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Seminar 2019: Class List

American Needlepoint Guild
Seminar 2019: Houston TX

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Meet the 2019 Seminar Teachers




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Note:  When a class is full, it will be designated so in this listing and on the online registration form.  Once a class is full, the registration system will not accept any more registrations, but the registration page will provide the opportunity to sign up for the wait list.  When spots in full classes open up, people on the wait list will be notified in order received.   

Please use the online registration to sign up for the wait list if a class you want is currently full.  

 
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This class is currently FULL.  On the online registration form you can add your name to the wait list.  You will be notified if a spot becomes available.  


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This class is currently FULL.  On the online registration form you can add your name to the wait list.  You will be notified if a spot becomes available. 


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 Four Day Classes  

 

Wishful Thinking

Ann Strite-Kurz

41522 Thursday-Sunday, August 15-18, 2019

The centerpiece of this project is the charming Scottie in a sassy argyle sweater. Unfortunately, the borrowed stool does not enable the dog to reach the tempting bone on top of the stack of gifts, which are “wrapped” in colorful composite patterns — a few stripes but mostly diaper patterns. A variety of buttons and stitched bows add further embellishment. The fancy border has nine steps and includes a beaded edging.

Proficiency Level:  Advanced Intermediate

Design Size: 10-½” x 12-¼”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $152 Christmas (41522A), Boy’s Birthday (41522B), $40 Hanukkah instructions only – NO KIT (41522C); #18 canvas, DMC Pearl Cotton #5 and #8, DMC Floss; Rainbow Gallery Coronet Braid, Neon Rays+, Petite Sparkle Rays, Very Velvet; Kreinik Metallic Braids, Burmilana, Caron Collection Impressions, Magnifica seed beads, instructions  

Pre-Work:    approximately 5-6 hours

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Nature’s Rainbow

Linda Lachance

41513 Thursday-Sunday, August 15-18, 2019

Nature’s Rainbow reflects the colors of the rainbow in stitches, using more than 32 stitches and variations. While the stitches may appear simple, working on the diagonal will offer a challenge to stitchers of all levels. Many threads are used to create texture and shine in the design. Stitches to be taught include diagonal bargello, fleur de lis, crescents, double Jessica, sheaf stitch butterflies and many more.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 16-¾” x 6”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $115; #18 Leventeen blue canvas, overdyed floss, Caron Collection Watercolours, pearl cotton, metallic braids, and beads

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Springtime Eggspress

Janet Zickler Casey

41504 Thursday-Friday, August 15-16, and Sunday-Monday, August 18-19, 2019

Springtime Eggspress is a delightful spring-themed train. This design includes an engine, a box car full of peeps, a chocolate bunny car, and a three-dimensional basket for goodies. The individual cars are attached to one another creating a whimsical springtime decoration. The techniques taught in this design include laid fillings patterns, canvas applique, beading, and stump work.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 13” x 36”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $295; four #18 canvases, Rainbow Gallery Splendor®, Flair, Neon Rays®, Very Velvet;  Kreinik metallics, YLI Ribbon Floss,  Caron Collection Watercolours, and a host of other threads; attachments, instructions, and photos

Student supplies:   Stretcher bars: one set each of 11” x 13”, 11” x 10”, 10” x 12”, and 12” x 13”

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A Trilogy of Stitches - Part 2

Kurdy Biggs

41502 Thursday-Friday, August 15-16, and Sunday-Monday, August 18-19, 2019

A Trilogy of Stitches – Part 2 will continue introducing the stitcher to new and unique stitches. Starting with the borders of multiple crescent variations, we will progress through the three unique areas of the design. Stitches used encompass the crescent star, wrapped eyelet, crescent, Jessica, and padded mistake stitches to create a kaleidoscope inspired piece.  Crystals and beads will be added singly and in clusters to add dimension and sparkle to the finished piece.

Proficiency Level:  Advanced Intermediate

Design Size: 15” x 5-½”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $145 brown (41502A), aquamarine (41502B); #18 canvas, Caron Collection Waterlilies, Rainbow Gallery Elegance, Petite Silk Lamé Braid, Petite Frosty Rays; Kreinik metallics, Access Commodities Accentuate,  Au Ver à Soie Soie Perlee, beads, crystals, needles, and instructions

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Three Day Classes  

 

Spring Fling Purse

Joan Thomasson

31724 Saturday-Monday, August 17-19, 2019

Spring flowers blossom on top of a geometric background creating interesting patterns in warm pastel overdyed floss and hand-dyed silks. The purse is finished with two interior pockets, and stitchers may choose either shades of pink or blue for their creation. The combination of several complex stitches in soft colors and gold metallics gives an elegant look to the whimsical design.

