January 2020

Winter Get-Away

Traditional Embroidery Classes

Schedule or Join a Class

January 3-4, 2020

Hand Hemstitching I-II

9 am - 3 pm

Tuition: $220

All Materials Included

Introduction to hand hemstitching and creating mitered corners.  

A Two Day or Evening Class - Learn to pull threads, develop basic hemstitching techniques, and mitering perfect corners.   In this class you will create a small fine linen handkerchief.   By the end of the class, you will have accomplished beautiful classic techniques in fine linen making.

Excellent introduction for Beginners

NOTE:   If you would like to create your own needlework schedule in January, we can assist you in setting up your own tailored classes and work with your own schedule.   You can be individually tutored and added into any existing class or course. 

Call to schedule or for more information: 757.259.9400

Jan 3-4, 2020
Hand Hemstitching
$220
Jan 3-4, 2020
Hand Hemstitching
$220
Jan 3-4, 2020
Hand Hemstitching
$220
Jan 3-4, 2020
Hand Hemstitching
$220

Jan 6-8, 2020

Basic Embroidery I-III

9 am - 3 pm

Tuition:  $295

A Three Day  Class exploring the Basics for fine hand embroidery  The class will focus upon foundational stitches necessary for development into more intermediate and advanced stitching.   The class will focus upon particular stitches used in fine hand embroidered motifs found in home decor linens & embellishment for clothing. 

Day I:  You will be furnished with a beginner's sampler - this sampler will enable you to practice, perfect the foundation stitches used in traditional hand embroidery.

Day II-III:  A second sampler will be introduced with authentic motifs from the Art Nouveau period.   These beautiful and flowing motifs will be used to continue exploring the stitch techniques from Day I and to perfect your foundational stitching while creating a beautiful sampler.  

Basic Embroidery I-III will prepare you for more intermediate skills moving on into Whitework. Basic Embroidery and Whitework can be taken together - each class builds upon one another.

Excellent Class for Beginners - Intermediate

NOTE:   If you would like to create your own needlework schedule in January, we can assist you in setting up your own tailored classes and work with your own schedule.   You can be individually tutored and added into any existing class or course. 

Call to schedule or for more information: 757.259.9400

Jan 7-9, 2020
Basic Embroidery
$295

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Jan 9-11, 2020

Whitework  I-III

9 am - 3 pm

Tuition: $330

A Three day class in whitework embroidery.   This is key to beautiful embroidered trousseau heirloom linens for the home.   The class will focus upon particular stitches and perfecting techniques used to embellish fine linens and clothing.   We will also explore the transferring of motifs onto fine fabric for perfect results

Day I:   A beginner's sampler will be furnished to learn and perfect your basic whitework embroidery stitches.   The class will focus upon learning the stitches and practicing them during the class session. 

Day II-III:   A Beautiful sampler will be furnished for perfecting and performing what you have learned on Day I.   There are many motifs included on the sampler - all from authentic 19th century sources.   These traditional motifs will provide an excellent learning experience and enabling you to accomplish beautiful authentic looking work.  

Prerequisite: Basic Embroidery

NOTE:   If you would like to create your own needlework schedule in January, we can assist you in setting up your own tailored classes and work with your own schedule.   You can be individually tutored and added into any existing class or course. 

Call to schedule or for more information: 757.259.9400

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Jan 9-11, 2020
Whitework I-III

January 13-14, 2020

Intro to Hand Monogramming

Monogram a Hand Towel

9 am - 3 pm

Tuition: $250

 

This class is a perfect opportunity to take your new basics skills to the next level.   Our introduction class will teach you the basics for creating a beautiful hand monogrammed initial.  A beginner's class in learning the art of fine trousseau hand monogramming.  This ribbon monogram is from a Parisian embroidery house - this traditional motif dates back to early - mid 20th century.

Your own personalized hand towel will be provided.  You will learn the basic and simplified stitching that will enable you to create your own personalized linens and other items.   Please indicate your initial preference.

Pre-requisite:  Basic Embroidery

NOTE:   If you would like to create your own needlework schedule in January, we can assist you in setting up your own tailored classes and work with your own schedule.   You can be individually tutored and added into any existing class or course. 

Call to schedule or for more information: 757.259.9400

Jan 13-14, 2020

Intro to Hand Monograms

$250

January  15-17, 2020

Traditional Hand Monograms

9 am - 3 pm

Tuition: $330

Day I:  A primary sampler will be furnished with 3 styles of fancy initials found typically in French hand monograms.  You will be introduced to the primary stitch techniques used in accomplishing fancy initials and intertwined monograms.

 

Day II:   A more extensive sampler is provided with an array of 19th - 20th century  traditional initials found in fancy hand monogramming.   These motifs are used typically  in creating beautiful linens and accessories.  

Perfect for Beginners to experienced embroiderers.

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Jan 20-22, 2020
Traditional Hand Monograms
Jan 20-22, 2020
Traditional Hand Monograms

January 27-31, 2020

Wheat & Cross Embroidery

Pall & Corporal Communion Set Workshop

Tuition:  $550

5 Day Workshop

9 am - 3 pm


 

A 5 Day workshop embroidering  a beautiful communion set featuring an Irish linen pall and corporal, ready to be hand embroidered.  The Wheat and Cross motif is a traditional liturgical design from the late 1880s.   During the workshop we will teach you the stitches to create this beautiful set.  Embroidery Kit  with  All Materials Are Included.

 

Embroidery techniques typically used in church linens will be used. Techniques in cording and satin stitches, with foundation work in short & long, split stitching.   During the workshop, you will complete both the pall, and the corporal.  

 Basic Embroidery Skills are required - Whitework would be helpful  

 

We will also be offering for purchase additional communion linen sets ready for embroidery.   Kits will include a pall, plexi board, corporal, purificator, and lavabo towel.

 

Jan 27-31, 2020
Church Needlework
Whitework

Our New Location:

John Tyler Commercial Center

4548 John Tyler Hwy

Williamsburg, Virginia 23185

757.259.9400 tel

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