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CLASSES

Class Title (designer)InstructorLevelClass ID
Anurnue ButterflyPatti LeeB/MWP-1

Anuenue, pronounced ah new-e new-e, is a Hawaiian word for rainbow, a common sight around the islands and the colors used for a joyful butterfly.

​This sampler combines B.E. basics with non-typical B.E. stitches.  While a doodle cloth is provided for practice, we will work on the sampler in class. The completed butterfly could be a nice gift for a child’s room, or an embellishment on a tote-bag, garment or quilt block. Stitches include Basque, Bullion (chained & running), Cast-on, Closed Wave, Fly, French Knot (never-fail technique), Knotted Blanket, Lazy Daisy, Outline, Pistol, Raised Cup, Rhodes (over a button), Rope, Square Chain, and Stem.  Small beads used for eyes.

Summer* (Anna G)Jeannine LaverI/LWP-2

An Anna G original, quilt block or sweet summer scene with a tree, wildflowers, and a bee. (If time permits we may add a butterfly or two using 3 or 4 skeins of the glory thread of your choice, THESE ARE NOT LISTED IN THE THREAD LIST FOR THIS PATTERN AND ARE YOUR CHOICE OF COLORS)   For this pattern, Using Glory, Iris & Boucle Thread, Stitches included: Stem, Bullion, Standard Leaf, Cast-On, Feather, Lazy Daisy, French Knots, Oklahoma Twister, Double Padded, Pistil, Turkey.

​This will be a fun, easy paced class with an outcome of a pretty quilt block or frameable piece.

Embroidered Thimble RingsRosalie WakefieldI-A/MWP-3

Class will prepare a simple base for the embroidered thimble ring using heavy interfacing, bias-cut fabric and cotton floss. Once the base is completed, rayon floss in various weights is applied with the Cretan stitch. After the thimble ring is finished, simple Brazilian embroidery flowers, leaves or other motifs are stitched through the floss on top of the ring only. This technique, loosely based on the Japanese art of Yubinuki, may be used to make napkin rings, candle holders, bracelets, or any other project. An instruction booklet and all supplies to construct these rings are included with the class. Stitchers need to bring their rayon floss (Iris, Ciré, Tabe or Lola) or other fiber and a selection of embroidery (chenille) and milliners needles

Tussie Mussie (Mary Kurbis)M. Charlene NewlinI-A/HWP-4

Fresh picked describes this elegant, charming floral bouquet.  You have an opportunity to stitch a great design by Mary Kurbis.  Her attractive arrangement is your chance to practice dimensional embroidery skills and take it further with variations on these dimensional flowers. This design is suitable or a framed embroidery, pillow, or soft wall hanging/quilt. Stitches used are applique, outline, stem, leaf stitch,  bullion, long bullion, cast-on buttonhole,  double cast-on, drizzle, up-down cast-on, knotted lazy daisy, blanket/buttonhole stitches, needle weaving.  Students have the choice of working on the design or a doodle cloth.

Butterfly Garden*Loretta HolzbergerI-A/HWP-5

Three stumpwork butterflies are checking out the butterfly bush.  With wired edges they are easy to shape.  The basic background color is fused layers of fabric so only the details need to be stitched. Learn or practice your stumpwork skills.

Luna MothDebbie KelleyA/MWA-6 & WP6
Second session will be additional detail work on the moth wings and the finishing touches.

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Thursday Afternoon ThP1 - ThP6

LOW: Students will have time in class to practice all techniques/stitches taught.   Class will be relaxing and informative.
MEDIUM: Average students will have time to try the techniques/stitches taught.  Class material will be covered quickly and thoroughly at a medium pace.
HIGH: Class will be fast-paced with LOTS of information/stitching/techniques.  Students who work at a slower pace could have difficulty.  

