Mary Lou, one of my regular readers wanted to know where she could find some canvases by Jody Adams. I know of Jody mostly because of the stitch, Jody Adams Sidewalk Stitch.Jody is probably best known as a teacher. According to her bio from Callaway School of Needle Arts (held each January_, “Jody Adams is an international teacher, designer, lecturer and judge and hold certification in canvaswork from the Valentine Museum, where she served as Director of Education and Director of Teacher Certification. Jody has been a faculty member of NAN, the Valentine Assembly, the Callaway Gardens School of Needle Arts and the Elsa Williams School of Needle Arts. She has taught at national seminars for ANG, EGA, the Council of Embroiderers, the Callaway Gardens School of Needle Arts, NAN’s Assembly for Embroiderers and at many regional and chapter seminars for ANG and EGA across the country. For thirty years she was the Director of the Callaway Gardens School of Needle Arts. In 1997 she was honored with NAN’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award .”
On the ANG site, you can see a picture of a lovely house needlepoint she did with Pat Van Cleve (scroll down, it’s one the right). She has had projects published in the past in Needlepoint Now and Needlepointers, so look in back issues of those for projects.
If you want to try one of her designs, NAN has a charming heart ornament, Amethyst, by her. It’s got lots of great textured stitches and is pictured above.
That’s what my Internet search turned up, but I’d love to learn more. If you’ve taken a class from Jody or know of some sources for projects, please add them to the comments.