Terry Dryden’s Moroccan Sands


Moroccan Sands interprets centuries old Islamic tile mosaic patterns in colors of the cool desert evening. You will use silk (both smooth and nubby), silk/wool blends, and metallic and paillettes for a little glitz. This is done in subtle desert shades of apricot, lavender blue, chai brown and gold to create your soft, but richly textured design. The creation of this design and methods you can use to create your own geometric designs will be discussed. A colorway of soft greens and blues will also be available.

Moroccan Sands is stitched on a 17” x 17” piece of 18 count eggshell canvas. The finished design size is 12 ¼” x 12 ¼”.

The following material options will be available:

  • Instruction book only
  • Instruction book with marked and taped canvas but no threads
  • Instruction book with marked and taped canvas and threads

Join Terry in stitching these historical patterns with our modern threads and stitches

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Level: Intermediate
Time: Six Months
Design Size: 12 ¼" X 12 ¼"

Schedule for Posting of Lessons:
To give students time to work each portion, before the next lesson is released, lessons will be posted on December 1st, January 2nd, February 1st, March 1st, April 1st. The first lesson, posted on December 1st, will include information about how students can create their own colorway. The Cyber chat list will be available until May 31, 2013.

For details on threads and other supplies, see the Materials List Page.

The "classroom" for the ANG CyberWorkshop will be a dedicated e-mail list where the teacher will post the lessons (text only) and students can post questions and comments about the class. In addition, the teacher may post visual aids (stitched samples, expanded charts, etc.). The e-mail list will be created after registration closes. Based on past experience, the amount of traffic on this e-mail list varies throughout the class. At the beginning of the class, students can expect to receive more than a dozen messages on some days. As the class continues, there are usually significantly fewer messages. The class fee includes access to the dedicated e-mail list. Because the class lessons will be posted to this e-mail list, students participating in an ANG CyberWorkshop must have a unique e-mail address.

Please note: a minimum level of computer knowledge is required. You should know how to use your e-mail program and how to access a password-protected Web site. ANG is not responsible for teaching these skills.

You will be getting email from the teacher, the angel, and other students in the class. You may not recognize the email addresses from which the messages have been sent, but all will have a subject line that clearly identifies the message as being part of the CyberWorkshop. DO NOT put blocks on any of these addresses. If you do not wish to receive the CyberWorkshop messages at your regular address, please set up a separate account at one of the free Web-based e-mail services, and make sure that the Class Angel has that address.

Registration ends on September 30, 2012. The first lesson will be posted on December 1, 2012. This will be a six-month workshop. There will not be a critique at the end of the workshop.

Prices for This CyberWorkshop:

U.S. Members:
Class fees, course booklet only, and postage: $63.80
Class fees, course booklet, marked and taped canvas, and postage: $76.90
Class fees, course booklet, marked and taped canvas, threads, and postage: $150.40

International Members:
Class fees, course booklet only, and postage: $92.50
Class fees, course booklet, marked and taped canvas, and postage: $106.05
Class fees, course booklet, marked and taped canvas, threads, and postage: $184.20

You can pay by Authorize.net (using your credit card), check (made out to ANG), PayPal (sent by postal mail or fax), or Master Card or Visa (sent by postal mail or fax)

All payments are final.

You must be an ANG member to participate. Please include your membership number when registering for the class. If you are mailing in your registration, a copy of the mailing label from your most recent copy of Needle Pointers should be included, if possible. If you are not a brand-new member, please contact the Membership Office to find out your number.

If you are not currently an ANG member and wish to participate in this CyberWorkshop, you can join ANG. You may include payment for membership using any of the payment methods below, and the form at Join ANG.

Brand-new members: If paying for your new ANG membership by Authorize.net, once you've added a membership to your shopping cart, please return to this page, enter "00000" as your membership number, and add the CyberWorkshop to your cart. If you will be paying for your new ANG membership in some other way, please insert "NEW MEMBER" in the ANG Membership Number box on the CyberWorkshop Registration Printout Form (link is below).

You will receive an e-mail from the Class Angel after your registration is processed. If you have not heard from the Angel within 14 days of mailing or faxing your registration form, send an email to the Class Angel.

If you have questions about the class or registration, send an email to the Class Angel Kristi Herbrand.

Registration Process:

  • To pay by credit card using Authorize.net, use the link below. You do not need to mail or fax a filled-out Registration Form if you pay via Authorize.net. The Registrar will receive your registration information directly from Authorize.net. (Authorize.net accepts all major credit cards or allows you to transfer funds from your bank account.)
  • Click here if you are paying using Authorize.net. Your username is the email address ANG has on file for you and if you do not know your username or password, you can retrieve it on the first page of the Authorize.net process.

Please note that postage differs for U.S. and International Members. Please select the correct payment section according to your shipping address.

  • If you are not paying by Authorize.net, please print out the Registration Form. Fill out the form, indicating your payment method. Then use one of our mail-in payment options:
    • To pay by check, mail your filled-out registration form to the address below and include your check made out to ANG. Please include your ANG membership number on your check.
    • To pay by PayPal directly to ANG, mail your filled-out registration form to the address below or fax them to the fax number below and send payment authorization to payments@needlepoint.org.
    • To pay by credit card directly to ANG (ANG accepts MasterCard or Visa), mail your filled-out registration form and payment information to the address below, or fax them to the fax number below.
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ANG CyberWorkshop
2424 American Lane
Madison, WI  53704-3102
Fax: 608-443-2474

Your completed registration form and check or credit card information must be postmarked or faxed, or your PayPal purchase must be made, by September 30, 2012.