Well it is that time of year again to announce my Spring classes for Joggles.
I have four new classes, one just for Joggles.
Log Cabin Heart Etui and Pincushion with Christen Brown, 3 lessons/$30.00 beginning June 21, 2012
This is a very traditional project, with a contemporary flare. The heart shaped etui and base of the pincushion are both pieced with a version of the Log Cabin technique. The pieced sections are embellished with traditional embroidery stitches using two different types of thread, perle cotton #8 and 6-ply stranded floss. These make an excellent gift for any sewer!
All That Glitters with Christen Brown, 2 Lessons/$25.00 beginning June 26, 2012
Do you love shiny, opulent threads, but are unsure how to use them, well then this may be just what you are looking for!
The class includes a brief history of metallic threads from her article “The Glittering World of Metal Thread Embroidery” for Piecework Magazine.
In the first lesson you will explore how to use these opulent threads in your sewing machine. In the second lesson you will learn how to use them by hand. Please note that this is a technique class only, the sample pieces from each of the lessons can be put into a journal, or assembled however you wish.
Garden of Hearts Garland with Christen Brown, 3 lessons/$30.00 beginning July 10, 2o12
These tiny pieced hearts are a perfect background for these beautiful silk ribbon embroidery stitches. These lovely hearts could also be used as an ornament, a brooch or a small pillow.
There are two different embroidery designs to choose from. Each heart is 3 3/8” wide x 3 3/8” long. The finished garland with three hearts is 3 3/8” wide x 28” long; with five hearts is 3 3/8” wide x 42” long. This is a perfect class for a beginner or experienced student to work with one design that can be used for a variety of projects.
Ribbonwork Roses with Christen Brown, 2 lessons/$20.00 beginning August 14, 2012
Who could resist this lovely group of ribbonwork roses?
The flowers include: Romantic Rose, Woven Rose, Folded Edge Rose, Lady Ashley Rose, Concertina Rose, Rick Rack Rose, Cabbage Rose, Rolled Rose, Fontana Rose, Chou Rose, Tudor Rose and Irish Rose. These are made from techniques included in my book and some that are not all of the leaves are from the book and will not be covered in the handout.
This selection of flowers did not make it into my new book, Ribbonwork Gardens, so I have offered these exclusively for Joggles customers at a special price for those who buy the book from Joggles. The class has been written with the student having the book in mind. Attempting the class without the information provided in the book is not recommended. The lessons are a companion to the book.
I have eight popular classes returning:
Scrumptious Scraps with Christen Brown, 5 lessons/$55.00 beginning May 22, 2012
Kelp Scarf with Christen Brown, 2 lessons/$22.00 beginning May 25, 2012
Corsages to Dye For 1 with Christen Brown, 3 lessons/$35.00 beginning June 8, 2012
A Crazy Lady’s Guide to Embellishing with Christen Brown, 4 lessons/$45.00 beginning July 6, 2012
Beautiful Beaded Blooms with Christen Brown, 2 lessons/$30.00 beginning July 19, 2012
Creative Thread Embroidery with Christen Brown, 3 lessons/$38.00 beginning July 27, 2012
Fabulucious Felt Florals with Christen Brown, 2 lessons/$25.00 beginning July 31, 2012
Beadazzled Stitches with Christen Brown, 4 lessons/$45.00 beginning August 2, 2012
Hope to see you in class!
Happy Stitching ~ Christen