Join Susan in this in depth and creative journey where you will create a beautiful sewing box and accessories in a style that suits your taste. Will it be frilly shabby chic floral that is très féminine; or a vintage Victorian feel; or perhaps you prefer subtle, clean line elegance? This workshop leaves you free to choose the materials and color-palette that please you, while giving you tips and ideas on how to add some finishing touches that will make your box magnifique!
Experienced needleworkers may opt to use the patterns Susan has designed exclusively for this workshop using 36ct. linen. And if you love the look, but don’t know how to stitch, her designs are being reproduced in beautiful colors onto premium quilting weight cotton, which will be made available to students of the workshop as an optional kit purchase.
The Boîte à Couture workshop will cover:
- Making a fabric covered box from scratch with various options for finishing
- Finishing of a counted cross-stitch box, along with matching stitched smalls
- Covering a ready-made box with fabric (lesson uses a paper maché box)
- Ribbonwork flowers and stitches that are as equally easy as they are beautiful
- How to make the sewing box accessories including: pincushions, thread keepers, needle book, covered tape measure
Techniques picked up will easily carry over to your future projects, whether it’s continuing to experiment with more useful and decorative boxes or adding ribbonwork accents to your mixed-media art; there’s sure to be something you’ll use “outside the box”!
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.