||June Meeting: Saturday, June
"Slow and Steady" with Rachel Atkinson
Everyone come to our last meeting before our summer break. For those
who would like to participate, Rachel Atkinson will teach "Slow and
Steady", a portion of the piece below. As you can probably guess, it's
about the tortoise! His shell is a padded applique of UltraSuede,
embellished with applied bits of transfer-painted velvet and stitched accents
in metallic thread. His body is tramed in a hand-painted stranded cotton
thread worked over a matte cotton base; then, the head and legs are given
added height by surrounding them with rows of firmly tensioned double back
stitches. The eye is a copper-colored spangle held in position by a
tiny bead. The pebbled path is worked with a stranded, over-dyed cotton
and is bordered by leaves and grassed executed in several different canvas
stitch patterns. The cost of the instruction is $20, and a kit
fee of $20 will be collected at the class.
||Please bring something for show and tell. We suggest your first piece
of embroidery or one of your earlier pieces.
We plan to meet from 10 AM to 3 PM, and, weather permitting, we will
be outside for lunch, which will be at noon. Please contribute by bringing
a salad or dessert for 4, and note on your registration coupon what you intend
to bring. This meeting will be at Julia Appell's home in
Farmington. All members are encouraged to come, even if you
only wish to sit and stitch.