201: Lilium Philadelphicum by Alison Cole
Lilium philadelphicum has been explicitly designed for your participation at Seminar 2024. A stumpwork botanical study in Au Ver à Soie silks features detached petals, leaves and wire work stamens. The bending of the stem into a slight S shape for Saskatchewan makes it truly a one-of-a-kind piece.
Technique: Stumpwork :: Skill Level: All Levels :: Pre-Work: None :: Size: 3½” x 8” :: Kit Cost: $145
202: Porthole by Wendy Innes
Create your very own “porthole” into the ocean with this magnificent stumpwork piece worked on a silk background using silk, cotton and specialty fibres.
Students will learn to thread paint on a slip, apply it to the main design, and work a detached element with wire. Explore several forms of padding to create depth and realism and create your own sea sponge, fishnet and coral.
Technique: Stumpwork :: Skill Level: Intermediate :: Pre-Work: None :: Size: 6” round :: Kit Cost: $75
203: 50 Stitches and 1 to Grow On by Carol Storie
This interesting and fun piece is a sampler with 51 different canvas stitches (50 stitches to celebrate EAC/ACB’s 50th Anniversary and 1 to grow on – Seminar 2024 in Regina).
It is stitched on French Blue 18-count mono canvas with Rainbow Gallery Patina and DMC #5 pearl cotton.
Students with a basic to intermediate level of stitching will enjoy making this piece. When completed, students may wish to make their piece into an etui with the instructions provided.
Technique: Canvaswork :: Skill Level: Basic/Intermediate :: Pre-Work: None :: Size: 5½” x 11” :: Kit Cost: $75
204: Jester’s Jewels by Linda Lachance
Jester’s Jewels uses black and white oblong crosses to accentuate the various stitches in the diamond shapes. The design is a nod to the harlequin or jester.
The top medallion features very dimensional fleur de lis stitches and many different stitches in the smaller diamond shapes, including diamond Jessica, diamond waffle, Jessica star, Rhodes, oval, and single, double and triple Jessicas. Working within the elongated diamond shapes in different sizes will give students the experience of using less common stitches and variations than those traditionally used.
The decorative “dangles” are “dripping with jewels,” filled with real crystals and some specialty beads to add sparkle and interest.
Technique: Canvaswork :: Skill Level: Intermediate :: Size: 6” x 17” :: Kit Cost: $140
205: Snapshots by Dale Rollerson
This is an exciting class – try something new! In this workshop, we will be recreating memories.
Playing with papers and fabrics, the student will colour, collage, and stitch.
The aim will be to complete many pieces, which can be tied with a cord or made into a concertina journal or whatever your imagination desires.
Technique: Mixed Media/ Hand & Machine Stitch :: Skill Level: All Levels :: Pre-Work: None :: Size: 6” x 8” :: Kit Cost: $75
206: Sketching with Thread – Look to the Sky by Joyce Gill
Whether the Prairie “Big Sky” or the coastal “Sky to Sea” horizons, the miniature landscapes in this class will be an introduction to thread sketching from photos. This all-level course uses pale blue dupioni, a large palette of variegated cotton threads, and a full-colour booklet.
The student can choose between four offered photos and will learn various techniques for skies, ground, structures, water, vegetation and detailing, as well as lacing the finished piece. The goal is to inspire the student to use their photos as inspirations for new creations.
Technique: Needle Painting :: Skill Level: All Levels :: Pre-Work: None :: Size: 3” x 5” :: Kit Cost: $50
207: FULL A Garden View by Deborah Mitek
Join Deborah in stitching this delightful silk ribbon summer garden! A Garden View is a photo transfer design on congress cloth, using silk ribbon and other surface embroidery techniques to create a dimensional and layered embroidery. During class, we will discuss how to apply a photo transfer.
A Garden View is an embroidery study in perspective and the knotted stitch. There are ten knotted stitch variations, the ribbon stitch, straight stitch, and fly stitch.
Technique: Silk Ribbon Embroidery :: Skill Level: Intermediate :: Pre-Work: None :: Size: 5”x7” :: Kit Cost: $130
208: Snowflake Doily by Kim Beamish
Ever wanted to try reversible blackwork? This reversible doily is worked on 28-count linen. The finished doily is adorned with picot edging. Students can choose between blue, red, or green for the design (as pictured). The colour preference must be decided before the class.
During the class, we will go over the techniques of using the double running stitch and finishing threads to keep the reversibility of the design. We will also discuss plotting a stitching path.
Technique: Reversible Blackwork :: Skill Level: Intermediate :: Pre-Work: None :: Size: 8” x 8” :: Kit Cost: $75
209 :: Stitching Only
Enjoy the camaraderie and activities of the seminar while you stitch on your own projects. Stitching-only registrants will have a dedicated space for stitching with the same breaks and door prize draws as class registrants.