2024 Seminar Classes

Welcome to the Seminar 2024 Classes page!

See all the details for our exciting seminar classes!

Class Schedule (PDF: Class Calendar at a Glance)

100 – 1 Day Classes – Friday 8/16/24
200 – 2 Day Classes – Wednesday 8/14/24 and Thursday 8/15/24
300 – 3 Day Classes – Wednesday 8/14/2024, Thursday 8/15/2024 and Friday 8/16/2024
400 – 4 Day Classes – Wednesday 8/14/2024, Thursday 8/15/2024, Saturday 8/17/2024 and Sunday 8/18/2024 (Note: Friday the 16 is a break day)
500 – 2 Day Classes – Saturday 8/17/2024 and Sunday 8/18/2024

All class times are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Class Selection and Proficiency Levels

We have made every effort to describe each class accurately. Please rely on the class description as your primary guide in choosing your class(es), paying particular attention to the techniques used, materials, and level of difficulty. If a student registers for a class that is beyond the student’s proficiency level, we are not responsible for the student’s success in the class.

To help you select a class, please be familiar with the following EGA proficiency-level definitions:

Basic: No experience with the technique being taught is necessary.
Intermediate: Knowledge of basic stitches, materials, and their use in the technique being taught is required.
Advanced: Ability to execute simple and difficult stitches in the technique is required. The student should also have knowledge of color and design that will allow exploration and creativity.
All levels: Class is suitable for all levels.

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  • TVR1 3-D Beaded Star

    Taught by Brenda Willis (view bio)
    August 13, 2024 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Tuesday evening mini-classes are presented by the Tennessee Valley Region and require a separate Registration Form from the seminar registration.

    Learn two beading stitches (or hone existing skills) and create a 3-dimensional star. The star requires peyote and herring-bone stitches. A white cylinder bead is used as the dominant color, and a choice of accent color: green, red or blue – in the class. Students are welcome to use their own beads, but are cautioned to use cylinder beads from the same manufacture.

    Technique: Beading
    Kit Cost: $15
    Proficiency: All Levels
    Design Area: 2” x 2”
    Kit Contents: Size 11 cylinder beads (2 colors), fireline, beading needles (size 12 and 13)
    Student Provides: Beading mat, thread conditioner, extra magnification and light (if needed)

  • TVR4 Georgian Mountmellick

    Taught by Whitney Danhof (view bio)
    August 13, 2024 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Tuesday evening mini-classes are presented by the Tennessee Valley Region and require a separate Registration Form from the seminar registration.

    White matte cotton threads on white cotton satin jean fabric with a sheen create a beautifully textured Mountmellick flat fold stand up. The peach blossom and bud, pecan and blueberries represent Georgia and its agricultural products for a lovely memory of your time in Atlanta. Learn about the traditional Mountmellick materials and stitches including Portuguese stem, Palestrina knot, stem, satin, chain, backstitch, whipped backstitch, French knot, detached chain, fly, straight and two types of padding. Finish at home with instructions to create a flat fold stand up using your own choice of fabric and cording color.

    Technique: Mountmellick
    Kit Cost: $20.00
    Proficiency: Basic Intermediate
    Design Area: 2 ¾” x 4”
    Kit Contents: Cotton satin jean fabric with design applied; Mountmellick cotton threads in sizes 2, 3 and 4; #22 chenille needles; needle grabber; cotton batting; matboard for mounting
    Student Provides: 6-8” bound embroidery hoop with screw that has a slot to tighten and screwdriver for hoop; Usual stitching supplies; For finishing into flat fold at home – ¼ yard fabric for backing, 6” coordinating ribbon and 2 skeins coordinating cotton embroidery floss for twisted cord

  • TVR5 Three Years at the Royal School of Needlework – 1952 – 1955

    Taught by Marion Scoular (view bio)
    August 13, 2024 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Tuesday evening mini-classes are presented by the Tennessee Valley Region and require a separate Registration Form from the seminar registration.

    Marion Scoular is a nationally known teacher, and also happens to be a member of the Dogwood Chapter in TVR. She is presenting a 2 and 1/2 hour lecture about her 3 year training at the Royal School of Needlework in England. We invite you to join Marion in this most interesting lecture as she shares her experiences at the RSN. The front of the room will be filled with examples of her work created during those days of study.

    Technique: Lecture
    Cost: $40

  • TVR6 Try your hand at Sashiko, an introductory class in Sashiko

    Taught by Lois Threlkeld (view bio)
    August 13, 2024 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Tuesday evening mini-classes are presented by the Tennessee Valley Region and require a separate Registration Form from the seminar registration.

    Students will have an introductory class in Sashiko. Class will provide instructions to complete 4 Sashiko coasters.

    Technique: Sashiko
    Kit Cost: $25
    Proficiency: Basic
    Design Area: 3 ½ “ each ( 4 coasters)
    Kit Contents: Sashiko cotton linen blend in Navy. Sashiko threads in white, gold and red, 2 Sashiko needles, piece of Saral transfer Paper, navy fabric enough for 4 coasters, batting, backing fabric, instructions.
    Student Provides: Usual stitching supplies

  • 201 Prince’s Thistle

    Taught by Kathy Andrews (view bio)
    August 14, 2024 - August 15, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    During this two-day class, students will learn to work stem stitch, padded satin stitch, laid and couched work, interlaced chain stitch, shaded turkey work and chain stitch. This class is suitable for all levels. We will look at images of the canteen and learn more about the symbolism of the Jacobite movement in Scotland.

    Technique: Crewel
    Kit Cost: $130
    Proficiency: All Levels
    Design Area: 10” x 6”
    Kit Contents: ivory linen twill with printed design, 8 skeins of Heathway crewel wool, synthetic silver thread, needles, a small thistle, ivory linen twill with printed design, 8 skeins of Heathway crewel wool, synthetic silver thread, needles, a small thistle charm, a full color instruction booklet, an individualized project bag charm, a full color instruction booklet, an individualized project bag
    Student Provides: Slate frame or hoop to accommodate a piece of fabric 18” x 14”, Embroidery scissors, Magnification and lighting as necessary for your own comfort

  • 202 Whitework Summer Flowers

    Taught by Jane Ellen Balzuweit (view bio)
    August 14, 2024 - August 15, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    This is the 4th white work sampler in the series. Students will learn three drawn thread bands and a square of Russian Ground. a pulled thread band and two surface embroidery bands.

    Technique: Drawn & Pulled Thread, Russian Ground, White work techniques
    Kit Cost: $110.00
    Proficiency: Advanced Intermediate
    Design Area: 4” x 10”
    Kit Contents: 24 Count Congress Cloth 10” x 14”, Doodle Fabric, Pearl Cotton, Balger filament, Needles, Beads, Stretcher Bars & Tacks, Instructions.
    Student Provides: Frame Holder, scissors to cut canvas threads, usual stitching supplies.