Proficiency Level:  Advanced Intermediate

Design Size: 6-½” x 7”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $95 pink (31724A), blue (31724B); line drawn Congress cloth, Kreinik braid, Silk ’n Colors, ThreadworX Overdyed Floss, and DMC Floss

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A Butterfly in the Garden

Susan Hoekstra

31708 Saturday-Monday, August 17-19, 2019

A Butterfly in the Garden offers a chance to experience a variety of compound and advanced specialty stitches. There will be different needlework processes addressed; for example, creating Hilton stitches, adding levels of threads to enhance sections and how to compensate a floral section around an added walkway. The butterfly in this design is the focal point which draws the viewers’ eyes to the center and allows them to experience the garden. The butterfly is stitched separately on Congress cloth and later attached. The butterfly stitches include couching and chipping.  

Proficiency Level:  Advanced Intermediate

Design Size: Garden 10” x 13-¾”, Butterfly 2-½” x 3-¼”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $135; #18 canvas, Congress cloth, DMC Floss, Planet Earth Silk, Pepper Pot Silk, ThreadworX Perle #5, Kreinik, Rainbow Gallery Splendor®, Silk Lamé Braid; Japan Gold, Check Purl #7 Brilliant, and beads

Pre-Work: approximately 4 hours

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Toni Gerdes

31707 Saturday-Monday, August 17-19, 2019

Gustav Klimt may be best known for his painting, The Kiss (1907-08), done during his Golden Phase. This kimono combines Klimt’s love of costume with elements of many of the Golden Phase paintings including The Tree of Life (1905) as well as The Kiss. Combining many silk and metallic threads this “artist kimono” will make a wonderful commemoration of a historic artists’ work. Some objectives of the class: explore small stitches to fill the many areas, work with new and tried and true silks, and learn to highlight with metallic threads.

Proficiency Level: Intermediate

Design Size: 8-¼” x 11-½”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $145 plus $26 lab fee; #18 white canvas, Planet Earth, City Needlework, Dinky Dyes, Painters’ Threads both Gimp and Shimmer Ribbon Floss
 

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December Dazzle

Nancy Cucci

31706 Saturday-Monday, August 17-19, 2019

Sixth in the series of seasonal samplers, December Dazzle is a sparkling collection of the reds, greens, and metallics that transform our everyday homes into Christmas wonderlands. This project includes a wide variety of decorative needlepoint stitches and techniques. The yuletide prints, patterns, and textures are accented with beads and crystals. The kit will include ample thread so that students will have opportunities to make this sampler their own.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 8” x 10”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $110; marked white Congress cloth, instructions with color photo, overdyed floss, cotton floss, metallics, #15 Delica and seed beads, and Swarovski crystals

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Flower Hat Night

John Waddell

31525 Thursday-Saturday, August 15-17, 2019

This three-day class embellishes a painted canvas from Melissa Shirley with an image created by Vicki Sawyer. A variety of cotton and silk flosses are used and blended in the needle to achieve a variety of color shadings. The stitches utilized are feather like options with a creative use of other stitching materials to bring the birds to life. This is a fun piece that offers the stitcher opportunities to explore, create, and develop a variety of stitching techniques.

Proficiency Level:  Advanced Intermediate

Design Size: 6” x 11”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $272 plus $26 lab fee; #18 white painted canvas, DMC Floss and Memory Threads, Rainbow Gallery Silk Lamé Braid, silk ribbon, Au Ver à Soie Soie d’ Alger, overdyed cotton floss, instructions, and Sharpie Ultra Fine Tip Pen

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A Toast to Tiffany

Kay Stanis

31521 Thursday-Saturday, August 15-17, 2019

Combining two techniques that Tiffany was known for: stained glass and jewelry; we will develop a precious landscape gem in silk and metal needlework. The interior depicts a hillside of trees and water against a pale morning sky in space dyed silks in satin, laid, and renaissance stitches--some with padding. The borders are worked in combinations of sequins, beads, Jessicas and composite stitches in silk and braids. These are joined in embellished waffle stitches. Student knowledge of Hilton type stitches will be helpful.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 6” x 12”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $145 without stretcher bars (31521A), $151 with stretcher bars (31521B); Congress cloth and all materials necessary to complete the design

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Allegro

Debbie Rowley

31519 Thursday-Saturday, August 15-17, 2019

If you like Jean Hilton stitches, you’ll love Allegro! The center piece is a Kitty’s double fan doubled, surrounded by teardrop crescents, Jessicas, star Jessicas, rays, and rhombus Jessicas. The design continues with sprat’s heads, Rhodes, waffles, web stitch and Milanese, executed in textures of a variety of threads in a color scheme of rich greens, blues and browns. Intriguing for experienced stitchers, and there is opportunity to learn for every stitcher.

