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2017 Calendar

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The Golden Rules (see below) should be followed at each meeting.

January

January 5 (Thursday) Deadline for submissions for the February issue of The Needleworker

January 31 (Tuesday) Deadline for Membership Renewal 2017 form available on our Membership page

February

March

March 1 (Wednesday) Deadline for submissions for the April/May issue of The Needleworker

March 14 (Tuesday) New Member Tea 9:30 am, Carriage House Auditorium

March 14 (Tuesday) Board Meeting 10:30 am, Carriage House Auditorium

March 15 (Wednesday) Deadline for registration for all April Mini-Workshops

March 31 (Friday) Deadline for registration for "Tall Grass Prairie" & "Reflections" May's canvas workshops

April

April 11 (Tuesday) Mini Workshops & General Meeting 9:30 am, Carriage House Auditorium
Reservation deadline for all classes - March 15

Betty Jo Scurei - "Take the Guesswork Out of Goldwork" - Goldwork Embroidery
Goldwork Click here for larger image
Take the guesswork out of goldwork with this small, easy to finish project. Techniques used will include couching and handling six gold threads. You will also learn five techniques used in goldwork. Everything you learn can be used to enhance canvas or surface stitching projects.
Students need to provide their basic sewing kit, 8" x 8" stretcher bars, thumbtacks, a small 6" hoop, sharp scissors for cutting metal threads and a bead mat and/or chipping tray. Bring a light and magnification if needed.
Kit fee is $33.00.

Julia Kerner - "Spring Flowers" - Crewel Embroidery
Spring Flowers Crewel Click here for larger image
As a crewel embroidery class suitable for beginners or experienced stitchers, "Spring Flowers" utilizes five typical crewel stitches (split, satin, long and short, outline/stem, buttonhole and raised outline/stem) to complete the daffodils, tulip and crocus.
Kit includes Legacy Linen's Dower "Alabaster Angel" fine embroidery linen, ten colors of Renaissance Dyeing 100% lambswool natural-dye crewel-weight wool, needles and full color instructions including stitch illustrations.
Students should bring their basic sewing kit, a 5" or 6" hoop, scissors and a thimble (if you would normally use one). Bring light and magnification if needed.
Kit fee is $28.00

Ginger Mangie - "Petals in Stitches" - Wool Applique & Embroidery
Petals in Stitches Click here for larger image
Ever wanted to try embroidery on wool? Here is your chance. The kit includes wool and all the threads plus needles for completing the flower as well as a pattern with instructions for finishing into a small decorative pillow.
Stitches used are blanket stitch, twisted chain stitch, seed stitch, chain stitch and ruched silk ribbon. As an option, a small honey bee can be added with a few bullion knots. Threads used are perle cotton, embroidery floss and Candlelight metallic thread.
Students should bring their basic sewing kit. Bring a light and magnification if needed.
Kit fee is $23.00.

Studio Time
Come catch up with friends and some stitching. Bring something new or a work-in-progress or a "UFO" (unfinished object!). Please be mindful that others are taking a class.
Participation fee is $3.00.

May

May 1 (Monday) Deadline for submissions for the June/July issue of The Needleworker

May 15 & 17 (Monday & Wednesday) Two-DayWorkshop with Joni Stevenson "Tall Grass Prairie" - Canvaswork 9:30 am, Carriage House Auditorium
Reservation deadline - March 31
Tall Grass Prairie Click here for larger image
Frank Lloyd Wright's unique style of architecture in his houses and stained glass was the inspiration for this design. Juxtaposed next to the stylized tall grass plants, similar to Wright's Sumac Windows, "Tall Grass Prairie" is a contemporary interpretation of tall grasses created with fabrics and thread. The background sampler stitches echo the vertical grasses with long lines and "v" shapes that mimic the intersection of the leaf and the stalk of the grass. Laid filling patterns are prominent in this piece.
Stitched on 18 count eggshell canvas with a variety of beads and threads, the stitcher will be in for a treat creating this contemporary prairie scene. Students will learn laid filling stitches, composite stitches, open work patterns, fabric manipulation, fabric slips and their attachment, plus the intricate technique of hiding travel threads.Finished size is 6" x 9".
Students should bring 11" x13" stretcher bars, a 4" embroidery hoop, transparent tape, scissors, a laying tool and size 24, 26, and 28 tapestry needles. Bring light and magnification if needed.
Kit cost is $100.00.

