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401 Back to Basics Level 3 taught by Tony Minieri

The third installation in the series of classes that comprise Back to Basics The Right Way: Bad Habits Broken Here steps it up a notch. Here the goal is to take all of the techniques and tools reviewed in the first two classes and incorporate them into more difficult stitching. Added embellishment to the canvas through needle lace, cut and drawn work, more blackwork, and the different methods of combining them all will be practiced. Textures, directional stitching, combination of threads, choosing the number of threads based on weight of the stitch, stitches from Brazilian tapestry work, overlapping stitches and more will be covered in this class.

As always, the student will work each stitch as Tony describes best practices, works with each student, tells stories and encourages fun through needle work.

Registration for Back to Basics Level III requires completion of Back to Basics I and II.

Specifications: TBD

 

Kit Cost: TBD

Skill Level: Advanced-Intermediate

January 17 - 20, 2020


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402 Embellishment Class taught by Julia Snyder

Embellishment Class: work on all the different areas of the canvas that you bring to class.  At the end of class you should have 80 to 100% of the threads pulled and stitches worked out.

Specifications: TBD

Kit Cost: TBD

Skill Level: TBD

January 17 - 20, 2020


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AVailable in two colorways

403 Cathedral taught by Kurdy Biggs

Cathedral is my interpretation of a kaleidoscopic stained glass window.  As you rotate the design, just like a kaleidoscope, you see the many stitches differently.   We will use a stitch library of over 40 stitches as we bring Cathedral to life on the canvas. The sheen of silks and metallics will bring a glow to our window as we stitch the center Star outward.  When the stitching is completed an array of crystals, seed beads, cube beads and bugle beads will add additional depth and light to our cathedral window.

Kit Contents: Notre Dame: Your kit will include a 15” x 15” bronze painted , 18 mono canvas, threads from Rainbow Gallery include Elegance, Petite Silk Lame’ Braid, Petite Very Velvet, Crystal Braid, Kreinik, along with other threads, beads, crystals, needles and instructions complete the kit. Westminster Abbey: Your kit will include a 15” x 15” French Blue 18 mono canvas, threads from Treenway Silks include Harmony, Tranquility, Zen Shin and Kreinik, along with other threads, beads, crystals, needles and instructions complete the kit.

Kit Cost: TBD

Skill Level: Intermediate 

January 17 - 20, 2020

Specifications: Design size 10” x 10'“


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404 Embellishment w/ Stitch Concepts taught by Mary Legallet

Bring whimsicalstitch.com's crisp, classic style to the piece of your choice. whimsicalstitch.com will prepare a Stitch Concept (customized stitch guide with diagrams, written instruction and insight, and thread lists) for the student based on the communicated stitch skill level. The stitches will be gorgeous and include beautiful threads and other appropriate accents, such as ribbons, stumpwork, or beading. The possibilities are endless!

Specifications: TBD

Kit Cost: TBD

Skill Level: TBD

January 17 - 20, 2020


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405 Special Halloween Melissa Shirley taught by Robin King  

Robin King LOVES Halloween. This year Robin is collaborating with Melissa Shirley Designs on a new Halloween Canvas for CANVAS 2020. The design is still on Melissa’s drawing board, but Robin will be sure to bring her favorite techniques for a spooky-fun stitching experience. The stitch guide will be comprehensive with photos and diagramed charts. Be the first to join the fun in this 4-day Special Halloween Melissa Shirley class.

Specifications: TBD

Kit Cost: TBD

Skill Level: TBD

January 17 - 20, 2020


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406 Bailey Jack Pitcher of Flowers taught by Sherry Bray  

Want a fun and pretty canvas loaded with different techniques and stitches?  Then this is for you!  We will be using beading effects, silk ribbon applications and discuss the various stitch choices, and the one that did not make the cut…And still a fun canvas to stitch despite my cussing (just kidding).  We will discuss and execute the various techniques for accomplishing dimension on the canvas.  We will even incorporate a crochet stitch in beads just because we can.

We will be working on a whimsical Jack Bailey design for four days. We will be working on different techniques including stitches, beadwork, silk ribbon and depth perception. 

We will be working on this Jack Bailey canvas which lends itself to so many possibilities in stitching, not to mention it’s so stinkin’ happy. We will be discussing depth perception and what is the star of the canvas. We will apply several techniques including stump work, beading, silk ribbon and different stitches for the project. My outlook on needlepoint is that it is supposed to be fun and enjoyable. The canvas is perfect and guaranteed to make you smile.

Specifications: Design size 12” x 12.5”

Kit Cost: TBD

Skill Level: TBD

January 17 - 20, 2020


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407 Beaded Bermuda Reef taught by Kathy Rees  

Create your own reef with a variety of threads, textured stitches, and beaded embroidery. Layers of threads and stitches create the triangular areas around the “reef” of beaded embroidery. 3 color ways available

Students will be given instructions to reproduce my beaded design area but will also be encouraged to put their own spin on it. Kits will include a bead package but will also be able to select from an assortment of beads and embellishments I bring to class.

Specifications: TBD

Kit Cost: TBD

Skill Level: TBD

January 17 -20, 2020


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408 Klimt Kimono taught by Toni Gerdes  

Gustav Klimt may be best known for his painting, The Kiss (1907-08), done during his Golden Phase. This kimono combines Klimt love of costume with elements of many of the Golden Phase paintings including The Tree of Life (1905) as well as The Kiss. Combining many silk and metallic threads this “artist kimono” will make a wonderful commemoration of a historic artists’ work. Silks will include Planet Earth, City Needlework, Dinky Dyes and others and will create a beautiful intermediate level design on 18ct. sandstone canvas. Design size is 8 .” x 11 ó”.

  • Enjoy the process of creating another “Art” Kimono (The Wright Kimono was the 1st and Mackintosh Rose Kimono was the 2nd).

  • Learn the history of Gustav Klimt, a symbolist painter of the Vienna Secession movement.

  • Work with the newest beautiful silk threads as well as some tried and true.

  • Explore the world of small stitches to fill the many earth tone filled areas of the kimono.

  • Learn to highlight the design with several metallic threads.

Specifications: TBD

Kit Cost: TBD

Skill Level: TBD

January 17 -20, 2020