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Cliff Walk Carry Strap Class

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.

Cliff Walk Carry Strap


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.  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


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

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