Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Needlepoint Groupon -- Wednesday, February 23

I spent my part of my morning taking pictures of these canvases, threads and supplies for my friend Ruth.

When I said the other day that the needlework industry needed to get with it, I forgot all about Ruth Schmuff of Bedecked and Bedazzled.

It turns out that Ruth is going Groupon tomorrow!

For those of you not from the States, Groupon is an online coupon purchasing program that is city-specific. Local businesses offer extreme discounts if a certain number of subscribers agree to purchase the deal. It's great. I've bought everything from movie tickets, to meals, to bus trips to New York City.

Well, I'm pleased to announce that Ruth will be offering a Groupon tomorrow for a Beginner's Needlepoint Class at her Baltimore shop, Bedecked and Bedazzled.

For only $79, a new customer can receive a 2-hour beginning needlepoint class; canvas, threads, stretcher bars and tacks; and either that beautiful leather jewelry box or luggage tag to finish the item.

It's designed to reach a younger stitching audience and I think it would be perfect for a few of my older nieces.

If you're in the Baltimore area, maybe you know someone who would love the opportunity to learn how to needlepoint and spend a day with the girls too!

You can read more about the offer on Ruth's blog here. And you can check out this post I wrote about Ruth's shop a year or so ago.

Ruth is always doing something cool. My hat is off to her for using modern conveyances to attract new needleworkers to our craft.

P.S. If you've sent me an email in the past five days, I'll get back to you. I was away from the computer all weekend and I'm still getting caught up!

1 comment:

Carol said...

The Super Bowl commericial introduced me to Groupon. I must admit that I haven't used it yet, but that is only because I am in a plan of self denial which is "I will not purchase anything I don't need until the electric bill decreases and the property taxes are paid" ~lol~

Groupon is a superb marketing tool. Everyone at work has jumped on its bandwagon.

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