Workshops


Several times a year, we offer workshops taught by nationally known teachers. Below are what we have planned to-date.

Downloadable .pdf signup forms accompany each offering.

Members are asked to read and comply with our "Programs and Workshops Policies."


2017 Workshops


October 13-15

Fire and Ice
Instructor: Toni Gerdes
 
This dramatic depiction of Fire and Ice flames the imagination with an inferno of hot combustion and icy crystals. You will explore many different shades and textures of red threads as you create the towering red polygons that burst into flames. On the beautiful smoke gray Congress cloth, the ice crystals form above the flames in vertical parallelogram shapes using purple, green and metallic white threads.

The inspiration for this piece was NASA developed glass at the Museum at Prairiefire in Overland Park, KS. Museum at Prairiefire

Threads include Gloriana silk, cotton, Planet Earth silk, Thread Gathereres cotton, Empress Silk, Treasure Braid and Petite Silk Lame Braid.

This intermediate level design is approximaltey 5.5" X 10"

Kit Contents:
Congress Cloth, all threads, needles, and instructions

Student to Supply:
Stretcher Bars size 10" and 16"
Tape and tacks to attach canvas
Usual Stitching Supplies

Kit Fee/Depost: $135 due by September 14, 2017
Estimated Teaching Fee: $200 (Depending on the number of students who sign up, this amount can decrease or increase.)

Final Payement of $200 due September 14, 2017

Class Location: This class will be held at The Canvasback, 1747 Orcahard Lane, Northfield, IL

Signup Coupon: Download here.

Limited to 24 Students
Ghosts Allowed and Encouraged

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2018 Workshops


June 12, 13, and 14, 2018

BEADazzled - June 12 and 13
Black & White and Jeweled All Over - June 14

Instructor: Nancy Cucci

BEADazzled -
Stitched on white 18-count canvas, "BEADazzled!" is a beaded project full of glitz and glamour. While a stitch guide will be provided, students will be encouraged to create their own free form center panel using metallics, floss, and beads and adapt the project for an evening bag, box top, or framing. The monochromatic color palette of beaded blocks is accented by two vertical columns of beads; one color blended from gunmetal gray to gold and the other progressing through a series of vibrant colors.

Proficiency Level: Intermediate

Design Size: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Kit Contents: 18 mesh marked canvas, stitch guide, color photo, all threads, needles, and delica beads needed to complete the project.

Student to Supply: Stretcher Bars size 10" and 10", Tape and tacks to attach canvas, Usual Stitching Supplies

Kit Fee/Deposit: $78 due by April 1, 2018. Estimated teaching fee $200.
Full Payment: Due by May 10, 2018.


Black and White and Jeweled All Over is a playful, glitzy heart that explores the use of adornment in decorative needlepoint stitches. The heart measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and is stitched on a white 18-count mono canvas that has been marked. Outlined in high luster metallic, the patchwork design includes variations of Scotch, Cashmere, Hungarian, Mosaic, and Bargello stitches that get all dressed up with flat-backed Swarovski crystals that are sewn on with a #28 needle. To help make it their own, students will be offered a choice of colors for the small accent heart.

Proficiency Level: Basic Intermediate

Design Size: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Kit Contents: 18 mesh marked canvas, instructions, color photo, all threads, needles, and flat-backed Swarovski crystals needed to complete the project

Student to Supply: Stretcher Bars size 10" and 10", Tape and tacks to attach canvas, Usual Stitching Supplies

Kit Fee/Deposit: $70 due by April 1, 1018. Estimate teaching fee $90.
Full Payment: Due by May 10,2018

Teaching fees may increase or decrease depending on the number of students who sign up.



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Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21, 2018

Under a Copper Moon

Instructor: Toni Gerdes

During a total lunar eclipse the moon can turn a deep red, sometimes called a “blood moon” or a “copper moon.” For most of human history, the Moon was a huge mystery, and when a copper moon occurs it still casts a spooky spell over the land.

This design creates a band sampler of the varying colors of the landscape in the mountains during a lunar eclipse. Starting with the fabric mountain appliqué and the hot foil technique to create the first layer of the copper moon with real metallic copper foil applied to a small piece of with the woven cross stitch border, you will learn many stitches to form bands of color in the night sky. Over-stitching on the copper metallic lends an eerie feel to the copper moon in this intermediate level design on 18ct mono sandstone canvas.

Design size is approximately 11”x 6”.

Kit Fee/Deposit: $135

Estimated Teaching Fee $200.

Total Class Fee: Approximately $335


Teaching fees may increase or decrease depending on the number of students who sign up.



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