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Embroidery with Jan Conners: Elizabethan Scroll Pinwheels
October 22, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
One event on October 22, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Inspired by the designs gracing jackets and coifs of the 17th Century, participants will learn two different methods for padding fruit and flower motifs as well as embroidery techniques featured on Elizabethan embroideries. This class is designed for advanced beginners to intermediates in embroidery. The stitches used in this project include couching, French knots, interlaced reverse chain stitch, long and short stitch, padded satin stitch, reverse chain stitch, seed stitch, split stitch, straight stitch and stem stitch. This two-day workshop, allows for participants to practice at home on their own and return the second day to ask questions and finish the project.
All materials (embroidery kit) to make an Elizabethan Scroll Pinwheel will be provided.
1 – 4 pm on October 15 & 22 (two-day workshop)
$55 members / $60 nonmembers
(Space is limited, please register by October 12)
About the Instructor: Jan Conners grew up surrounded by creative women. Her mother and aunts quilted, knit and embroidered so it was easy to follow in their footsteps and start stitching. After mastering cross-stich, she taught herself crewel embroidery and studied a seventeenth century raised embroidery, called stumpwork. These forms of embroidery allowed her creative freedom and satisfied her artistic side. Jan has been embroidering for over forty years and still enjoys the process of taking a scrap of fabric and a pile of threads and creating something beautiful.