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

Connecticut River Valley Chapter
October 2018
December 2018
February 2019
April 2019

Please join us!
Members and guests are always welcome.

Don't forget to bring your finished projects for "show and tell", or show off what you are currently working on.

Need help on a project, bring it along.

Members, please wear your name tag!

  Saturday, October 13th, 2018
            Class starting "Frozen Reflections"
                    Designed by Lorene Salt

'Frozen Reflections' by Lorene Salt

"Frozen Reflections" was inspired by an unpublished 1920 era Liberty Magazine cover designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  This design has us exploring the many faceted faces of ice.  I decided to experiment with a colour palette of teal, pale mauve, and soft shades of blue because I wanted to show the cool qualities of the icicles and the refraction of the sunlight shining through the ice bubbles.
Students will be provided with a blank canvas with the outline of the design drawn on to it.  Students will learn how to create texture by layering stitches as well as learning a variety of specialty stitches such as Double Fan, Rectangular Jessica, Tramé and Trellis, Diaper patterns and Laid fillings.  This piece is further embellished with Swarovski crystals, pearls, bugle and seed beads.  This is an Intermediate level piece.
Threads used include DMC and Finca Perle Cottons, Kreinik #8 Braid, Planet Earth Silk Opal, Caron Impressions, DMC #5 Perle Cotton Variations, Vineyard Silk, ThreadworX #8 Overdyed Kreinik Braid, and Rainbow Gallery Fyre Works.

The patterns for this piece will be purchased by the chapter, and lessons 1 & 2 will be available at this meeting.  Kits are available for purchase and will include 18-count French Blue mono canvas.  You will need four 12" stretcher bars and the usual sewing supplies.

The December and February meetings will be devoted to continuing work on this piece with lessons 3 & 4 available in December and lessons 5 & 6 in February.  Questions relating to directions or techniques will be emailed to the teacher, and her advice will always be available to us.

Registration to work on this piece must be received by September 1st so that kits can be assembled and patterns ordered.  A coupon is provided to register for this project.

Location:  Duncaster Senior Residence in Bloomfield, CT
Schedule for Saturday:
               10 AM to Noon                  Class
               Noon to 1 PM                     Show and Tell and short meeting
               1 PM to 3:30 PM                 Class


Saturday, December 1st, 2018
            Class continuing "Frozen Reflections"
                    Lessons 3 & 4


Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
            Class continuing "Frozen Reflections"
                    Lessons 5 & 6


Saturday, April 6th, 2019
            Rozashi Class

                  More information in future newsletters


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