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

Connecticut River Valley Chapter
ARCHIVE OF 12/11/2004

Archive of A Previous Program
Saturday, December 11, 2004

  December Meeting: Saturday, December 11th

Our festive December meeting will take place at the Village Tavern in Old Wethersfield.  This is the former Standish House, a white colonial house across from the Congregational Church and two doors down from the Keeney Center.  Its address is 222 Main Street.

Beginning at 10:30 AM, we will stitch on holiday ornaments in the morning and the afternoon, using simple quick ideas that you can work easily.  One will be a tuten, a Victorian ornament in the shape of a cornucopia that was traditionally filled with candy.  This will be worked on counted fabric in blackwork patterns and in various colors.  Another very different ornament will be done on metallic paper and will be double-sided.  It will be worked in a variety of bargello patterns in Christmas colors.

Materials to bring: 18ct. Aida if you have it on hand (pieces will be available at meeting); Watercolours in any colors (not necessary that they are Christmas colors); blending filament in gold and silver or to match or accent; floss in any colors (Christmas colors are suggested), keeping in mind that the background will be cream or white; scissors; 20, 22, and 24 tapestry needles and a small sharp needle.  Bring magnifying if needed.

With lunch from 12 to 1, we will work until 3 PM, leaving with some finished items, lots of ideas and several suitable patterns.  All members are encouraged to come, even if you only wish to sit and stitch on your own piece.

Please bring something for show and tell.  We suggest an old class project that you either finished or did not and a piece that you have finished recently.


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