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Seminar 2021: Class List

American Needlepoint Guild
Seminar 2021: 
Classes

 

Class Matrix

 

   
   



40713

 
 

40916

   

40917

 
   

40923

 
   



 
   


 
                     

30906

 

30907

 

 30920

 

31108

 

31121

   
                     
 

20701

 
   

20703

 
   

20706

 
   

20707


 
   

20708

 

 
 

20709

                     
 

20710

 
   

20715

 
   

20716

 
 

20717

   

20718

 
   

20720

 
                     
 

20721

 
   

20722

 
   

20901

 
   

20903

 
   

20904

   

 

20908

                     
 

20909

 
   

20915

 
   

20918

 
   

20921

 
   

20922

   

21005

 
                     

21202

   

21203

 
   

21204

   
   

21205

 
   

21206

 
   

21209

 
                     
 

21211

 
   

21212

     
   

21219

 
   

21220

 
         


                     
 

10606

 
   

10613

 
 

10620

   

10621

 
   

10714

 
 

 

  10814

                     

11101

 

11102

 

11104

 

11109

 

11111

 

11115


                     

11116

 

 

11122

 

 

 

11123

 
       

 

 

 
4 Day Classes
   

 
   

Rainforest Rhythm

Kathy Rees

40713 - Saturday-Tuesday, August 7-10, 2021

 

 

Immerse yourself in the rhythm of the rainforest as you create your own interpretation of a place where nature, rhythm, and needle meet. Layers of threads and stitches create patterns of bands above and below the center "wave" of beaded embroidery. Instructions will be provided to reproduce Kathy's design but additional stitch patterns, batik fabrics, and beads will be brought to class to entice you to put your own spin on it.

Proficiency Level: Advanced Intermediate

Design Size:  6” x 11”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $120; #18 Vintage Eggshell canvas, threads, beads, embellishments, batik applique, instructions, needles

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Treasured Stitches

Debbie Rowley

40916 - Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Friday, August 9-10 & August 12-13, 2021

 

 

A new look at some familiar stitches, with rich jewel tones outlined in gold, this project truly is a treasure. Waffles, sprat's heads, Amadeus, crescents, pinwheels, double fan doubled, Kitty's double fan doubled, Chilly Hollow, Jessica, 12-pointed star, walneto and a reverse herringbone square are outlined with pavilion diamonds, then couched with ribbons and Kreinik Facets, and finally highlighted with trellis stitch. A wealth of fabulous stitches!

Proficiency Level:  Advanced

Design Size:  8” x 8”

Kit Cost/Contents: $165; #18 Eggshell canvas, Rainbow Gallery Splendor, Neon Rays, Neon Rays+, Capri 18, Elegance, Entice, Silk Lame' Braid, Grandeur; Kreinik #8 and #12 Metallic Braids and Petite Facets, needles

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Circles of Life

Lorene Salt

40917 - Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Friday, August 9-10 & August 12-13, 2021

 

 

I love Jessicas and wanted to design a piece that takes them to the Nth degree. Circles of Life shows the versatility of the Jessica, as well as a variety of laid filling and string art stitches. The piece contains pattern darning and is embellished with crystals and pearls. It is encased in a simple layered border that pulls everything together. Circles of Life uses two of Lorene's favorite color families - copper and turquoise with a hint of lavender and the right amount of "bling" to keep things interesting.

Proficiency Level:  Advanced

Design Size:  8-3/4” x 8-1/2”

Kit Cost/Contents: $200; #18 ecru canvas, DMC Pearl Cotton #8 and #5, Vineyard Silk Classic, Overdyed ThreadworX Silk and #8 Braid, #8 Kreinik Metallic Braid, Caron Collection Impressions and Watercolours, DMC Diamant

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Strolling With Santa

Joan Thomasson

40923 - Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Friday, August 9-10 & August 12-13, 2021

 

 

Santa loves trolling in the woods where he talks to all sorts of animals about the children they know and what goodies they hope to receive from Santa at Christmas. Quite a crew is with him. A prancing young horse chats with a cardinal riding on the head of the polar bear. A tiny bird rides Santa's staff. A fawn talks to a young fox. A baby lion cub walks in line with the elk with a squirrel riding his back. Students will have drawings of all kinds of animals to choose who will accompany Santa.

Proficiency Level:  Advanced Intermediate

Design Size: 9-1/4” x 11-1/2”

Kit Cost/Contents: $140; Congress cloth line-drawn, DMC Floss, DMC Metallic Embroidery Thread, buttons, needles, Weeks Dye Works, ThreadworX, Thread Gatherer Silk, instructions

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  3 Day Classes
   
   

Starry Starry Night Kimono

Toni Gerdes

30906 - Monday-Wednesday, August 9-11, 2021

 

 

Inspired by Vincent van Gogh's painting, Starry Starry Night Kimono is the fifth in the Artist's Kimono series. Combining the view from the asylum where Van Gogh painted, while incarcerated, with the artist's conception of a windy, starry night, the serene village is depicted with Cypress trees, stars, moonlight, and the dramatic wind. Using many silks, wools, cottons, Painters Thread metallic named Van Gogh, and a variety of decorative stitches brings this scene to life. This design can be done as the original, a kimono, or as a rectangle.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  8” x 11”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $175; Kimono Shape (30906A), Rectangle shape (30906B); #18 line-drawn white canvas taped, all threads, needle case with needles, instruction booklet with photo.

