Programs

PROGRAMS

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Temari - Part 1

March 5, 2024 - 10 AM

March 18, 2024 - 7 PM

Taught by Wendy Klager

Learn how to mark a Combination 8 (C8) marking to stitch on this kaleidoscope-like design. This traditional design works best with three colors that are different in value from each other: choose a light, a medium, and a dark color. C8 divisions open the door to creating designs that are more advanced. We will work through together how to mark the C8. Although this design looks complex, the rest of the stitching is not advanced.

There will be two options for this class. Participants can make their own ball in their choice of color or they can choose a prepared ball wrapped in white thread and marked with a light gray thread. Nearly all of the ball will be covered by stitching but small patches of the base will show. Those that make their own ball should use size 8 pearl cotton to mark a Simple 8 division in advance. While I prefer to use a marking thread that matches the base, it can be difficult to see. To make it easier, I suggest choosing either one of the other colors you plan to use or using a darker or lighter shade than your ball.

Students will need to bring three colors of size 5 pearl cotton. One skein of each will be sufficient. Size 8 pearl cotton will also be acceptable but will require more stitching. Students who are making their own ball should also bring size 8 pearl cotton they used to mark their ball.

Saturday Zoom

March Time and Date to be Announced

Stitch-in and more help with setting up Temari

Temari - Part 2

April, 2, 2024 - 10 AM

April 15, 2024 - 7 PM

Taught by Wendy Klager

Learn how to mark a Combination 8 (C8) marking to stitch on this kaleidoscope-like design. This traditional design works best with three colors that are different in value from each other: choose a light, a medium, and a dark color. C8 divisions open the door to creating designs that are more advanced. We will work through together how to mark the C8. Although this design looks complex, the rest of the stitching is not advanced.

There will be two options for this class. Participants can make their own ball in their choice of color or they can choose a prepared ball wrapped in white thread and marked with a light gray thread. Nearly all of the ball will be covered by stitching but small patches of the base will show. Those that make their own ball should use size 8 pearl cotton to mark a Simple 8 division in advance. While I prefer to use a marking thread that matches the base, it can be difficult to see. To make it easier, I suggest choosing either one of the other colors you plan to use or using a darker or lighter shade than your ball.

Students will need to bring three colors of size 5 pearl cotton. One skein of each will be sufficient. Size 8 pearl cotton will also be acceptable but will require more stitching. Students who are making their own ball should also bring size 8 pearl cotton they used to mark their ball.

Ribbon Embroidery - Part 1

May 7, 2024

May 20, 2024

Taught by Martha Duckert

This workshop is intended for an intermediate stitcher who wishes to learn and practice some basic silk ribbon embroidery stitches and techniques in a short amount of time. The workshop will be held in two one-hour sessions a month apart.

This workshop is based on a design by Sarah Homfray. Sarah is a UK based embroider, author, and teacher. She has graciously given us permission to use her material as a teaching tool. We will be using her 43-minute YouTube video where she demonstrates the stitches she uses.

Ribbon Embroidery - Part 2

June 4, 2024 - 10 AM

June 17, 2024 - 7 PM

Taught by Martha Duckert

This workshop is intended for an intermediate stitcher who wishes to learn and practice some basic silk ribbon embroidery stitches and techniques in a short amount of time. The workshop will be held in two one-hour sessions a month apart.

This workshop is based on a design by Sarah Homfray. Sarah is a UK based embroider, author, and teacher. She has graciously given us permission to use her material as a teaching tool. We will be using her 43-minute YouTube video where she demonstrates the stitches she uses.

Stitch-In and Stash Reallocation Sale

July 2, 2024 - 10 AM

July 15, 2024 - 7 PM

Pretty Fall Petite Project

August 6, 2024 - 10 AM

August 19, 2024 - 7 PM

The August program is an EGA Petite Project.  This canvas piece has a counted background stitched over a colored canvas.  After stitching the background, you then embellish the canvas using several surface stitching techniques to create the wheat sheaf, spider, pumpkin and flowers. 

Shibori Ribbon Beaded Brooch 

September 3, 2024 - 10 AM

September 16, 2024 - 7 PM

Taught by Pat Philip