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Class Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

​Class Intensity: Low, Medium, High 

Intermediate CLASSES

Class Title (designer)InstructorLevelClass ID
Butterfly FlowersRuby ScruggsI/MThA-1
Welcome to a class that combines our 2019 flower of the year and seminar theme to create a lovely butterfly dressed in a scattering of wild flowers and leaves. You will stitch several flowers from the past, including the beautiful Dazzler flower created by Ruth Griffith, humble Hollyhocks that Evelyne Wahl grew in many of her designs, pretty Hedgehog blossoms that I first discovered in Mary Kurbis’s quilt blocks, and an unknown wild flower that helps complete the collection of flowers. Also included are fly stitches and a variety of leaves that anchor the flowers. The design is completed with couched Candlelight floss and pearl beads to decorate the butterfly’s outer edge
Harvest Wreath*Judy Borreson CarusoI/MThA-2
The Harvest Wreath abounds with the fall colors of greens, oranges, browns and yellows. From rich orange pumpkins to stalks of wheat, this design features an explosion of harvest colors and a wide variety of stitches.
Garden Party* (Millefiori)Mendie CannonI/MThA-3

Spend some time in this garden and you won’t want to leave- there are lots of different ideas for using cast-on and other stitches here.  Enjoy a cherry orchard, climbing summer drizzle roses on the trellis, a flagstone patio, a kitten snoozing in the sun, water garden, flower basket, patio pots and lots and lots of flowers. 

A wonderful little bird house and shade tree complete the landscape.

Mendocino Rose and Butterfly

(Threads in Bloom)

Mary-E. Crichton                                    A/MThA-4 & ThP-4

The stumpwork wings on this butterfly not only add a lot of dimension but the floss you use gives iridescence to the wings.  The March Rose (an original Flower from Threads in Bloom) adds fullness and height with the ruffled petals.

Persian GardenDebbie KelleyA/HThA-5 & ThP-5

Inspired by the opulence of Persian tapestries, superbly executed in the Jacobean style, and winner of First Place, Intermediate at Show and Share Seminar 2018,  this stunning "butterfly garden within a butterfly" will challenge and delight you!   Five different butterflies (six if you include the outline!) featuring directional turkey work, my interwoven cast-on stitch, bullion lazy daisy (I have a technique that will help you to create perfect ones every time!), double cast-on, bullions, straight stitch, lazy daisy, couching, blanket stitch, and cast-ons with beads.  Also included are complex, multi-stitch leaves and intricate berries.  Common stitches are layered in unusual ways to create new and dramatic effects.  A doodle cloth will be provided so students can practice the various techniques used to create this gorgeous beast!   Stitches learned:  Interwoven Cast-on, directional turkey work, bullion lazy daisy, cast-ons with beads, layering, compounding, and “easing” techniques to make stitches fit within design areas, Rhodes stitch, satin stitch, up/down cast-on.   Knowledge of basic B.E. stitches is needed.  Design will be available on white or black blazer poplin or silk chamois

Wednesday Afternoon  ThP1 - ThP6

Class Title (designer)InstructorLevelClass ID
Friends in FlightDeborah GoffB-I/MThP-1
The butterfly wings are all done in stumpwork.  In addition, to a few basic stitches, you will learn how to shape the wire as you baste it in place and how to secure the wings to the background fabric.
Spring Basket (Mary Kurbis)Mendie CannonI/LThP-2
Wishing I could always have live flowers in the house I find myself drawn to flower baskets and window boxes.  This flower basket is filled with Roses, Daisies, Japanese Violets, Jasmine, and Peach Blossoms and of course stems and leaves.  A little something to keep spring in your home all year long.

Wild Flower Pizzazz-Art to Wear

(Mary Kurbis)

M. Charlene NewlinI-A/MThP-3

Lady Bird Johnson’s theme Keep America Beautiful has been an inspiration for many years of embroidery in all genre’s. Create wild flowers for an Art-to-Wear design inspired and used with permission by Mary Kurbis. Pattern provided for back yoke, ideas for front yoke applique with Millefiori’s lazy satin daisy for "Floating on a Breeze."   Embellish a ready-made or custom jacket, vest, shirt or detachable collar or a table runner or your choice of project. Discussion on elements of design and project design planning; unusual flower technique instructions are included for experienced stitchers.  A printed yoke layout for design with full pattern & fabric for "Floating on a Breeze" by Millefiori.  Bring your imagination & stitching supplies for this wild flowers project.