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Quetzalcoatl: The Feathered Serpent

Diane Herrmann

30907 - Monday-Wednesday, August 9-11, 2021

 

 

Bringer of wind and rains, patron of learning and the arts, the vibrant Quetzalcoatl is a familiar bird in Guatemala. This feathered serpent and the accompanying Mayan motifs take their inspiration from an antique huipil, the common woman's blouse woven in Central America. Typically, these patterns are woven, so we can readily interpret them with Florentine stitching. The four-way bargello motif interprets the Guatemalan universe symbol. Learn several colorful Florentine patterns, including how to use Hungarian point to create a background pattern as you stitch this bold design.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  10” x 14”

Kit Cost/Contents: $80; #18 Victorian Red canvas, threads, including DMC Floss and Floche, Caron Collection Impressions, Planet Earth 6-ply Silk, instructions, needles


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Pennsylvania Gazebo

Gail Stafford

30920 - Monday-Wednesday, August 9-11, 2021

 

 

After days of early summer rain in Pennsylvania, the trees and bushes are a luscious green. You will use various threads to create this summer scene. Canvas stitches include: reversed Nobuko, Dutch, serendipity, French knots and more. You will learn a few sharp needle techniques to stitch lazy daisies, the tree trunks, and a clump of grass and to couch the Boucle.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  5” x 8”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $79; #18 canvas, Weeks Dye Works over-dyed threads, stranded embroidery cotton, Caron Collection Impressions, EdMar Boucle, instructions, needles

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A Butterfly In The Garden (Encore)

Susan Hoekstra

31108 - Wednesday-Friday, August 11-13, 2021

 

 

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:  10” x 13-3/4”, Butterfly 2-1/2" x 3-1/4"

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

Pre-Work: Approximately 4 hours

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HummerTime

Kay Stanis

31121 - Wednesday-Friday, August 11-13, 2021

 


It's HummerTime and the livin' is easy. This delightful Ruby-throated hummingbird is looking in your window, through the reflections of the many borders of flowers in your garden. He's almost beckoning you to come out and join in his celebration of a lovely day. We begin with the realistic shading of the bird and superimposed techniques. The application of overshot organza layers gives a sense of movement and iridescence. Medallions of silk, metallic threads and montees complement the composite stitch borders of braids, silk and beads. Knowledge of laying flat silk is helpful.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  8˝ x 8˝

Kit Cost/Contents:  $150 without stretcher bars (31121A), $156 with stretcher bars (31121B); Congress cloth, silk, metallic threads, montees and all materials to complete the project

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  2 Day Classes
   
     

Heloise Hooty

Sandy Arthur

20701 - Saturday-Sunday, August 7-8, 2021

 

 

This delight'fowl' lady is jammed packed with stitches and techniques. She is sporting a hat that is needle felted and embellished with sew-on gems, 'feather' and a sumptuous bow. Dimensional stitches abound while creating her expressive face, wings and legs. Her colorful breast is composed of a plethora of stitches and threads. Stitches included are reverse chain, upright Gobelin, interrupted Scotch, stem, upright cross, mosaic, Byzantine, cross stitch, encroaching Gobelin, squared herringbone, honeycomb and beaty variation.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  9” x 9”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $180 plus $18 lab fee; #18 hand-painted canvas from ACOD, silks, metallic, specialty threads, beads, roving, felting needle, gems to finish design, instructions, diagrams, color copy of finished design

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Winter Wonderland Stocking

Kurdy Biggs

20703 - Saturday-Sunday, August 7-8, 2021

 

 

Winter Wonderland Stocking is an innovative way to stitch both a stocking and a cuff on the same canvas. Using an array of stitches that include Jessicas, mistake and crescents, the bottom will be stitched with Rainbow Gallery's sumptuous silk threads on an Antique Blue canvas creating out winter wonderland. Then stitch the cuff on the silver painted side with blue pearlescent threads for luster and shimmer. When finished we will add texture and dimension with pearls, crystals and a variety of beads. Winter Wonderland Stocking may be finished into a working stocking.

Proficiency Level:  All

Design Size:  5-1/2” x 7-3/4”

Kit Cost/Contents: $125; #18 Antique Blue canvas with one side painted silver, Kreinik metallics, Rainbow Gallery's Crystal Braid, Elegance, Glisten, Silk Lame Braid Petite; Perciosa pearls, crystals, beads, needles, instructions

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Thunder & Lightning

Toni Gerdes

20706 - Saturday-Sunday, August 7-8, 2021

 

 

This dramatic depiction of Thunder & Lightning sparks the imagination with a theatrical storm. You will explore many different shades and textures of blues, purples, magenta, oranges and yellow threads as you create the towering thunder clouds that produce the spectacular lightning bursts that are couched on top of the storm clouds. The rolling foreground is created with several stitches using overdyed cotton.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  9" x 7”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $120; #18 line-drawn Pewter canvas taped, Rainbow Gallery Silk Lame Braid, Mandarin Floss; several silks, Caron Collection Watercolours, Burmilana, Access Commodities Accentuate, Legacy, instruction booklet, photo, needle case with needles

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The Herald Angel

Diane Herrmann

20707 - Saturday-Sunday, August 7-8, 2021

 

 

Hovering in the sparkling heavens, trumpeting her message and "breaking the sky apart with light", this angel is inspired by a piece of Guatemalan folk art. Stitch her garment and wings in serene colors using traditional canvas stitches. The Florentine pattern that forms the brilliant night sky magically creates a textured background that references a classic Guatemalan zigzag motif.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  5" x 11" 

Kit Cost/Contents:  $65; #18 white canvas, cotton and silk floss, Rainbow Gallery Silk Lame Braid and Gold Rush, Kreinik Blending Filament, instructions, needles

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Diamond Jubilee

Susan Hoekstra

20708 - Saturday-Sunday, August 7-8, 2021

 

 

In Diamond Jubilee the center eight-way Amadeus begins the journey of color and stitch juxtaposition. We will add the advanced stitches of partial walneto, four-way crescent Amadeus and a border of star Jessicas to complete the piece. After all of the stitches are done, it will be time to insert the metallic borders which separate some of the areas. In the end, beads are added to enhance the beauty of the interior stitches, as well as, the border. There are three color options from which to choose!