  • 204 Whiteout

    Taught by Terri Bay (view bio)
    August 14, 2024 - August 15, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Whiteout is level 5 of the Snow Hardanger Series. It is a two-day, advanced level class packed full of techniques and texture. Whiteout is a 9 inch square design with a plethora of Hardanger stitches including satin, Kloster, blanket, double cable, pulled cable, eyelets, needle weaving, lacy edge, woven and wrapped bars, and Greek cross. Whiteout is worked on 28 count linen with two sizes of pearl cotton.

    Technique: Hardanger
    Kit Cost: $55
    Proficiency: Advanced
    Design Area: 9 inches square
    Kit Contents: Zweigart 28 count Cashel Linen, DMC Pearl Cotton, Needles, Charts and Instructions Packet
    Student Provides: Embroidery scissors, 10-inch hoop, 11-inch Q-Snap(tm), or 14 inch stretcher bars or scroll frame – optional, Any lighting or magnification needed by student to work on 28 count linen. Usual stitching tools

  • 205 Mexican Tile

    Taught by Margaret Bendig (view bio)
    August 14, 2024 - August 15, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    The Mexican Tile was inspired by the colors in Talavera Tile found in Mexico. It is stitched with a family of blue threads accented by the warm brown/orange floss and metallic threads to compliment. A combination of flat satin stitches, sprat’s head stitches and woven stitches combine to turn and reflect the stranded and metallic threads into a sparkling delight. You have a choice of three color ways for this delightful design. We will have time to go over some valuable stitching tips as we stitch together all day.

    Technique: Counted Canvas
    Kit Cost: $75
    Proficiency: Basic/Intermediate
    Design Area: 7 x 7
    Kit Contents: 13 square 18 count canvas Soft Ivory, Rainbow Gallery Threads, DMC Floss, Metallic Threads, Needles
    Colorway choices: Daffodil and Violet, Raspberry Magarita, Talavera Tile


    Student Provides: Student must bring 2 pairs of 13” stretcher bars and tack or stapler for mounting.

  • 206 Lattice Scape

    Taught by Kurdy Biggs (view bio)
    August 14, 2024 - August 15, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Lattice-scape is composed of five different shapes that makeup the 13 sections of the design. Each section is an individual design that may be used once, or repeated, that decision is up to the stitcher. The center of Lattice-scape is unique section with a trio of multi-tiered Jessica’s, along with several Crescent variations. Other stitches include: Overlapping Sprats Heads, Walnetos, and Diamond Plaited Rays among others. Iridescent threads from Treenway, Rainbow Gallery, Accentuate and Soie Perlee will be used along with beads and crystals to assemble a stunning piece.

    Technique: Counted Canvas
    Kit Cost: $190
    Proficiency: Intermediate
    Design Area: 14 x 7 1/2
    Kit Contents: Your kit will include a 12” x 18” 18 count Soft Ivory canvas, all threads, crystals, needles, and instructions necessary to complete the stitching
    Student Provides: 12” x18” bars and tacks or staples to attach the canvas to stretcher bars, usual stitching supplies including light, laying tool, frame stand or weight, magnifier and battery pack if needed.

  • 208 Flame Azalea

    Taught by Alison Cole (view bio)
    August 14, 2024 - August 15, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    WAITLIST AVAILABLE

    I knew that the peach was the State fruit symbol of Georgia but thought I might look up what Georgia’s other State symbols were. I was excited to find that the native azalea is the State’s wildflower and eagerly set about looking at the varieties of native azalea that grow in Georgia. The Flame Azalea ‘Rhododendron calendulaceum’ is the one that I settled on embroidering. Azaleas have a special place in my heart–many people know that I grew up in a fuchsia nursery–but most people wouldn’t know that when the nursery started, it was an azalea and fuchsia nursery. Even when my parents stopped selling azaleas, they still had the display gardens full of them, giving color in the garden when the fuchsias were not flowering and adding a lush green backdrop when the fuchsias were flowering. I have two Molis Azaleas in my courtyard garden, which seem to be very similar to your native azaleas. I’ve designed this piece using both Stumpwork and Goldwork techniques and it’s suitable for embroiderers of all skill levels.

    The design features two stems of the azalea–one with a head of blooms, two of which are fully three dimensional, two partially dimensional and two that are worked in silk/metallic organza. The lower stem has five detached leaves added to those worked on the background fabric.

    Technique: Stumpwork & Goldwork
    Kit Cost: $150
    Proficiency: Intermediate to Advanced
    Design Area: 5.5 x 7
    Kit Contents: Calico, silk dupioni, cotton homespun, silk/metallic organza, wool felt, kid leather, English gilt metal threads, Au Ver a Soie silks, Gutermann polyester thread, wires, needles, instructions, and a photo.
    Student Provides: 10” Hoop, 2 – 6” hoops, white dressmaker’s carbon, Stylus or spent ballpoint pen, Mechanical Pencil, Fine Brown Pigma Pen, Beeswax, Fine Embroidery Scissors, Fine Scissors for cutting metals and wires, Tapered Awl, Cutting Pad, Magnifier, Clamp

  • 210 Gregg Blossoms

    Taught by Katherine Diuguid (view bio)
    August 14, 2024 - August 15, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Inspired by a pocket remnant in the Gregg Museum of Art & Design Collection (Accession #EDU005.003), this workshop blends silk and goldwork to create this cheerful floral slip.

    Technique: Satin Stitch, Stem Stitch, Spangles, Chipping and Various Cutwork Techniques
    Kit Cost: $100
    Proficiency: All Levels
    Design Area: 3 x 5
    Kit Contents: Metallic linen with backing fabric, pre-printed with design outline, Soie Ovale silk thread, silk embroidery floss, metal embroidery wires, gilt spangles, and instructional booklet
    Student Provides: 8″ & 10″ hoop or stretcher bars. Usual Stitching Supplies.

  • 213 Goddess of the Nile

    Taught by Barbara Ellis (view bio)
    August 14, 2024 - August 15, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    This Egyptian Revival inspired necklace is created in bead embroidery. The main focal is a brass finding with a carved Egyptian Princess. The original from France is vintage and probably an antique. So, I was fortunate to be able to create this unique styled statement necklace and offer it at this seminar. The necklace is created in three separate pieces, which makes sizing and adjustments easier to achieve.

    Technique: Bead Embroidery
    Kit Cost: $125
    Proficiency: Intermediate
    Design Area: N/A
    Kit Contents: Focal Casting, Glass oval Cabochon, Coin Pearls, Large Druk Beads, Drop 6mm, 3mm and 2mm Crystals, 3mm Pearls 6mm Pyramid Beads, 2 Hole Brick Beads, Fine Chain, 8/0, 11/0 and 15/0 seed Beads
    Student Provides: 6Lb. Fireline, White Gel Marker, ruler, E6000 Glue, Beading Needles size 12 & 10 shorts, Bead Mat, Scissors, Light & magnification if needed, Usual Beading supplies, Needler puller & Tulip Awl recommended.

