My needlework classes are no exception. I have managed to sign myself up for four different classes of varying length/complexity starting in September/October. On Saturday I blogged about my Ukrainian Embroidery class at the Ukrainian Museum in New York City. That class will meet for eight weeks. I learned that there are three eight-week sessions with the second one beginning after the New Year.
So today I will bring you up-to-date on the other classes. Of course, I still have in-progress projects that I started months and even years ago!
I started the Slava Russki class at The Edwardian Needle's new location. This is one of Tony Minieri's designs which are always fun but a bit of a challenge. This class will meet once a month for a year, which means I have a chance to actually finish the piece since I will have some time in between classes to work on it.
Designed by Tony Minieri
Design Size 8" by 11"
(on Light Blue Congress Cloth)
|Progress after Class 1|
Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood
I am also ghosting Carole Lake's Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood. Carole is teaching the class in October at the ANG Georgia Chapter. It will make a nice companion piece to Carole's St. Basil's Cathedral which I stitched a few years ago.
|Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood|
Designed by Carole Lake
Design Size 12" x 14"
(on 18-count Blue Mono Canvas)
Stitcher's Hideaway Retreat
And, finally, I will be attending the Stitcher's Hideaway Retreat in Mystic, CT again this year. The incredible Thea Dueck of The Victoria Sampler has designed a very special piece for this Retreat and I have been busy with my pre-work. We will be concentrating on the Hardanger embroidery at the bottom of the piece and the hemstitching in the middle, as well as some of the specialty stitches. I am hoping to have all of the cross-stitching completed before the Retreat. Some of that cross-stitching (such as the lettering) is over one!
|Mystic Christmas Sampler|
Designed by Thea Dueck
of The Victoria Sampler
Design Size 14" x 5"
(on 28-count Misty Blue Cashel)
That brings me up-to-date on my classes. I hope to be a little more conscientious about blogging on my progress with these projects.
Until next time, happy stitching.