101: Celebration Bowtie by Mike Parr
Celebrate the EAC/ACB’s 50th anniversary in true sartorial style by stitching your own unisex bowtie. This 1-day class will allow you to create your own unique design, or make one of three already completed designs. Recently bowties have made a comeback in the fashion world for men, and they have long been part of women’s fashion since Marlene Dietrich first made the tie a sensation for women in the 1930s. In class, we will use simple stitches to make a traditional bowtie design that can be worn either tied or in the open manner. The class will also include a lesson on how to tie a traditional bowtie. Ground fabric will be muslin and participants will choose their own colours from the DMC collection.
Technique: Surface Embroidery :: Skill Level: All Levels :: Pre-Work: None :: Size: TBA :: Kit Cost: $45
102: Dragonfly Opulence by Alison Cole
Dragonfly Opulence is embroidered in stumpwork and goldwork in elegant navy and gold – worked in English gilt metal threads, specialty threads and antique beads on navy silk organza and silk dupion before being mounted on a Japanese tea canister. The kit includes all fabrics, threads, beads, wires and the tea canister – there are two different tea canisters to choose from: Navy/Gold Fan design or Gold/Blue Cherry Blossom. The tin size is 7.3cm in diameter and 3.2cm high not including the embroidery.
Technique: Stumpwork :: Skill Level: All Levels :: Pre-Work: None :: Size: 6cm x 7cm (not including the canister) :: Kit Cost: $60
103: Floral Broach by Kim Beamish
This cute floral broach is created with pulled thread embroidery. Students can choose from two filling patterns for their flower. Instructions for both fillings will be included. Class time will focus on the filling patterns and assembly so students may finish the piece at home.
Technique: Pulled Thread :: Skill Level: Intermediate :: Pre-Work: None :: Size: 2 1/2” x 3” :: Kit Cost: $50
104: Furoshiki Wrapped Pin Cushion by Barbara Gilbert
Spend a relaxing day sashiko stitching a design on your prepared furoshiki piece. Furoshiki is the Japanese term for a wrapping cloth. Learn a very simple technique for making a tassel and attach one to each corner. The tassels act as the tie to hold the parcel together. Stuff your pincushion with crushed walnut shells (or polyester stuffing) and you have a completed project by the end of the day!
Technique: Sashiko :: Skill Level: All Levels :: Pre-Work: None :: Size: 5” x 5” :: Kit Cost: $30
105: We Remember II • Indigenous Beaded Poppy by Naomi Smith
This raised beaded embroidered poppy will be worked on a heavy beading foundation of black deer hide and can be completed in class.
Technique: Raised Bead Embroidery :: Skill Level: All Levels :: Pre-Work: None :: Size: 2 1/4” x 2 1/4” :: Kit Cost: $58
106: Victorian Elegance by Kate Barlow
This pretty design has been inspired by a beautiful pair of ladies’ embroidered boots dating from the late 1800s. The design is stitched using stranded silk threads from Au Ver à Soie which work beautifully set against the dark blue silk dupion ground. Satin and stem stitches are used to create the sinuous stems and tendrils, while the leaves and flowers are worked in long and short, split and trellis stitches.
Technique: Surface Embroidery :: Skill Level: All Levels :: Pre-Work: None :: Size: 6” x 3 1/2” :: Kit Cost: $70