Proficiency Level:  Advanced Intermediate

Design Size: 8” x 8”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $95; #18 sandstone canvas, DMC Cotton Floss, Caron Collection Watercolours, Presencia #8 Pearl Cotton, Kreinik #8 Metallic Braids, Rainbow Gallery Neon Rays®, Silk Lamé Braid; EdMar Iris (rayon pearl)

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Goldwork: Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Michele Roberts

31518 Thursday-Saturday, August 15-17, 2019

The tiger swallowtail butterfly, papilio glaucus, has vivid dark jagged stripes against yellow, like the fur of a tiger. The female has bright blue and gaudy golden topaz color on the rear wing. Since butterflies are so amazingly delicate, the scale of the materials required a few artistic liberties. The stitched butterfly is graceful, jeweled, classically colored, and made of raised gold bullion, metallic threads, crystals, glass beads, and pearls. Techniques include several traditional raised goldwork techniques, and a variety of beading techniques.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate Advanced

Design Size: 7” x 7” x ¼” 

Kit Cost/Contents:  $140 plus $26 lab fee; white Congress cloth, English gold bullion pearl purl and bright check purl, Kreinik Metallic Braids and Cords, a variety of Swarovski crystals, Miyuki metallic beads,

Delica gold plated beads, Japanese pearls, padding, beeswax, wax paper, bound book

Pre-Work: 2-8 hours; backstitch butterfly outline and optional is to work counted lattice with gold braid

Student supplies:   tools for working with metal

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Beaded Bermuda Reef

Kathy Rees

31516 Thursday-Saturday, August 15-17, 2019

Create your own reef with a variety of threads, textured stitches, and beaded embroidery. Layers of threads and stitches create the triangular areas around the “reef” of beaded embroidery. Students can reproduce Kathy’s beaded design area but will also be encouraged to put their own spin on it. Kits will include a bead package, but students will also be able to select from an assortment of beads and embellishments that are brought to class.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 4” x 12”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $99; #18 canvas, Caron Collection Watercolours, Waterlilies; Rainbow Gallery Fyrewerks®, Very Velvet Petite, Silk Lamé Braid, Neon Rays®; and beads

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Two Day Classes  

 

Rubies and Ribbons

Kay Stanis

21821 Sunday-Monday, August 18-19, 2019

The flash of rubies spark the imagination of present and past cultures. From the court of Ivan the Terrible to Dorothy’s slippers, the stone has been the symbol of power, love, and a zest for life. Stitches explored are Jessica variations in silk and metal. Ribbon and bead applications including work with montees and Czech Loch Rosen crystals are included. Aerial components are wires constructed with montees, seed, and 6 mm beads that float above the design area. Student knowledge of Hilton type stitches will be helpful.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 6” x 6”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $90 without stretcher bars (21821A), $96 with stretcher bars (21821B); Congress cloth, all materials necessary to complete the design

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Arrival of Spring

Gail Stafford

21820 Sunday-Monday, August 18-19, 2019

This scene celebrates the arrival of spring with its lovely gazebo, fresh green grass, flowering white azaleas, the dogwood tree in full bloom, and new leaves on the red maple. Participants will learn to paint the unstitched sky. They will use a variety of overdyed threads, stranded embroidery cotton, and some thread blending to stitch this neighborhood scene. Canvas stitches include cashmere, Nobuko, criss-cross Hungarian and more. A few sharp needle techniques are used including the outline stitch and lazy daisies.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 5” x 7”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $84; Congress cloth, all threads to complete the project, needles, and complete instructions

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Rondo

Debbie Rowley

21819 Sunday-Monday, August 18-19, 2019

A layered yellow rose surrounded by vibrant blues and greens – what could be better for the heart of Texas? The yellow rose is a layered partial Jessica, surrounded by couched lines of Kreinik Facets and French knots. The design expands into nautilus crescents outlined with couched beads, Amadeus, waffle stars, layered cross stitch, sprat’s heads, stem stitch, waffles and crescents. Rondo is a stitching pleasure of bright colors and textures.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 8” x 8”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $100; #18 white canvas, DMC Pearl Cottons and Cotton Floss, Caron Collection Watercolours, Kreinik #8 Metallic Braids, Facets; Rainbow Gallery Silk Lamé Braid, FyreWerks®, Neon Rays®

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Whitework: Withdrawn Thread Sampler

