Region Mini Classes 2022

Welcome to the Region Mini-Classes Page!

The Metropolitan Region EGA will be hosting three Mini-Classes at the 2022 National Seminar on Tuesday evening, August 23, 2022 at the Marriott Marquis NYC Hotel.

Registration for these classes is separate from seminar registration and requires this Registration Form. All registrations received are on a first come, first served basis.

Take a look and make sure to click on the thumbnail for each class to see the full image.

Start Seminar 2022 off with one of these great classes!

Questions about the MET Region Mini-Classes can be addressed to Mary Beth Vetter Purcell at marybeth.vetter@gmail.com.

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  • MET1: Why You Need a Little Yellow in Your Life Lecture

    Taught by Jacqui Clarkson (view bio)
    August 23, 2022 | 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Marriott Marquis NYC Hotel

    Tuesday evening mini-classes are presented by the Metropolitan Region and require a separate Registration Form from the seminar registration.  Start your seminar off with one of these great classes!

    When you hear the word yellow, what do you envision? Sun, buttercups, bananas or school buses, caution lights and bees. Come and hear why you need yellows in your world. Not only in everyday living but also in travel and more importantly your needlework. Together in this one-hour lecture (7 – 8 pm) we will explore the pros and cons of the yellow color and how to add it to your world comfortably.

    Technique: Color Theory
    Proficiency: All Levels
    Registration Fee: $20

    Questions about the MET Region Mini-Classes can be addressed to Mary Beth Vetter Purcell at marybeth.vetter@gmail.com.

  • MET2: Ruby Chrysanthemum Button Shawl Pin

    Taught by Pat Olski (view bio)
    August 23, 2022 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Marriott Marquis NYC Hotel

    Tuesday evening mini-classes are presented by the Metropolitan Region and require a separate Registration Form from the seminar registration.  Start your seminar off with one of these great classes!

    Revisit an exciting heritage craft technique that is fun to learn, and is a great stash busting craft. Dorset button making is a useful and creative way to embellish embroidery projects, fasten clothing items, and make gorgeous jewelry. Students will learn how to apply traditional thread-wrapped button making techniques to create a sumptuous variegated ruby colored shawl pin framed by wraps of rich gold thread. This versatile project can be used as a brooch, a key fob, or for many other types of ornamentation. This 2-hour class (7 – 9 pm) includes an interesting slideshow and an entertaining lecture about traditional Dorset button history, as well as an introduction to all of the original steps used to create these fiber treasures.

    Technique: Dorset Button Making/Contemporary Wrapped Thread
    Proficiency: All Levels
    Registration Fee: $50
    Kit Cost: $20
    Design Area: 1 1/8” circular
    Kit Contents: 1 skein DMC Article #115 Color Variations Pearl Cotton Size 5 in color A #4210 Radiant Ruby (rich red medley), 1 spool DMC Diamant Grandé in color B #G3852 Dark Gold, 1 plastic or coated metal ring, with an outer diameter of 1⅛’/2.8 cm, 2 plastic or coated metal rings, each with an outer diameter of ½”/1.25 cm, Pin Fastener, 1 bamboo fastening pin (approximately 4”/10 cm in length), Tapestry needle size 16 and a Chenille needle size 18 or 20 and instructions.
    Student to supply: Scissors, tape measure and light and/or magnification (if needed).

    Questions about the MET Region Mini-Classes can be addressed to Mary Beth Vetter Purcell at marybeth.vetter@gmail.com.

  • MET3: Snowflake

    Taught by Vicky Witterschein (view bio)
    August 23, 2022 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Marriott Marquis NYC Hotel

    Tuesday evening mini-classes are presented by the Metropolitan Region and require a separate Registration Form from the seminar registration.  Start your seminar off with one of these great classes!

    Are you looking for a quick, pretty wintery holiday gift? This Snowflake ornament is a two-hour class (7 – 9 pm) for all levels of stitchers. The stitching can be completed in just a few hours! The Snowflake uses a combination of Straight Stitch, Ray Stitch, Lazy Daisy and pearls. Use your stash and try different threads for more pretty Snowflakes.

    Technique: Counted Canvas
    Proficiency: All Levels
    Registration Fee: $50
    Kit Cost: $30
    Design Area: 3” X 3”
    Kit Contents: Light Blue Mono Canvas 18 Count*, Kreinik #12 014 Light Blue, Kreinik #8 001 Silver, Pearls 3mm – white, Beading Thread – White, Tapestry Needle #22, Beading Needle #10 and instructions.
    Student to supply: usual stitching supplies and light and/or magnification (if needed). *Canvas will be stapled onto Port-a-bars (cardboard), so there is no need for stretcher bars. However, if you would like to put your canvas in a needlework stand, bring 2 pairs of 9″ stretcher bars, and Vicky will staple the canvas/port-a-bars to the stretcher bars for you.

    Questions about the MET Region Mini-Classes can be addressed to Mary Beth Vetter Purcell at marybeth.vetter@gmail.com.