CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY CHAPTER Saturday, February 7th
Saturday, February 7th
Location: Duncaster Senior Residence in Bloomfield,
Saturday, April 11th -
50th Anniversary Luncheon
The schedule for this event will be from 11:30 am to 3 pm, and the menu for lunch is:
Address of Apricots: 1593 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06032
Part of our celebration will be a display of pieces from our workshops, seminars and our collection. Please look through your possessions and bring along as many as five pieces or objects that were taught at CRVC. It would be wonderful if you could have a card for each piece, listing the teacher, the year and any other pertinent information that you can find.
We look forward to meeting with members and celebrating our chapter and its activities. Please come and be a part of it.
Do You Have Photos of CRVC Workshops, Meetings, Outings, Exhibits, Other Events?
As part of our 50th Anniversary luncheon this April, we are planning a photographic display or computer slideshow of our history. If you have photos from anything CRVC has done that you would be willing to share, please either email as a JPEG (200 dpi preferred for uniformity, 300 dpi OK) or carefully package and mail (they will be immediately scanned and returned). Please identify people in the photos, or in the case of exhibits, who did the pieces pictured. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Postal Service: Kathryn J. Lord, 403 Salmon Brook Street, Granby, CT 06035. Thank you so much!
Stitching-Go-Round NER Seminar 2015
You're invited to join us for a weekend of needlework fun!
The New England Region of EGA invites you to join us in the Ocean State for NER Seminar 2015. The Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel, next to T. F. Green airport in Warwick, Rhode Island, will be the location of a fun-filled week-end of embroidery delights. Come early on Friday and visit some of the attractions in nearby Providence. If you prefer, check-in and relax at the hotel, where you can enjoy the fitness center, indoor pool, or the peace and quiet in your room. Dine in the hotel restaurant or at one of the many eateries within easy walking or driving distance of the hotel. Top off your day as the seminar opens with a dessert reception and merchandise night, beginning at 7:30 p.m. We have 6 outstanding classes offering diverse techniques presented by top national teachers. Studio Time will be available for all who wish to stitch on a personal favorite piece. There are many more activities planned for your weekend in New England. There is a lot to see and do in the Ocean State!
Saturday, June 6th
News about a textile field trip will arrive in the next
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 9, 10 & 11,
Spring awakens following the winter chills and blues with a young fawn quietly sitting in the meadow with a little owl looking down.
The class begins with color washing the canvas, on which the student will then do both surface and traditional stitching. New blades of grass and blossoming flowers along with young trees are stitched with hand dyed threads and silk ribbon. The large tree will be stitched on a separate piece of canvas, then padded and appliquéd to the main forest piece. Dimension is enhanced by the use of padded batik fabric.
Creativity is encouraged, as students add their own touches to this stitched forest. 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.
A coupon is attached to the end
of this newsletter. The deadline for signing up is September 1st.
Friday & Saturday, June 3rd &
This luscious sampler is worked on 32-count Summerstraw linen with a collection of silk & cotton threads in a palette of reds, greens, blues, browns, grays, & golds. The finished design size is 10" x 13".
The outer border features an undulating strawberry vine. The inner scene features two homes, a variety of trees, birds, & three beeskeps.
The biblical verses "Bless this house oh Lord we pray" & "May the Lord Bless you & keep you & make his face to shine upon you" are floating in the sky between the homes.
Stitches used include Queen Stitch, Double Running Stitch, Double Upright Cross with Backstitch, Diagonal Cross with Long Arm Cross, Stem Stitch, Spiral Trellis, Smyrna Cross, Buttonhole Stitch, Chain Stitch, Petit Point, Cross-Stitch Over One, Slanted Gobelin, Backstitch, Roman Stitch, & variations of Satin Stitch.
Kit includes linen, practice fabric, needles, all threads, charts, & directions.
Linen used is 32-count
Kit fee - $140.00