  • 214 Stitches Preserved Recipe Box

    Taught by Pat Cherry and Peggy Tipton (view bio)
    August 14, 2024 - August 15, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Constructing linen recipe cards with a different stitch featured on each card.

    Technique: Cross Stitch, Finishing
    Kit Cost: $120
    Proficiency: Intermediate
    Design Area:
    Kit Contents: Linen, cotton lining, interfacing, stitch witchery, warm and natural, silk threads, silk ribbon, beads, buttons, charm, needles #26 tapestry and beading, notebook instructions, pictures and a special wooden recipe box made by Joseph’s Workshop.
    Student Provides: Usual stitching supplies, extra light and sewing glasses or magnifier if needed.

  • 215 Blackwork Shading Rose

    Taught by Patricia Goaley (view bio)
    August 14, 2024 - August 15, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    This is the prototype for the blackwork shading of a rose. Designed for basic and intermediate stitchers the construction will explain the principles of blackwork shading and allow for some freedom of expression in how you shade the rose. More complicated forms of traditional and contemporary blackwork shading will be examined to understand how the principles are applied.

    Technique: Blackwork
    Kit Cost: $100
    Proficiency: Beginner to Intermediate (must know how to count canvas)
    Design Area:
    Kit Contents: Kit contains all materials needed to construct this project including enough materials to personalize it. Stretcher bars, tape, tacks, needles, various silks, cotton & polyester thread, gold metal thread, gold leather, pearl and seed beads, sequins, and instructions. The box or frame is not included.
    Student Provides: Lighting, magnification, embroidery, and metal scissors.

  • 217 Silk Ribbon Initial

    Taught by Audra Kennedy (view bio)
    August 14, 2024 - August 15, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    This floral alphabet features flowers that are bold and beautiful and fun to bring to life with silk ribbon. Each student will choose their initial and everyone will learn all of the flowers even if their letter doesn’t have that flower. This class includes surface and silk ribbon embroidery using solid and hand-dyed silk ribbon and solid and variegated cotton threads.

    Technique: Surface and Silk Ribbon
    Kit Cost: $115
    Proficiency: Intermediate
    Design Area: 7.5” x 7.5”
    Kit Contents: 15” x 15” piece of linen with Pellon Shape-Flex interfacing, muslin “dirt cloth” to protect your stitching, practice piece of cotton, silk ribbons 4mm and 7mm, needles: chenille 18, 20, and 22, milliners 7, embroidery 10, DMC and Chameleon Threads cotton flosses, copy of initial (single letter of your choosing), stitch key, copy of the (single letter) initial with stitch symbols.
    Student Provides: 8” and 6” hoop, blue wash-away pen, fine silk pins, pencil, sharp embroidery scissors, light and magnification as needed, regular scissors for cutting muslin, needle threader, lap or floor stand (if you have one), basic stitching supplies.

  • 218 Heart to Heart

    Taught by Tatiana Popova (view bio)
    August 14, 2024 - August 15, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    This design shows a good amount of embroidery techniques used for embroidering landscapes in silk ribbon. Some new tricks developed by the author would also be explained away and demonstrated. Also teaches how to dye silk ribbon flowers when the stitching is completed. Please keep in mind that working of this is a time-consuming thing, therefore we will focus on the biggest rose (which is to be demonstrated) and would explain away the trickiest techniques involved.

    Technique: Silk Ribbon
    Kit Cost: $120
    Proficiency: All Levels
    Design Area: 6” x 8”
    Kit Contents: Pre-printed embroidery fabric (2 pcs.), stitch instructions, embroidery guide, set of natural silk ribbon, chenille needles, threads, photograph of finished piece.
    Student Provides: Embroidery hoops or frame large enough to accommodate the whole design (that is, bigger than 6” x 8”), magnifiers if needed, textile or magnetic pincushions.

  • 220 Grandmother’s Garden

    Taught by Kim Sanders (view bio)
    August 14, 2024 - August 15, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Surrounded by flowers, a young girl picks the first peaches of summer. Grandmother’s Garden combines the dimensionality of stumpwork, the lusciousness of silk ribbon embroidery and the precision of counted thread to maximize realism. Students will learn the steps needed to create a bas relief figure, master needle lace, apply needle lace, and then relax with the ease of silk ribbon embroidery. The needle lace used to clothe the girl is time intensive. However, using silk ribbon embroidery for the foliage and flowers, which is quickly completed, balances the time the embroiderer invests in the piece. Several over-dyed threads are used. Additionally, colors are blended in the needle for the peaches, tree trunk and grass. Students will learn how optical blending can be used to achieve a more subtle color than using thread directly out of the skein. The students will be encouraged to individualize their embroidery by choosing a skin-color, hair color and hair style. Kits will be modified according to the student’s color choices. Instructions for creating different hairstyles will be included. Additionally, the class sample features a lace ruffle peeking beneath the girl’s skirt and a ribbon sash. These may be omitted or changed as preferred. Kits contain a custom-made needle lace pad for ease in creating needle lace. Stitches and Techniques: Felt padding to add dimension, Satin stitch over felt, Corded trellis (needle lace), Wrapped beads (peaches). Outline/Stem stitch, Split stitch, Buttonhole, Couching, Hungarian stitch(counted), Hungarian stitch variation(counted), Leaf stitch (ribbon), Spiderweb rose (ribbon), Rosebud (ribbon), French knots (ribbon& thread), Straight stitch (ribbon), Plume stitch (ribbon), Chainstitch(ribbon).

    Technique: Stumpwork, Silk Ribbon, Counted Thread
    Kit Cost: $85
    Proficiency: Intermediate
    Design Area: 8” high x 5” wide
    Kit Contents: Lugana 28 Count Fabric, Pearl Cotton, tatting thread, cotton threads (overdyed), floss, silk ribbon, lace, beads, felt, needle lace pad, doodle fabric, needles.
    Student Provides: Stretcher bars and tacks, small hoop, Altoid tin to store felt, needle lace pieces, wrapped pieces, laying tool, sharp scissors for cutting thread, basting thread, magnifiers if needed.
    PREWORK: Approximately 2 hours Basting pattern on fabric, Cutting out felt padding so student doesn’t need to travel with fabric scissors.

  • 221 Pennsylvania Gazebo

    Taught by Gail Stafford (view bio)
    August 14, 2024 - August 15, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    After days of early summer rain in Pennsylvania, the trees and bushes are a luscious green. Use Weeks Dye Works overdyed threads, stranded embroidery cotton, Caron Impressions, and a little Boucle to create this summer scene. Canvas stitches include Reversed Nobuko, Dutch, Serendipity, French Knots and more. Use a few sharp needle techniques to stitch lazy daisies, the tree trunks, a clump of grass and to couch the Boucle.

