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

Connecticut River Valley Chapter
June 2018
October 2018
December 2018
February 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, June 2nd, 2018
        "Treasure" - Workshop with Lynn Payette

'Treasure' by Lynn Payette

Join us for this day as we have fun with Lynn and her amazing ideas for embroidering.  The schedule for the day is as follows:

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

'Treasure', a pendant or pin, teaches the student unique techniques for working with different threads, sheer and metallic fabrics, nettings, handmade paper, and beads, as well as a fool-proof finishing method.

The student will finish 'Treasure' so that it can be used as either a pendant or pin.

Note:  Student will furnish their own neck chain, if desired.

Kit fee:  $60
Registration Deadline:  ASAP

A coupon is provided to register for this meetimg.

The following is Lynn's welcome letter to class members:

  Welcome to the class "Treasure".  You will need to bring the following supplies to class:
Stretcher bars - 5" x 5" and tacks to mount the Congress Cloth
Assorted needles -- including: #22 chenille, #18 chenille, #22 tapestry, #8 or #7 crewel, and a beading needle
Invisible thread
Gluestick -- not the blue or purple type (be sure to check this, as blue or purple gluestick will stain the fabric, and become permanent.)
Scissors -- small, very sharp; and paper scissors (these should be small)
A few small bags to separate the threads (if you wish)
A few common pins
A "C" clamp or other method of securing your working frame to the table
Additional lighting and magnification, if desired
A pillowcase or other means of covering your work for transport
Note:  If you would like to make "Treasure" into a pendant, please bring along the chain that you will be using, so that you are able to create the correct size loops for the chain to go through.
I look forward to meeting you and teaching you "Treasure".  I know that you will enjoy making it as much as I did.


Saturday, October 13th, 2018
            Class starting "Frozen Reflections" 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.

Saturday, December 1st, 2018
            Class continuing "Frozen Reflections"


Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
            Class continuing "Frozen Reflections"



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