Michele Roberts

21818 Sunday-Monday, August 18-19, 2019

This delicate whitework stitch sampler is adorned with a large selection of traditional withdrawn thread (hemstitching) techniques. More than a dozen ways to invert the warp threads, using techniques from America, Europe, and South Africa, are used in the sampler.  The course begins with the simplest of techniques and proceeds through successively more elaborate steps until the final technique to be taught is quite complex. Sufficient 20-ct practice linen will be provided for each technique to be worked as a sample. The final piece is worked on white 25-ct linen.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 11” x 14” as a picture OR 9” x 12” if placed in sewing box

Kit Cost/Contents:  $75 20-ct practice linen, 25-ct white Dublin linen for final design (21818A), 20-ct linen white for practice and final design (21818B) plus $18 lab fee; threads for final and practice pieces, colored basting thread, white sewing thread, white pearl cotton #8 and #12, white satin ribbon, colored pearl cotton #5, colored ribbon, bound instruction book with diagrams

Student Supplies:  one crochet hook, size 8-12

Pre-Work: approximately 12-20 hours

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  Tranquility

Kathy Rees

21816 Sunday-Monday, August 18-19, 2019

This is the final design in Kathy’s Peace Trilogy. Planned to coordinate with and complement Serenity and Harmony, the soft blues, pinks and golds, unusual stitch combinations and laid thread patterns, and a wide variety of thread textures, create a mood of tranquility. A few metallic threads are spread throughout to add sparkle and shine. Several different sizes of squares and rectangles are used to create movement while still experiencing peace and calmness. The layout of Tranquility is not the same as Serenity or Harmony but the sizes of the squares and rectangles are consistent with them.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 6” x 10”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $104 April Mai (21816A), Wood Pond (21816B), Arnhem Heath (21816C), Highland Meadow (21816D), Autumn Arbor (21816E), Flowers of Italy (21816F); #18 canvas, Gloriana Overdyed Silk Floss, Princess Perle; Vineyard Silk, Rainbow Gallery Silk Lame Braid, Splendor®, Neon Rays®, Neon Rays+, Petite Sparkle Rays, Petite Frosty Rays, Very Velvet Petite

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Peaceful Heart

Susan Reed

21815 Sunday-Monday, August 18-19, 2019

Soothing patterns of laid silks, the challenge of two-needle and beaded Japanese braids are part of this intricate design. Watch how couching Rainbow Gallery Very Velvet Petite with two different thread colors changes the color of the velvet. Surround the center area with brick-beaded hearts, sprat’s heads and a layered pattern. Quiet the design with borders in a monochromatic color.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate Advanced

Design Size: 8” x 8”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $110 pink/green (21815A), red/blue (21815B), copper/blue (21815C), purple/green (21815D); #18 canvas, Caron Collection Waterlilies, Impressions; Rainbow Gallery Splendor®, Petite Silk Lame, Very Velvet Petite; Pepper Pot Silk, Kreinik #4 Metallic Braid, Delica beads

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A Livelier Iris

Wendy Moore

21814 Sunday-Monday, August 18-19, 2019

This delightful bloom grows tall and proud on a fresh blue vintage canvas. As a design in bargello and laid filling stitches, A Livelier Iris stitches up quickly in shades of lavender and purple using a multitude of values. The background is left unstitched and the frame is simple Scotch stitches, couched long stitches, with unique corner and side motifs. Watch as simple bargello stitches bring this iris to life!

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 10-½” x 15-½”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $90; line drawn canvas #18 light blue vintage canvas, a variety of straw silks, Caron Collection Waterlilies, EdMar Bouclé, solid and overdyed cotton floss and pearl cotton, instruction booklet, photo, needles

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Lotus and Water Hyacinth

Margaret Kinsey

21812 Sunday-Monday, August 18-19, 2019

Join our class to create this beautiful work of art. Lotus and Water Hyacinth is a study of silk and metal techniques. You will be shading the flower with the crimson color family. Behind the beautiful lotus is a water hyacinth worked in beads. The silk embroidery sections are worked in satin stitch, needle painting and outline/stem stitch. The metal threads create the undulating lines forming water ripples. The couching techniques include:  #5 Japan Silver, and silk couching thread.

Proficiency Level:  Basic Intermediate

Design Size: 6” x 6”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $80; Congress cloth, all threads, beads, assorted needles, and an illustrated instruction booklet

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Winter Cardinal (Encore)

Sandy Arthur

21801 Sunday-Monday, August 18-19, 2019

Loads of techniques to create a beautiful plaid. Stitch paint various parts of the cardinal’s breast. Stitches taught include French knot, skip tent, detached chain, cashmere variations, ray stitch, Rhodes, wrapped reverse chain, Parisian, encroaching, fly, Diane’s lace, and combination stitches.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 8” x 8”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $385 plus $18 lab fee; hand-painted Maggie canvas, Gloriana Threads, Rainbow Gallery silks, Vineyard Silk, Straw Silk, embellishments, detailed stitch guide

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Lady with Mandalas II

Cynthia Thomas

21723 Saturday-Sunday, August 17-18, 2019

Brenda Stofft’s design comes alive with sparkling jewels and soft flowing hair as this beautiful woman contemplates the universe represented by the mandalas surrounding her. Stitches and thread blending add a soft flowing feel to the hair.