Mendocino Rose and Butterfly

(Threads in Bloom)

Mary-E. Crichton                                 A/MThA-4 & ThP-4

The stumpwork wings on this butterfly not only add a lot of dimension but the floss you use gives iridescence to the wings.  The March Rose (an original Flower from Threads in Bloom) adds fullness and height with the ruffled petals.

Persian GardenDebbie KelleyA/HThA-5 & ThP-5
Inspired by the opulence of Persian tapestries, superbly executed in the Jacobean style, and winner of First Place, Intermediate at Show and Share Seminar 2018,  this stunning "butterfly garden within a butterfly" will challenge and delight you!   Five different butterflies (six if you include the outline!) featuring directional turkey work, my interwoven cast-on stitch, bullion lazy daisy (I have a technique that will help you to create perfect ones every time!), double cast-on, bullions, straight stitch, lazy daisy, couching, blanket stitch, and cast-ons with beads.  Also included are complex, multi-stitch leaves and intricate berries.  Common stitches are layered in unusual ways to create new and dramatic effects.  A doodle cloth will be provided so students can practice the various techniques used to create this gorgeous beast!   Stitches learned:  Interwoven Cast-on, directional turkey work, bullion lazy daisy, cast-ons with beads, layering, compounding, and “easing” techniques to make stitches fit within design areas, Rhodes stitch, satin stitch, up/down cast-on.   Knowledge of basic B.E. stitches is needed.  Design will be available on white or black blazer poplin or silk chamois
Jacobean Leaves*Ann FrazierI-A/HCANCELLED

"Jacobean Leaves" -- Surface Embroidery, Inspired by Traditional Crewel Work. Students will create a modern version of a traditional 17th century Jacobean design by Anna Scott.  This design is almost a sampler since students will learn 35 basic and more advanced hand-embroidery stitches, including several couched fillings, long and short stitch shading, knotted pearl stitch, Cretan stitch, burden stitch, and Vandyke stitch.  Students will learn how to create smooth satin and buttonhole stitches using multi-stranded threads.  They will also discuss how to choose the right number of strands to add balance to the design.  Needle placement and thread tension will be emphasized.

Class Title (designer)InstructorLevelClass ID
Boucle Garden (Threads in Bloom)Sandy VelinB/LFP-1
Join me to play with Boucle thread and create a  beautiful nosegay, freshly picked from the garden. The design is stitched primarily with Boucle threads which gives a unique appearance to the stitches and flowers. Stitches used are stem stitch, couching stitch, French knots, leaf stitch, lazy daisy stitch, bullion stitch, and cast-on stitch.
Wild Flower Meadow*Ann FrazierB/MCANCELLED
Students will create a picture of wild flowers-real and imagined-and frame their picture in a 7-inch embroidery hoop. They will learn 8 basic hand-embroidery stitches.  Students will learn how to create smooth satin and buttonhole stitches using multi-stranded threads.  They will also discuss how to choose the right number of strands for the different flowers.  Needle placement and thread tension will be emphasized.
BunBun with ButterRosalie Wakefield                          I/MFP-3

For the BDEIG Seminar 2019 theme, we introduce: BunBun – our delightful Ciré bunny who wears the popular and “interesting” ears, and a small “Butterfly Bush” blooms beneath its feet. Class will enjoy the intricacies of working with Ciré (although Iris could be substituted). The design’s “butter”flies are Chiffon, Imperial, Parkay, Clover and Blue.

Lovely in LavenderCarol DundasB/LFP-4

If you love bullions or just need practice, this design was made for you. This design is based on Virginia Chapman’s Lazy-Dazy chain variations from her book "Floss Flowers". The center of each flower is adorned with a Swarovski pearlescent white bead.

Technical Innovations

Combinations and Speciality stitches

Detached Buttonhole (more than 2 rows 7 loops)

Bullions over 80 wraps

Cast-on over 80 loops

JUNE 9-15, 2019

Concordia University in Portland, Oregon.

