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For more information about any of these programs, send email to our Program Chairman.

Note: This information is updated once a year, in the spring, when the material is presented to our members.

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June 20, 2017-
Beaded Seahorse, Part I
July 18, 2017-
Miss Dior
August 15, 2017Beaded Seahorse, Part II
September 19, 2017-
Program to be Determined
October 17, 2017
Quillie Sheep
November 21, 2017  Pr
ogram to be Determined
December 19, 2017 - Pr
ogram to be Determined




Tuesday, June 20, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Beaded Seahorse, Part I                                                             Taught by Rosemary Carter           

Sometimes, as Program Chairman, I come up ideas for our programs.  Sometimes our members see a project they like and ask if we can do it as a chapter project.  This is one of those projects.  When Rosemary brought the first seashore she stitched to a meeting, I was inundated with requests for it!

Enjoy beading this sparkling seahorse project, which can be finished as you want, such as a necklace or an ornament.  This project is offered in 4 color ways using Swarovski crystals and 3 sizes of seed beads.  Rosemary recommends that the gold and white ones be chosen by experienced beaders due to the challenge of working on a project with different bead sizes of similar colors.  The blue and purple color ways are suitable for all levels of beaders.

The beading is executed using FireLine 6-pound. thread.  Since so many people have this already, you have the option to provide your own, or have it included in the kit.  Regardless of who provides the FireLine, you may use either crystal or smoke (you will need 10-15 yards).  Rosemary used smoke on the purple seahorse and crystal on the others, but either is fine based on your preference.

seahorses

Registration is closed for this program.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017                                                                                              7:00PM

Designed by Trish Burr, Taught by Kate Thomas

 

Text Box:  Miss Dior is a lacy, pretty,  stylized flower in monochrome shades of grey, black and white.  When designer Trish Burr was writing the book Whitework With Colour last year, she found that she had designed more projects than were needed for the book.  She likens them to the “deleted scenes” found on DVD for movies and TV series.  Miss Dior is one of these deleted projects that Trish has made available on her Web site.

This lovely piece of whitework embroidery is stitched on fine linen using cotton floss and floche.

The basic registration fee of $12.00 includes linen, floche and needles necessary to complete the stitching.  The student may purchase a floss-pack containing the 6 colors of white/black/gray used in the model, or provide their own range in their favorite color.  The directions may be printed from Trish Burr’s Web site (https://trishburr.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/miss-dior-instructions.pdf) or purchased as part of the kit.

  • Basic package ($12.00): includes linen, floche, needles.  Student supplies directions and 6 values of floss in color of choice.
  • Intermediate package ($16.00): includes directions, linen, floche, and needles.  Student supplies 6 values of floss in color of choice.
  • Complete package ($19.00): includes directions, linen, floche, needles, and 6 skeins of floss in white/black/gray

Registration is closed for this class


 

If you'd like to register for this program and are not a chapter member, send email to our Program Chairman.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017                                                                                       7:00 p.m.

Beaded Seahorse, Part II                                                                                                        

 

Continuation of the beaded seahorse in June.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017                                                                                7:00 p.m.

 

Program to be Determined

                                                                                                                                               

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017                                                                                                        7:00 p.m.

Quillie Sheep                                                                                                                         

Designed and Taught by Maggie Leonard and Karen Shel

Text Box:  Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs.

Maggie and Karen will show us how to adapt this art using multiple colors of wool rather than paper, resulting in this adorable sheep.  It is finished as a pin and you’ll be leaving the meeting wearing your project.

The kit fee of $5.00 includes the wool and pin back.  Students should bring the usual stitching supplies, plus light and magnification, if needed.  If you wish to participate in the program, you must register by the deadline of September 19, 2017. 

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If you'd like to register for this program and are not a chapter member, send email to our Program Chairman.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017                                                                                  7:00 p.m.

To Be Determined

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017                                           7:00 p.m.

To Be Determined

 

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