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Class Number 100

Class Title:  Studio Time

Bring those UFO'S ... UnFinished Objects ... to seminar. This is a great way to stitch with your friends and maybe have one less (or maybe two) UFO's in your stash by the end of seminar!

Class Number 101

Class Title:  Sara's Filigree Ornament
Teacher: Terri Bay

Sara’s Filigree ornament is based on my Sara table center design.  The ornament is a way for stitchers to be able to work a small taste of the design without taking a four-day class or for those who are not advanced in skills.  It is worked in Blackwork and satin stitches with a few beads to give it sparkle.  Finishing instructions will be included and covered in class, but finishing materials will not be included.

Technique: Reversible Blackwork, Whitework, and a few beads Design Area: 2-3/4" square
Proficiency Level: Basic Kit Cost: $ 35.00
Pre-Work: None  

Kit Contents: 28 count white Cashel Linen. DMC Pearl Cotton #8 and #12, DMC Flouche, Mill Hill Glass Seed Beads, Tapestry needles, instructions.

Student Provides: small, sharp scissors; 6” hoop or QSnap™ or similar sized stretcher bars, lighting/magnification needed, usual stitching tools.

Class Number 102

Class Title: Kiss Me Under the Mistletoe
Teacher:  Celeste Chalasani

Remember sweet kisses under the mistletoe while you create this elegant Stumpwork ornament.  Snow white wrapped berries nestle gently against padded leaves.  Red velvet ribbon tied festively into a bow tops it all.

Technique: Stumpwork Design Area: 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Proficiency Level: Beginner Kit Cost: $ 15.00
Pre-Work: None  

Kit Contents: Instructions, silk shantung, cotton fabric, stranded cotton thread, beads, felt, needles, and finishing supplies.

Student Provides: 6” embroidery hoop, scissors for cutting fabric and felt, acid free glue stick, white tissue paper, cream colored sewing thread to match background fabric, and usual stitching supplies.  Magnification is highly recommended.

Class Number 103


Class Title: Clara's Bells
Teacher:  Cindy Hambrick

Did you ever wish you knew how to make those wonderful beaded name tags that people wear to seminar?  Here is your chance to learn tubular peyote.  Yes, underneath all those cute little bells is tubular peyote.  Learn the basics while making this tinkling Christmas ornament.

Technique: Beading Design Area: 3" x 1"
Proficiency Level: Basic Kit Cost: $ 25.00
Pre-Work: None

Kit Contents: all Delica beads, Swarovski’s, embellishments, needles, threads and instructions necessary complete the project.

Student Provides: Scissors, light and magnification (if needed)

Class Number 104

Class Title: O Tannenbaum
Teacher:  Deborah Mitek

Join me in stitching this beginning silk ribbon embroidery Christmas Tree project for the Holidays!  The 18-count canvas background is hand-painted with metallic paints.  The design uses River Silks 4mm overdyed silk ribbon, Neon Rays plus metallic ribbon, and is embellished with a gold star, gold star beads, red seed and petite beads, and gold bugle beads.  The finished piece can be matted and framed or finished as an ornament. 

Technique: Silk Ribbon Embroidery on Canvas Design Area: 5" x 4"
Proficiency Level: All Kit Cost: $ 65.00
Pre-Work: None

Kit Contents: Complete thread kit, with embellishments, needles, hand-painted and taped 18-count canvas with line drawing, instructions, including a large picture of the design, detail photos, drawings, a stitch guide and tips on handling silk ribbon with a short history of the Christmas Tree.

Student Provides: 10” x 10” stretcher bars, frame or hoop, tacks or staples and usual stitching supplies including a laying tool, stand/frame weight/or clamp for hands-free stitching.  Light and magnification (optional).

Class Number 105

Class Title: Bunny's Garden
Teacher:  Jennifer Riefenberg

A bunny sits on a colored earth, spying on the nearby gardens.  This is a small companion piece complementing the vegetable series including Carrots, Radishes, and Beets.  Either framed, or finished as a scissor fob or pin cushion, the bunny tends to your garden of stitching.

Technique: Canvas Embroidery Design Area: 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Proficiency Level: Intermediate Kit Cost: $ 45.00
Pre-Work: None

Kit Contents: Kit Contents:  White Congress cloth 6” x 6”, stretcher bars to match canvas, Caron Waterlilies, Rainbow Gallery Whisper, Rainbow Gallery Santa’s Beard, Accentuate, Variety of DMC Cotton Floss, Instructions.

