Avondale is an exploration of a summer garden using basic crewel embroidery stitches in interesting combinations. Students may choose their own color palette from the Appleton Crewel Wool collection if they desire. Although beginner stitches and blocking techniques are reviewed, it is recommended that the student have some experience in crewel embroidery at a beginner level.
Project: A picture or a pillow
Size: Embroidery is 9 1/2 inches tall by 7 inches wide
Color: Student’s choice
Supplies: Approximately $ 75, Linen twill, Appleton Crewel Wool, needles, hoop
Skill Level: Advanced beginner, Intermediate
Prerequisites: Some experience in crewel embroidery at the beginner level is necessary
Time: 6-9 months, 6 meetings
Fee: $175 per group
Text: $40 per student; 52 pages with color scans of stitched piece
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About teacher Carol Peao Currier
Carol Currier is certified by the National Academy of Needlearts (NAN) as a surface embroidery teacher. She served on the national board of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA) for eight years including as national President from 2007-2009. Carol is currently the EGA Chair of the Master Craftsman program in crewel embroidery. She was honored in the September 2018 Needle Arts as Designer Across America. Carol holds memberships in EGA, NAN, American Needlepoint Guild (ANG), and National Association of Needlework Teachers (NETA). She is a partner in a needlework shop in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
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