    Technique: Canvas
    Kit Cost: $84
    Proficiency: Intermediate
    Design Area: 5” x 8”
    Kit Contents: #18 canvas, needles, all threads to complete the project, and complete instructions
    Student Provides: Usual stitching supplies, 10” by 12” stretcher bars

  • 224 Birds of a Feather

    Taught by Catherine C. Theron (view bio)
    August 14, 2024 - August 15, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Stitched on 32-count linen with various overdyed cotton & silk threads, this 3-1/4” x 1-3/4” book (when folded shut) features a bevy of birds & berries & the saying “Birds of a feather stick together….except this one. “This wee book houses a pincushion, scissors sheath & fob, & a needle page. Perfect for tucking inside a small purse or stitching bag. Stitches used include Petit Point, Cross-Stitch Over One, Stem, Long-Arm Cross, Queen, Satin, Backstitch, Encroaching Gobelin, Small Rice, Diagonal Princess, Montenegrin, & Spiral Trellis.

    Technique: Counted Thread
    Kit Cost: $110
    Proficiency: Advanced Intermediate
    Design Area: 3 ¼” x 1 ¾”
    Kit Contents: 32-count linen, practice fabric, tapestry needles, milliners needles, threads – silk & overdyed, batting, iron on interfacing, mother of pearl button, Ultrasuede wool, directions & color copies for stitching and finishing.
    Student Provides: Usual Stitching Supplies.

  • 307 Gussy Up/Crazy Patch from Scratch

    Taught by Hazel Blomkamp (view bio)
    August 14, 2024 - August 16, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    WAITLIST AVAILABLE

    Whilst this project might look like embellished crazy patchwork, it could be more correctly described as “crazy patch from scratch”. Working within a circle, the lines on the print have been drawn to resemble crazy patchwork and as you work through the design, every block is filled to look like it might be a patch of fabric. This is done in a number of ways using sometimes needle weaving patterns, here and there needle lace techniques and, in between all that, simple embroidery stitches. As with crazy patchwork, the ‘patches’ have been further embellished with needle lace edging patterns, bead embroidery techniques, 3-dimensional bead embroidered elements, conventional embroidery stitches and even tatting.

    Working on a separate doodle cloth as well as the project, these concepts will be covered in the 3-day workshop.

    Technique: Embroidery, Beading, Needle Weaving, Needle Lace, Tatting
    Kit Cost: $215
    Proficiency: Intermediate to Advanced
    Design Area: 7 ½ diameter
    Kit Contents: The project kit includes everything needed to complete the project. Natural Cotton Linen, Instruction book, DMC threads, Lizbeth thread, Perle Cotton, Sajou Dentelles thread, Metallics, Silk Ribbon, Madeira Metallic, Beads & Crystals, Needle Pack, Tatting Needle. In addition to the full kit, participants will be provided with a teaching kit. This will enable participants to experiment with the stitches during the workshop, before working them onto the project.
    Student Provides: 8” hoop for class work, 12” hoop for the project, sharp scissors, notebook and pen or pencil, additional magnification, if required.

  • 325 Bargello Sea Turtle

    Taught by Lois Threlkeld (view bio)
    August 14, 2024 - August 16, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    From the student’s perspective, this class explores bargello stitches, not in an abstract design, but in a natural setting. A variety of bargello stitches will be covered, such as fish tail, Hungarian point, Chinese Jade, and undulating Rippling Wave. Color shading is explored by changing the number of strands for each row in the sea water.

    Technique: Canvas
    Kit Cost: $140
    Proficiency: Basic Intermediate
    Design Area: 14” high by 10” wide
    Kit Contents: The kit will contain canvas, pen, cotton floss, DMC Etoile, Rainbow Gallery threads, Caron and Kreinik threads, and pen.
    Student Provides: Stretcher bars, tacks, scissors, light & magnification if needed, usual stitching supplies.

  • 401 Flutter by Butterfly

    Taught by Lucy Barter (view bio)
    August 14, 2024 - August 18, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Drawing on historical Elizabethan technique and materials, this four-day class will cover different embroidery techniques to create delicate blackwork and pulled thread patterns on the ground fabric as well as in the three-dimensional wings. Surface stitches including Trellis stitch worked in silk and gold thread combined, add extra texture and interest. Added detail comes in the form of gold metal work, including plaited braid stitch in gold passing thread. Other decorative metals will be used to edge the 3-D wings. Padding will be used in the butterfly body and fine gossamer silk for the lightest touches. All worked on a pale grey/blue linen. The design is a contemporary take on Jacobean embroidery. All techniques will be taught in the class.

    Technique: Blackwork, Pulled Work, Stumpwork, Goldwork
    Kit Cost: $115
    Proficiency: Advanced
    Design Area: 9” x 7”
    Kit Contents: Linen, Silk Stranded Thread, Fine Gossamer Silk, Passing Gilt Thread, Spangles, Bright Check, Pearl Purl, Miliary, Elizabethan Twist, Cake wire, Cotton Floss, Needles, Instructions
    Student Provides: Usual Stitching supplies, Scissors, Old Scissors for cutting metal. Hoop is provided, but students may prefer to bring a frame/hoop of their choice. Padding may be needed (small amount)

  • 423 Bouquet Ship

    Taught by Japanese Embroidery Center (view bio)
    August 14, 2024 - August 18, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Simplified to its core techniques, the captivating “Bouquet Ship” has been carefully crafted to entice and ease beginners into the world of Japanese embroidery. We extend a warm invitation to budding stitchers, celebrating their exciting journey along the path of this exquisite art form. The course covers fundamental techniques like Weft, Vertical, Horizontal, Diagonal, and Separated layers. Additionally, participants will explore enchanting elements such as Realistic effects, Knots technique, and to incorporate gold leaf for enhanced expression. Should participants complete their stitching early and seek an additional challenge, they can delve into advanced-intermediate level stitching in different sections of the same design. Moreover, participants will have access to supplementary online materials after the class, should they desire to further enrich their knowledge.

    Technique: Japanese Embroidery (with gold leaf – done by JEC)
    Kit Cost: $200
    Proficiency: All Levels
    Design Area: 14” x 13”
    Kit Contents: Fabric, Silk threads, Metallic threads, Lacing threads, Design paper, Photocopy, Tissue paper, Box chart
    Gold leaf application
    Student Provides: If you need the Tools kit for this class, please contact the Japanese Embroidery Center at 770-390-0617 to make arrangements for rental or purchase of the required supplies.
    Parchment Paper (baking)

  • 103 Monogram Napkin or Tea Towel

    Taught by Lucy Barter (view bio)
    August 16, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    This class will focus on the basics of monograming with the student having the option to stitch on their own Napkin/T-towel brought in from home. The idea being that they can bring in a family heirloom or already embroidered textile they can personalize, hence preserving textiles. White threads will be included in the kit with a choice of colored thread if preferred. Also, the student may bring in their favorite cotton floss color. There will be a choice between two fonts and each student can pick their desired letter. The aim of the class is to learn the main elements we see in monogramed textiles, including padding, satin stitch and angling the stitches, trailing, eyelets and point sable. All techniques will be covered in class including transferring the design.

