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SPRING 2019

MINI CLASSES

COUNTED CROSS STITCH - This class will focus on basic cross stitch technique. Kit included in class fee.
       Call 815-455-5470 to schedule.                                                                               Class fee $10.00

 

STITCHING OVER 2 THREADS - A mini class to learn the proper way to stitch over 2 threads on linen or evenweave fabric.  (Introduction to Linen Class offers more extensive instruction.) Practice materials provided in class fee.
       Call 815-455-5470 to schedule.                                                                                Class fee $10.00

 

PUNCHNEEDLE - This is an age-old technique that is experiencing renewed interest. A Punchneedle is used to make loops that form a textured design. It appears to be a miniature plush rug. Fun and easy to do.

CTR Punchneedle and a hoop are required, but NOT included.  Practice materials provided in class fee.
      Call 815-455-5470 to schedule.                                                                                 Class fee $10.00

 

BEGINNING NEEDLEPOINT - Learn the basics of needlepoint, including basketweave, continental and tent stitch. Practice materials provided in class fee.
       Call 815-455-5470 to schedule.                                                                                Class fee $10.00

 

SCHEDULED CLASSES

BEGINNING HARDANGER  - Try your hand at the traditional technique of Hardanger.  You will create a lovely "Strawberries and Cream" sachet design or for framing, while learning the basics of Hardanger in this class.  Materials are included in class fee.
Instructor: Eva Rill

Wednesday   June 12 & 26      6:30PM - 8:30PM   $35.00


 

BEACHES  - This Northern Pine Design is stitched on 18 count canvas and is about 6" x 6" when completed.  It is a companion to Blue Bayou and uses ocean and beach colors such as teal, sand, ecru, and blue.  Threads included in this design are Threadworx floss and perle cotton, Krienik #8 Braid, DMC floss, #8 Perle Cotton, and beads.  Students will learn how to lay threads and attach beads when doing the following stitches: Jessicas, crescents, straight gobelins, bargello, Fleur de Lis, and a wrapped shell.  MATERIALS NOT INCLUDED IN CLASS FEE.
Instructor: Mary McGuire
Wednesday    May 8 & 22     6:30PM - 9:30PM        $35.00


 

AMETHYST GARDEN - This new design by Kathy Rees of Needle Delights has many different stitches and uses various threads.  Amethyst Garden is stitched on 18ct canvas and measures 7½" by 7 ½".  There are 10 different colorways offered, and it will be easy to find one that is perfect for you!  Some of the stitches used include Walneto Star, Jessica, Sprats Triangle, Raised Maltese, Waffle, Woven, and Gobelin.  Watercolours, Waterlilies, Impressions, Vineyard Silk, Neon Rays, Silk Lame, Splendor, and Threadworx are among the threads used. This piece is a wonderful companion to Roseto and a real winner for 2019!
Instructor: Mary McGuire
Tuesday     6/18, 7/16 & 8/6       6:30PM - 9:00PM        $48.00

 

HEY KIDS, LEARN TO STITCH!  - This class covers the basics of cross stitch.  Take time to learn something new - something fun to do on those lazy days of summer.  Make a gift for Mom or Grandma.  All materials are included in class fee.
Wednesday       June 26      10:00AM - 11:30AM         $15.00
Instructor: Monica Pratt


 

DIAMOND DOTZ MORNING FOR KIDS  - I haven't seen a child yet that doesn't enjoy
doing Diamond Dotz.  Join us for the fun.  Each child can choose from a variety
of small projects.  The kit is included in the class fee.
Wednesday       June 19     10:00AM - 11:30AM           $15.00


TIPS for FRAMING
  
These tips will insure a prettier and more professional finished piece without incurring more cost.

1.  Try to keep your piece clean.  Hand-dyed fabric and/or threads are not guaranteed to be colorfast.  It would be risky to wash them.
2.  Allow a 3" fabric border around the stitching for framing.  There will be an extra charge for adding strips of fabric to stretch your piece.
3.  Clip tails of thread on the back and don't carry threads across open areas.  These can show up through the fabric when framed.  There may be an extra charge for clipping or tucking threads.
4.  If you are using tape on the edges, there should be enough fabric left so that the tape can be cut off.  Tape leaves a gummy residue that makes it harder to handle.  There are better methods to prevent raveling. 
5.  Bring your completed CLASS piece in for custom framing and receive a 15% discount on the cost of the framing.

CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY

Class fee must be paid at the time of registration to reserve a place. One week notice is required to receive a refund for cancellation. NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN WITHOUT ONE WEEK NOTICE. We reserve the right to cancel a class if the minimum is not met..


Class participants will receive a coupon for 10% savings on purchase of class patterns and materials.

 

 

 

 

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9:30am-4:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday;
9:30am-8:00pm Thursday
and
9:30am-3:00pm Saturday

 
 
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