Proficiency Level:  Advanced Intermediate

Design Size:  8-¼” x 8-¼”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $85 Blue Teal (20708A), King's Blue (20708B), Golden Eggplant (20708C); #18 canvas, Caron Collection Rachelette, Pepper Pot Silk, Rainbow Gallery Mandarin Floss, assorted beads, Kreinik metallics

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Butterfly Landing

Margaret Kinsey

20709 - Saturday-Sunday, August 7-8, 2021

 

 

Butterfly Landing is a study in the use of silk and metal threads on Congress cloth. Techniques include couching, bargello, outline stitch, satin stitch, ridged spider web for the head, and a darning pattern for the background. The lower wing is a composite stitch pattern.

Proficiency Level:  Basic Intermediate

Design Size:  6-1/4” x 5-1/2”

Kit Cost/Contents:   $85; Congress cloth, silk floss, couching threads, #5 Japan gold, imitation, two sizes gold twist (pearl purl super) Pearl cotton #8, blending filament, needles, illustrated booklet

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Assessing Your Needlework

Kathy Matthews

20710 - Saturday-Sunday, August 7-8, 2021

 

 

This class will give students in-depth information about the subject of judging all forms of needlework. Topics covered will be characteristics of a good judge, artist statements, basic design and color, needlework techniques, finishing and framing, jurying, critiques, ethics of judging, tips for judges, and the ANG Judging Certification Program. Included will be a variety of interactive exercises. Stitchers who are entering a piece in a judged exhibit, as well as those who want to improve their stitching, will benefit from this class.

Proficiency Level:  All

Design Size:  N/A

Kit Cost/Contents:  $50; binder with tab dividers and printed notes, Kathleen Mackie's book, A Judge's Guide to Embroidery, color wheel, gray scale, value finder

Student Supplies: Handheld magnifier

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Red Barns

Jennifer Riefenberg

20715 - Saturday-Sunday, August 7-8, 2021

 

 

Red Barns is reminiscent of the rural lives and times that are still at the heart of America's farmlands. It is inspired by one of Jennifer's plein air paintings - trying to capture the autumn time of year as the crops are readied for the coming winter. Enjoy stitching the warm reds and colors of autumn under a crystalline prairie sky - and remember the days of the harvest.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  6” x 8”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $100; #18 line-drawn Eggshell canvas, all threads to complete design as instructed, instructions

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Fantasia

Debbie Rowley

20716 - Saturday-Sunday, August 7-8, 2021

 

 

Fans, fans, and more fans in an eye-popping color scheme on black canvas. The center motif is a large Chilly Hollow stitch, and fans are layered around the center, then accented with Amadeus stitches, more fans, crescents, Jessicas and Smyrnas.

Proficiency Level:  Advanced

Design Size:  8" x 8"

Kit Cost/Contents:  $65 Black canvas (20716A), White canvas (20716B); #18 canvas, Caron Collection Watercolours, DMC Pearl Cotton #8 and Flosses, #8 and #12 Kreinik Metallic Braids

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Summer Kaleidoscope

Lorene Salt

20717 - Saturday-Sunday, August 7-8, 2021

 

 

Summer Kaleidoscope is stitched in a delightful color palette reminiscent of the feeling experienced in summer. Hot days, gardens filled with colorful flowers and green grass and leaves abound. The carnation and lavender colors represent the summer flowers, the green accents reflect the lawns and leaves. . . a wonderful representation for this time of year when there is great anticipation and transition, especially in northern climates. Summer Kaleidoscope incorporates string art and needlepoint stitches. As the design is being stitched, it begins to take on the appearance of shards of colored glass, as if looking through a kaleidoscope.

Proficiency Level:  Advanced Intermediate

Design Size:  10” x 10”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $210; #18 black canvas, #8 and #12 Kreinik Metallic Braid, Vineyard Silk, Caron Collection Watercolours and Wildflowers, DMC Pearl Cotton #5 and #8, Rainbow Gallery Neon Rays+, Very Velvet, Petite Sparkle Rays, Fyre Werks, Tiara; ThreadworX #8 Braid, Pearl #8, Overdyed Vineyard Silk; Gloriana Silk Floss

Pre-Work: Approximately 6-7 hours

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The Gardener

Kim Sanders

20718 - Saturday-Sunday, August 7-8, 2021

 

 

The Gardener incorporates stumpwork and silk ribbon embroidery on a counted thread background. Overdyed threads and ribbons add realistic color changes to the lawn, path and roses. The figure is stumpwork. Her clothing is needle lace worked on a custom needle lace pad and then applied over felt padding. The wall, path and lawn are counted thread stitches. Plants are mostly silk ribbon embroidery garnished with beads. Tiny crystal seed beads spraying from the watering can represent water droplets. Students will be offered a choice of color for the figure.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  5” x 7-1/2”

Kit Cost/Contents: $75; #28-ct evenweave, stranded and overdyed stranded cottons, five silk ribbons, #80 cordonnet, felt, beads, custom-made needle lace pad, needles, detailed instructions with color photographs

Pre-Work: Approximately 3-4 hours

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Bands, Borders, Bargello: A Notebook Class

