Online Class: Maple Leaves with Susan Hoekstra

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Maple Leaves

Work with a variety of composite and specialty stitches!

Maple Leaves with teacher Susan Hoekstra offers a chance for the needleworker to work with a variety of composite and specialty stitches in this well-paced class. This design focuses on the triangular center and radiates out to include the rectangular corner sections. The mid-point of the center triangles grabs your eye and helps to incorporate the ‘leaf’ sections of this geometric design. This class also encompasses the teaching of painted canvas within a geometric piece; optional painting of select areas is encouraged.

There will be many types of threads used in this piece in order to facilitate the geometric leaf balance. DMC Perle Cotton, Pepper Pot Silk, Kreinik Braid, Planet Earth Silk and Silk Lamé Braid will all be utilized in this design. ‘Maple Leaves’ is stitched on 18-count canvas measuring 15″ x 15″. The finished size of this fall colored piece is approximately 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2”.

More about Maple Leaves

  • Class Details

    Design size: 10 1/2″ X 10 1/2″
    Skill level: Advanced Intermediate
    Number of lessons: 10
    Class Format: PDF Lessons + Videos + Zoom
    Registration dates: Registration opens on October 6 and closes on November 3, 2021.
    Class schedule: The first lesson will be posted  on January 5, 2022. The following lessons will be posted weekly on January  12, 19 and 26, February 2, 9, 16 and 23 and March 2 and 9, 2022.
    Class cost: Class + Mandatory Kit shipped to US: $164; Class + Kit Shipped to CAN/INT: $180
    Kit contents and supplies needed: The full list of kit contents, and supplies needed can be found here.
    Prerequisites: None

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  • Lessons

  • About teacher Susan Hoekstra

    Susan Hoekstra is a Senior Master Teacher, receiving her certification from the ANG. She has been teaching in Europe and the United States for 23 years and taught classes and studio time in Brussels, BE, London, UK and Utrecht, NL from 1996 to 2001. She is the designer of the 2016 ANG SOTM, “Pineapple Leaves”. She has taught at numerous ANG national seminars, both in person and virtually, as well as presenting color theory talks and needlework classes at the regional level. Her strong belief in color theory greatly influences her way of teaching and she encourages her students to be creative in the stitching process. Her designs focus on “quilt geometrics”, animals and primitives.

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    Please note: Online Studio course and kit fees are non-refundable.