Proficiency Level:  Basic Intermediate

Design Size: 8” x 10”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $420; #18 hand-painted canvas, Soie 100/3, Burmilana, City Needlework Silk, Presencia Perle and Mouline; DMC and Anchor Floss, Bella Lusso, Kreinik metallics, Painter’s Thread, Pepper Pot, Rainbow Gallery Glisten, Silk Lamé Braid, Splendor®; Renaissance Shimmerlite, beads, Strandable Moreno, Tila beads, Matubo Gemduo beads, variety of Swarovski crystals, stitch guide

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More Color Play

Jennifer Riefenberg

21717 Saturday-Sunday, August 17-18, 2019

The brilliant colors of kites on a warm summer day are recreated in More Color Play. The original Color Play course took color theory into a new realm of learning. More Color Play is a color companion and an extension of the original to continue to learn new ways to approach the painted canvas. You will continue to explore and learn color interactions, color harmony, and value. The background also provides an opportunity to learn shadow stitching.  

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 12” x 12”

Kit Cost Contents:  $135; #18 hand-painted canvas, variety of overdyed pearls, metallics, silk, ribbon and other interesting threads

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Stitching Muse

Ruthmarie Hofmann

21709 Saturday-Sunday, August 17-18, 2019

We each have a muse that whispers in our ear the temptations of color and thread, the allure

of pattern in stitches. Render your own Stitching Muse in padded relief over foam core and

button form, defined with basic canvas stitches in overdyed floss on stained Congress cloth, followed with wrapped rings, clusters of eyelets, straight stitches, and French knots mounted over batik fabric. Beadwork abounds over the embroidery and edgings after assembly of this mixed media figure, with a demonstration of suggested float frame with optional stitched panel as background. Cool and warm color options will be available through the student letter.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 2-½” x 5”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $55; eggshell Congress cloth, ThreadworX Overdyed Floss, rings and GP button, poly thread, seed beads, foam core board, button form, fleece padding, bead mat and tray, needles and beeswax

 

Pre-Work:    approximately 1-2 hours

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Primroses

Joan Thomasson

21524 Thursday-Friday, August 15-16, 2019

Primroses is one answer to ANG’s challenge to create directions for canvases purchased without them. The flowers were designed and painted by Susie Robbins, Joan’s cousin, and an extremely talented quilt fabric designer. Joan created the background using some of her favorite complex patterns, keeping the flowers in a contrasting color and simple stitches so they visually stand out in front of the background. 

Proficiency Level:  Advanced Intermediate

Design Size: 10” x 7”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $95; #18 hand-painted canvas, hand-dyed silks, ThreadworX Hand-dyed Cotton Floss, DMC Floss, Kreinik metallics

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Winter Lights

Jennifer Riefenberg

21517 Thursday-Friday, August 15-16, 2019

The magical warmth of lights in the cold, snowy winter months glow in this peaceful and engaging design. A splendor of stitches and the palette of blues and purples are complemented by the fiery, orange and gold flames. Learn some new stitches or possibly, new adaptations on some known stitches plus, you get to try out some of the new mesh tubing in your piece. Come, sit by the lights and share the beauty of winter.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 6” x 8”

Kit Cost/Contents$85; #18 canvas, silks, metallics, wool, and mesh tubing

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Eclectic Interlude (Encore)

Susan Reed

21515 Thursday-Friday, August 15-16, 2019

Japanese braid surrounds fifteen areas filled with a combination of stitch patterns enhanced with #12 metallics, and beads. Working with a base color for the braid and dividers, you can make choices as to which colors of threads and beads you want to emphasize in certain areas. The patterns include both easy and challenging stitches.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 11” x 4”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $110 Shenandoah (21515A), Appalachia (21515B), Cheyenne (21515C), Fiesta (21515D); #18 line drawn canvas, Caron Collection Watercolours, Vineyard Silk, Rainbow Gallery Splendor®, Kreinik #12 Metallic Braid, assorted beads including Delicas, pearls, 110

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Bluebird on Branch – A Study in Rozashi

Margaret Kinsey

21512 Thursday-Friday, August 15-16, 2019

Our blue bird is a study in rozashi.  The bird is worked in shades of blue rozashi silk with accents of a dark blue metallic. The bird's feet are worked in a special urushi thread. The branch and leaves are worked in silks with accents of gold metallic. The small bud is worked in a brocade thread. The stitches are traditional to rozashi. 