Bullions (under 35 wraps)

Cast-ons (under 35 casts)

Knots (french, colonial, pistil stitch)

Lazy Daisy

Blanket Stitch

Satin Stitch

Drizzle

Couching

Stem/Outline

Spiderweb Weaving

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Bullions (under 35 wraps)

Cast-ons (under 35 casts)

Knots (french, colonial, pistil stitch)

Lazy Daisy

Blanket Stitch

Satin Stitch

Drizzle

Couching

Stem/Outline

Spiderweb Weaving

Class Title (designer)InstructorLevelClass ID
Getting Started*Sandy Velin, Pat Campbell, Peggy Daschbach-MartinB/LMA-1
Do you feel a little intimidated to be at seminar and attending classes with people who seem like they know what they are doing? If so, this class is for you. This class and these teachers offer over 50 years of combined stitching experience. We will talk about the basics of getting started, from how to open a skein of thread, threading the needle and knotting the thread, to kinds of fabric and organizing yourself for stitching. We will talk about needles, other sewing aids and tools and terms you will probably hear used all week. We will demonstrate stitches and give you the opportunity to practice them. The class will be an opportunity to ask questions with no pressure or feeling like you are holding up the rest of the class. And, this class is the perfect segue to Getting Started Part 2-Ivo’s Bouquet, and a week of wonderful stitching. Stitches taught include: stem, satin, French knot, bullion, cast on, buttonhole, detached buttonhole. 
Mini Picnic BasketMendie CannonB/LMA-2
Picnics in the spring and summer.  I remember them fondly.  This is a mini picnic basket with an embroidered lid to help bring back those memories or remind you to go on a picnic when the weather is right.  You will have your choice of one of 16 different designs to stitch on your basket lid.  To assist you in your color choices the following flower choices are available: Geron Daisy, Snow Flower, Maria’s Iris, Bossa Nova Rose, Ruth’s Tole Rose, Canada’s Rose, Bullion Daisy, Cast-on Flower, Fushsia, Peach Blosson, Rolled Rose, Creeping Flower, Cast-on Daisy, April Flower, Ruth’s Old French Rose, Japanese Violet, and Cast-on Flower. Stitches Included:  Stitches will vary based on design choice.  For example; bullions, stem, leaf, cast-on, detached buttonhole and more. 
Butterflies Anywhere!Debbie KelleyI/MMA-3

A fun and relaxing class!  Over the years I have created several little butterfly designs which can be placed on any design just by having a straight line to follow.  Add a butterfly to any design you stitch!  This class will concentrate on practicing these little butterflies with different weights of thread.  Each butterfly can be made with each weight of thread depending on how large you want your bug to be. Butterflies are:  Three-Wing Butterfly (can use cast-on or bullion), Gathered String Butterfly, and Beaded Butterfly.  Students will receive a printed batik doodle cloth with lines drawn for each butterfly, in each thread weight.  The Triple Wing Butterfly becomes a flower when pistils and a center are added in lieu of a butterfly body! 

Monarch ButterflyDeborah GoffI/MMA-4

Monarch butterflies and caterpillars love feasting on milkweed flowers.  Stitch snowballs as introduced by Rosalie Wakefield for buds. Do a little needle lace on the butterfly’s wing tips.  The caterpillar is easy to adorn with Frosty Rays and Candlelight which are included in the kit.  Lots of practice on double cast-on and drizzle stitches. Stitches Included:  bullion, detached buttonhole, double cast-on, couching, double cast-on drizzle, hopper, outline, padded satin, satin, stem, straight, short and long, straight. 

Star or Paisley JewelNicole GelinasI/LMA-5

This class will have you creating jewelry which incorporates some Brazilian embroidery.  These are small projects that explore different techniques. This gold work design could be finished as a pendant or a brooch. You choose which one you what to stitch, the paisley or the star. 

Inspired (Millefiori)Mary-E CrichtonI/MMA-6 & MP-6
Many flowers from the Take A Stitch cover and some new flowers are part of this "Inspired" design.  A Lovely Lily, Cabbage Roses and Dinner plate Dahlias anchor a floral medley that also includes realistic Hyacinths, Amaranth, Hollyhocks, Salvia, Pussy Willows, Bugle Daisies and the Punctuation Plant (featuring a new variation of The Comma!).  Also new is the Silver Lace Vine and graceful branches stitched with the versatile Interlocking Stem Stitch.  "Inspired" is sparklingly embellished with beads.

