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

Connecticut River Valley Chapter
ARCHIVE OF 4/5/2008

Archive of A Previous Program
Saturday & Sunday, April 5 & 6, 2008

  April Meeting: Saturday and Sunday, April 5th & 6th, 2008

Saturday, April 5th

How to Write a Stitch Guide with Carole Lake

                Have you ever bought The Most Gorgeous Painted Canvas Ever -- and then not had the foggiest idea what to do with it?  Is it so pretty you don't know where to start?  Are you desperately afraid it will only look good in basketweave?  Well, this is your class.  Carole will teach you how to write a stitch guide for your canvas, step by step, stitch by stitch.  By the end of this non-stitching class, we will have discussed stitch possibilities for dozens of canvases, and you will be ready to confidently write your own stitch guide for future purchases, thread selection to stitch selection.

Sunday, April 6th

The Thistle
Carole Lake

  The Thistle

                This little ornament brings Scotland to mind!  Worked on 18-count Victorian green canvas in luxurious silks, metallics and overdyed linen, you'll work several stitches including double cross, Velvet stitch, leave stitch, stem stitch and a border that hides a secret cipher of Mary Queen of Scots.  During the class, while students are stitching, Carole will talk a little bit about Mary Queen of Scots, her life, her symbols, and her tragic end.

Both of these classes will take place at Thistle Needleworks, and kit costs are $15 for "How to Write a Stitch Guide" and $25 for "The Thistle" ($25 and $35 for non-members).

What to bring:
        Saturday - A clipboard or any other hard surface for note-taking
                         Pen or pencil
                         Something for show and tell
        Sunday   - 8" X 8" Stretcher bars
                         Tacks or staple gun
                         Light and/or magnification as needed

Schedule for Saturday:
        10 AM to 12 noon        Morning class
        12 noon to 1:30 PM     Lunch, show and tell, and announcements
        1:30 PM to 4 PM         Continuation of class
Schedule for Sunday:
        10 AM to 12 noon        Morning class
        12 noon to 1:30 PM     Lunch and annual meeting
        1:30 PM to 3:30 PM    Continuation of class



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