    Technique: Whitework
    Kit Cost: $35
    Proficiency: Basic Intermediate
    Design Area: 2” x 2”
    Kit Contents: Linen T-towel, Padding Floche or Coton a Broder, Stranded cotton in white and a choice of a color, needles, Transfer Pencil, Templates, and Instructions
    Student Provides: Usual Stitching supplies may bring in favorite cotton floss color.

  • 104 Emily

    Taught by Terri Bay (view bio)
    August 16, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Emily is a four-inch square Hardanger ornament. My finished size is five inches square, but that may easily be changed by the stitcher. She is a basic level, one day class worked on 28 count linen with two sizes of pearl cotton. Some of the stitches worked in the creation of Emily are satin, eyelet, double cable, wrapped bars, and adjoining weave. Full instructions for finishing Emily into an ornament are included and will be fully covered in class, but finishing supplies are not included.

    Technique: Ukrainian Whitework
    Kit Cost: $45
    Proficiency: Basic Beginner
    Design Area: 5 inches square
    Kit Contents: 28 count Cashel Linen, DMC Pearl Cotton, Needles, Chart and Instructions
    Student Provides: Usual Stitching Supplies. 8- or 11-inch hoop or QSnap(tm) or 12-inch stretcher bars.
    Any lighting or magnification needed by student to work on 28 count linen. Small, sharp Hardanger type scissors.

  • 105 Baroque

    Taught by Margaret Bendig (view bio)
    August 16, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Baroque is a little counted canvas design of woven and composite stitches with a classic feel. Two colors of silk along with metallic ribbon and fine metallic thread join to form this piece. The students will work with multiple needles to create the woven border composed of 3 different configurations of a woven pattern. The original is stitched with red and white silk with gold threads. Multiple color ways are available. Along with the original red and gold, Mediterranean blue with silver or gold metallics, deep violet and silver metallics or Azure blue with silver are available. Each colorway has a neutral thread, white or soft ivory. Baroque may be framed or used as a small box top. The design is 3¼” square giving us a chance to experiment with the stitches in our one-day class.

    Technique: Counted Canvas
    Kit Cost: $42
    Proficiency: Intermediate
    Design Area: 3.25 square

  • 106 Santa Gnome

    Taught by Kurdy Biggs (view bio)
    August 16, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Add a touch of whimsy to the Christmas season with this delightful Santa Gnome ornament. Santa Gnome is stitched with a mix of textures. Using an array of Jessicas, Crescents, Sprats Heads, Rhodes stitches Santa Gnome will take shape on the canvas. Once the stitching in completed a selection of twinkling crystals and beads will be added to make sure that Santa Gnome sparkles on your Christmas tree.
    Special Techniques: Padded Jessica Bead and crystal clusters

    Technique: Counted Canvas
    Kit Cost: $99
    Proficiency: Intermediate
    Design Area: 4 ¼ x 5 ¼
    Kit Contents: Brown #18 canvas, Rainbow Gallery threads, Soie perlee, Krienik, beads, 4mm crystals, needles, and instructions
    Student Provides: 8”x10” stretcher bars and tacks or staples to attach the canvas to stretcher bars. Highlighter and usual stitching supplies including light, laying tool, frame stand or weight, magnifier

  • 108 Rose Butterfly

    Taught by Alison Cole (view bio)
    August 16, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

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    Rose Butterfly is worked on black delustered satin with Gilt English threads, colored metal purl and sadi, kid leather and Stef Francis overdyed silk.

    Technique: Goldwork
    Kit Cost: $60
    Proficiency: All Levels
    Design Area: 5 x 3
    Kit Contents: Calico, delustered duchess satin, wool felt, kid leather, English gilt and colored metal threads, Indian sadi thread, Gutermann polyester thread, sequins, garnet beads, needles, instructions and a photo.
    Student Provides: 6” Hoop, Mechanical Pencil, Stylus, Yellow or White Dressmaker’s carbon, Beeswax, White Gel Pen, Fine Scissors for cutting metal threads, Cutting Pad, Clamp

  • 110 Mounting Options

    Taught by Katherine Diuguid (view bio)
    August 16, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Participants of this workshop will explore various mounting techniques. A range of examples of different mounting techniques will be discussed in class. Participants will create small samples of a selection of the methods to compile a notebook of examples for future reference.

    Techniques will include lacing, foam core, various hoop and frame/hoop options, free hanging examples, elevated with pins, and muslin-covered matte board with herringbone stitch and mitered corners. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to bring a small piece they need to mount to complete during the workshop.

    Technique: Finishing
    Kit Cost: $60
    Proficiency: All Levels
    Design Area: finishing
    Kit Contents: Notebook with instructions, archival glue, small matte boards, cotton muslin, thread, needles and pins.
    Student Provides: Usual Stitching Supplies

  • 113 Cabochon Earrings

    Taught by Barbara Ellis (view bio)
    August 16, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Create these bead embroidered earrings combining bezel stitch techniques. Various styles and colors will be offered in cabochons including plain, cameo, scarab, and gemstones. Each kit will be hand selected with complementary seed and accent beads

    Technique: Bead Weaving
    Kit Cost: $75
    Proficiency: Intermediate
    Design Area: N/A
    Kit Contents: Cabochon, Interfacing & Ultra Suede, 11/0 and 15/0 Seed Beads Accent Crystals and Accent Pearl Drops, Chain, Ear Wires
    Student Provides: 6Lb. Fireline, White Gel marker, Ruler, E6000 Glue, Beading Needles size 12 & 10 shorts, Bead Mat, Scissors, Light source and magnification if needed, Usual Beading supplies, Needle puller and tulip awl recommended.

  • 114 Preserves Scissors Fob

    Taught by Pat Cherry and Peggy Tipton (view bio)
    August 16, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    “Two Needle” method of odd count flat peyote beading. Clasp and fringe application.

    Technique: Beading
    Kit Cost: $45
    Proficiency: Beginner to Intermediate
    Design Area: n/a
    Kit Contents: Delica Beads, Crystals, Specialty glass beads, charms, clasp and instructions.
    Student Provides: Beading Mat, Beading Needles, Bead Tray, Magnification if needed.

  • 118 Queen Rose Light

    Taught by Tatiana Popova (view bio)
    August 16, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

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    This design combines quite a number of embroidery techniques, including two versions of the unique Fancy Filling stitch. This stitch usually attracts and even puzzles embroiderers, for it is not such a popular technique yet. The class is aimed to focus on that particular technique. Outlines of the Queen Rose design are featured in one of Tatiana’s books, Crewel Embroidery: Light & Night.