Gail Stafford

20720 - Saturday-Sunday, August 7-8, 2021

 

 

Create a bands and borders reference notebook. Stitch samples of bargello bands and borders in addition to those made from your favorite stitches and composite stitches. Learn about the different ways borders meet at corners to surround a needlework design. Learn different strategies for making borders the desired length.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  Notebook Class

Kit Cost/Contents:  $86 Antiques (20720A), Brights (20720B); #18 canvas, all threads (stranded embroidery cotton, Caron Collection Impressions, Rainbow Gallery Neon Rays+, Weeks Dye Works) to stitch a variety of bands and borders, instructions, numerous color images of stitched examples, needles

Student Supplies: 1" binder

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Opulence

Kay Stanis

20721 - Satuday-Sunday, August 7-8, 2021

 

 

We will explore the variety of padding materials and couching patterns. Felt, braid and leather cord will make our needlework dimensional. The couching patterns will emphasize the elegance of the metal threads. The gorgeous band can be used as a pillow ciclet, cuff, or bookmark.

Proficiency Level:   All

Design Size:  3” x 6”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $65 without stretcher bars (20721A), $71 with stretcher bars (20721B); Congress cloth, plate, passing, Japanese gold, check purl, braids

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Canvas Embellishment

Cynthia Thomas

20722 - Saturday-Sunday, August 7-8, 2021

 

 

Come join Cindy's adventures in canvas embellishment. Students will provide a painted canvas no larger than 16" x 16" or 256 square inches. Prior to class, the student will provide the teacher with a picture of their proposed canvas, and the teacher will provide the student with a list of suggested threads for the canvas, which the student will bring to class. During class, the teacher will provide the student with a stitch guide and instructions. Students will learn not only from their own canvas but from other class canvases.

Proficiency Level: All

Design Size:  Student's choice, not to exceed 16” x 16” or 256 square inches

Kit Cost/Contents:  $70; stitch guide

Student Supplies: One painted canvas, limited to 16" x 16" or 256 square inches (strictly enforced). Student will provide all of their own threads.

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Vessels

Sandy Arthur

20901 - Monday-Tuesday, August 9-10, 2021

 


This wonderful canvas provides ample space to really learn the stitches shared for each area. Techniques include shading, open work, beautiful basic stitches such as brick stitch, running stitches, woven variations, Gobelin, balloon, trame, Caswell variation.

Proficiency Level:  Basic Intermediate

Design Size:  14” x 14”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $225 plus $18 lab fee; #18 printed canvas from The Art Needlepoint Co., Rainbow Gallery metallics, Gloriana Silk Floss, Planet Earth Silks, Vineyard Silks, embellishments, detailed instructions and diagrams in stitch guide, color copy of finished design

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Starlight

Kurdy Biggs

20903 - Monday-Tuesday, August 9-10, 2021

 

 

Star light, star bright let the first star you see tonight be this stunning starlight angel. We will bring Starlight to life using a stitch library consisting of variations of the crescent stitch, along with Jessicas, walnetos, and mistake stitches. These stitches will be worked with an array of lustrous silks. Starlight will be embellished with pearls, crystals and beads to help her glimmer like the star she is.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  7-3/4” x 11”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $165; #18 gold painted canvas, Au Ver a Soie, Soie Perlee, Rainbow Gallery Silk Lame Braid, Elegance, Glisten, Entice, Gloriana overdyed silk, Kreinik and Access Commodities Accentuate metallics, other threads, beads, pearls, crystals, needles, instructions

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Triple Dipped Holiday Tree

Janet Zickler Casey

20904 - Monday-Tuesday, August 9-10, 2021

 

 

Take your basic 12" craft store Styrofoam conical tree; slice it horizontally into 3 pieces that are 3", 4" and 5". Cover each piece in fabulous stitching, add beads, a painted wooden ball between each layer, and a beaded star on top to reconstruct it all into a Triple Dipped Holiday Tree! Students will have a choice of color combinations.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  6” x 14”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $200 Green/Red/Gold (20904A), Blue/Purple/Silver (20904B); three #18 line-drawn canvases, Styrofoam form, Rainbow Gallery Splendor Silk, Neon Rays+, Silk Lame Braids, Fyre Werks, Glisten; Kreinik Ribbons and Braids, beads, attachments to complete the design, instructions, photograph

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Interpreting Color Theory For Needlework

Susan Hoekstra

20908 - Monday-Tuesday, August 9-10, 2021

 

 

Interpreting Color Theory For Needlework - being able to understand why a color works (or does not work) within your needlework is a valuable skill. We will have an introduction to color theory then discuss how we can use these principles to enhance canvases. Sometimes color change is required, other times the color volume (amount on the canvas) needs to be adjusted. We will assess and discuss a canvas you bring for the best way to enhance the design and how to best make changes to suit your taste.

Proficiency Level:  All

Design Size:  Canvases up to 8" square will be assessed

Kit Cost/Contents:  $48; notebook containing a color wheel, color theory information, examples

Student Supplies: Canvas (limited to 8" square) and threads

 

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Seven Petals

Margaret Kinsey

20909 - Monday-Tuesday, August 9-10, 2021

 

 

This beatiful piece is worked on organza overlaying white congress cloth. The petals are detached, but there is a shadow of the petals embroidered in silk thread on the organza covered Congress cloth. The detached petals have an outline of wire covered with buttonhole stitch worked in one strand of Au Ver a Soie Soie de Paris. Learn to work with metal threads, create detached petals, and work with three silks: Soie De Paris, Soie Perlee and silk couching thread. Stitches include buttonhole, couching metal threads and silk covered gimp, vertical satin stitch and the fly stitch, and padding with felt.