Friday Afternoon FP1 - FP4

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Monday Afternoon MP1 - MP6

Class Title (designer)InstructorLevelClass ID
Shades of Autumn (Blackberry Lane)Sandy Velin, Pat CampbellB/LWA-1
t’s hard to surpass the artistry of Blackberry Lane’s designs, and once again we present a beautiful design from Delma Moore, her "Shades of Autumn".  This is a perfect beginner class, with lovely, basic BE stitches.  Team teachers Peggy, Pat, and Sandy, who together have over 40 years of Brazilian embroidery experience, will show you how easy it is to make lovely bullions, French knots, cast-ons, pistil stitches, and knotted lazy daisies, as well as stems and leaves.  And as a bonus, this design has a cute little autumn spider added in, complete with her web!  "Shades of Autumn" is printed on Delma’s special Australian-made fabric, which is soft, yet perfect for our BE stitches.  Come join us and stitch this lovely autumn colored piece, and learn the helpful tips and techniques our teachers have to share with you.
Patio Corner Garden*Pat KamperschroerI/LWA-2
This charming Patio Corner Garden is stitched using basic stitches with a few twists.  It has been updated to add embellishments and to provide some alternatives to some of the stitches originally presented (as shown in the picture).  Instructions are provided and will be taught for both the original version of the garden and for the updated options.  Stitches include variations on the satin stitch, the cast-on stitch, French nots and chain stitches.  Other stitches include the hopper stitch, straight stitch, and the ‘Top Knot’ stitch.  This design will fit in a 5”x7” mat or frame.  Don’t let the number of threads required scare you away.  Often you only need one thread and there are lots of alternatives you can pull from your thread stash.  Prior to class you’ll receive a thread ‘worksheet’ via email to help you choose the colors and threads you want for your own personal Patio Corner Garden.
Common MilkweedJudy Borreson CarusoI/MWA-3

How pretty is the Common Milkweed? It should be named the Marvelous Milkweed! It’s beautiful and attracts Monarch caterpillars and butterflies. The color of the flower varies, depending upon the soil so you can choose your own shade of white or pink. This design features a padded main stem, a wrapped stem, bead buds, and flowers made with short double cast-on drizzles. The caterpillar is made with a stumpwork technique with black felt and bullion stitches.

Wild DandelionsValerie CanslerI/LWA-4

What could be closer to our Wildflower of the year than "Wild Dandelions"?  Well,  this is an easy design to stitch up with yellow dandelions,fluff balls and a"braided lace" butterfly. You will be doing a leaf stitch, stacked stem/outline, straight stitches, satin stitch,lazy daisy, bullions,couching,turkey stitch, and Rosalie Wakefield's "Braided Lace".

Sew Five Alive*Deborah GoffI-A/MWA-5

This vivacious lily and five blue butterflies are sure to remind you of Florida from orange juice to Univ of Florida Gators.  Stumpwork butterflies are easy and done with blue wire and satin fabric.

Luna MothDebbie KelleyA/MWA-6 & WP6
A stunning Luna Moth, resting in some gorgeous moonlit foliage.  The background is a batik print partially embellished with Brazilian Embroidery.  Then a veil of sparkly tulle is placed over the background, more B.E. stitching is added, giving the background depth and mystery.  The Luna Moth is a stumpwork technique using felt, tulle for some added sparkle and texture, and B.E. stitching to add the detail to the wings.  Even the delicate antennae are stitched!  Challenging, but not difficult!  Stitches used are blanket, cast-on blanket stitch, couching, double cast-on, up/down cast-on, bullions.  Students will work on the background and begin the moth wings in the first session, the second session will be additional detail work on the moth wings and the finishing touches.  No doodle cloth will be provided.

