Creative Consultations

June frequently teaches at the shops listed below.

Please visit their websites for further information regarding class topics, projects and schedules.

June McKnight's books

Our "Colorful Stitches" class at Stitches by the Bay!

Where is June?

Old World Designs

Linda Mendenhall
727 Santa Cruz Avenue
Menlo Park, California 94025
(650) 321-3494

Old World Designs will offer many special events with June in 2014. Mark your calendars!:

*March 22 -Threads
Once upon a time, there was only one thread (Paternayan wool) and one stitch (Basketweave) to create beautiful needlepoint. Today, there are thousands of threads and thousands of stitches. Creating the most effective combination is nearly overwhelming. With this presentation you will learn all the necessary secrets to selecting the most effective threads for the appropriate stitches. Learn the three sources of threads, the three styles of threads and the three categories of stitches. No more needlepoint heartbreak or expensive thread mistakes! 10 AM - 12 noon. $45.

April 10 – 12 - Old World Designs Stitching Retreat
June will be instructing at this special event. Although this extravaganza is already filled, customers could be placed on a waiting list just in case someone cancels. Please contact Old World Designs for further information. (650) 321-3494

*May 22 - Secrets
Have you ever wondered how successful stitch guides are created? In this presentation you will learn all the steps to creating gorgeous needlepoint beginning with canvas selection, thread choices and stitch decisions. You will get an intimate glimpse at the creative choreography of planning for the painted details of a canvas design. Long before the first stitch is taken, a successful final masterpiece is guaranteed with the secrets presented here.
10 AM - 12 noon
. $45.

June 21 - Private lessons 10 AM - 5 PM

*July 26 - The Power of Mini Stitches
In this society where the big and powerful are glorified, small and delicate is often dismissed. However, on a needlepoint canvas, tiny stitches over a single or double canvas thread can have a huge impact. In this presentation, you will be given a bible of powerful mini stitches and some time to experiment in this hands-on workshop. With this knowledge, even the smallest elements on your canvas can live up to their creative potential. 10 AM - 12 noon. $45.

*September 27- Tools and Tricks
The difference between an amateur and professional is often the equipment they use. In this demonstration presentation, the newest needlepoint tools will be discussed. With the wisdom presented here, you will become an educated consumer who will get the best value for your stitching dollar. In addition some simple home remedies will also be offered to diminish your stitching frustration. Follow the information that is presented here, and your needlepoint talent will definitely be upgraded to the professional level. 10 AM - 12 noon. $45.

*October 18 - Charley Harper Lecture:
Fur, Feathers and Flowers

Charley Harper is an iconic American designer. Born in the Midwest, he captures the whimsy of nature like no other artist. Large and bold blocks of solid colors allow for a myriad of decorative stitches. In this presentation, learn the best techniques, stitches and threads to creative fur, feathers and flowers in the style of this Modernistic artist who was known for his highly stylized wildlife prints, posters and book illustrations.
10 AM - 12 noon. $45.

October 25 - Charley Harper Project:
The Upside of the Downside

In this full day workshop, you will be given the all the necessary inspiration and information to create this whimsical Charley Harper rendition of a nuthatch and cardinal. A myriad of darling stitches, beads and gorgeous threads will inspire your creative journey.
10 AM - 4 PM. $TBD.

November 15 - Private lessons 10 AM - 5 PM

*One hour private lessons can be scheduled from 1 until 5 on these dates. Registration for classes can be done directly with Old World Designs. 650-321-3494




The Needleworks of Birmingham

August 8 & 9 - Needle Deeva Floral
9 AM - 4 PM, Friday and Saturday
June will be returning to Michigan for this special two day workshop featuring a lovely new floral by Needle Deeva. She will teach tricks about stitching on the diagonal and how to work with dimensional stitches. Students will learn how much depth and embellishment can be added to a canvas without there being too much. There will be bead work, some ribbon work and open stitch work as well.

Workshop fees include teaching, canvas, threads, detailed color stitch guide, needles, and beads, as well as lunch on both days.

The Needleworks
725 S. Adams Road
Suite 178
Birmingham, MI  48009

Friday and Saturday, August 8th & 9th
9am to 4pm

For more information and registration, please contact
The Needleworks at 248 645-1180, or visit their website at

Monarch Knitting & Quilts

Private lessons are available at your convenience
and can be arranged through the shop. Please email
for an appointment.

Ann Patterson
529 Central Avenue, Ste 3
Pacific Grove, California 93950

Private Lessons by Appointment:

Kathy Sharpe Studio and Gallery
Kathy Sharpe
Carmel by the Sea
Dolores between Fifth and Sixth

Private Lessons
By Appointment

A private lesson at Stitches by the Bay

Our "Colorful Stitches" class at Old World Designs
Our "Colorful Stitches" class at Exclamation Point!
More of our class at Exclamation Point!

A canvas painting class at Stitches by the Bay
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