Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Ozark Foothills SAGA chapter will meet on February 12, 2018 at 6:00 at the community room of Ozark Natural Foods.  The program will be a Blackwork pincushion from Inspirations issue 76.

Monday, January 1, 2018

The Ozark Foothills SAGA chapter will be changing their meeting location and the date.  The meetings will begin  at 6:00 on the second Monday of each month.  The January meeting is on January 8, 2018 at the Community Room of Ozark Natural Foods in Fayetteville.  The address is: 

1554 N. College Ave.
Fayetteville AR, 72703
Phone: 479.521.7558

We hope to see everyone there!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Judith Adams Workshop
March 23-24, 2018

We welcome Judith Adams of Australia to our next Stitchin in the Foothills Workshop.  The workshop will be held March 23-24, 2018 at the JBU building in Rogers, AR.   Judith is a former high school math teacher who lives in Sydney, Australia. Smocking since 1984, she calls it her "portable passion." She loves smocking on embroidered English netting, and using beads wherever possible. She has had articles published in Australian Smocking and Embroidery, Embroidery and Cross Stitch, Sew Beautiful, Creative Needle, and wrote the soft-cover book Step by Step Smocking. Her business, Status Thimble, supplies embroidered English nettings, French laces, Swiss embroideries and needlework notions.

Judith will teach her Pretty Pink Possum dress over this two-day class. She explains that Australian Possums are adorable fruit eating little animals that every Aussie loves. So a dress for a  child in white Swiss satin batiste, French lace and smocked in her favorite  color, most probably pink, should naturally be called “Pretty Pink Possum”.

Students will work with the laces learning to construct the lace front yoke and will learn numerous heirloom techniques. Handworked Feather Stitch to complement the smocking is worked above the lace band at the hem.  Suitable for can experienced beginning smocker, and all levels for heirloom sewing. Heirloom novices welcomed!
 Contact Diana McGruder at 479-466-1893 for further information.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Ozark Foothills SAGA will meet at the Ann Henry boardroom at the Fayetteville Public Library at 6:00 on Tuesday, April 25. The program will be a stacked cable sailboat by Michie Mooney.  All members will be given the material already pleated to construct the inset.  Please call Diane McGruder if you are interested in attending 479-466-1893

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Ozark Foothills SAGA chapter will meet at 6:00, Tuesday, January 24, 2017  at the Fayetteville Public Library in the Ann Henry Board room.  New officers will be installed.  The meeting will discuss our upcoming class with well known teacher Vaune Pierce leading us in making an adult nightgown and robe. The class will be held April 7-8, at the John Brown University building in Rogers, Ar.  On Tuesday, we will make a smocked heart ornament.  Diana McGruder will lead the meeting.  We love to share our talents and encourage everyone to bring something for show and share.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Welcome to the Ozark Foothills Blog.  We use this platform to support our Northwest Arkansas Smocking Arts Guild (SAGA). The Ozark Foothills SAGA meets on the 4th Tuesday at 6:00 at the Fayetteville Library in the Ann Henry Boardroom.   During this past year we have supported a class from Claudia Newton who taught her wonderful creation, Sweet Sophia dress.  Each month at our meetings we have a class taught by one of our members to learn a new technique, or increase our knowledge of a technique.  We participate strongly in the Wee Care program supported by the National SAGA members.  One Saturday in March we spent several hours cutting out and sewing wee care gowns to donate to one of our local hospital NICU units.  Each November we rent a local house to hold a member retreat during a beautiful fall weekend.  This year we will hold the retreat on Nov 11-13 at a Vacation Rental house in Bella Vista.  This weekend gives members the opportunity to get away, sew on some of their projects and work on projects for the chapter.
If you are interested in learning more about embroidery, check out this website to view Erica Wilson's embroidery tutorials.  These are very old, but the information is very current.  www.openvault.wgbh.org

We invite anyone who is interested in sewing to contact us for further information at 479-633-3262.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Claudia Newton "Sweet Sophie" Class

Coming April 8-9, 2016, Claudia Newton will be teaching two days of fine heirloom sewing creating  a beautiful "Sweet Sophie" dress.  This dress will feature pintucks, hand embroidery, entredeux, lace insertion, with a lace-edged neckline, sweet cap sleeves and hem ruffles. Registration includes class fee and lunch on Friday and Saturday.  For more information call 479-633-3262 or 479-751-7112