Wednesday, August 05, 2009

I finally put in the final stitches in the border of Vases. Only have a tiny bit of background to finish. The background is t-stitch with Gloriana Floss in Robin Egg giving it a gentle blue background.
It is very elegant in person. Metallic threads have a habit of not showing up well in photos. The Dragonfly is done with Kreinik Japan Threads. The Vases are all needlepointed with Gloriana silk floss and enhanced with Kreinik metallic and of course, beads. The flowers and bamboo shoots are stitched with Rainbow Gallery Silk Lame. I love working with that thread.
I am teaching Vases at Designer's Desk in Geneva IL on September 6th and 7th, immediately following the ANG Seminar in Milwaukee. Designer's Desk is in the Chicago area and an easy stop over on the way back from Seminar. They will be hosting a Sharon G trunk show during that time. Pat arranged a hotel rate of $75 at a nearby hotel in St Charles IL. In addition, on the4th and 5th of September I will be at the shop doing Embellishment. These will be one day sessions. This shop is amazing. Three floors, an elevator, a wonderful class room with each student having their own table. Lights and stands are provided in the class room if you do not bring your own. The windows surround three sides of the class room so you most likely will not need lights.
The web site for Designer's Desk is
Be sure to browse through the photos to get a tour of the shop.
Gazebo Plus is planning a class early fall. Gazebo Plus is in New Hope PA. It will be in two sessions about a month apart. That is one of my local shops. Local for me means about a two hour drive. I drive through some of the most beautiful areas of PA to get there several times a year to teach. BTW, if you are a knitter, the shop has tons of yarn. I know, it has me hooked and I normally end up with some yarn to go home with. This is a very friendly shop and located next to one of my favorite restaurants, Duck Soup. We always head there for lunch. It frequented by locals and everything is home made and delicious.
Now I get to head back to the paint table to finish up some special orders.