May 16 (Tuesday) General Meeting - Workshop with Joni Stevenson "Reflections" - Canvaswork 9:30 am, Carriage House Auditorium
Reservation deadline - March 31
Reflections Click here for a larger image
This small heart depicts colors of the sky and flowers reflected in a body of water. Composite stitches with layers of threads, stitches and open canvas areas provide a learning environment for hiding travel threads. Luscious threads and fun stitches make this piece an enjoyable stitching experience.
This 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece is stitched on 18 count washed light blue/green canvas with metallic braid, silk, specialty threads and 15/0 beads.
Students should bring masking tape for the canvas edges, 9" x 9" stretcher bars, thumbtacks, a laying tool, scissors and size 24, 26 and 28 tapestry needles. Bring a light and magnifier if needed.
Kit cost is $ 53.00.

May 23 (Tuesday) Board Meeting 9:30 am, Carriage House Auditorium

June

June 9 (Friday) Deadline for registration for "Monkeying Around", July's Adult-Child workshop

June 13 (Tuesday) Evening General Meeting & Pot Luck (Presentation TBA) 5:45 pm, Carriage House Auditorium
Bring your favorite salad to share. Please arrive by 5:45 to lay out salads.
Participation fee is $3.00

July

July 1 (Saturday) Deadline for submissions for the August issue of The Needleworker

July 11 (Tuesday) Deadline for registration for "Kimono Imperial", August's canvaswork class

July 11 (Tuesday) Adult/Child Workshop (Open to the Public) with Barbara Shearer - "Monkeying Around" - Needlepoint on Perforated Paper 9:30 am, Carriage House Auditorium
Reservation deadline - June 9
Monkeying Around Click here for larger image
Hang him on a door knob! Hang him on a backpack! Use him for a bookmark! Use your imagination for his special place.
Needlepoint stitches on perforated paper bring this cute monkey to life. Easy-to-use threads and basic stitches make this a fun project for any child (or adult) to work up quickly. Stitches used are tent (the basic needlepoint stitch), upright filled gobelin and beading. Finish your fellow (or gal) with a perky bow tie and matching ribbon hanger.
A variety of ribbons will be available for you to choose your favorite. Other supplies included are tapestry needles (sizes 22 and 24), googly eyes, beads (nostrils), felt (mouth and backing), Alene's All-Purpose glue and a needle threader.
Students should bring scissors and a light and magnifier if needed. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. One lunch is provided with each kit. Adults may order lunch separately.
Kit fee and one lunch: $16.50

July 18 (Tuesday) Board Meeting 9:30 am Carriage House Auditorium

August

August 8 (Tuesday) General Meeting - Workshop with Wendy Moore "Kimono Imperial" - Canvaswork 9:30 am, Manor House Auditorium
Reservation deadline - July 11
Kimono Imperial Click here for larger image
This delightful kimono highlights a beautiful Bargello pattern in Imperial gold, red and blue. Using DMC Floche, Kreinik metallics, DMC and Threadworx over-dyed floss as well as a few beads, this kimono will make an impression.
You will explore how wonderfully the Bargello pattern fits into the kimono, stitch a unique variation of an octagonal Rhodes Stitch, surround the whole thing with a royal blue border and Milanese background.
Stitch just the kimono and create a regal ornament or finish the entire 5" x 5" piece for a box top or frame.
Students should bring their basic sewing kit, 9" x 9" (2 sets of 9") assembled stretcher bars, tacks or staples, a laying tool, a frame clamp or frame weight and a light and magnification if needed.
Kit fee - $49.00

August 15 (Tuesday) Deadline for registration for General Meeting & Pot-Luck with Alyson Allen - "Embellished Herringbone Ribbon Bracelet"

September

September 1 (Friday) Deadline for submissions for the October/November issue of The Needleworker

September 11 (Monday) Registration deadline for October's Surprise/Stitch-in

September 12 (Tuesday) General Meeting & Pot-Luck - Alyson Allen "Embellished Herringbone Ribbon Bracelet" 5:30 pm, Manor House Auditorium
Reservation deadline - August 15
Herringbone Ribbon Bracelet Click here for larger image
The Embellished Herringbone Ribbon Bracelet is a beautiful bracelet about 3/4" wide and can be made long as you need. We will be using size 8/0 and size 15/0 seed beads as well as 3 mm cube beads to create the herringbone base. It is finished with a 2-strand tube clasp which will then be embellished with more size 15/0 beads.
Students should bring their usual sewing kit and scissors. A task light and magnification should be brought if needed.
Kit fee is $32.00

