||October Meeting: Saturday, October
(Note: 3rd Saturday)
"Snooze and Lose" with Rachel Atkinson
Join us as we begin a new year at Linda Berry's home in West
Hartford. Rachel 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.
||Please bring something for show and tell. We suggest a stitching
tool that you find useful along with a piece that you have finished
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.