Kazoo has tried to put together a list of questions that are most often asked. If you have a question that's not answered here, please don't hesitate to contact us. On the menu bar above, hover over the word "Contact" and then click on "Contact Us". Or, just click on the button below, and Ask Kazoo!
How do I sign up for a class with Tony?
All of Tony's classes are hosted classes by a needlepoint shop, a guild, or through a national seminar. Look on the calendar for a class you want to take, make a note of the hosting entity that's listed for the class, and then contact them to see if you can register. Because of demand, classes fill quickly. You may want to get on a waiting list or register for next year's class.
I am signed up for a canvas embellishment class, and now I need to select a canvas for the class. Help! How do I decide what is best?
Tony loves it when students want help choosing a canvas for canvas embellishment class. Because you want a gorgeous finished piece, your first thought is to pick a painted canvas that speaks to you. While this is a good starting point, it's not all you should consider.
Ideally, you will select a canvas that has five to seven areas where stitches can be developed. This will give you a great deal of satisfaction when stitching the piece. If you are unsure, ask for help from your needlepoint store professional.
Does Tony need to know what level of stitcher I am?
Tony would love to know what your proficiency level is. If you'd like to grow, he wants to know this, too. You can write a note to include with your canvas that includes these details, as well as what threads you love (or don't), and how much you'd like him to stretch your skills. Tony's goal is for you to have a wonderful experience by taking his class, so the more detail he knows about you, the better.
How far in advance do I need to turn in my canvas for a canvas embellishment class?
You must turn in your canvas to the shop owner hosting the class at least 4 months in advance. The host will send all of the canvases to Tony so he can study them, design new stitches, pick the appropriate threads, and then compile your custom stitch guide. It may sound like it takes a long time, and it does! You are counting on a high quality stitch guide, and that is exactly what Tony wants to deliver. When a canvas is late arriving to him, he isn't able to give it the time and attention that it deserves and that he wants to give it.
I see that Tony mentions I should have "the usual stitching tools" with me for class. What are they?
That is a great question, and it's one that many people ask. If you take Tony's Back to Basics the Right Way, Part 1, you will find out exactly what should be in your toolkit, and you'll understand why. If you haven't taken it or can't, try to watch the videos of this class. As a minimum, make sure you have the following:
I know Tony has created a set of videos covering his Back to Basics the Right Way techniques. Where can I get this?
Tony teamed up with Amy Bunger to make a set of 3 videos that take you through the whole "Back to Basics the Right Way Part 1" class. You can purchase these directly from Kazoo's Store - here's the link! CLICK HERE