Student Provides: Usual stitching supplies

Class Number 106


Class Title: Dogwood Posey
Teacher:  Kim Sanders

Dogwood Posey uses Stumpwork techniques to create a 3-dimensional sculpture free of ground fabric.  The completed piece is small enough to wear as a lapel pin.  Ambitious students will have sufficient materials to make additional flowers and leaves to create a branch.

Technique: Stumpwork Design Area: Varies
Proficiency Level: Intermediate Kit Cost: $ 24.00
Pre-Work: None

Kit Contents: 3 stranded cottons, DMC Color Variations, tatting thread, bobbin of sewing thread, needles, bar pin, broadcloth, silk backed by muslin, seed beads, 28-gauge wire, graphite paper, needle lace pad, detailed instructions.

Student Provides: 3 or 4-inch hoop, usual stitching supplies including 12” ruler, scissors for silk fabric, magnification, if desired, pencil, sandpaper, thimble, and optional: small jeweler’s pliers with cutting edge or tiny wire cutters.

Class Number 107

Class Title: Fountain & Flowers
Teacher:  Gail Sirna

This is a mini project on 18 count canvas. The purpose of the project is to teach analogous colors and small stitches that can be used to express flowers in any of your projects, or on painted canvases.

Technique: Canvas, Color Theory Design Area: Canvas 18-inch mono
Proficiency Level: Basic Intermediate Kit Cost: $ 20.00
Pre-Work: None

Kit Contents: Marked canvas and Instruction booklet

Student Provides: Floss, hopefully from their stash at home, usual stitching supplies, light and magnification (optional)   

Class Number 108


Class Title: Strut Your Stuff: Blue Ribbon Tips for Embroidery Exhibits
Teacher:  Laura Smith

Someone out there will love your embroidery!  This course will teach you how to find exhibition opportunities, adhere to requirements, set a pace for preparations, write the (dreaded) artist statement, and protect your work when mailing it.  Learn to recognize valid critiques and find the nugget of learning in them.  Go behind the scenes to see how exhibits are planned, set up, and returned.  Learn secrets of photographing embroidery with a digital camera.   

Technique: Notebook - Exhibit Preparation Design Area: N/A
Proficiency Level: All Kit Cost: $ 30.00
Pre-Work: Yes, 1-2 hours

Kit Contents: Audio Visual and notebook lessons

Student Provides: Choose two or three embroidered works for photography and/or critique demonstrations.  If you are flying, you can bring unframed works (no glass, please), but all the stitching should be complete. They do not have to be original designs.

Class Number 109

Class Title: Stitching Accessories Commemorative Cube
Teacher:  Catherine Theron

This 3” cube houses your needles, pins and scissors and will be a lovely and useful memento of you time at the SCR seminar.  The top of the cube is a needle book.  Three sides are stitched with strawberry vines – each worked in a different group of counted stitches – and your personalization.  The fourth side of the cube has a scissors sheath to house a wee pair of scissors.  The bottom has space to stitch your name.

Technique: Canvas, Color Theory Design Area: 3-inch cube
Proficiency Level: Intermediate Kit Cost: $ 85.00
Pre-Work: None

Kit Contents: 32-count linen, silk threads, needles, practice fabric, wool needle page, skirtex, iron-on interfacing, ultra-suede, batting, color copies, charts and instructions

Student Provides: Usual stitching supplies, light and magnification (optional)

Class Number 110

Class Title: A Petite Project
Teacher:  Deborah Tirico

Tesoritos means “tiny treasure” in Spanish.  This miniature sewing box includes a pincushion inside a tart tin, a mini needle roll, and a scissors sheath and fob.  Procedures in felted wool applique including tack stitch methods, the teacher’s signature needle slanting techniques, surface embroidery tips and easy & accurate buttonhole stitching will be presented.  

Technique: Applique with embroidery embellishment Design Area: 4-inch box
Proficiency Level: All Kit Cost: $ 75.00
Pre-Work: None

Kit Contents: Black felted wool, Weeks Dye Works felted wool, Weeks Dye Works wool threads, silk ribbon, Vineyard thread, DMC Perle cotton #8, needles, freezer paper, tissue paper, full-size pattern, directions, acetate for placement guide, tart tin, 4-inch paper Mache box.

Student Provides: Traditional sewing accessories, light and magnification, school glue, 1-inch paintbrush


These are the 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 some knowledge of color design that will allow exploration and creativity.

ALL LEVELS:  Class is suitable for all levels.

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