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

Connecticut River Valley Chapter
ARCHIVE OF 10/16/2004

Archive of A Previous Program
Saturday, October 16, 2004

  October Meeting: Saturday, October 16th (Note: 3rd Saturday)
"Snooze and Lose" with Rachel Atkinson

Join us as we begin a new year at Linda Berry's home in West HartfordRachel Atkinson will be teaching "Snooze and Lose", a part of the piece below, if you wish to join in.  The napping rabbit in the foreground is surrounded by flowering plants, worked in cross stitch, padded slanted Gobelin whipped spiders, and needle-weaving with leaf forms in both counted and free stitches.  The hare is worked using shaded tent stitches with two different threads in the needle (stranded cotton floss and a mohair/nylon blend) which will be brushed to resemble fur when the stitching is completed.  With all of the stitches in place, the canvas will be backed with muslin so that the hare's body may be raised and stuffed in trapunto.  His fore parts will be padded more fully than those in back.  A fine velour thread is used for the inner ears and nose.  The cost of the instruction is $20, and a kit fee of $20 will be collected at class.

"Tortoise and Hare" by Rachel Atkinson         Please bring something for show and tell.  We suggest a stitching tool that you find useful along with a piece that you have finished recently.

We plan to meet from 10 AM to 3 PM, and, weather permitting, we will be outside for lunch.  That will be at noon, so bring along a bag lunch.  All members are encouraged to come, even if you only wish to sit and stitch.


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