Programs

PROGRAMS

Registration forms for all events can be found below and in the current newsletter.

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September 2022 - Needleweaving
with Rick Rack

September 6, 2022 - 10 AM

September 19, 2022 - 7 PM

Taught by Lynne Marihart

We will create a small ornament using perle cotton and rick rack to fashion a lacy spider web. This small piece demonstrates the technique used to create a quite stunning bridal veil on display at Heritage Museum (aka Timothy Whiting house) located in Rochester Minnesota.

October 2022 - Embroidery on Paper

October 4, 2022 - 10 AM
October 17, 2022 - 7 PM

Taught by Wendy Klager

We will create a bookmark on cardstock in this free program in October. The same technique can be used to create greeting cards, gift bags, to embellish scrapbook projects, or to embellish purchased greeting cards.

There will be no cost (and no reservation form) for this program and we are inviting folks who stopped by our demonstration booth at the Minnesota State Fair. Invite a friend.

November 2022 - Silk Ribbon Embroidery Flower Sampler - Part 1

November 1, 2022 - 10 AM
November 21, 2022 - 7 PM

Taught by Martha Duckert

This class 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.

In the class, the basic stitches for each flower will be demonstrated and some time will be allocated to practice a few stitches, then we’ll move on to the next flowers. Once all stitches have been learned, the student can use the remaining time to go back and work on the flower(s) of their choice. Because stitching with silk ribbon takes time and patience, each flower could take 1-2 hours to complete. Additional help beyond the two sessions can be arranged with the teacher.

Information regarding how to apply a design to fabric will be explained, but the kit will include pre-marked fabric, ready to be sewn to save time.

The kit for this project includes the following:

Silk fabric marked with the project pattern

Muslin backing/lining for piece

(4mm) Silk ribbon sufficient for creating each flower (pre-ironed)

Embroidery floss for stems, and spider web

Crewel Needle size 20

Straight pin for inverted stab stitch

Design pattern with stitch key

Student provided materials:

Embroidery needle for floss

Eight or nine-inch embroidery hoop

Scissors

Laying tool (optional) but very useful. Unused golf tee can also be used.

Box to keep project from getting smashed as you transport it.

Class size is limited to 8 students per session. Only 10 kits are available.

Kit cost is $15. A copy of the instructions only for students who will provide their own materials is free. Deadline to sign up is October 1, 2022.

December 2022 - Annual Meeting and Holiday Luncheon

December 3, 2022

more information is coming

January 2023 - Silk Ribbon Embroidery Flower Sampler - Part 2

January 3, 2023 - 10 AM
January 16, 2023 - 7 PM

Continuing the project begun in November 2022.