2021 Region Mini Classes

Welcome to the Region Mini Classes Page!

Our Great Lakes Region will be hosting four mini-classes on the night of Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

Registration for these classes is done separately from seminar registration and must be done using this Registration Form.

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  • GLR1 Eric’s Game

    Taught by Mary Knapp (view bio)
    August 31, 2021
    Chicago IL

    Tuesday evening mini-classes are presented by the Great Lakes Region and require a separate Registration Form from the seminar registration. Cost of a class is $50 plus kit fee. Start your seminar off with one of these great classes!

    Colors are Bright! and based on Black Opal overdyed silk. Light carnation, light pink, light and dark lavender, light bright turquoise, chartreuse silk and metallic braid. Stitches used: border smyrna, star eyelets, iris motif, irregular eyelet, woven cross stitch motif, center motif partial walneto, star eyelet and metallic eyelet.

    Technique: Counted Thread
    Proficiency: Intermediate
    Kit Cost: $30
    Design Area: 6¼” x 6¼”
    Kit Contents: 18 count 12” x 12” mono canvas – black iridescent, Dinky Dyes Black Opal, Rainbow Gallery Splendor, Kreinik #4 braid, Anchor floss, DMC pearl, DMC floss, Needles and marker pin.
    Student to provide: 12” x 12” stretcher bars and usual stitching supplies. (Note: Octagon box or frame is not included in the kit)

  • GLR2 Ring Around The Rosey…

    Taught by Wendy Moore (view bio)
    August 31, 2021
    Chicago IL

    Tuesday evening mini-classes are presented by the Great Lakes Region and require a separate Registration Form from the seminar registration. Cost of a class is $50 plus kit fee. Start your seminar off with one of these great classes!

    Take a spin around a multi-colored Milanese Pinwheel and learn how to stitch a colorful Giant Jessica. Using multiple threads, watch the circle change color seamlessly. You will leave this class a little less intimidated by Jessicas and create a beautiful ornament in the process. The rainbow-colored ornament uses simple perle cottons. Four color choices available with appropriately sized threads: Multi on ecru/gold canvas; multi metallic on antique blue canvas; poinsettia red and green on opalescent canvas; sunflower yellow and green on vintage ecru canvas.

    Technique: Counted Canvas
    Proficiency: Basic/Intermediate
    Kit Cost: $35
    Design Area: 4” x 4” Circle
    Kit Contents: Instructions, 18 count canvas mounted on stretcher bars, photos, threads, needles, and a button form and finishing materials for creating a circular ornament.
    Student to Provide: Frame or frame-weight if desired, usual stitching supplies to include a laying tool, and light and magnification if desired

  • GLR3 Contemporary Norweave

    Taught by Birgit Routsala (view bio)
    August 31, 2021
    Chicago IL

    Tuesday evening mini-classes are presented by the Great Lakes Region and require a separate Registration Form from the seminar registration. Cost of a class is $50 plus kit fee. Start your seminar off with one of these great classes!

    Norweave is the English name for needlepoint originating in Scandinavia (Norweave after Norway). Although a generic term for embroidery done on canvas, it refers to a couple of widely used stitches. When the canvas is completely covered, it is called klostersöm (cluster stitch) using Gobelin or satin needlepoint stitch. This class will cover the basics of Norweave with a brief talk on history of Norweave (10-12 minutes) then a demonstration of basic stitch and explanation of patterns. Students will work on piece for 2 hours. Class will end with a demo/lecture on beaded fringe and finishing techniques. Students will choose from three different Chicago buildings, each with unique architectural elements to stitch a broach using the Norweave technique in contemporary applications.

    Technique: Canvas Embroidery
    Proficiency: Basic/Intermediate
    Kit Cost: $11
    Design Area: 2” x 3½”
    Kit Contents: Instructions, floss, beads, congress cloth, two needles (one for stitching & one for beading), beading thread, backing fabric, pin back.
    Student to provide: Usual stitching supplies.

  • GLR4 Gilded Tassel

    Taught by Andrea Sapon (view bio)
    August 31, 2021
    Chicago IL

    Tuesday evening mini-classes are presented by the Great Lakes Region and require a separate Registration Form from the seminar registration. Cost of a class is $50 plus kit fee. Start your seminar off with one of these great classes!

    Gilded Tassel is a five-inch beaded tassel with texture created through color, bead finishes and nine bead types! The class is offered in gilded gold or regal purple colorways. A large Swarovski pearl is beaded with Delicas and attached to fringe of eighteen beaded strands. The strands are created with several colors of assorted beads, Delicas and Swarovski crystals. Final embellishments highlight the play of color and texture. Gilded Tassel is designed to adorn, with the lobster claw, a necklace cord/chain (not supplied), handbag, stitchers bag, zipper tab or bookmark. It can also be a ceiling fan pull chain or adorn furniture or lamp!

    Technique: Beading
    Proficiency: Intermediate
    Kit Cost: $27
    Design Area: 5” tassel
    Kit Contents: Swarovski crystals and large pearl, Delica beads, mixed assorted accent beads, Nymo thread, beading needles, base metal lobster clasp and instructions.
    Student to provide: Personal lighting and magnification if desired and usual stitching supplies