Based on a Victorian-era antique, the Victorian Shoe Etui is the result of a yearlong labor of love. The original, designed to hold a lady’s thimble and scissors, has been painstakingly recreated by counted cross-stitch designer Susan Myers. Known for her unique 3-dimentional designs, she has pulled out all the stops to make this design a reality. Her handmade shoe upper and heel/sole kit, along with careful pattern design work together to put finishing at your fingertips.
Join Susan as she leads you step-by-beautiful-step through some of the endless options available to choose from for creating your very own incredible heirloom. She’ll show you some simple, yet gorgeous silk ribbon embroidery stitches, fun shabby-chic flowers, pretty bows and even how to make the tassels and cord. Fans of counted cross-stitch may wish to use the pattern Susan designed exclusively for this workshop using 40ct linen.
Don’t like to sew, not a problem. It is possible to complete your shoe using nothing but fabric glue and a few embellishments.
So whether you choose to follow the techniques from one of Susan’s class examples or prefer designing your own, you will be given thorough instruction for completing the construction of your shoe etui. Both in the video portion of the workshop as well as full written instructions provided to refer to after classroom time has ended.
*Shoe Kit Required and Sold Separately direct from artist. Reserved for Workshop students at $42. Kit is copyright all rights reserved. Ordering info included with your DVD receipt from Artful Gathering.
Please be sure to check your e-mail purchase receipt for file attachments containing your materials and supply list, and any handouts provided with this workshop DVD.
Susan Myers is a needlework and 3-dimenstional artist. While drawn to historical needlework tools and accessories as inspiration for her beautiful heirloom quality work, she’s also apt to create a design just because the thought of it makes her smile and she thinks others might find it amusing as well. Her take on creating is, no matter what you do, do it to the very best of your ability, even if it means pushing yourself to grow and achieve what you or others might think you incapable. Oh, and it never, ever hurts to have a laugh along the way. She feels both honored and excited to once again be given this opportunity to share what she loves as an instructor here at Artful Gathering.
Her work has appeared in promonant magazines. Her clever use of clay gained her TNNA’s (The National Needlework Assoc.) 2012 Business Innovation Award. Before this she spent many years competing in the Oklahoma SugarArt Show where her breathtaking sugar flowers earned her invitations to write how-to articles on her creative techniques for American Cake Decorating magazine; as well as requests to teach locally and take part in demonstrations at various events including ICES (International Cake Exploration Society) Annual Convention in Las Vegas, The Oklahoma SugarArt Show’s “Fun with Sugar” and BRIDES Magazine’s CAKEWALK. She was one of 60 sugar artists chosen by BRIDES to have a tiered cake displayed at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal, NYC as part of CAKEWALK 2005. This cake later appeared in a special Receptions issue of BRIDES.