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               Neapolitan Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America
 
    
 
                                                             


                                                        Naples, Florida

 !!!!!  NOVEMBER GENERAL MEETING CANCELLED !!!!!

!!!!!  ONE TIME ONLY - MEET AT SUZI BLOEMKER'S HOME INSTEAD  !!!!!  

We have Gary Clarke coming in November and one of his class days falls on our General Meeting day.  We didn't do this on purpose, it's the day we were given by National that Gary would be here.  Many members signed up for this class, so we decided not to have a regular General Meeting, but instead meet at Suzi Bloemker's home.  If you want to come and are not on our member email list, please contact Suzi at PresidentNeapolitan@aol.com 

January  2020 - Our 4th Wednesday Stitch-in starts at - The Vineyards  -- 6175 Reserve Circle - There is a gate code contact Kathy Egan  The building is immediately on your left after entering.  A few parking spots in front for those who can't walk far and other spots are along the street if you turned left and also 4 if you kept going straight past the building on the left.

   

The January General Meeting will be in the Storytime room of the Central Library starting at 9:30 am.  We are not sure if we will be meeting at the Central Library after January.  We are searching for another place to meet.  





Turkish Delight Beading Class
Feb. 13-14, 2020
                    

Barbara Ellis’  beaded necklace set - Turkish Delight, is coming to our Chapter next February!

    This necklace can be worn for casual daytime, a more festive event, or perhaps date night. Wear just the short necklace alone, or the long one alone, or wear both at the same time. You decide. As you read the description you can see there is lots to learn. Once you learn all these techniques you are good to go in lots of creative directions.

            This is a duel strand infinity style necklace that specializes in multi-rope variations that are connected using coin pearls and jewel stones. Each section and portion of the necklace is created one at a time and connected to create one 78” long necklace and one shorter 18” necklace finished with a charm and drop focal piece. Really fun to create and there will be
several kits to choose from including purple haze, ivory coast, and midnight clouds. 

Course Outline: Learn to make this bead multi-strand necklace. This is offered as a two-day workshop.  Students will learn basic bead rope stitches, including the Russian, cellini, netting, right angle weave, and variations of herringbone twist.

Class Goals: To get a good start on all elements of this project and a good understanding of how to complete this piece at home by the end of class. To inspire others
to explore, create, and recruit new bead weavers with your enthusiasm. 

Dates: February 13-14, 2020
Class Fee for Chapter Members: $145.00
Class Fee for Non-Chapter Members: $175.00
Deposit: $70 non-refundable
Final Payment Due: January 13, 2020
Make your check out to Neapolitan Chapter of EGA. Once your deposit or full payment has been received your name will be added to the class list.




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January 2020 Goldwork Class
Designed for Neapolitan Chapter
By Deborah Merrick-Wilson
Of the Smithsonian Institute 







“A Taste of Tudor” Class Description
© 2019 Deborah Merrick-Wilson

Medieval through early modern, English precious metal embroideries were a large part of the
international marketplace and were so highly respected as to be known simply as “Opus
Anglicanum.”

As a discipline unto itself, there are no prerequisites for this two-day class which introduces embroiderers
of all ability levels to the techniques and materials utilized during the reign of the Tudors when adorning
furnishings, royal and clerical vestments and heraldic devices of all kinds. It is helpful if one is
comfortable manipulating a threaded needle.

Included in the class kit are 14 different gilt and silver gilt threads, plates, spangles, and beads,
imported from the goldsmith house that is purveyor to Queen Elizabeth II, as well as all other
materials required for completion of the project. These are applied to a silk ground suited to a
variety of end uses. Among other techniques, students will learn proper mounting of ground, easy,
no-fail, design transfer, chipping over string and felt padding, invisible couching and overstitching of
pearl purl, contoured and proud chipping, multiple methods of spangle application, seeding and
fabrication of a tiny metal “bug.” All techniques will be demonstrated prior to students attempting
them and information on how to avoid common pitfalls before they occur will be provided.
In addition to usual stitching supplies attendees must bring two pairs of 9” x 9”, regular weight
stretcher bars with needlework tacks for mounting and a frame weight, clamp or stand in order to
have both hands free for executing the techniques. A pair of very finely pointed tweezers (3”
curling irons are ideal) is recommended but not mandatory. Supplemental magnification and/or
lighting is at the discretion of the individual student.

Date: January 16-17, 2020

Class Fee for Chapter Members: $113.00

Class Fee for Non-Chapter Members: $143.00

Non-Refundable Deposit: $40.00

Final Payment Due: November 22, 2019

Class Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Class will be held in a community room in Miromar Lakes. Bring 2 pairs of 9” x 9” stretcher bars,
tacks, frame weight or floor stand. A pair of very finely pointed tweezers, cordless light, and
magnification, if needed.
Contact Betty Baechle at betbaechle@comcast.net to sign up.








                      

A picture from our 2018 Art of Needlework Exhibit









                                                           








THE ART OF NEEDLEWORK EXHIBIT 2020 

OUR BIENNIAL EXHIBIT WILL BE TAKING PLACE

IN MARCH OF NEXT YEAR!!

          DATE - MARCH 4-6, 2020
             PLACE - COMMUNITY ROOM OF THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS
                             1100 IMMOKALEE RD, NAPLES, FL

       WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR NEXT EXHIBIT WILL BE HELD IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM OF THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS HEADQUARTERS.  AFTER PULLING ONTO ARTHREX BLVD, AT THE STOP LIGHT ON IMMOKALEE RD, THE NDN BUILDING WILL BE ON THE RIGHT. COME IN THROUGH THE FRONT ENTRANCE AND THE ROOM  IS TO THE LEFT.  OUR MEMBERS HAVE BEEN WORKING ON SOME VERY BEAUTIFUL PROJECTS AND ARE EXCITED TO BE IN THIS FACILITY.  COME BACK HERE FOR UPDATES AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE DATE.   
 

Current News for July 2019

The Chapter has filled a library display case at the Estates Library 1266 Golden Gate Blvd.  These pieces will be on display during the months of July thru August.  Go check them out!
            

























WORLD EMBROIDERY DAY - JULY 30, 2019

     Some of our members spent the day at the Central Library in Naples, to try and spread the word about World Embroidery Day.  We had kits to hand out and information for those interested.  Here are a few pictures of the event.  

  








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We are the Neapolitan Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, and, as such, part of EGA's Sun Region which encompasses all of the Florida chapters and Bermuda.  

EGA's Mission: The mission of the Embroiderers' Guild of America is to inspire passion for the needle arts through education and the celebration of its heritage.


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     Chapter Outreach  
 For over a decade members have stitched "Home Sweet Habitat" samplers which are framed and presented to the new owners of Habitat homes at their dedication ceremony.



                                                  

We did this piece, "Florida Palm",  in a class taught by Gail Sirna

                                       


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