Class Number:  301

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Technique:                           Design Area: 7" x 7"

Proficiency Level: Basic/Intermediate

Kit Cost: $100.00                 Pre-Work:  None

Class Title: Layered Gingko
Teacher: Marylyn Doyle


The layered gingko design combines several embroidery techniques. 

The underlayer is an introduction to basic goldwork using Japanese Gold, crinkle, pearl and check purl, spangles couched with silk sewing thread or silk floss with an introduction to Or Nue technique. This layer is worked on white Dupioni silk mounted on 7" stretcher bars.  The upper layer offers a gingko leaf design worked on Congress cloth using pulled thread stitches with a darning pattern background of white-on-white plus gold thread accents. This layer is mounted on a 10" square frame. This layer is for the advanced beginner/intermediate level, but instructions offer optional pulled thread stitch for the more adventurous stitcher.   A ‘window' is cut out of this top layer When completed, each layer is mounted separately then placed on top of one another leaving the opening to offer a view of the gold gingko underneath. Finishing instructions are part of the class.

Kit Contents:  Kit includes all materials (including stretcher bars), instructions, needles.  Each layer is mounted separately on stretcher bars ready for the first stitch. 


Gold Gingko layer:  


7" x 7" frame 9" x 9" Dupioni fabric with stabilizer underlayer needles couching silk fine and medium crinkle silk floss Japanese Gold pearl purl, fine bright smooth purl, check purl, copper spangles, beeswax, cardboard strip, felt covered roll, 2 pins, velvet board, pencil boxes, folder covers, plastic bags, instructions-20 pages with hand exercises, picture, 3" tape measure, square dowel 


Pulled thread gingko layer:

10" x 10" frame, tacks, congress cloth 10" x 10" + binding, Perle cotton # 12, Perle cotton # 8, RG Coronet Braid #4, 3 needles, wire, white covered instructions folder, large and small plastic bags


Each layer is mounted separately on stretcher bars ready for the first stitch.  

Student Provides:  Students to bring typical sewing supplies, clamp or weight, a not-so-good scissors to cut the metal threads, extra lighting and magnification if used. This is ‘close' work. 

Class Number:  302

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Technique:  Silk & Metal on Canvas     

Design Area:  6" x 12" on 13" x 16" congress cloth

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate         

Kit Cost: $145.00  Stretcher bars may be purchases separately, $6.50


Class Title: A Toast To Tiffany
Teacher: Kay Stanis


Combining two techniques that Tiffany was known for: stained glass and jewelry; we will develop a precious landscape gem in silk and metal needlework.

The interior depicts a hillside of trees and water against a pale morning sky in space dyed silks in satin, laid, and renaissance stitches--some with padding. The borders are worked in combinations of sequins, beads, Jessica and composite stitches in silk and braids. These are joined in embellished waffle stitches. Student knowledge of Hilton type stitches will be helpful.

Kit Contents:  All materials necessary to complete the design except the working frame.  

Student Provides:  Stretcher bars, see kit cost, small frame magnet set (a.k.a. needle minder magnets), metal cutting scissors, thimble, devise for holding the frame steady and flat, laying tool. lamp and magnifier if needed. The usual needlework tools including a cover for transporting the work.

Class Number:  303

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Technique:  Hardanger            Design Area:  16 squares, 5" to 6"

Proficiency Level: Intermediate

Kit Cost: $50.00                       Pre-Work:  None

Class Title: Hardanger Fillings: A Sample Notebook
Teacher: Jane Ellen Balzuweit


In this notebook class students will learn 16 different filling stitches and 8 Kloster variations. The different fillings will be variations on cutting threads and weaving remaining threads. There will be a discussion on how to use the different fillings in the students’ various future projects. 

Students will determine the size of linen they like to work with and threads to fit this linen. 

Kit Contents:  Instructional book, small wooden hoop, several sizes of tapestry needles, small scissors (my favorite Hardanger scissors), plastic sleeves to hold samples.

There will be available for students use: a variety of specialty threads and various counts of linen pieces to enable students to try different and a variety of each.

Student Provides:  Linen or Hardanger fabric in the count they like to use and two sizes of threads to fit these fabrics. I go into depth in the student letter. They will need enough fabric to have approximately 16 squares 5” to 6” size. These can be fun their stash. These do not have to be all the same count linen, merely scraps.