6 Hour Classes
Lucky Bookmark in Carrickmacross Lace
Since the recent royal wedding the allure of Carrickmacross lace and its construction has appealed to many embroiderers. Get a taste of this beautiful lace that originated near the city of Carrickmacross in northeast Ireland. Students will learn the basics of organdie appliqué on cotton net as well as the picot edge treatment found on many of these lace pieces.
Gold Couching and Or Nue
The jewel-like colors of autumn leaves glisten on the brilliance of gold couching. This small project is an introductory class in or nue and gold couching. Using some of Treenway Silks' "65 Roses Limited Edition*" silk floss, the overdyed threads lend themselves well to the mottling of fall leaves. The finishing of this project into a brooch or necklace pendant makes it a useful item on which to display your love of surface embroidery.
* A portion of my teaching fee will also go to the Cystic Fibrosis Association.
An Elegant Brooch
Introduction to Goldwork
Feel like royalty when you wear your embroidery. This introduction to goldwork class will teach you the basics of embroidering with gold pearl purl, gold check, and gold-colored metallic threads: Kreinik and Accentuate.
Needle or Shuttle
Tatting can be done with a shuttle or needle. Beginning Shuttle Tatting is taught in 3 separate 2 hour sessions with practice time in between. Beginning Needle Tatting can be taught in one 6 hour session or two 3 hour sessions with practice in between.
Named in honor of a dear friend, the "Marsha" necklace motif features tatting and joining with beads, Victorian sets, and lock joins. Students should bring 2 shuttles or 1 tatting needle, size 20 tatting thread, 8 seed beads loaded on the ball and 46 seed beads that are loose for joins, size 16 or size 15 crochet hook, and usual tatting supplies. The optional split ring chain uses approximately 200 additional seed beads and 100 small bugle beads.
Level: Experienced beginner on up
A Taste of Temari
Try this easy-to-do and addictive Japanese art of the Temari. While you embroider on one you will be thinking of the next! The prewrapped and divided balls help to make this a quick project. All materials you will need come in the kit. Students should bring scissors for thread.
Level: Experienced Beginner on up