The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc., New England Region

Connecticut River Valley Chapter
ARCHIVE OF 2/8/2003

Archive of A Previous Program
Saturday, February 8, 2003

  February program: "Rhapsody Of Hearts" with Sue Stokes

"Rhapsody Of Hearts" by Sue StokesPlease join us on Saturday, February 8th to stitch "Rhapsody Of Hearts" with Sue Stokes of The Nutmeg Needle. This counted thread sampler features interlacing, four varieties of Hardanger squares, Rapid Stitch, Smyrna Cross, Oblong, Cross, Diamond Cross, Herringbone Square, Crossed-corner Cushion Stitch, Rhodes Stitch, and Rhodes Hearts. The colors are burgundy, green, wedgewood blue and ecru. The design is worked on 28-count Antique Ivory Cashel Linen using DMC floss, #12 Perle Cotton, and Sampler Threads from The Gentle Art (Evergreen, Red Grape, Claret and Blue Spruce). The kit also includes a separate doodle cloth that is actually a separate design. This piece is a trio of hearts surrounded by a Rhodes Hearts border.

About Sue
Sue Stokes attended the Paier School of Art where she studied children's book illustration. For a while she designed greeting cards for Renaissance Greeting Cards. She first designed cards using watercolors and colored pencils, but found she got more of an effect when her stitching was photographed for the cards. Sue worked on a freelance basis for about four years and during this time designed a needlework piece for Leisure Arts. She also operated a needlework and framing shop in Connecticut for three years. Ten years ago she began her own design line, The Nutmeg Needle.

Sue travels and teaches nationally. She taught for Spirit of Cross Stitch for three years, Celebration of Needlework for four years, and continues to teach at needlework shops and guilds all over the country. She is known as a friendly, knowledgeable, approachable and enthusiastic teacher.

Teacher's Fee: $25.00

Kit Cost: $30.00

Program Schedule for Saturday, February 8, 2003:
  9:00 -   9:30   Coffee and social time
  9:30 - 12:00   Sue Stokes Class (part 1)
12:00 -   1:15   Lunch, Business Meeting, Show and Tell
  1:15 -   4:00   Sue Stokes Class (part 2)


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