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Half Day to One Day Classes


A TASTE OF STUMPWORK

 

Class Length: 1 day
Proficiency Level: Basic - Intermediate
Design Size: 3" x 5"
Ground: 24-count Congress Cloth, eggshell
Class Description:
The ever popular thistle gives the student a chance to learn the basic process of stumpwork.  The thistle is stitched over padding onto linen ground fabric (no counting) while leaves are worked on muslin and then attached to the main piece.
 
Silk and cotton threads are used in this design. Simple framing techniques will be discussed.
Technique: Surface and detached dimensional stitching with padding.
Kit Fee: $35
Kit Contents: Instructions, color photo, all threads, and materials needed to complete stitched.
Pre-stitching: None
Student to Supply: Two wooden hoops (5" x5" and 6"x6) with a screw that can be tightened (Susan Bates hoops with lip edges may be used), #3 or #4 pencil, laying tool, needle threader, tweezers or small needle nose pliers, small, very sharp scissors, small paper cutting scissors, magnification/light, if desired; and personal stitching supplies.
 

SHELL CASE

 

Class Length: 1 day
Proficiency Level: Basic - Intermediate
Design Size: 6" x 6½""
Ground: 24-count Congress Cloth, eggshell
Class Description:
Stitchers can always add another needle case to their collection.    Traditional canvas stitches will be coordinated with appliquéd batik fabric accent piece.  Threads include overdyed flosses and metallics.  Various ways of finishing the stitched shell will discussed in class.  This seashell can be a needle case (opens to hold needles and scissors), nametag, or a small pocketbook.  Various finishing techniques will be shown in class with all supplies for finishing the Shell Case included in the kit.  This class will give the stitcher all the needed elements to complete the piece at home. 
Technique: Traditional canvas stitches with the addition of batik fabric.
Kit Fee: $70
Kit Contents: Instructions with color photo, line drawn canvas, all threads, and materials needed to complete design.
Pre-stitching: None
Student to Supply: 10" x 10" stretcher bars, tacks, laying tool, sharp scissors, frame weight or holder, magnification/light (if desired), and personal stitching supplies.
 

CANYON SUNSET

 

Class Length: 1 day
Proficiency Level: Basic - Intermediate
Design Size: 7" x 9"
Ground: 24-count Congress Cloth, eggshell
Class Description:
Canyon Sunset captures an early evening view with bare branches and foliage stitched on top of appliquéd batik fabric.  The class begins with color washing the canvas, on which the student will then do both surface and traditional stitching.  The bare tree           branches are surface stitched with overdyed flosses while the foliage is stitched with Wildflowers.  Creativity is encouraged, as students add their own touches to this stitched sunset.  Color wash paints and brushes will be available for use in class.  This class will  give the stitcher all the needed elements to complete the piece at home.
Technique: Traditional and surface stitching with fabric appliqué and color washing.
Kit Fee: $50
Kit Contents: Instructions with color photo, line drawn canvas, all threads, and materials needed to complete design.
Pre-stitching: None
Student to Supply: 10" x 10" stretcher bars, tacks, laying tool, sharp scissors, frame weight or holder, magnification/light (if desired), and personal stitching supplies.
  

MARK YOUR PLACE!

 

Class Length: 1 day
Proficiency Level: Basic - Intermediate
Design Size: 2½" x 7"½"
Ground: Hand Dyed Wool
Class Description:
What stitcher doesn't like bookmarks!  Students can play with various designs and stitches in this class.  Kit includes supplies for three complete wool bookmarks and batik fabric for backings, and twelve or more patterns with a large variety of stitch diagrams.  
The hand dyed wool bookmarks are stitched with beautiful variegated, hand dyed Valdani Perle Cottons.  Batik fabrics will be fused to the backs and edged with blanket stitching.  Be careful - they are very addicting!  Kit choices will be available in class.
Technique:
Kit Fee: $38
Kit Contents: Instructions Instructions with color photo, hand dyed wool, threads, tracing paper, fusible adhesive, and all materials needed to complete three bookmarks.
Pre-stitching: None
Student to Supply: Personal stitching supplies to include sharp scissors, pencil, #24 chenille needles, magnification/light if desired.
  

SWAMP MAN

 

Class Length: 1/2 or 1 day
Proficiency Level: Basic - Intermediate
Design Size: 3" x 6"
Ground: 24-count Congress Cloth, eggshell
Class Description:
This cute alligator graces the EGA National Tapestry, America the Beautiful, Panel II. Student can recreate it on a lightly color-washed canvas (choice of 18-ct mono or 24 Congress Cloth). 
 
Quick to stitch, Swamp Man is done with a variety of stitches and has thread padded legs.  With his beaded eye, he watches everything in sight.

Swamp Man can be finished as a nametag, pin, or as a framed piece. 
 
Student will lightly color wash the canvas background before stitching. 
 
Threads include cottons and silks with stitches of random long stitches, satin, tent, Rhodes. Tail placement can be curved or straight.
Technique: Color wash, line-drawing, surface and dimensional stitches.
Kit Fee: $35
Kit Contents: Instructions, color photo, 7" x 9" 24-ct Congress Cloth, threads, and an eye bead.
Pre-stitching: None
Student to Supply: 7" x 10" stretcher bars, tacks, personal stitching supplies.
 

FRAME WEIGHT

 


Class Length: 1/2 day
Proficiency Level: Basic - Intermediate
Design Size: 3" x 7"
Ground: 18-count Mono canvas, eggshell
Class Description:
Make your own frame weight with a built in “needle holder” on 18-count mono canvas. 
 
An alphabet is included for personalizing design.  Student may choose from several background stitches.  threads include Perle Cotton, Watercolours, and Wool threads.

The finished weight will support a working piece on stretcher bars.  This piece could also be finished into an eyeglass case.

Kits will be available in a selection of colors. 
Technique: Traditional stitching
Kit Fee: $30
Kit Contents: Instructions, color photo, all threads, and materials needed to complete design.
Pre-stitching: None
Student to Supply: 9" x 9"  stretcher bars, tacks, and personal stitching supplies
 
 




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