Proficiency Level:  All

Design Size: 6” x 4”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $70; ro attached to frame, all threads, sticking paste, a Japanese needle, and an illustrated instruction booklet

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Mt. Whitney Waterfall

Lois Kershner

21511 Thursday-Friday, August 15-16, 2019

This stunning waterfall, surrounded by aspens in full fall color, flows down the mountain at Mt. Whitney Portal, gateway to hiking Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the contiguous US at 14,496 feet. An original photo is transferred for you to interpret in more than a dozen stitches using cotton, silk and wool threads, some with a bit of glitter, to capture the cascading water and aspen leaves shimmering in the cool fall breezes. The teacher will demonstrate the photo transfer process.

Proficiency Level:  Advanced Intermediate

Design Size: 5” x 7”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $95; Congress cloth with photo transfer, threads, tapestry needles, and instruction booklet

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Birches Keepsake Book Box

Catherine Jordan

21510 Thursday-Friday, August 15-16, 2019

The birch-lined river is the front cover of this paper maché book box composed of layers of landscape. Beginning with a stitched and painted canvas window opening, the river turns to draw our eye to the more distant stand of trees along the river’s edge. This forest is worked in layers with landscape details that cascade over the window opening, drizzle stitch foliage, and a painted distant vista. The class explores painting and a variety of easy techniques to add color, layers, and movement to the forest view.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 4” x 7”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $92; Zweigart® Belfast linen, Congress cloth, paper maché box, Tyvek®, Golden’s® medium gel, Jacquard® textile medium paint set, artist acrylic paints, Royal® ½" paint brush/water cup/palettes, detail brush, Bella Lusso® wool, cotton thread palette, palette paper, written directions

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Hope

Ruthmarie Hofmann

21509 Thursday-Friday, August 15-16, 2019

“Hope is a Thing with Feathers”, a line from Emily Dickenson, is the inspiration for this

mixed technique necklace on twisted cording. Charted straight stitches are worked into a

square of #18 canvas in preparation to fold diagonally, forming spread wings. The wings support a raised dome of free-form surface stitchery on batik fabric. Worked in a choice

of stranded overdyed floss and gold metallic, the center is embellished with straight stitches,

wrapped rings, French knots, mixed seed beads, beaded edging and dangled feather charms.  Cool and warm color options will be available through the student letter.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 5” x 3”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $55; #18 canvas, ThreadworX Overdyed Floss, Kreinik gold, poly thread, seed beads, charms, stiffening, button form, fleece padding, bead mat and tray, needles, and beeswax

Pre-Work:    approximately 3-4 hours

Student Supplies:  batik fabric

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Diamond Jubilee

Susan Hoekstra

21508  Thursday-Friday, August 15-16, 2019

Enjoy the focal point of the piece and its ability to expand all the way out to the alternating star Jessica border. The focal point of the eight way Amadeus stitch remains important even though there are many other design elements to catch your eye. The partial walneto stitch corners also keep you within the piece while helping you to re-view the inside design elements. This is a piece which will create many hours of stitching enjoyment!

Proficiency Level:  Advanced Intermediate

Design Size: 8-¼” x 8-¼”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $82 blue teal (21508A), king’s maroon (21508B), golden eggplant (21508C); #18 line drawn canvas, Caron Collection Rachelette, Pepper Pot Silks, Kreinik metallics, Rainbow Gallery Mandarin Floss, Splendor®, and beads

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Abyss

Toni Gerdes

21507 Thursday-Friday, August 15-16, 2019

An abyss, chasm, or crevice can certainly display the icy realms of the earth, but also you will react to the design on an emotional level when we explore the other definition of abyss, a profound difference between people. Using dramatic stitches with a similar feel to the stitches in the companion piece, Fire & Ice, we will create the icy cold perfection with our high and low columns. The background will continue the feel with a sparkly darning pattern. Using silks, overdyes, and metallics, the icy landscape will come to life on the beautiful pale blue Congress cloth.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 5-½” x 11”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $110 plus $18 lab fee; pale blue Congress cloth, all threads, needles, and instructions

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Discovering the Art in Your Stitching

Mary K Campbell

21503 Thursday-Friday, August 15-16, 2019

Whether you wish to improve your own scores in the next Exhibit, prepare yourself to judge it, or make the best decisions when choosing a painted canvas, this class will stimulate your thoughts and offer you guidelines for future work. Judging your own needlework or the work of others is a formidable task. You need a knowledge of design, color theory, and the intricacies of all the techniques used in the needlework. Find out how judges and juries make decisions. Discover ways to overcome your own biases when judging. Define with other needle artists the “originality vs. craftsmanship” debate and find your own place in it.