    Technique: Crewel embroidery
    Kit Cost: $70
    Proficiency: All Levels
    Design Area: 8 ¾ x 7 ¾
    Kit Contents: pre-printed embroidery fabric (cotton fabric with the design transferred onto it), backing fabric (or a piece of fleece attached to embroidery fabric), stitch instructions, embroidery guide, close-ups & a photograph of the finished piece.
    Student Provides: Needles (Embroidery size 8 or 10 and Crewel needles size 20, 22, and 24), Hoops or Frame large enough to accommodate the whole design, Magnifiers if needed, Textile or magnetic pincushion, Optional – different colorway of threads

  • 121 Swirling Tulips

    Taught by Gail Stafford (view bio)
    August 16, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Swirling tulips and Florentine Embroidery combine to create this design. Notice how your eyes naturally follow a path of circular motion as you view the needlework. The design is shown in a blue-green and blue color combination, but participants may choose to stitch the design in a family of greens or a family of red-oranges.

    Technique: Canvas
    Kit Cost: $55
    Proficiency: Basic-Intermediate
    Design Area: 6 ¼” x 6 ¼”
    Kit Contents: Choice A (as shown in blue-green/blue) or B (green) or C (red-orange); #18 canvas, needles, all threads to complete the project, and complete instructions
    Student Provides: Usual stitching supplies, 10” by 10” stretcher bars or hoop

  • 124 Bee Keepers Mini Sewing Box

    Taught by Catherine C. Theron (view bio)
    August 16, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Stitched on 32-count linen this wee box features four beeskep designs on the side panels with the saying “No bees, no honey, no work, no money”. The outer lid has a flower vine surrounding a small bee charm. The inner lid has an area for pins & the bottom area has personalization. There is a small scissors fob to tuck inside the box. Stitching is with overdyed cotton threads & silks in shades of green, brown, brick, blue, & gold. There is a silk Dupioni lining. Stitches used include Double Italian, Long Arm Cross, Diagonal Satin, Petit Point, Backstitch, Smyrna Cross, Stem, Cross-Stitch over Two, Colonial Knot, Roman Stitch, Rice, Backstitch, Cross-Stitch over One, & Lazy Daisy.

    Technique: Counted Thread & Finishing Techniques
    Kit Cost: $110
    Proficiency: Advanced Intermediate
    Design Area: 2” x 2” x 2”
    Kit Contents: 32-count linen, silk & overdyed cotton threads, color copies, charts, detailed instructions including finishing, needles, batting, interfacing, Skirtex, Bee charm, Beads, Silk fabric lining.
    Student Provides: Usual Stitching Supplies

  • 501 Trevelyon’s Garden Pincushion

    Taught by Kathy Andrews (view bio)
    August 17, 2024 - August 18, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    The design and embroidery of Trevelyon’s Garden Pincushion are inspired by a petticoat in the Burrell Collection, a portrait of The Countess of Southampton and the botanical drawings of Thomas Trevelyon. The pin cushion is created using silk thread on silk fabric, embellished with gold thread and gold spangles, trimmed in gold passementerie cord, with ribbon tassels on each corner attached with small pearl beads. During the 2-day class, students will create this stunning piece using button-hole stitch, French knots, long and short and block shading, whipped stem stitch, lattice work, fly stitch and couched gold thread. This class is for an intermediate to advanced embroiderer.

    Technique: Surface Embroidery
    Kit Cost: $155.00
    Proficiency: Intermediate to Advanced
    Design Area: 5” x 5”
    Kit Contents: The kit for this very special class includes: red silk ground fabric with the design printed onto it, Swiss batiste to back the silk, 17 skeins of Au ver a Soie d’Alger silks, synthetic gold thread, gold spangles, muslin for the pin cushion, crushed walnut shells, Gold Passementerie 3/16th cord, ribbons for the corner tassels, synthetic pearl beads, needles, a full color instruction booklet and an individualized project bag.
    Student Provides: 8” hoop on a lap stand or with a clamp, or a small slate or roller frame with stand, Two pair of embroidery scissors – one for silk thread and one for cutting metal thread, Sewing needles and white sewing thread, A small tray or shallow box to hold spangles, preferably lined with velvet*, Magnification (highly recommended), if necessary, Small hoop for practice stitching if desired, Curling iron or iron to press the ribbon, bring if you have one please

    *Instructions for making a shallow tray or box can be found on the internet.

  • 502 Home of the Bees – A Box

    Taught by Jane Ellen Balzuweit (view bio)
    August 17, 2024 - August 18, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Students will make this beehive by using this Italian whitework technique in a contemporary style. Raised stem band, needle woven flowers, leaves, Italian 3-sided stitch, and buttonhole bars help make this box. Students will also learn how to make a ringed tassel and an insertion stitch to attach the lid. Basic box making will be taught to make this conversational box.

    Technique: Casalguidi Embroidery
    Kit Cost: $120
    Proficiency: All Levels
    Design Area: 4” x 4” x 2”
    Kit Contents: 28 ct. Cashel linen, Poly Lining fabric/interlining, foam core, fleece padding, Watercolors threads, Rainbow Gallery threads, DMC pearl cotton, Krienik braid, Silk Waterlilies, sewing thread, needles, mounting board, fleece & calico.
    Student Provides: Usual Stitching Supplies

  • 504 Calypso

    Taught by Terri Bay (view bio)
    August 17, 2024 - August 18, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Calypso is an advanced intermediate design within a design table center. The center is a blackwork design worked with blue floss and pearl cotton. The surround is a very densely packed Ukrainian Whitework design on blue fabric worked with white pearl cotton. They are joined with a Ukrainian Insertion Stitch and a woven fan in the corners.
    Calypso measures 12 ½ inches square and is worked on 28 count linen with two sizes of pearl cotton and floss. Some of the stitches included are blanket, satin, reversible blackwork, various eyelets, and cable.

    Technique: Ukrainian Whitework, Reversible Blackwork
    Kit Cost: $80
    Proficiency: Advanced Intermediate
    Design Area: 12 ½” square
    Kit Contents: DMC threads, 28 ct Cashel Linen, Needles, Charts & Instruction packet
    Student Provides: Embroidery scissors, 11-inch hoop, 11-inch Q-Snaptm frame, or 18-inch stretcher bars or scroll frame – optional for blue fabric, 6-inch hoop, 6 inch QSnaptm, or 8-inch stretcher or scroll bars for white fabric, Any lighting or magnification needed by student to work on 28 count linen, Usual stitching tools.

  • 505 Celebrate!

    Taught by Margaret Bendig (view bio)
    August 17, 2024 - August 18, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    The students will work with layered stitches to create borders and patterned stitches. Basic techniques for starting and completing threads in the pattern and how to plan the stitching pattern by studying the master chart to locate options for traveling with threads is covered. Discussion of textures created with the threads in the design for this project are useful for the student’s future projects. This design is described as an intermediate design based on the need for being able to read and work a charted design. All stitches are charted and numbered so a beginning stitcher with chart experience will have no problem completing the design.