Proficiency Level:  Basic Intermediate

Design Size:  4” x 4-1/4”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $85; Congress cloth with metal organza overlaid, all threads, assorted needles, instruction booklet

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Autumn Leaves

Jennifer Riefenberg

20915 - Monday-Tuesday, August 9-10, 2021

 

 

Autumn Leaves presents new ways to approach compound stitches and apply new concepts and methods to the painted canvas. Learn new stitches, new ways to stitch a painted canvas, and enjoy working with exciting and unique color combinations. Don't be surprised if the painted canvas in your kit doesn't appear ANTHING like the completed project - this is what you will be learning, and the end result is the deep warmth of autumn.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  7-1/2” x 7-½”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $120; #18 hand-painted canvas, all threads to complete design, instructions, needles

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Butterfly & Vine Sampler

Kim Sanders

20918 - Monday-Tuesday, August 9-10, 2021

 

 

Butterfly & Vine Sampler introduces pulled thread embroidery and is suitable for students comfortable with counting threads. It is also appropriate for students who wish to design their own whitework embroidery. Each of the six leaves and butterfly wings are embroidered with a different stitch so students develop a vocabulary of pulled thread stitches. Compensation and tension will be taught. Lecture covers the design element and value. Visual interest in whitework is created by mixing stitches with lighter or darker appearances. Discussion will cover selecting appropriate stitches.

 

Proficiency Level:  Basic Intermediate

Design Size:  2” x 8-1/2”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $25; 28-ct evenweave linen, Pearl Cotton #8 and #12, well-illustrated instructions with enlarged photographs of each motif, tapestry needles

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Splendor in Snow

Kay Stanis

20921 - Monday-Tuesday, August 9-10, 2021

 

 

Snowflakes in a gentle whorl settle onto a new-made world of pine in a majestic winter. Adorned in braids of golds and beads, it beckons us to enjoy the enchantment of the possibilities in stitches. Pulled thread stitches of the student's choice and placement are provided to create the lacy structure of each area of the winter pine. Divisions are embellished in braid combinations along with milliary and beads. Students will be encouraged to use their own ideas in design and stitch intrepretations.

Proficiency Level:  Basic Intermediate

Design Size:  7” x 10”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $80 without stretcher bars (20921A), $87 with stretcher bars (20921B); Congress cloth, Pearl Cotton, couching threads, braids, milliary, Italian wire mesh ribbon, three types of beads, instructions, needles

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Hot Wheels Rabbit and/or Bear

Cynthia Thomas

20922 - Monday-Tuesday, August 9-10, 2021

 


Tapestry Fair's Hot Wheels animals are rolling their way into your life. Pick either the bunny and/or polar bear and work one of them in class.

Bunny - Learn a variety of stitches including, outline, basketweave, round Rhodes, woven, interlocking Gobelin, continental, trame lines, vertical running cross stitch, tied cross stitches with Hungarian, hitched cross, slanted Gobelin, connect the dots, Smyrna, alternating mosaic, jacquard, Nobuko, stars, Scotch, cast-on bullion, criss-cross Hungarian.

Polar Bear - Learn how to turn painted snowflakes into realistic crystalline structures. Stitches used include Kalem, couching, trame lines, freeform fly, beading, Scotch variation, Hungarian, basketweave, brick stitch.

Proficiency Level: Intermediate

Design Size:  Bunny - Head 5" x 6" - Body 5-1/2" x 7-1/2"

                  Polar Bear - Head 4" x 3" - Body 6-1/2" x 7-3/4"

Kit Cost/Contents:  $240 Bunny (20922A), Polar Bear (20922B), $480 Bunny and Bear (20922C); #18 hand-painted canvas, Caron Collection Impressions, Presencia Perle, Anchor Floss, Kreinik Metallics, Rainbow Gallery threads, Renaissance Sprinkles Lite, Sundance and Miyuki Beads, Silk & Ivory as needed for choice

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Eastern Bluebird Accessories

Sandie Cormaci-Boles

21005 - Tuesday-Wednesday, August 10-11, 2021

 

The Eastern Bluebird Accessories set is inspired by the Missouri state bird - the beautiful eastern bluebird. The design is stithced on Congress cloth using a palette of eye-catching blue silks and virant accents. A variety of stitches and threads are used to execute this design. A weighted scissors fob with two stitched sides is hand-finished. The needle book has two stitch sides along with interior needle felt, lining and closure and is also hand-finished. There are a few "charming" surprises that come with this accessories set!

Proficiency Level:  Advanced Intermediate

Design Size: Needle Book 6" x 3-1/2", Scissor Fob 2” x 2”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $115; Congress cloth, solid silk, hand overdyed silk, Rainbow Gallery Mandarin Floss, glass beads, silver charms, felt, tapestry needles, needle threader, matching embroidery scissors

Student Supplies: two quarters for finishing the scissor fob

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Nella

Terri Bay

21202 - Thursday-Friday, August 12-13, 2021

 

 

Nella is a Hardanger piece designed to be a student's first steps into Hardanger. If you've never worked a kloster, if you have no idea what a kloster even is, this class is for you! Nella is a five-inch square doily with a sampling of basic Hardanger filling stitches and a sawtooth edging, No experience in Hardanger is needed, but you should have experience working from a chart. You will learn how to work wrapped and woven bars, dove's eyes, twisted spokes, and a Greek cross. Most importantly, how to cut fabric thread is fully covered.

