We recently posted information about some exciting Online Studio classes coming up and we want to make sure you don’t miss them! On each class page, you will find information about the class along with a reminder form that you can fill to receive a a reminder when registration opens.
Haystacks of Giverny with Katherine Diuguid – LAST CHANCE!
Registration closes: March 1, 2023. Class schedule: May 3-24, 2023.
Taking inspiration from Monet’s haystacks, students will learn a non-traditional approach to quilting and embroidery. Digitally printed images will be layered and stitched to create a composition unique to each student. Read our Interview with Katherine Diuguid: Color Theory + Impressionistic Practices in Embroidery. Learn more.
Registration: March 1 – April 5, 2023. Class schedule: June 7 – July 19, 2023.
Explore the possibilities of adding color, shading and highlights to simple black work! This class will begin with outlines of the whale and waves; with easy-to-understand instructions, the whale will come alive and be tossed about on a sea of waves with simply the addition of pH neutral textile paint. The back cover is reserved for the maker’s or receiver’s mark in a nautically themed compass. An easily finished and secure four-sided edging completes this small treasure. A fun class for those ready to take their work to the next level with the addition of color, shading and highlights! Learn more.
Registration: April 5 – May 3, 2023. Class schedule: July 5 – August 16, 2023.
Blustery Conditions will lead the stitcher through a review of the basics of Hardanger such as kloster, cable, and blanket stitches, then continue onto more advanced filling stitches and techniques. Learn more.
Registration: May 3, 2023 – June 7, 2023. Class schedule: August 2, 2023 – September 13, 2023.
This patriotic sampler was designed as a tribute to the original Star Spangled Banner, which inspired Francis Scott Key to write our National Anthem. During this class, students will learn over 30 unique stitches: two stitches for each of the 15 red, white, and blue stripes, plus two variations of the Star Eyelet. Learn more.
GCC Lightning Rounds
We currently have 5 GCC Lightning Rounds available for registration through February 28, 2023. While there is not an online component to these correspondence courses, you get to learn directly with your teacher.
Live Lecture Registration Open: Elizabethan Embroidery And The Trevelyon Miscellany Of 1608 with Kathy Andrews — Thomas Trevelyon, a London craftsman of whom little is known, created his miscellany in 1608 when he was about 60 years old. Join Kathy Andrews for a brief overview of the concept of a miscellany. We will see a facsimile of the Miscellany and explore the embroidery designs within. Participants will see both period and current examples of embroidered pieces whose designs are inspired/taken from the Miscellany. Live Lecture Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023 1PM Eastern Live Lecture Registration: February 16 – March 9, 2023 1PM Eastern
Recording Now Available: A Journey into Tibet’s Sacred Textile Art with Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo — A California woman traveled to the seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile in India to manage an economic development fund. In a twist of fate, she ended up sewing pictures of buddhas instead. She ultimately learned that a path is made by walking it, and some of the best paths are made by walking off course.
Coming Soon: How to Research an Antique Sampler with Cindy Steinhoff — An antique sampler reveals some of its physical characteristics and often some information about the girl who stitched it, but what else can it tell us? Cynthia Shank Steinhoff will discuss how she learns more about the samplers she collects and researches. The result is a full documentation of a sampler’s appearance and history. Many of the characteristics that she identifies for older samplers can be used to provide a full description of a needlework piece made today. Live Lecture Date: Sunday, June 11, 2023 1PM Eastern Live Lecture Registration: May 21 – June 9, 2023 1PM Eastern