    Technique: Counted Canvas
    Kit Cost: $80
    Proficiency: Intermediate
    Design Area: 8” square
    Kit Contents: 18 count mono canvas, Anchor floss, five colors TheadWorx overdyed floss, and Rainbow Gallery specialty threads.
    Student Provides: Regular stitching supplies and 13″ stretcher bars. Finishing materials are not included in the kit and are not necessary in the class but will be discussed. Costs are minimal if student shares template plastic and art board costs with other students or friends.

  • 506 Christmas Tree Angel

    Taught by Kurdy Biggs (view bio)
    August 17, 2024 - August 18, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    So, instead of an Angel on top of the Christmas Tree we have an Angel with a Christmas Tree skirt. She may become a Christmas Tree Topper, a framed piece, or a standup. Christmas Tree Angel will be stitched with a Christmas palette of reds, green, and gold threads in luscious silk and shimmering metallics. Stitches used include Crescents in various sizes and shapes, Jessica, Sprats Heads and Plaited Rays, as well as variations of these stitches, attaching crystals and bead clusters.

    Technique: Counted Canvas
    Kit Cost: $190
    Proficiency: Intermediate
    Design Area: 6 ¾ x 8 1/3
    Kit Contents: 12” x 13” 18 count Santa Fe Sage canvas, all threads, crystals, needles, and instructions necessary to complete the stitching.
    Student Provides: 12” x13” bars and tacks or staples to attach the canvas to stretcher bars, usual stitching supplies including light, laying tool, frame stand or weight, magnifier and battery pack if needed.

  • 507 Sugar and Spice

    Taught by Hazel Blomkamp (view bio)
    August 17, 2024 - August 18, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    This panel, embroidered in tones reminiscent of those that you would find in a spice shop, measures 220 x 205 mm and is worked on a natural-colored cotton/linen blend. It will be taught in 2 lessons with ongoing online access to the stitches and techniques after the event. This project is worked with conventional surface embroidery stitches and a variety of interesting needlework techniques that have been modified for use as embroidery stitches.

    In addition, participants will be provided with the link and password to the private domain on Hazel’s tuition website where videos and step-by-step written instructions of all the stitches and techniques covered in the workshop, will be available. Accessing this additional resource will provide valuable backup as participants work through the project at home.

    Technique: Surface Embroidery
    Kit Cost: $95
    Proficiency: Intermediate to Advanced
    Design Area: 8” x 8”
    Kit Contents: Natural-colored cotton/linen blend, full instruction booklet, DMC Threads, Silk Ribbons, Beads, Needle Pack. In addition to the full kit, participants will be provided with a teaching kit. This will enable participants to experiment with the stitches during the workshop, before working them onto the project.
    Student Provides: 6” hoop (for working on a scrap of fabric), 14” hoop, 14×14” stretcher bars, or similar sized frame (for the project), sharp scissors, magnification, if required

  • 508 Beetle Brooch

    Taught by Alison Cole (view bio)
    August 17, 2024 - August 18, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

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    This iridescent beetle brooch uses actual beetle wings alongside gilt and colored metal threads to create the three-dimensional little beetle. He is embroidered in gold and jewel green tones on silk organza and uses a range of materials including English gilt metal threads, English colored couching threads, Indian sadi threads, Mill Hill beads and beetle wings to give that extra flash of green! Techniques covered include the French method for working detached elements in couture embroidery, along with traditional English Goldwork techniques such as the use of Pearl Purl, S’ing with sadi, chipping and use of twist and couching threads.

    Technique: Goldwork
    Kit Cost: $80
    Proficiency: All Levels
    Design Area: 3 x 3
    Kit Contents: Hand painted silk organza, wool felt, Vliesofix, English gilt and colored metal threads, Indian sadi thread, beetle-wings, paillettes, Mill Hill beads, wires, brooch back, needles, instructions, and a photo.
    Student Provides: 8” Hoop, White Bohin Pencil, Mechanical Pencil, Beeswax, Fine Embroidery Scissors, Fine Embroidery Scissors (2nd pair) for cutting metal threads & wire, Tweezers, Cutting Pad, Magnifier, Clamp.

  • 510 White Beehive

    Taught by Katherine Diuguid (view bio)
    August 17, 2024 - August 18, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Utilizing this fun beehive design, participants will explore different ways of creating textures blending contemporary goldwork techniques and traditional embroidery stitches.

    Technique: Creative embroidery and goldwork techniques including the following: Laid work, Lattice, Burden Stitch, Ceylon Stitch, French Knots, Stem Stitch, Chain Stitch, Overstretched S-ing, Pearl Purl and Chipping
    Kit Cost: $125
    Proficiency: All Levels
    Design Area: 4 x 6
    Kit Contents: 36-40 count natural linen with cotton backing fabric, Weeks Dye Works cotton embroidery floss, silk embroidery floss, DMC metallic threads, and metal threads and wires.
    Student Provides: 8″ & 10″ hoop or stretcher bars. Usual Stitching Supplies.

  • 513 Enchanted Garden

    Taught by Barbara Ellis (view bio)
    August 17, 2024 - August 18, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    This combined bracelet and cuff is created using several techniques. You will create a precious focal flower using petal beads, pearls and seed beads and attach it to the base using bead embroidery stitches. The base is shaped to have a stiff shaping and then beaded herringbone bands will be stitched off the base to give it the soft bracelet styling and finished with a clasp.

    Technique: Beaded Embroidery, Herringbone
    Kit Cost: $95
    Proficiency: Basic Intermediate
    Design Area: 1 1/4” X 7” adjustable
    Kit Contents: Color choices are available, and various accent flowers, petal beads, pearls, crystals, findings, 11/0 and 15/0 seed beads, Interfacing, ultra-suede, accent lace, charms and clasp included in the kit.
    Student Provides: 6 lb. Fireline, white gel marker, ruler, E6000 glue, beading needles, size 12 and 10 shorts, bead mat, scissors, light source and magnification (if needed), usual beading supplies, needle puller and tulip awl recommended.

  • 515 Color and Design for Novices

    Taught by Patricia Goaley (view bio)
    August 17, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Color and design for novices (or the insecure) is a workbook class involving no stitching. We will create a reference through exercises exploring the Elements and Principles of Art. A trip through the education exhibit will help us define what we practice. Examples of textile and other forms of art will be used to help illustrate the points. This will be an interactive class with no expectations, just fun and play.