Proficiency Level:  Beginner

Design Size:  5" x 5"

Kit Cost/Contents:  $35; 28-ct linen, Pearl Cotton #8 and #12, detailed instructions, needles, diagrams

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Secret Window

Kurdy Biggs

21203 - Thursday-Friday, August 12-13, 2021

 


Come along with Kurdy on a stitching journey to create your own arched Secret Window. You will develop your own 3-D stained glass style window using an array of stitches that include walnetos, Jessicas, crescents and more. After the stitches are done, we will add crystal bicones and beads for added depth and translucence. When the piece is finished, it will go into the arch frame that is provided in the kit and finishing instructions will be provided.

Proficiency Level: Intermediate

Design Size: 19-1/2" x 13-1/2"

Kit Cost/Contents:  $195; #18 French Blue canvas, half round frame, Rainbow Gallery threads, Treenway Silks, Kreinik, Access Commodities Bijoux and Accentuate metallics, other threads, beads, crystals, instructions, needles

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Starry, Starry Night

Janet Zickler Casey

21204 - Thursday-Friday, August 12-13, 2021

 

 

Starry, Starry Night is designed to be a tree topper finial that could also be finished as a weighted standup decoration. This mixed media design contains an assortment of threads and beads - top it all off with an appliqued three-dimensional peyote beaded star and you have sparkle overload!     

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  5” x 12”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $195; #18 line-drawn white canvas, Shimmer Ribbon, Rainbow Gallery Fyre Werks, Sparkle Rays, Silk Lame Braid; Kreinik Metallic Braids, Delica beads, rhinestones, instructions, photograph

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Studio Time

Sandie Cormaci-Boles

21205 - Thursday-Friday, August 12-13, 2021

 

 

Join Sandie in working on your own project! It could be from your stash or a new project that you haven't started yet. We will have a relaxed classroom where you can enjoy stitching at your own pace. Sandie will be there to lend a hand or an opinion if you need any guidance.

Proficiency Level:  All

Design Size:  Project(s) not to exceed 16" x 16" or 256 square inches

Kit Cost/Contents:  $0

Student Supplies: Project(s) limited to 16" x 16" or 256 square inches (strictly enforced). Student will provide their own canvas and threads

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Springtime Squares

Toni Gerdes

21206 - Thursday-Friday, August 12-13, 2021

 

 

Springtime Squares embraces the eternal hopefulness of spring using fun overlapping squares with vibrant colors. Starting with a line-drawn grid, students will choose fabrics from a wide variety of selections to pad and fill three squares. The other areas are stitched in many decorative pattern stitches that enrich the design including two bargello patterns, a laid filling pattern, stripes, waffles, and others.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  8” x 8”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $125; #18 line drawn white canvas taped, three silks, Rainbow Gallery Entice and Petite Sparkle Rays; The Pure Palette Soy Luster, Access Commodities Accentuate, fabric, fusible web, padding, needle case with needles, instruction booklet, photo

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Red Petals With Leaves and Things

Margaret Kinsey

21209 - Thursday-Friday, August 12-13, 2021

 

 

This is a study in silk and metal thread embroidery. The course includes padding, vertical satin stitch couching, attaching soft wire purls, creating a slip for the center, buttonhole, four-way continental, and a darning pattern for the background.

Proficiency Level:  Basic Intermediate

Design Size:  7" x 7-1/2"

Kit Cost/Contents: $85; Congress cloth line-drawn, soft wire purls, silk wrapped purl, silk gimp, check thread, soft wire purls, #1 Japan, pearl purl, 6 stranded cotton, blending filament, assorted needles, color illustrated booklet

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Pom Pom Shoes

Deborah Mitek

21211 - Thursday-Friday, August 12-13, 2021

 

 

Kick up your heels and have some fun learning canvas embellishment techniques with added silk ribbon embroidery! Dimension and texture are created on this colorful canvas from an original painting by artist Maren Devine using a variety of silk threads and shaded velvets. Openwork canvas stitches are used to highlight the shaded areas of the work, preserving the integrity of the painter. The bold use of silk ribbons, beads, and sequins makes this canvas pop!

Proficiency Level:  All

Design Size:  11” x 9-3/4”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $225; #18 hand-painted canvas from Kate Dicketson, DMC Floche, Rainbow Gallery Shaded Very Velvet, Very Velvet, Petite Silk Lame Braid, Silk Road Straw Silks, Vineyard Silk Shimmer, River Silks and Treenway Silk Ribbons (4mm), beads, sequins, instructions, photo

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Apples & Pears & Plums, Oh My!

Wendy Moore

21212 - Thursday-Friday, August 12-13, 2021

 

 

Move over Dutch masters! Bring this painterly design to life using the rich colors of an old-world still life. Using basic stitches and easy to manage threads, become familiar with what threads and needles are appropriate for this design, proper stitch choice, and compensation stitching. Learn to read diagrams and understand the proper techniques for ending, beginning, and wrapping threads. Stitching will include slanted Gobelin, continental, basketweave, mosaic, Scotch, upright cross, Byzantine, and Parisian. Use a needle and thread to "paint" this simple still-life.

