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               Neapolitan Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America
 
    
 
                                                             


                                                        Naples, Florida


 General Meetings will start in October 2019  

Our 'Season' has ended with a lovely luncheon at the Marco Island Yacht Club.  We will start regular General Meetings this coming October, 2019.  Until then, we will be meeting at members' homes and having stitch-ins.  Check the calendar for dates and where the stitch-ins will be.  When our next 'Season' starts in October, we will be meeting at the Fire and Life Safety Building which is located at 2700 Horseshoe Drive N, Naples, FL.  Horseshoe Drive is off of Airport-Pulling Rd, just north of the Naples Airport.  Go west at the stoplight situated right by the Race Trac gas station at the corner of Airport-Pulling and Horseshoe Dr.  Be aware that there are no street signs at the stoplight that say Horseshoe Dr.  Go West at the light, and the building will be on your left.  The building has a large parking lot and sits far back from the road.  Keep your eyes open! 





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.




International Teacher Tour 2019

Our chapter has been chosen to be one of the hosts of an International Teacher through the National EGA.  We will be hosting Gary Clarke, and he will be teaching a 2-day class on Wednesday and Thursday, November 20-21, 2019.  His class, Sea Turtle, consists of embroidery on organza.


This project has a very tropical look; the turtle is in full focus around the face and blends off as the water distorts the image.  In this project the stage (under the embroidery) is pre-printed and also embroidered in simple stitches, only a few fish are highlighted with stitching.  The student will get a feel for stitching on organza and tips for this style of work.  It is not difficult, but the security of a teacher to start off and guide is comforting and makes for a relaxed class.

The aim of this class is to become aware of the potential in organza.  It is also a lesson in less is more, in sketching a subject, then training the viewer to where their eye needs to go.

Technique: Organza Embroidery

Skill Level: Intermediate

Design Size: 12" x 12"

Pre-Work: None

Kit Contents: Organza, Printed Cotton, Thread, Needle, Work Frame, Instructions and DVD

Class Dates: Wednesday & Thursday, November 20-21, 2019

Fees: $95.00 for Neapolitan Chapter Members
         $125.00 for Non-Chapter Members

Deposit: NON-REFUNDABLE $35.00 due upon signing up for class

Location: Community Room in Miromar Lakes

Sign up: Contact Betty Baechle at betbaechle@comcast.net.

Last day to register and pay in full is August 2, 2019


                      

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
The Neapolitan Chapter will be having a stitch-in at the Central Library, on Central Ave, close to downtown Naples, on July 30.  Come visit us as we celebrate and promote our love for embroidery. 






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We are the Neapolitan Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America (EGA), and, as such, part of EGA's Sun Region which encompasses all of the Florida chapters and Bermuda.  The mission of EGA is to inspire a passion for the needle arts through education and its heritage.



Mission Statement: 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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