Virtual Education Course: Queen Catherine’s Book Cover, Bag, and Pyn Pillow with Carolyn Standing Webb

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Queen Catherine’s Book Cover, Bag, and Pyn Pillow

Stitch a beautiful blackwork set!

Queen Catherine Parr was a beautiful widow when King Henry VIII decided that she would be a perfect sixth wife for him. While you stitch your blackwork pieces, you will learn about the woman who was not only passionate, but intelligent enough to survive Henry.

The project set comprises a tasseled, silk-lined bag with different historical designs on each side; a ribbon-tied, book-shaped box that fits inside the bag; and a pin cushion known as a pyn pillow. The pieces are stitched on one side with the traditional black that gives blackwork its name, accented with gold and silver threads and paillettes. You can stitch the other side with red and green silk, your own color combination, or not at all.

More about this Virtual Education Course

  • Course Details

    Registration: Sept. 6, 2023–Dec. 8, 2023
    Class Dates: Feb. 22, 2024–Feb. 24, 2024
    Skill Level: Experienced beginner
    Class Format: Zoom Sessions
    Cost: Class registration for all students is $120, due in full at time of registration. Kits include printed instructions and are $220, including postage. If you want to use your stash of goldwork supplies instead of purchasing the kit, the pattern with instructions is $40, including postage.
    Kit Contents: Click here to see the list of Kit Contents for this course.

  • About teacher Carolyn Standing Webb

    Carolyn Standing Webb has a degree in education but finds needlework much more rewarding to teach. She grew up in a home where art was a part of everyday life and creativity was encouraged. An EGA member of our Wasatch, Salt Lake City Chapter, she has been a needlework designer and teacher for over twenty years, teaching on the local, regional and national levels. She has a line of patterns available in retail stores. Several pieces of her work have been published in books and magazines and she has won a number of prizes for her needlework. She has her Master Craftsman in Counted Thread. Her goal is to share with her students her love of needlework and to help them relax and enjoy it.

  • FAQs about this Virtual Education Course

    Is there a cancellation and refund policy?
    Because a recording will be available, there will be no cancellations or refunds for Queen Catherine’s project.

    Is there a waiting list?
    Since there are no cancellations for this class, there will not be a waiting list. However, we will start an “Interest List” to gauge if there’s enough interest for her to run the class again.

    How long will recordings be available for Queen Catherine’s Course?
    For one year.

    How long is lunch?
    One hour.

    Can I use my own supplies for the ​​Q​ueen Catherine’s project?
    ​Yes, you may choose to sign up with the instructions only option, no kit. The instructions will include comprehensive finishing instructions. Please see FAQ below regarding the option to purchase finishing supplies.

    Why can’t I sign-up for the “instructions only” option for Queen Catherine’s project?
    After we have 15 sign-ups requesting kits, we will open the “instructions only” option for purchase.

    Will it be possible for those who purchase only the written instructions for Queen Catherine’s project to be able to purchase a finishing kit or the tassels on their own?
    You may purchase a finishing kit that includes the silk ribbon, the silk lining fabric, gold and white sewing thread, comic board and 6 tassels for $56, including postage.

    Or, you may purchase only 6 tassels for $22, including postage.

    These purchases will be made directly through Carolyn.

    What are Virtual Education Courses?
    These are courses via zoom or a similar delivery system in real time using internet with teacher-provided written instructions, online technique or stitch demonstration videos and real-time interaction with the teacher.

    What format will be used for the Virtual Education Courses?
    The Virtual Education Courses will take place entirely on Zoom or similar delivery system. Please read the course description carefully to see if the teacher also provides videos.

    How many members can participate in the Virtual Education Course?
    This number varies depending on each Virtual Education Course itself.

  • What are Virtual Education Courses?

    Virtual Education Courses are EGA’s new interactive offerings. By staying in the comfort of your own home, you won’t have to deal with airline issues, nor pay for a hotel. And even though you’re not in a classroom together, you will still enjoy the companionship of stitching with other like-minded members.