Variations on all Basic Stitches

Detached Buttonhole (2 rows 7-loop maximum)

Double cast-on (flat & drizzle styles)

Bullions (35-80 wraps)

Cast-on (35-80 casts)

Needle Weaving

Theme: Butterfly Garden

Class Intensity

beginner

Classes

Tuesday Morning TA1 - TA6

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Class Title (designer)InstructorLevelClass ID
Lazy Summer Day*Judy Borreson CarusoB/MTA-1
Lazy Summer Day tempts you to smell the flowers and enjoy nature. In addition to a tree and flowers, this design includes a rabbit, butterfly and bird.
Autumn Flora*Deborah GoffI/HTA-2
Walk through a field and gather fall flowers. This basket of flowers contains Indian Blanket Firewheel, Mexican Hat, Sneezeweed, Water Speedwell, Foxglove, Blue Curls, and Viburnum Winterthur leaves and berries. The basket is woven in Nova over Lola running bullions and boasts a Nova cord made of five Nova strands. The Sneezeweed are constructed with a new technique of doing two-color double-cast-ons so that one color is in the lower half of the petal and the other color is in the upper half.  The Sneezeweed are capped with padded satin and Frost colonial knots. The Blue Curls consists of triple stem with bullion petals, stamens of drizzles with a bead, and Glory double-drizzle leaves; they also have some buds with pearls about to bloom and snowballs as introduced by Rosalie Wakefield for newer buds. Foxgloves are presented in stalks of multiple colors: the inside of the tubes are satin stitch dotted with French knots; the tubes (or gloves) are cast-ons with detached buttonholes whipped together part way. The Indian Blanket Firewheels are bullions surrounded by lazy daisies and topped with fly stitches. The Water Speedwell features buttonhole-stitch petals with drizzle, two-color drizzles as introduced by Debbie Kelley, and drizzles with beads surrounded with a bit of Turkey work. The Mexican Hat has an interesting combination of texture with a padded Bouclé hat and Ciré short and long satin petals outlined in Glory. The Viburnum Winterthur leaves are adorned with fly stitches and have Nova colonial knots for berries.
TrilliumLoretta HolzbergerI/MTA-3

One of our showy spring wild flowers, here is a trillium worked in stumpwork for your collection.  Petals and leaves are fused silk, with only the flower petals edged in wire with lots of stitching.  The leaves are only lightly stitched and not wired. Enjoy learning this quick and easy way to put together a showy flower without as much stitching and finishing.

Shibori Shisha Butterfly*Debbie KelleyIA/MTA-4

Beautiful Shibori, beads, shisha, and Brazilian Embroidery stitches!  How can they NOT make a gorgeous butterfly!  Techniques in this class are how to work with shibori ribbon, attaching shisha mirrors using beads, creating a beautiful beaded edge enhanced with B.E. stitching, and using your freedom and a pile of beads to create your own additional enhancements to your butterfly!  Stitches are up/down cast-on, cast-on, French knots, bullion.  There will be three color options, 1) - the one shown (turquoise, hot pink, purple, blue, 2) - a stunning combination of bright gold and yellow shibori ribbon with bright gold, yellow and crystal beads plus pearls, 3) - a warmer color version of the original, featuring sage greens, turquoises, and rusty rose.  No doodle cloth will be provided.

Jacobean Leaves*Ann FrazierIA/MCANCELLED

"Jacobean Leaves" -- Surface Embroidery, Inspired by Traditional Crewel Work. Students will create a modern version of a traditional 17th century Jacobean design by Anna Scott.  This design is almost a sampler since students will learn 35 basic and more advanced hand-embroidery stitches, including several couched fillings, long and short stitch shading, knotted pearl stitch, Cretan stitch, burden stitch, and Vandyke stitch.  Students will learn how to create smooth satin and buttonhole stitches using multi-stranded threads.  They will also discuss how to choose the right number of strands to add balance to the design.  Needle placement and thread tension will be emphasized.

Geisha DancerPatti LeeI/LTA-6
With a porcelain doll face, Geisha is robed in a flowered kimono with striped obi sash, escaped loose hair whirling around as she dances with golden butterflies. Fabric is a linen-look polyester, nice to stitch on and thick enough to hide back threads. Stitches include Bullion, Regular and Double Cast-on, Satin, Stacked Stem, Blanket, French Knot (or substitute beads), and Couching. I was attracted to the blue and purple robe colors, which can easily be changed to your favorites.

