Online Class: Kiss Me Under the Mistletoe with Celeste Chalasani

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Kiss Me Under the Mistletoe

Create an elegant Stumpwork ornament!

Remember sweet kisses under the mistletoe while you create this elegant Stumpwork ornament. In this class, students first learn to transfer the design using the “tissue paper” method. Then we’ll explore introductory Stumpwork embroidery techniques as students pad with stitches and wrap beads to create berries. Finally, we’ll finish the embroidery into ornaments using festive velvet ribbon. Finishing materials, instructions for both left-handed and right handed stitchers, and video links for stitch and technique demos are included.

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  • Class Details

    Design size: 1-1/2″ by 3-1/2″
    Skill level: All
    Registration dates: Registration opens April 6 and closes May 4, 2022.
    Number of lessons: 5
    Class Format: PDF Lessons + Video
    Class schedule: The first lesson will be posted to this page on July 6 and the following lessons will be posted July 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 2022.
    Class cost: Class + Required Kit: $65 shipping to US; $78 Shipping to Canada; $90 shipping to Australia and $85 shipping to other international locations.
    Kit contents and supplies needed: Silk shantung, cotton fabric, stranded cotton thread, beads, felt, needles, and finishing supplies.
    Students will also need: 6” embroidery hoop; scissors for cutting fabric and felt; acid free glue stick, and usual stitching supplies. Magnification is highly recommended.
    Prerequisites: Experience with surface embroidery encouraged

  • About teacher Celeste Chalasani

    Celeste Chalasani is a designer who specializes in stumpwork and teaches at chapter workshops and at regional and national seminars. Celeste has been published in Needle Arts, Piecework Magazine, and GPR Designers 2012.

    Celeste is enrolled in the National Academy of NeedleArts (NAN) Teachers’ Certification program. “Teaching Stumpwork is a labor of love for me. I am passionate about sharing what I know. I approach teaching from the understanding that different people learn in different ways. I strive to provide clear written instructions with step by step color photos, orally explain the technique with color coded visual aids, demonstrate stitches and techniques, and work one on one with each student as they practice their techniques.”

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