    Technique: Workbook
    Kit Cost: $100
    Proficiency: Intermediate
    Design Area: N/A
    Kit Contents: Kit contains all materials to complete this workbook. Kit includes binder, plastic pages with pockets, tape, commercial value and color charts, drawing and color pencils, papers of all kinds, glue stick, fabric, and threads.
    Student Provides: Lighting, magnification, embroidery, and metal scissors

  • 517 Silk Ribbon Initial

    Taught by Audra Kennedy (view bio)
    August 17, 2024 - August 18, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    This floral alphabet features flowers that are bold and beautiful and fun to bring to life with silk ribbon. Each student will choose their initial and everyone will learn all of the flowers even if their letter doesn’t have that flower. This class includes surface and silk ribbon embroidery using solid and hand-dyed silk ribbon and solid and variegated cotton threads.

    Technique: Surface and Silk Ribbon
    Kit Cost: $115
    Proficiency: Intermediate
    Design Area: 7.5” x 7.5”
    Kit Contents: 15” x 15” piece of linen with Pellon Shape-Flex interfacing, muslin “dirt cloth” to protect your stitching, practice piece of cotton, silk ribbons 4mm and 7mm, needles: chenille 18, 20, and 22, milliners 7, embroidery 10, DMC and Chameleon Threads cotton flosses, copy of initial (single letter of your choosing), stitch key, copy of the (single letter) initial with stitch symbols.
    Student Provides: 8” and 6” hoop, blue wash-away pen, fine silk pins, pencil, sharp embroidery scissors, light and magnification as needed, regular scissors for cutting muslin, needle threader, lap or floor stand (if you have one), basic stitching supplies.

  • 518 Wishing You Happiness

    Taught by Tatiana Popova (view bio)
    August 17, 2024 - August 18, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Wishing You Happiness design features several totally new ribbon embroidery techniques. It also shows a lot of traditional basic stitches for silk ribbon. Besides, it gives a chance to master and practice dying flower petals worked in silk ribbon.

    Technique: Silk Ribbon
    Kit Cost: $60
    Proficiency: All Levels
    Design Area: 12” x 6”
    Kit Contents: Embroidery fabric with design template transferred, stitch instructions, embroidery guide, natural silk ribbons, Chenille needles, threads, photograph of the finished piece.
    Student Provides: Embroidery hoops or frame, reading glasses or magnifiers, textile or magnetic pincushions, small boxes for thread leftovers, and ESSENTIAL a good portion of an excellent mood.

  • 520 May Basket

    Taught by Kim Sanders (view bio)
    August 17, 2024 - August 18, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Did you ever fill a basket with flowers on May Day for a special person? Create one filled with lacy flowers in a variety of pulled and counted thread patterns. Students will learn to vary their tension depending on the desired effect, decide the best place in a motif to begin stitching, and how to compensate when a complete stitch does not fit in an irregularly shaped motif. The class repeats several of the stitches in multiple motifs which will help a beginner in pulled thread to master the stitches. But there is sufficient variety in the stitches to fully engage the intermediate stitcher. Stitches: backstitch, four-sided Stitch, cable, Granitos, chain Stitch, herringbone, checkerboard, honeycomb, diagonal raised band, pebble, double back stitch (shadow work), running stitch darning (not pulled), eyelet, running stitch filling (pulled), eyelet variation, satin stitch, eyelet single cross, spaced Hungarian, faggot, step stitch.

    Technique: Pulled Thread, Counted
    Kit Cost: $40
    Proficiency: Basic to Intermediate
    Design Area: 6.5 inches high x 7.5 inches wide
    Kit Contents: 25 count linen with design drawn on, #8 pearl cotton, #12 pearl cotton, three needles, detailed instructions with closeup photographs to guide the student at home.
    Student Provides: Stretcher bars with tacks, dark cloth, like a napkin, to make openings between fabric threads easier to see, magnification recommended, lighting as desired, usual sewing supplies.

  • 521 Azaleas Encore

    Taught by Gail Stafford (view bio)
    August 17, 2024 - August 18, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

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    Azaleas celebrate the arrival of spring with new foliage, colorful blooming flowers and shrubs, and bright sunshine. Begin by stitching some sky, tree trunks, azaleas and other blooming flowers and then add the charted birdhouse. Detailed information will guide individuals to make their own decisions about the exact stitch placement for the flowers, leaves, and foliage. Use overdyed threads to establish subtle color changes in your design; then supplement these threads with stranded embroidery cotton.

    Technique: Canvas
    Kit Cost: $89
    Proficiency: Intermediate
    Design Area: 5” x 7 ½ ”
    Kit Contents: Congress cloth, needles, all threads to complete the project, complete instructions
    Student Provides: Usual stitching supplies, 9” by 12” stretcher bars

  • 524 With Malice Toward None

    Taught by Catherine C. Theron (view bio)
    August 17, 2024 - August 18, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    Worked on 32-count Sandstone linen this sampler measures 13” wide x 11” high. A lovely strawberry border surrounds an all-American scene featuring a log cabin, American flag, pine trees, verdant grass, & woolly sheep. A quote from Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address is prominently displayed in the midst of the sampler & a cartouche enclosing an alphabet & personalization finishes the piece. A variety of silks & overdyed cotton threads in reds, greens, golds, & browns are used to create this picture. Stitches worked include Long-Arm Cross, Smyrna Cross, Roman Stitch, various Satin Stitches, Petit Point, Diagonal Cross, Trellis Stitch, Buttonhole Stitch, Oblong Cross, Stem Stitch, & Cross-Stitch Over One.

    Technique: Counted Thread
    Kit Cost: $165
    Proficiency: Advanced Intermediate
    Design Area: 13” x 11”
    Kit Contents: 19” x 17” 32-count Sandstone Linen, a variety of silks & overdyed cottons threads in reds, greens, golds, & browns, practice fabric, 24, 26, & 28 Tapestry needles, color copies, instructions, charts, & stitch diagrams.
    Student Provides: Usual Stitching Supplies

  • 808 Beetle Brooch

    August 19, 2024 - August 20, 2024 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Atlanta, GA

    This iridescent beetle brooch uses actual beetle wings alongside gilt and colored metal threads to create the three-dimensional little beetle. He is embroidered in gold and jewel green tones on silk organza and uses a range of materials including English gilt metal threads, English colored couching threads, Indian sadi threads, Mill Hill beads and beetle wings to give that extra flash of green! Techniques covered include the French method for working detached elements in couture embroidery, along with traditional English Goldwork techniques such as the use of Pearl Purl, S’ing with sadi, chipping and use of twist and couching threads.

    Technique: Goldwork
    Kit Cost: $80
    Proficiency: All Levels
    Design Area: 3 x 3
    Kit Contents: Hand painted silk organza, wool felt, Vliesofix, English gilt and colored metal threads, Indian sadi thread, beetle-wings, paillettes, Mill Hill beads, wires, brooch back, needles, instructions, and a photo.
    Student Provides: 8” Hoop, White Bohin Pencil, Mechanical Pencil, Beeswax, Fine Embroidery Scissors, Fine Embroidery Scissors (2nd pair) for cutting metal threads & wire, Tweezers, Cutting Pad, Magnifier, Clamp.