IN-PERSON 1-DAY CLASSES, Options Day: June 9

101:  Celebration Bowtie by Mike Parr CANCELLED

Celebration Bow Tie by Mike Parr

102:  Dragonfly Opulence by Alison Cole FULL

A photo of the 102 class project. A small round box with a 3-D embroidered dragonfly on organza with beads, gold purl and check purl.

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 CANCELLED

A photo of the 103 class project; a broach of flowers and leaves made with fabric embroidered in the pulled-thread technique and embellished with pearls.
Floral Broach by Kim Beamish

104:  Furoshiki Wrapped Pin Cushion by Barbara Gilbert CANCELLED

Furoshiki Wrapper Pin Cushion by Barbara Gilbert

105:  We Remember II • Indigenous Beaded Poppy by Naomi Smith FULL

A photo of the 106 class project. A stylized poppy made with red and black beads with silver and gold beads accenting the centre of the flower.

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

A photo of the 105 class project. A colourful stylized spray of flowers and leaves is embroidered with a variety of stitches.

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