Proficiency Level:  All

Design Size:  10” x 8”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $100; #14 line-drawn canvas, threads, instructions, enlarged charts, photo, needles

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Rainy Cityscape

Gail Sirna

21219 - Thursday-Friday, August 12-13, 2021

 

 

Rainy Cityscape depicts a charming street, possibly somewhere in Europe. The city cathedral dominates in its central location, while appealing shops and apartments line either side of the street. Local residents stroll down the avenue, their colorful umbrellas adding cheer to the gloomy day. The stitches chosen are in keeping with the sizes of the buildings and other elements and enhance the line of design. The chosen threads are mostly silks with some metallics to express the "wet" feeling.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  7” x 11”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $120; Congress cloth white, needles, Au Ver a Soie Soie d'Alger, Caron Collection Wildflowers, Overdyed Gloriana, Kreinik #4 and #8 Metallic Braids, Access Commodities Accentuate

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Fog in the Mountains (Encore)

Gail Stafford

21220 - Thursday-Friday, August 12-13, 2021

 

 

It's morning and the fog is nestled in the mountains. Create this peaceful scene so you can enjoy the view throughout the year. Learn to apply paint to canvas. Manipulate threads so the paint, the original canvas color, and the threads all contribute to the overall finished product. Use overdyed threads for a large portion of the stitching. Add the finishing touch of fog to the design by raveling Rainbow Gallery Flair and attaching it to the canvas.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  5” x 7-1/2”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $90; Congress cloth, numerous overdyed threads, stranded embroidery cotton, Rainbow Gallery Flair, instructions, needles

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1 Day Classes
   
 

  

Ho Ho Ho

Toni Gerdes

10606 - Friday, August 6, 2021

 


Ho Ho Ho is an amusing small holiday design. The "O's" in the Ho's are done with "stitching buttons"; they have 64 holes and will be attached to the canvas and stitched with a Waffle, a filled Jessica, and a Rhodes stitch. The "H's" will be stitched in red and white directional stitches. A charming red border will be added to finish the design.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  6” x 10”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $75; #18 line-drawn white canvas taped, Glisten, Entice, Petite Very Velvet, Kreinik metallic, buttons, embellishments, instruction booklet, photo, needlecase with needles

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Holiday Box (Encore)

Kathy Rees

10613 - Friday, August 6, 2021

 


Designed to be a box insert or large ornament, Holiday Box is a combination of squares and triangles, diagonal and woven stitches. The contrast in texture and stitches create a pleasurable stitching experience.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  4” x 4”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $45 Christmas (10613A), Halloween (10613B), Hanukah (10613C); #18 line-drawn canvas, threads, instructions, needle

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Sunrise

Gail Stafford

10620 - Friday, August 6, 2021

 


It's early morning and most of the beach vacationers are sleeping. It makes Gail sad that they are missing the best time of the day, the time when the sun is rising in the sky and casting its beauty on the ocean. This scene captures a time of day too beautiful to miss. Participants will use a a variety of overdyed threads to stitch the scene. Canvas stitches incldue brick, Nobuko, oblique beaty, woven trellis, and more. A sharp needle technique is used to stitch the sea oats.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  5-1/2” x 4”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $65; Congress cloth, Weeks Dye Works overdyed threads, instructions, needles

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Pinwheel Pleasure

Kay Stanis

10621 - Friday, August 6, 2021

 


Metals and silk combine to make this lacy pinwheel a pleasure to stitch. The transparency of the silk interlock ground and close couched wire allow open filling stitches to rise over the interspersed blades of couched wire and braid creating a dimensional experience.

Proficiency Level:  Basic Intermediate

Design Size:  4" Circle

Kit Cost/Contents:  $52 without stretcher bars (10621A), $64 with stretcher bars (10621B); Congress cloth and interlock silk canvas, three colors of threads, various sizes of braid and wire

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App It Up

Linda Reinmiller

10714 - Saturday, August 7, 2021

 


As technology becomes more a part of our lives, many stitchers wonder if they have to keep a separation between the handcraft they love and the technology that makes their lives easier. Most stitchers enthusiastically make use of technology for keeping in touch with family and stitching friends, even if they are on the other side of the world. But there is so much more out there. In class we will learn about specific apps, web sites, podcasts, and e-books that can enrich out stitching lives in numerous ways.

Proficiency Level:  All

Design Size:  N/A

Kit Cost/Contents:  $15 plus $9 lab fee; hardcopy handout or an interactive PDF listing a multitude of resources including but not limited to e-books, apps, web sites, podcasts, online stitching education sources

Student Supplies: Tablet with data or Wi-Fi capability and a personal hotspot for connection, or a smart phone ok but not perferred

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Pinwheels & Hearts

Linda Reinmiller

10814 - Sunday, August 8, 2021

 


These small projects were the result of playing with some favorite stitches created in Linda's mind although they probably have names assigned by other people who also created them. Combining the stitches with beads and Christmas ornaments resulted in several slightly different designs. Both projects will be stitched and the student will choose the size for their project. This 1-day class also teaches a simple way to hand-finish small two-dimensional objects. Students will be able to stitch one size of each design listed below.

Proficiency Level:  Basic Intermediate

Design Size:  Each design has three size options

      Hearts & Beads: 4" x 5-1/4" or 2-3/4" x 5-1/2" or 2-3/4" x 6-1/2"

      Pinwheels & Beads: 4" x 5-1/4" or 2-1/4" x 6-3/4" or 2-1/4" x 4-1/2"

Kit Cost/Contents:  $40 plus $9 lab fee Victorian Red (10814A), Victorian Green (10814B), Leventeen Blue (10814C); #18 canvas, #8 perle cotton, cotton floss, #8 metallic braid, a variety of beads, needles, instruction book including finishing directions

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Conventional Techniques with Unconventional Resources

Sandy Arthur

11101 - Wednesday, August 11, 2021

 


Students will be working with unique embellishments and techniques to add interest and dimensions to the needlework. This will be a notebook type class.