Thursday Morning  ThA1 - ThA5

2019

SEMINAR

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Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild

Monday Morning  MA1 - MA6

Tuesday Afternoon TP1 - TP5

Class Title (designer)InstructorLevelClass ID
Ivo's Bouquet* (Blackberry Lane) Sandy Velin, Pat Campbell, Peggy Daschbach-MartinB/LMP-1
It’s hard to surpass the artistry of Blackberry Lane’s designs, and once again we present a beautiful design from Delma Moore and Geraldine Hevey, their "Ivo’s Bouquet".  This is a perfect beginner class, with lovely, basic BE stitches.  Team teachers Peggy, Pat, and Sandy, who together have over 40 years of Brazilian embroidery experience, will show you how easy it is to make lovely bullions, French knots, cast-ons, pistil stitches, and knotted lazy daisies, as well as stems and leaves.  "Ivo’s Bouquet" is printed on Delma’s special Australian-made fabric, which is soft, yet perfect for our BE stitches.  Come join us and stitch this lovely beginner  piece, and learn the helpful tips and techniques our teachers have to share with you.
Silk Painting & Creative DesignLoretta Holzberger, Sandy WatsonB/LMP-2 & TP-1

Would you like to have unique painted backgrounds for your stitching projects?  We will teach you how to use two types of silk paints for them. You might also use layers to create a background.  We will also just play with paint and make some painted silk scarves.  This class is back by popular demand!

​Bring pictures or ideas of what you would like to create.  We will try to help you come up with methods that will work.

​​Session 1:  We will show techniques for silk dying.  You will have 2-3 pieces to work on for backgrounds, a scarf, plus some small scraps for testing.

​Session 2:  We will continue to play with paint, and also help you with design ideas and challenges for your projects.  Knowing the limitations of the art room we will be using, I don’t foresee doing any actual stitching.

Make a BE Brooch or Pendant*Erin FerreI/MMP-3

Have you ever admired a beautiful embroidered brooch?  Would you like to wear a pendant that you made yourself?  Use up your pieces of left over floss to make a beautiful brooch or pendant! In this class I will show you how to design and create a brooch or a pendant for your own personal wardrobe.  Choose from an assortment of round, oval, square, or rectangular shapes in either gold-tone or silver-tone, for a brooch pin or a pendant.  I will then help you transfer your chosen small design onto fabric.  After stitching, I will show you how to inset your small design into the brooch or pendant frame you have selected.  A resource for the frames will be provided. I will have some monograms and an assortment of small designs to choose from, however a preprinted design on fabric will not be offered.  Free-hand stitching will be necessary in this class!

Ready for More*Debbie KelleyI/MMP-4

By popular demand!  Students who have taken my Basic Stitch Review classes have requested a class featuring the intermediate stitches.  They are "Ready For More".  This design features the double cast-on, up/down cast-on, turkey work, bullion pistil, fly stitch leaf, padded Van Dyke leaf, how to make a pointed double cast-on, LONG (65 wraps!) bullions and up/down cast-ons.  Students will also be introduced to Frost.  Need a refresher or ready to learn more than just the basics?  This class is for you.

Wildflower Wreath (Millefiori)Ruby ScruggsIA/MMP-5

Wildflower Wreath was created by Rosalie Wakefield and taught at Seminar 2010. Thank you, Rosalie, for the privilege of teaching these wildflowers at Seminar 2019. The photo shows the original design with bright pink Rosa Ballerina, a musk rose stitched with padded satin stitch petals in light pink and edged in a darker shade of pink. The wreath that repeats four times around the Rosa Ballerina includes off-white delicate Shellflowers in triple satin stitch; and straight stitches. In this class I will introduce a variety of other stitches that you may choose to stitch on your design: puffed buttonhole stitch, padded lace stitch, turkey stitch, and other surprises. These stitches are not included in the photo, but you’ll enjoy learning to stitch them and will find many uses for these interesting stitches

Inspired (Millefiori)Mary-E CrichtonI/MMA-6 & MP-6
Many flowers from the Take A Stitch cover and some new flowers are part of this "Inspired" design.  A Lovely Lily, Cabbage Roses and Dinner plate Dahlias anchor a floral medley that also includes realistic Hyacinths, Amaranth, Hollyhocks, Salvia, Pussy Willows, Bugle Daisies and the Punctuation Plant (featuring a new variation of The Comma!).  Also new is the Silver Lace Vine and graceful branches stitched with the versatile Interlocking Stem Stitch.  "Inspired" is sparklingly embellished with beads.