Proficiency Level:  All

Design Size: Notebook

Kit Cost/Contents:  $40 plus $18 lab fee; notebook pages and exercises, needlework for viewing and evaluating, all supplies necessary to start a comprehensive notebook on color, design and judging

Student Supplies: Pen, pencil, small set of colored pencils, three ring binder, plastic pages or three-hole punch

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Bluebonnet Boot Vase

Sandra Arthur

21501 Thursday-Friday, August 15-16, 2019

The Bluebonnet Boot Vase would make a lovely souvenir memory. This boot is covered with Texas icons. Combination stitches, ribbon flowers and beads add dimension. 

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 7” x 10” (approximate)

Kit Cost/Contents:  $132 plus $18 lab fee; #18 line drawn canvas, all threads, including luxurious silks, cottons, metallics and Kreinik braids; embellishments and stitch guide with detailed diagrams needed to complete the design

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 One Day Classes    
 

Stitch and Thread Manipulation

Cynthia Thomas

11923 Monday, August 19, 2019

Ever wanted to create your own stitch patterns – then this class is for you. In the morning we’ll use a workbook filled with traditional stitches and create new and exciting variations by manipulating the color, size, and orientation. In the afternoon, you’ll use those ideas to create your own one of a kind ornament. Student may pick one of the following color palettes – Christmas, Halloween, or Hanukkah. 

Proficiency Level:  Basic Intermediate

Design Size: 4” x 4” (2 ornaments)

Kit Cost/Contents:  $70 Christmas (11923A), Halloween (11923B), Hanukkah (11923C); #18 canvas (two pieces), Rainbow Gallery Neon Rays®, Neon Rays+, Splendor® (2 cards); Kreinik braid, beads and instruction book

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Stitch Refinement for Canvas Embroidery

Ann Strite-Kurz

11922 Monday, August 19, 2019

This class will focus on solutions that have evolved from Ann’s experience in designing original composite patterns and open patterns. Creating efficient sequences for these patterns requires a different set of priorities and the class discussion will emphasize innovative approaches to planning sequences as well as other tips on stitch refinement. Students will participate and ask appropriate questions in the discussions. Three samples will be provided for the stitching segments. Students may choose to work these as either small squares or as longer bands that can be finished as an ornament.

Proficiency Level:  Advanced Intermediate

Design Size: Notebook class

Kit Cost/Contents:  $58; #18 Zweigart white canvas, DMC #5 and #8 Pearl Cotton, Rainbow Gallery Coronet Braid, Sparkle Rays, Neon Rays+

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Mini Veggies – Tomatoes

Jennifer Riefenberg

11917 Monday, August 19, 2019

The bounty of the warm months brings us food for the twelve months – and a veggie to stitch for each. This is a class for the vine ripened foods in the series of painted canvases, Tomatoes. Play with an assortment of fun and unique stitches while learning and understanding to work with color to enhance and improve on the painted canvas. Also experience a wonderful assortment of threads. Enjoy your veggies!

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 4” x 4”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $90; #18 hand painted canvas, wide variety of silk, metallic, ribbon, cotton, and wool threads; and instructions

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Clover and Tulips

Gail Stafford

11720 Saturday, August 17, 2019

Clover and Tulips combines Florentine embroidery, a charted tulip, and a few other stitches to create this major key design. Learn how to use rotation to create geometric designs similar to this one. Learn strategies for getting good canvas coverage while stitching with black thread on a neutral colored canvas. Use stranded embroidery cotton and a laying tool to create beautiful sheen in your stitches. Learn about major key and minor key designs.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 8-½” x 8-½”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $69 mauves (11720A), reds (11720B); #18 canvas, needles, black Copic marker, all threads to complete the project, and complete instructions

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Celtic Knot #4

Susan Reed

11715 Saturday, August 17, 2019

Learn to stitch a fascinating Celtic knot in this one-day class. Play with the placement of colors

to emphasize the various sections of the knot. The focal point center knot is squared off with

corner knots. The design is enhanced by the addition of a border pattern knot that is counted to turn corners without compensation.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size: 4-½” x 4-½”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $58 warm colors/gold metallic w/black canvas (11715A), warm colors/gold metallic w/white canvas (11715B), cool colors/silver metallic w/black canvas (11715C), cool colors/silver metallic w/white canvas (11715D); #18 canvas, three colors of Planet Earth Fiber Pepper Pot Silk, #12 Kreinik Metallic Braid, needles

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Angela

Lois Kershner

11711 Saturday, August 17, 2019

This stylized angel features eight different bargello patterns using a variety of pastel colored cotton, silk and specialty threads. Angela has two sets of wings using a transparent opalescent nylon fabric couched to covered wire slips to create dimension. In addition to learning the bargello patterns, a few embroidery stitches and creating wire stumpwork slips, students will learn how to mirror a stitch motif. An alternate stitched wing pattern is provided for those who prefer it to the wire slips.

