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Blackwork hussif with Alison Snepp
April 29 @ 9:30 am - April 30 @ 3:30 pm
Blackwork is a rewarding and pleasant form of counted thread embroidery. Students in this two-day weekend class will explore several blackwork techniques and the stitches used. Examples will be given by studying blackwork through history. Then students will apply the lessons to a hussif that has been designed especially for the workshop and will incorporate silk threads, Jap gold and tiny sequins. A hussif or housewife is a traditional holder of needlework tools.
Students need to be familiar with working counted thread embroidery on linen fabric.
Alison will have with her some tiny freshwater pearls that you may use to attach some of the tiny paillettes. You may purchase some from her at the workshop if you like the effect.
Tutor: Alison Snepp
Cost: $200 (members); $220 (non-members)
Workshop folio: $28 – contains #14 gold paillettes, colour charts, stitch instructions, notes and finishing instructions. Cut-off date for ordering a folio is 14 April 2017.
Students planning to attend this class should contact the Class Registrar as soon as possible for a list of items to bring to class and pre-preparation details. Some threads may need to be ordered.
To register: Complete class registration form on the Guild website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 3252 8629 for details.