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Class Title (designer)InstructorLevelClass ID
Silk Painting & Creative DesignLoretta Holzberger, Sandy WatsonB/LMP-2 & TP-1
Session 2:  We will continue to play with paint, and also help you with design ideas and challenges for your projects.  Knowing the limitations of the art room we will be using, I don’t foresee doing any actual stitching.
Mums and Roses (Candles in the Cellar)M. Charlene NewlinBI/MTP-2

A beautiful floral design.  You won’t want to miss this great project for a perfecting the bullion roses, and cast-on stitches.  You will be a "pro" when you complete the class project. And great practice for Art to Wear classes and projects.  Choose your favorite color scheme or do the attractive bronze autumn colors for the model.  Stitches used bullion stitch, cast-on with combo variation, leaf, stem and straight stitches, feather, and basic beading stitch.  This kit includes a screened design print on trigger fabric.

Saint Valentin Jewel*Nicole GelinasI/LTP-3

For some years, I have been creating jewelry which incorporates some Brazilian embroidery.  These are small projects that explore different techniques. This goldwork design could be finished as a pendant or a brooch.

Fluffy StuffRosalie WakefieldIA/MTP-4

The beautiful fluffy dahlia with its tidy petals arranged in even rows lends itself well to a new Brazilian dimensional embroidery technique which adds dimension to this favorite flower. Rosalie’s cast-on pistil stitch idea acts as a "bookmark" to start each round of petals. The fluffiness continues. With the same technique borrowed from the flowers, a fluffy little Bouclé Bunny hides under shade-stitched grasses and wiggles its Siamese-stitched ears at a fluffy flutterfly butterfly hovering overhead and wearing up-down buttonhole-stitched wings.

Pretty in Pink*Carol DundasB/LTP-5

Pretty in Pink is a delicate and airy design that can be adapted into dozens of variations. This dainty design is based on Virginia Chapman’s Lazy-Dazy chain variations from her book "Floss Flowers". In class we will experiment with the Lazy-Dazy stitch and you will choose which version you will use in your own "Pretty in Pink" design.

Friday Morning FA1 - FA4

Wednesday Morning  WA1 - WA6

Instructor is designer unless noted (designer)

* Indicates 4 hour session instead of 3

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Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery

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​Last Updated 04/07/2019

Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery

International Guild, Inc.

FP1 Boucle Garden (Threads in Bloom): Sandy Velin. Beginner/Low.

FP2 Wild Flower Meadow: Ann Frazier. 

4 hours. Beginner/Medium 

FP3 Bunbun with Butter: Rosalie Wakefield. Intermediate/Medium

FP4 Lovely in Lavender:​ Carol Dundas. Beginner/Low

Class Title (designer)InstructorLevelClass ID
Alpine MeadowLoretta HolzbergerB/LFA-1
Using simple stitches, create a Northwest Alpine Meadow scene.
Beaded Stumpwork Dragonfly PinJudy Borreson Caruso                     All/LFA-2
Create a sparkly dragonfly pin for your lapel! The beads are of high quality and beautiful. The wings are stumpwork using wire and ribbon and buttonhole stitch using cotton floss thread. The Dragonfly is available in either green or turquoise. Stitchers at all skill levels will enjoy making this dragonfly pin.
Tabe ~ Tabby (Threads in Bloom)Sandy VelinB/LFA-3

Have you used the new EdMar Tabe thread? Tabe ~ Tabby is a new design using the new Tabe thread. Sharon Shetley designed this piece and described working with the thread as having "a medium twist, with a soft, luscious feel." Join me in stitching a sweet flower garden complete with a ladybug, a flying bug and a friendly tabby cat. Stitches used include stem stitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy, cast-on stitch, wrapped cast-on, cast-on double stitch,  detached buttonhole, French knots, bullion stitch, Palestrina stitch and couching stitch.

Teacup PostcardMary SawyerB/LFA-4

Learn how to make a fabric postcard using some basic BDE stitches to embellish a fabric teacup. Learn the basics of how to make a fabric postcard that can be sent through the mail anywhere in the world to friends and relatives. Come to class and walk out with a finished card ready to mail.