Proficiency Level:  All

Design Size:  10” x 14”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $150 plus $9 lab fee; #18 line-drawn canvas, all materials and shared threads, beads, sequins, ribbons, etc., needed to complete and experience each technique

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Building Blocks 5 - Advanced

Terri Bay

11102 - Wednesday, August 11, 2021

 


This class is the final and most advanced level of the Building Blocks series. Stitches included are: hemstitch, chained eyelets, spot eyelet, faggot, satin, and pulled double cable. This densely stitched square is packed with some of the most challenging stitches in Ukrainian Whitework. Techniques include pulled work, working with multiple levels of tension, thread cutting, and hemstitching. Familiarity with pulled work is needed.

Proficiency Level:  Advanced

Design Size:  4” x 4”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $35; 28-ct linen, pearl cotton #8 and #12, detailed instructions and diagrams, needles

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Santa Gnome

Janet Zickler Casey

11104 - Wednesday, August 11, 2021

 


Santa Gnome is the newest Santa in a long line of ornaments. This design is based on a holiday cookie that tasted as good as it looked! The students will learn how to set up and stitch a red and black Diagonal Buffalo Plaid that will adorn the hat. The detached holly leaf will be stitched on canvas and appliqued to the ornament. The students will also learn padding and couching techniques.

Proficiency Level:  Basic Intermediate

Design Size:  4” x 6”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $75; #18 line-drawn canvas, Splendor Silk, Bella Lusso, Kreinik Braids, Lame Braid, Fuzzy Stuff, and Neon Rays+, beads and attachments need to complete the design, instructions, photo

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Butterflies: Flying Flowers

Margaret Kinsey

11109 - Wednesday, August 11, 2021

 


Flying Flowers is a term that is applied to very colorful butterflies as they flit around gardens of flowers and other plants. Our butterflies are truly colorful flying flowers. They are worked in bright shades in silk threads created especially for Rozashi. All butterflies' bodies are a blue urushi thread. The background is a very light blue silk thread. The stitches are ichi dan and ni dan straight, the line, the ni dan step for our "flying flowers" and the background.

Proficiency Level:  All

Design Size:  4-1/2” x 4-3/4”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $60; ro attached to the frame, all threads, a Japanese needle, sticking paste, color illustrated instructions

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Proudly Peacock

Deborah Mitek

11111 - Wednesday, August 11, 2021

 


A group of peacocks is called a Party! So, let's have some fun as we gather together to create this eye-catching ornamental bird with the iridescent tail feathers. Silk ribbon embroidery with other surface embroidery techniques will be taught to construct this iconic bird. Silk ribbons on painted Congress cloth create dimension, while other silk threads in classic peacock colors offer texture, with beads, crystals and sequins as added embellishment.

Proficiency Level:  All

Design Size:  5” x 5”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $95; Congress cloth painted with water-colored transfer, 4mm & 7mm overdyed silk ribbons, Straw Silk, Bijoux, Needlepoint Inc Silk, overdyed Soie Perlee, Shimmer Ribbon Floss, Petite Silk Lame Braid, Sparkle Braid, Swarovski crystals, beads, sequins, instructions with detailed photos, tips on handling silk ribbon

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Flower Power

Jennifer Riefenberg

11115 - Wednesday, August 11, 2021

 


A throwback to the psychedelic 60's and 70's with Flower Power - a fun, bright design that will have your eyes spinning with color. Color options will be available. There are a number of flower-like stitches, compound stitches, etc., that will be taught along with the color theory on how to make colors vibrate. This could be finished as a box top, standup, or framed piece - a fun project for the young in your life, or the young in you!

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  6” x 6”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $70; #18 canvas, all threads to complete design, instructions

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Word Play

Debbie Rowley

11116 - Wednesday - August 11, 2021

 


Decorating with words is an enduring home decor trend. Bring your creativity to life in this class - choose a word, paint the canvas, decorate with stitches and highlight with embellishments. Your word can be a noun, a verb, a name, whatever you choose. This is a day of fun and play! Stitch as little or as much as you like! Paints and sponges will be shared in class.

Proficiency Level:  All

Design Size:  Varies

Kit Cost/Contents:  $50; #18 canvas, Ultrasuede, Heatnbond adhesive, embellishments, threads, crewel and tapestry needles

Student Supplies: Apron or smock

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Fancy Witch Hat - Big Red Daisy

Cynthia Thomas

11122 - Wednesday, August 11, 2021

 


Any witch would be happy to have Melissa Shirley's Red Daisy Witches Hat. You will embellish using a variety of stitches including: a Herringbone variation, basketweave, tiny beaded flowers, Satin, Slanted Gobelin, Tramed lines, Wrapped Chain, Outline, Long and Short, Vertical Straight Stitches, and a beaded felt ball.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  5” x 6”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $170; #18 hand-painted canvas, Caron Collection Impressions, Kreinik Metallics, Sundance Beads, Miyuki Beads, wool felt ball, Rainbow Gallery Flair, Petite Very Velvet, Splendor and City Needlework Silk, instructions

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Laurie's Angel

Joan Thomasson

11123 - Wednesday, August 11, 2021

 

 

A very special angel, Laurie, brings flowers and encouragement to people who are sick, need cheering up, or support. Dressed in cheerful colors and intricate patterns, she brings joy and peace to all she visits. Her robe is worked in over-dyed silk with the under robe in an intricate pulled thread design. An elaborate Blackwork design in gold thread wraps around her arms while her carries a leafy over-dyed green swirl trimmed wreath with golden beads of many sizes.

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

Design Size:  7” x 4-½”

Kit Cost/Contents:  $60; #18 hand-painted canvas, Thread Gatherer's Silk, DMC Floss, Kreinik gold brain, velvet backing, gold beads, instructions

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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.

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