|April program: "New Feet Within
My Garden Go" Crewel Workshop with Gerry Barbeau
Barbeau will be joining us on Saturday, April 12th to present
a beginner/intermediate Crewel workshop titled "New Feet Within My Garden
Go". The kit includes linen twill, Paternayan threads, needles, color
copy of design, and instruction booklet. Students are asked to bring a 'doodle
cloth' and the usual stitching supplies.
As a young bride, Gerry Barbeau taught herself Crewel Embroidery and stitched
a pair of Crewel curtains for her home. She was one of the stitchers from
the New England Region that reproduced the 18th Century Bedhangings
for the Prentis House at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. She is currently
enrolled in EGA's Master Craftman program in Crewel Embroidery.
Gerry has retired as an elementary schoolteacher but continues to "teach"
through her volunteer activities.
Designed to be finished as a book cover, this piece may also be made into
other useful objects. Gerry chose the name for the embroidery from an Emily
Dickenson poem. Gerry visits classrooms as "Emily Dickenson" to inspire children
to read poetry, especially Emily's, and to even write poetry of their own.
|Teacher's Fee: $18.00
Kit Cost: $20.00
Program Schedule for Saturday, April 12, 2003:
9:00 - 9:30 Coffee and social time
9:30 - 12:00 Gerry Barbeau Class (part 1)
12:00 - 1:15 Lunch, Business Meeting, Show and Tell
1:15 - 4:00 Gerry Barbeau Class (part 2)
High Street School, South Glastonbury, CT