NEW CLASSES AND EVENTS
The Ruby Chrysanthemum Shawl Pin
The Embroiderer's Guild of America
EGA BROADWAY BOUND NATIONAL SEMINAR
August 23, 2022 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Marriott Marquis NYC Hotel
I am so excited to announce that I will be teaching a mini class — my "Ruby Chrysanthemum Shawl Pin" from my new book,
Revisit an exciting heritage craft technique that is fun to learn, and is a great stash busting craft. Dorset button making is a useful and creative way to embellish embroidery projects, fasten clothing items, and make gorgeous jewelry. Students will learn how to apply traditional thread-wrapped button making techniques to create a sumptuous variegated ruby colored shawl pin framed by wraps of rich gold thread. This versatile project can be used as a brooch, a key fob, or for many other types of ornamentation. This 2-hour class (7 – 9 pm) includes an interesting slideshow and an entertaining lecture about traditional Dorset button history, as well as an introduction to all of the original steps used to create these fiber treasures.
Available to EGA members. If you are not a member, this is a really great time to sign up to become a part of one of the most interesting and prestigious textile organizations in the US. Beginning crafters are always welcome.
KNIT+ESCAPE DORSET BUTTON VIRTUAL CLASS
I am really looking forward to the Dorset Button Class that I will be teaching on September 24, 2021 for the KNIT+ESCAPE virtual retreat. Visit knitandescape.com for more information.
I love to teach Dorset button making-- it is a simple and rewarding class that I think you will enjoy! All you need is love of fiber, and a desire to have fun! No prior skills are needed, and the supply list is inexpensive and accessible. The buttons are so lovely and versatile-- among other things, you can use them as buttons for your knit and crocheted projects, as jewelry, shawl pins, hair clips, and ornaments, too. I hope you will join me!
KARIN LARSSON : CONSUMMATE NEEDLE CRAFT ARTIST
Karin Larsson was a co-creator of the home décor and lifestyle movement that we have come to know as “Swedish Style”. Often eclipsed by her famous artist husband, Carl, her imaginative tapestries and textiles are now as revered as his paintings of their home and family life. Come discover Karin’s world of knitting, sewing, weaving, spinning, embroidery, and design in this engaging virtual lecture on September 18th at 1 pm on Zoom.
You are invited!! Tickets are $10.00 each. Please go to SCANDICENTER.ORG for more information.
Cliff Walk Carry Strap Class EGA
The Cliff Walk Carry Strap is a beautiful and practical on trend accessory that will elevate any tote or handbag that you have. As any reader of fashion blogs or magazines knows, a handbag strap is a modern "must have" and the classic design, pure linen fabric, and cotton threads make this a timeless treasure that you will wear often to display your needlework with pride.
THE CLIFF WALK CARRY STRAP EGA CLASS
Whenever I head anywhere north with my family, we always detour to wander the fabled scenic cliff walk, which meanders along the eastern shore of Newport, RI. There is something breathtaking about the juxtapositions of the magnificent architecture of Gilded Age mansions set against a turbulent shoreline, accessible by a rocky path that is punctuated with seasonal flowers.
The simplicity of crisp modified Smyrna cross stitches represents the gorgeous stone and fretwork that abounds, and the summer nosegay at the bottom is evocative of the glorious thistle , wild roses, and straw flowers that grace the shoreline. The counted work portion of this strap is relaxing and pleasurable to stitch, and the bouquet at the bottom is comprised of a few simple embroidery stitches, that will pique your interest, and advance your repertoire. Because there is no kit , this is an excellent stash buster and a wonderful way to make something both lovely and useful.
The Cliff Walk Carry Strap is a design that I will be teaching for an online EGA ( Embroiderer's Guild of America) class hosted by the Metropolitan Region. Registration is now open to all EGA members and will close June 30, 2021. The cost for the class, which includes the teaching fee and instructions is $40.00. All three lessons will be provided via e-mail on September 13, 2021. I will be available for questions until November 30, 2021.
If you are interested, just visit the EGA website: www. EGAUSA.org and search for Cliff Walk. That should direct you to a link for the EGA blog. The information is on their blog.
I am really looking forward to teaching this class and I have been hard at work putting together a fun, and simple to follow lesson plan. If you do not belong to the EGA, whether you are a beginner or an expert, I can only encourage you to join. They have different types of memberships, which is ideal for people who want to get involved and attend local meetings, and equally ideal for people who just want to reap the benefits of their amazing resources and information online. The choice is up to you, and I am sure that you will be absolutely dazzled by the amount of inspiration that you will find on their site.
Embroidered Coaster For the Scandinavian Cultural Center
May 16, 2021
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: LEARN TO EMBROIDER A SWEDISH COASTER
I am excited to be teaching a virtual workshop for embroiderers of any skill level for the Scandinavian Cultural Center in Waltham MA.
The workshop will cover how to craft your own Swedish themed coaster with French knot bilberries , lazy daisy Marguerite daisies, and tre kronor made of lazy daisy and straight stitches on a Swedish blue background. The coaster is neatly buttonholed together.
I designed this daisy coaster design especially for the SCC. Perfect for your midsummer celebration! Fabric, thread and needle included in the workshop fee.
Friday, May 21st | 7pm | $25; $15 for Members