions for simple round or square ornaments only, no soft-stuffed, or anything else. Please call the Shop (404) 843-8687 to reserve your spot. Check out our Calendar for available dates.


"All That Jazz" with Mark Craddock

Looking for a way to "jazz" up your canvas? Mark will give you plenty of options in the "All That Jazz" class. You will learn the techniques including Jessica (various sizes and fillings), Rhodes, Leviathans, Chain Stitch, Hungarian Braided Chain, Crescent, Amadeus, Palastrina Knotted Chain, Rhodes Heart, Buttonhole, Detached Buttonhole, Elizabethan Corded Trellis, Corded Bruxelles Stitch, and Corded Detached Buttonhole.  Please call the Shop (404) 843-8687 to reserve your spot. Check out our Calendar for available dates.


"What Stitch Where" with Mark Craddock

Mark Craddock is teaching "What Stitch Where" at The Nimble Needle. In this class, bring a canvas you are in a quandary on to get suggestions for what stitch works where. We will pull some canvases off of the walls to determine what stitches work in which area. Learn to read the canvas: light, color, shading and perspective. Please call the Shop (404) 843-8687 to reserve your spot. Check out our Calendar for available dates.


Do's and Don'ts of Variegated Threads with Mark Craddock

Mark Craddock is teaching "Do's and Don'ts" of Variegated Threads at The Nimble Needle. This will be a workbook-type class which you will refer to again and again. Please call the Shop (404) 843-8687 to reserve your spot. Check out our Calendar for available dates.


"Custom Initial" Ribbon Class with Mark Craddock

Mark Craddock is teaching "Custom Initial" Ribbon Class at The Nimble Needle. You will select your own initial and add beautiful Ribbon Embroidery techniques. Please call the Shop (404) 843-8687 to reserve your spot. Check out our Calendar for available dates.


Beading 101 Class with Mark Craddock

Mark Craddock is teaching "Beading 101" Class at The Nimble Needle. You will learn the basics of beading including how to sew on individual, lines and groups of beads, how to lasso bead, basketweave or "Don Lynch" beading, and brick stitch beading. Mark will also show you how to do beading in your composite stitches. Please call the Shop (404) 843-8687 to reserve your spot. Check out our Calendar for available dates.


Beards Class with Mark Craddock

Mark Craddock is teaching "Beards" Class at The Nimble Needle. Mark will show you many Beard options. Bring your own canvas with a Santa or multiple Santas on it, or we will provide a doodle canvas with four of the little Santa faces drawn on. Please call the Shop (404) 843-8687 to reserve your spot. Check out our Calendar for available dates.


Scads O'Plaids Class with Mark Craddock

Mark Craddock is teaching "Scads O'Plaids" Class at The Nimble Needle. Ever wondered how to do Needlepoint Plaids patterns? Come explore this easy and fascinating pattern with us. We will learn the basics of putting in the patterns as well as stitch a few of the different varieties – Celtic Plaids, Birthday Plaids, Cell Phone Plaids, Social Security Plaids, Password Plaids, Beaded Plaids, and Celtic Tartan Plaids! We’ll look at how to make them and all of their uses – from clothing to eyeglass cases to backgrounds.

Come join the Celtic Craze! Please call the Shop (404) 843-8687 to reserve your spot. Check out our Calendar for available dates.


A Bounty of Backgrounds Class with Mark Craddock

Mark Craddock is teaching "A Bounty of Backgrounds" Class at The Nimble Needle. Join us on a journey of background stitches. We will try our hands at a variety of different techniques – Trellis Work, Laid Fillings, Darning Stitches, Open Backgrounds, Composite Stitches and many more. Learn to read your canvas and to decide which stitches might work best in what situations as well as how to interchange background and foreground ideas. Please call the Shop (404) 843-8687 to reserve your spot. Check out our Calendar for available dates.


Silk Ribbon Flowers

Join Jan Rogers as we stitch her beautiful Silk Ribbon interpretation of this gorgeous floral piece by Sandra Gilmore. Learn how to create 10 different flowers from delphiniums, roses, daffodils to daisies. This is an exquisite piece to cherish forever. There will be required pre-work. This will be a 2-part class. Please call the Shop (404) 843-8687 to reserve your spot. Check out our Calendar for available dates.


Silk Ribbons 101

This is a workshop class which explores the world of Silk Ribbon Flowers and Greenery. You will learn how to create 9 different flowers and techniques to make many more. Jan Rogers is a master at stitching ribbon flowers and greenery. She is a gifted and patient instructor. Class size is limited. Ghosts welcome. Please call the Shop (404) 843-8687 to reserve your spot. Check out our Calendar for available dates.


Beading 101

This is a "workbook" class which explores the world of Beading on Needlepoint. Jan Rogers will teach the basics of proper bead application along with 8 different beading techniques. You will learn "Basketweave" Beading, how to make fringe, and how to incorporate beads into your stitches. Class size is limited. Ghosts welcome. Please call the Shop (404) 843-8687 to reserve your spot. Check out our Calendar for available dates.


Classic Santa Stand-up with Jan Rogers

Jan Rogers is offering the 2-sided Classic Santa Stand-up by Melissa Shirley Designs. Check out our Calendar for available dates.

(404) 843-8687

Classic Santa Stand-up
Melissa Shirley Designs (MSD 1507)
2 canvases each 6" x 10" on 18 mesh   

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