September 19 (Tuesday) Board Meeting 9:30 am Carriage House Auditorium

October

October 3 (Tuesday) Deadline for registration for "Sister" & "Scissor Fob", November's canvas workshops

October 5 - 8 (Thursday - Sunday ) Ohio Mart, Stitcher's Fair & Special Display

October 7-8 (Saturday and Sunday ) Children's Corner Tent at Ohio Mart

October 8 (Sunday) Break-down for Stitcher's Fair & Special Display

October 10 (Tuesday) It's a Surprise or a Stitch-in! 9:30 am, TBA

This would not typically be a meeting day due to Stitchery Showcase but as this is our "off" year, your Program Committee thought it would be fun to have a mystery project for you. Details are still being worked out and will appear in an upcoming newsletter.
If you would rather just come and be with friends while you stitch on your own project, that is also an option. Bring a work-in-progress, a "UFO" or perhaps something you need help with. It should be a fun day.
Participation or Kit fee: TBD

November

November 1 (Wednesday) Deadline for submissions for the December issue of The Needleworker

November 12 & 13 (Sunday & Monday) Two-day Workshop with Nancy Cucci "Sisters" - Canvaswork 9:30 am, Carriage House Auditorium
Reservation deadline - October 3
Sister Click here for larger image
"Sisters" is a celebration of those special relationships we as women are so lucky to share throughout our lives. Each area in this grouping of overlapping squares is worked with a variety of decorative needlepoint stitches reminiscent of a patchwork quilt or the farmlands of the Midwest.
Stitched on a white 18 count canvas, the patterns are created with three color families of cotton floss, an over-dye, matching Kreinik metallics and is accented with a variety of Japanese seed, delica, and bugle beads.
Students should bring their usual sewing kit, 10" x 15" stretcher bars, thumbtacks or staples, a laying tool and scissors. Additional lighting and magnification is recommended.
Kit fee - $108.00

November 14 (Tuesday) General Meeting & Public Workshop with Nancy Cucci - "Mini Embellishment Scissor Fob" - Canvaswork 9:30 am, Carriage House Auditorium
Reservation deadline October 3
Mini Embellishment Fob Click here for larger image
The Mini Embellishment Scissors Fob is a complete kit that contains everything necessary to complete the project. Many stitchers will be able to finish this piece the day of the workshop.
Project is stitched on a 5" x 8" piece of black/iridescent 18 count canvas. Kit threads include Fyre Werks Soft Sheen, #8 Kreinik and cotton floss. Beads used are size 11 Delica Beads and will be attached with a size 26 needle.
Students should bring 5" x 8" stretcher bars, their usual stitching supplies and magnification or a light if needed.
Click here for Registration Form
Kit fee: $39.00

November 21 (Tuesday) Board Wrap-up Meeting 9:30 am Carriage House Auditorium

December

Happy Holidays!

Watch for additional workshop details as well as registration forms in each issue of The Needleworker.



Regular Stitching Supplies

The following list of supplies are the most basic and will enable you to stitch most types of needlework. As you progress in your needlework, you may add other useful items.

1. Needle case with tapestry, embroidery and quilting needles in different sizes

2. Needle threader, if you use one

3. Thimble, if you use one

4. Pencil and gum eraser

5. Ruler

6. Notebook

7. Scissors, both embroidery and paper

8. Laying tool

9. Coffee mug

10. Hand–stitched name tag

11. Light and/or magnifier, if needed


The Golden Rules

1. Wear your name tag. This not only helps everyone's memory, but also makes you eligible for the door prize drawing. A 50-cent contribution to the prize fund is charged if you do not wear your name tag.

2. No food or beverage in meeting room until stitching is safely put away.

3. Kindly address your questions to the teacher and not to your fellow stitchers. There are no dumb questions.

4. Do not talk or whisper while your teacher is giving instructions; give her or him your full attention.

5. If your teacher does not mind conversation while you are stitching, please do so quietly.

6. Ask permission prior to photographing any of the teacher's samples or finished pieces.

7. Do not make unnecessary noise while business meeting is being conducted (i.e. pounding in tacks, talking, etc.).

8. Turn off cell phones.

Following these rules makes for maximum instruction and minimum confusion, plus happy stitchers and an instructor who looks forward to coming back!




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