Susan's "Bring Your Canvas to Life" class is about taking a single dimension canvas, recognizing the focal point and working towards enhancing the "art level" of needlepoint, determining the focal, middle ground and background with texture, depth , movement and light play. These are created by using specific threads, stitches and multiple techniques to elevate your needle craft into needle art. Susan also helps her students with finishing tips and suggestions to enhance their projects to be proudly displayed in their homes.
Susan Portra has been teaching and designing needlepoint since 1982. She is bringing over 32 years experience to our needlepoint industry. With many needlepoint charted designs and books such as the ?Spirit of the Southwest?, ?A Series of Saints?, ?Odyssey? and ?Infinity?: she brings her talents and experience to needlepoint lovers every where as a needlepoint artist, author and teacher.