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Queen Catherine’s Book Cover, Bag, & Pyn Pillow
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Catherine Parr was a beautiful widow when King Henry VIII decided that she would be a perfect sixth wife. As you stitch your blackwork sweet bag and book, you will learn about the woman who was not only passionate, but also intelligent enough to survive Henry.
The three related project pieces are 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 in the time of Henry and Catherine. The bag and the book-shaped box are stitched not only with the traditional black that gives blackwork its name, accented with gold and silver threads and paillettes, but also with red and green silk.
Join us for this three-day, intermediate-level class in Salt Lake City in April 2023. There will be enough time to perfect your double-running stitch and learn when blackwork can and cannot be reversible. We will explore several shading techniques that include different sizes of threads and how to add metal threads to your patterns. You will learn how to stitch more than two dozen blackwork patterns and how to vary them. We will work with various metal threads including gold wire, pearl purl, lizerine, and bright check.
The class includes materials, instructions, charts, and diagrams showing how to hand-finish your bag and book cover. The pyn pillow directions allow you to practice finishing before you tackle the bag and book. The class kit includes complete, illustrated instructions and all materials necessary to complete the project.
Students should bring standard stitching supplies, a second pair of scissors for cutting metal threads, and additional light and magnification, if desired.
Learn more and Register: Download the Brochure
More about this Extended Study Program
Date: Arrive on Wednesday April 19; depart on April 23 or 24, 2023
Fees: The fee for this program is $650.00. The kit fee is included. Send the deposit of $100.00 and the completed, signed registration form to EGA Headquarters to reserve your space. Non-participants may join us for the reception, breaks, tour, and other activities for $125.
Pay the deposit by visiting egausa.org/esp2023; or by including a check made out to EGA with your mailed form; or by completing credit card info on the form.
Wednesday, April 19, 6pm – 8 pm Reception
Thursday, April 20 – Tour -TBA
Friday – Sunday, April 21-23 – Our deep dive into stitching blackwork accessories suitable for a queen.
The Hilton Garden Inn is in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Find shopping, boutiques and world-class restaurants within walking distance. Easily travel to and from the Salt Lake City Airport via the hotel’s complimentary shuttle or the local train. Rooms with King-size beds are available for $169/night plus tax.
Deadline for hotel reservation is March 20, 2023.
Register using the Booking Link or calling 1-800-HILTONS for reservations. Identify yourself as part of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America, using the code EGA ESP 2023, to receive the group rate. Attendees are required to stay at the hotel. EGA will assist participants seeking a roommate.
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn – Salt Lake City Downtown, UT
Group Name: EGA ESP 2023
Arrival Date: 4/19/2023
Departure Date: 4/24/2023
Cut-off Date: 3/20/2023
Guest room Wi-Fi, Parking, Airport shuttle, Breakfast daily, Non-smoking rooms, indoor pool, On-site restaurant, Fitness center, Business Center and Pet-friendly rooms.
Pre- and post-event room rates will be the same as the event rate two days before and two days after the event
Rooms must be confirmed no later than March 20, 2023. Individual cancellations must be received no later than 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival.
Cancellations received within 48 hours of the reservation will be billed one night’s room and tax.
About Instructor 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.
Questions and more information
For further info or questions, contact ESP Chair Melinda Sherbring | firstname.lastname@example.org | (310) 265-6078
Class Cancellation Policy: At EGA’s discretion, the class may be cancelled for insufficient enrollment, teacher or their family’s illness or death, an act of nature, or other emergency. Student workshop registration fee reimbursement or credit will be issued. Travel cost is the sole responsibility of the student.
Student Cancellation policy
- The canceling student must notify the ESP Chair in writing, via email or USPS, of their cancellation.
- Student cancellations received on or before March 1, 2023 will receive a full refund, minus the nonrefundable deposit.
- Student cancellations received between March 1 and April 19, 2023:
- A full refund will be given to the student’s estate in the event of a student’s death.
- A full refund, minus the nonrefundable deposit, will be given to a student who is in the military and not able to attend the event due to reassignment.
- A full refund, minus the nonrefundable deposit, will be given in the event of the death of a member of the student’s immediate family. Immediate family is defined as the spouse, or the student or spouse’s child, parent, sibling, grandchild, or grandparent.
- A partial refund may be granted in the event of serious illness of the student or an immediate family member, or a natural disaster preventing the student’s attendance. Consideration in determining the amount of the refund shall be given after the cost incurred by the event is determined.
About Extended Study Programs
Extended Study Programs feature outstanding teachers for a few days of concentrated study and learning, allowing students to enjoy an in-depth exploration of one area of needle art while experiencing the culture and community of the selected site — a unique immersion.