I will be adding these two classes of mine to the fall line-up for Maureen’s Vintage Acquisitions:
Metallic Threads 102 1 lesson/$18.00, Monday September 24, 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 lesson you will explore how to use these opulent threads in hand embroidery. Please note that this is a technique class only, the sample pieces from the lesson can be put into a journal, or assembled however you wish.
Lesson: Metallic Threads 102 will cover a variety of hand embroidery threads that will include metallic floss; metallic threads and braids; Japan Threads and Facets; metallic cords and trims. The embroidery stitches that will be covered are Couched Cord, Blanket Stitch, Closed Blanket Stitch, French Knot, Lazy Daisy Stitch, Back Stitch, Cretan Stitch, Chain Stitch, Coral Stitch, Cross Stitch, Chevron Stitch, Long Arm Chain Stitch, Pekinese Stitch and the Petal Stitch. These stitches are combined in six Embroidery Exercises, but the metallic threads can be worked with virtually any embroidery stitch. Tips will include threading the needle, and keeping the threads from fraying.
Beadazzled Stitches 4 Lessons/$45.00 Starting November 5, 2012
Do you love embroidery? Have you ever embroidered with beads? This is the perfect class for you to learn how to combine these two techniques. I will give you directions to make a simple strip-pieced base made from batik fabrics or if you have a CQ base already made you can work on that in class. This class takes you on a journey that explores beads, embroidery and other embellishments.
Lesson 1: This lesson will focus on creating a fabric base to stitch the beads and other embellishments on to, with the finishing directions. I will give you a comprehensive guide to the beads that you will use including shapes, sizes and color finishes.
Lesson 2: This class will focus on these stitches and their variations: continuous beading, feather, chevron, Cretan, and buttonhole stitches.
Lesson 3: This class will focus on these stitches and their variations: maiden hair fern stitch, chain stitch, herringbone stitch, serpentine stitch, spine vine stitch, double chevron, fly stitch, double bubble, and train tracks stitch.
Lesson 4: This class will focus on the small stitches: single beads; stacked beads- single bead details, beaded cascade, and picot tip; and then the floret, shooting star, Celtic knot and buttons. Additional smaller stitches: rope stitch, cross stitch, sequin stitch, lazy daisy stitch and charms. Finishing instructions will be included at the end of the lesson.
Hope to see you in class! Happy Stitching ~ Christen