Don’t Miss ‘Home of the Bees – A Box’ with Jane Ellen Balzuweit, Coming to Seminar 2024

Do you like needlework, but have no place to hang another project on your wall and your couch is already full of pillows? Does a three dimensional, functional project intrigue you?

How about Home of the Bees – A Box by Jane Ellen Balzuweit coming to our National Seminar 2024: Preserving Needle Art?

Students will make this beehive by using this Italian whitework technique in a contemporary style. Casalguidi, an Italian technique embellishes a 4” X 4” box. The techniques found in traditional Casalguidi will be taught with a modern take and with non-traditional threads. Raised stem band, needle woven flowers, leaves, Italian 3-sided stitch, and buttonhole bars help make this box. Students will have color choices for the flowers.

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. Students will be taught how to make a basic box to hold small treasures. The lid is hinged with an insertion stitch. A small fabric box will be made in class for students to learn the technique. Foam core, padding and lining will be cut to size for both boxes.

There are additional excellent classes to round out your seminar week. We also have Stitchin’ Time available on any Seminar day, from Wednesday through Sunday. Are your days full of classes? Night Owls is the night time version of Stitchin’ Time. Visit Seminar Central to see all that’s being offered and sign up before classes fill.


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