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Merchandise Night Opportunity Knocks Chairman Challenge

Class Number: 101

Class Title: Pick of the Patch
Designed By: Dawn Donnelly

Teacher: Dawn Donnelly

Pick of the Patch is the result of a NAN challenge. After I have painted the canvas with some beautiful fall colors, the student will bring the pumpkin to life using a variety of threads and Couching techniques. The class will be filled with learning the following: Herringbone Couching, Squared Filling variations, Burden Stitch, variation of Diagonal Couching, Trellis Variations and Tramé.

Technique: Counted Canvas Design Area: 6" x 9"
Proficiency Level: Intermediate Kit Cost: $90.00
Pre-Work: None  

Kit Contents: Instructions with color picture, 18 Count Mono Canvas, Pearl Cotton, Watercolours. Impressions, Vineyard Silk Classic, Elegance, Vineyard Silk, Memory Thread, wood skewer and needles.

Student Provides: 10” x 12” stretcher bars, tacks, frame weight or clamp and small sharp scissors.

Class Number: 102

Class Title: Art to Wear
Designed By: Barbara Ellis

Teacher: Barbara Ellis

Create this bead embroidered cuff featuring 18th century artists’ portraits on fabric.  Bead a frame around the mounted image and embellish with crystals and pearls.  Students will have a choice of portrait fabrics and colors. 

Technique: Bead Embroidery Design Area: 2" - 7"
Proficiency Level: All Levels Kit Cost: $95.00
Pre-Work: Optional  

Kit Contents: Portrait fabric, 11/0 seed beads, 15/0 seed beads, 8/0 seed beads, pearls, crystals, interfacing, ultrasuede, clasp.

Student Provides:  Fireline (6 lb.) or One-G thread, size 10 and 12 beading needles, usual beading supplies, light and magnification if needed.

Class Number: 103

Class Title: Summer’s End
Designed By: Deborah Mitek
Teacher: Deborah Mitek

Summer’s End heralds one of the last flowers of summer, the sunflower.  Join me as we stitch this charming design while learning the basics of silk ribbon embroidery and other canvas techniques.  By using a variety of threads and silk ribbons in various widths, dimension and texture are created.  The design uses Treenway 7mm silk ribbon, Caron Wildflowers and Watercolours, Silk Road Straw Silk, Rainbow Gallery Entice and Petite Silk Lame Braid, Kreinik #4 braid Luminescence, Mill Hill seed beads and 3mm faceted Gold Iris round beads on  18-count Sandstone vintage canvas.  The Van Dyke stitch, Peaks & Valleys, Turkey Work Variation, French Knots, Ribbon stitch, and bead embellishments are used to complete the design.

Technique: Silk Ribbon Embroidery on Canvas Design Area: 4" x 4"
Proficiency Level: All Kit Cost: $75.00
Pre-Work: None

Kit Contents: Complete thread kit with needles; 18-count Sandstone vintage canvas; instruction booklet including a large picture of the design, stitch, guide, diagrams, detail photos, bibliography, tips on handling silk ribbon, and sunflower fun facts.

Student Provides:  10” x 10” stretcher bars; tacks or staples; usual stitching supplies, including trolley needle or wooden laying tool; stand, frame weight, or clamp for hands-free stitching; light and magnifier if needed.

Class Number: 104

Class Title: Necklace in a Day
Designed By: Laura Smith
Teacher: Laura Smith

You are in control! Make your necklace precision-shaped or wild and wonky in your favorite colorway, long or short, dressy or casual, with edging dangles or not. Fancy ribbons and yarns are sandwiched between layers of soluble fabric and stitched by hand with Caron Watercolors and/or metallic threads. Embellish with beads such as size 8 seed beads and Czech beads in various shapes. Dangles or a picot edging with seed beads can be added if you choose. To extend around the neck, larger beads are strung with a hook closure. You can request large beads for everything. Choice of several colorways. Your necklace will be uniquely yours.

Technique: Mixed Media, surface stitches, beading techniques. Design Area: Pendant, 4" x 2"; neck length 15" to 28"
Proficiency Level: All Kit Cost: $72.00
Pre-Work: None

Kit Contents: Yarns and ribbons, soluble fabric, beads size 11, 8, Czech glass shapes, and more, Chenille size 14 needles, beading needles, basting thread, Fireline, hook and ring clasp, and instructions with photos.  Students will have a choice of colors and sizes of beads.

Student Provides:  Beading mat or placemat, embroidery scissors, paper scissors, metallic thread scissors, 8” round embroidery hoop (no stretcher bars), metal thimble that fits your finger, wire cutter for Fireline if you have one (there will be several for the class to use), battery operated light and magnification if needed.

Class Number: 105

Class Title: Persephone’s Sampler
Designed By: Amee Sweet-McNamara
Teacher: Amee Sweet-McNamara

How does your garden grow?  With new skills.

Ribbon-work is a marvelous way to add dimension and detail to garments, accessories and home-décor projects. Incorporate it into your bead-embroidery pieces, quilts or felting and achieve results ranging from delicate to dynamic.

Students will be encouraged to help themselves from Amee’s “Bead Buffet” to select ribbons, stamens, buttons and beads. Traditional Victorian ribbon-work and contemporary kanzashi techniques will be explored as Adventurous Beginners learn how to make a Kanzashi Chrysanthemum, a Hatpin Rose, Five-Petal Flowers, Double-Ruffled Rosettes and Boat Leaves. The finished elements can be kept separate or grouped together.

Technique: Ribbon Work Design Area: 
Proficiency Level: Basic-Intermediate Kit Cost: $75.00
Pre-Work: None

Kit Contents: Instruction booklet, beading foundation, grosgrain, satin and wire-edge ribbons, 4mm-8mm faceted beads or glass pearls, 11/0 seed beads, buttons, Nymo beading thread, jewelry findings, #10 beading needle, API brand glue.

Student Provides:  Students should come to class with a bead-blanket or bead-tray, a good pair of small-to-medium-sized, an inexpensive, disposable lighter, sharp scissors and any eyeglasses, magnifiers or additional light source they generally use for close-up work.  Students are encouraged to bring an item they wish to embellish (hat, bag, shoes, etc.).

Class Number: 106

Class Title: A Lady’s Sewing Roll
Designed By: Catherine Theron
Teacher: Catherine Theron

Stitched on 32-count linen with silk threads, this diminutive sewing roll features a delicate wallpaper-like striped pattern. The berries & leaves are worked with different stitches in each “row” of vines on this pattern. Two other pockets-one with a basket of berries, the other with personalization, & a needle page complete the inside.  Stitches used include Herringbone, Three-sided Stitch, Nun’s Stitch, Long-Arm Cross with Diagonal Cross, Smyrna, Diagonal Satin, Padded Satin, Spiral Trellis, & Rhodes variation.

Technique: Counted Thread Design Area: 3" x 9"
Proficiency Level: Intermediate Kit Cost: $115.00
Pre-Work: None

Kit Contents: 32 ct. linen, silk threads, needles, color copies, most finishing materials.

Student Provides:  Usual stitching supplies, light and magnification if needed.

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