Proficiency Level:  Basic Intermediate

Design Size: 8” x 10”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $110; #18 opalescent white canvas, threads, fabric covered wire, opalescent fabric, needles, tracing paper, instruction booklet with charted bargello patterns


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Beads, Baubles, and Bangles

Kurdy Biggs

11702 Saturday, August 17, 2019

Would you like to create some wearable art in a day?  Beads, Baubles and Bangles can help you accomplish that goal. We will stitch a cuff and pendant using stitches that include crescents, Jessicas and sprat’s heads. To make our art shine, we will stitch it with silks and metallics; then add beads and crystals for sparkle! There are three colorways available. A finishing demonstration will show how to finish the cuff and pendant. 

Proficiency Level:  Basic Intermediate

Design Size: Cuff 6” x 1-3/8”; Pendant 3” x 2”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $125 Autumn Gold (11702A), Periwinkle (11702B), Prickly Pear (11702C); #18 soft ivory canvas, Gloriana Threads or Caron Collection Waterlillies 12 ply silk, Au Ver à Soie Soiee Perlee or Rainbow Gallery Elegance, Access Commodities Accentuate or Kreinik metallic, 4mm crystals, beads, needles, silver plated cuff and pendant, and stitching and finishing instructions

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 Half Day Classes    
     

Iris Pool - A Study in Rozashi

Margaret Kinsey

11712.2 August 17, 2019 Afternoon

 Iris Pool is a study in the basics of rozashi. The student will be shown how to handle the threads, pinging and threading, and the use of the metallic threads. The iris blossoms are worked in satin and ichi dan stitches. The water lines are worked in the line stitch, a variation of ichi dan straight. The background is worked in a blue/green silk in the ni dan step stitch. All stitches are traditional to rozashi. 

Proficiency Level:  All

Design Size: 3” square

Kit Cost/Contents:  $45; all threads, ro attached to frame, needles, nori, and an illustrated instruction booklet

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Holly Jolly Santa

Janet Zickler Casey

11704.2 Saturday, August 17, 2019 Afternoon

Holly Jolly Santa is the newest in a continuing collection of santa head ornaments. This ornament is stitched with a variety of rich and sparkling threads. Stitches and techniques used include basketweave, laid filling stitches, padded satin, couching of satin ribbon, attachments, and beads.

Proficiency Level:  Basic Intermediate

Design Size: 6” x 7”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $65; #18 line drawn canvas, Rainbow Gallery Very Velvet, Splendor®; YLI Ribbon Floss, Fancy Fur, Kreinik metallics, attachments, and instructions needed to complete the project

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Hearts & Pearls

Janet Zickler Casey

11704.1 Saturday, August 17, 2019 Morning

This is the first in a new line of heart shaped ornaments. Inspired by a beautiful wedding cookie, this design is stitched using a soft elegant palette of pink and blue threads. A center row of pink Jessica’s and pearls divide the design into two parts with the left side of the heart stitched in a layered woven pattern. The right half of the heart includes a three-dimensional silk ribbon rose that completes this elegant design.

Proficiency Level:  Basic Intermediate

Design Size: 4” x 4”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $70; #18 line drawn canvas, Rainbow Gallery Splendor®, Neon Rays+; Kreinik metallics, organdy ribbon, seed beads, pearls, and instructions needed to complete the project

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Personalized Plaid

Sandy Arthur

11701.1 Saturday, August 17, 2019 Morning

Have fun creating your very own personal plaid. Adapt special dates such as birthdays, anniversaries, addresses or any memorable event into a Personalized Plaid. The finished canvas will fit beautifully in a leather snap tray. A self-finishing technique will be taught.

Proficiency Level:  All

Design Size:  2-¾” x 6”     

Kit Cost/Kit Contents:  $92 black tray (11701.1A), grey tray (11701.1B), red tray (11701.1C), teal tray (11701.1D) plus $9 lab fee; #18 canvas, pearl cotton #5 , graph paper, and detailed stitch guide

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Our Mission

ANG is an educational, non-profit organization whose purpose is educational and cultural development through participation in and encouragement of interest in the art of needlepoint. ANG defines needlepoint as any counted or free stitchery worked by hand with a threaded needle on a readily countable ground.

Contact

ANG, Inc.
1120 Route 73, Ste 200, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054-5113
P: 856.380.6911 F: 856.439.0525      E:ANG@needlepoint.org