Do you love the look achieved when artists use vintage needlework in their mixed-media artwork? Bits and scraps, though ravaged by time are being repurposed and brought back to life once again to be admired. What if you could stitch your own? You know, use just the color you want or be able to add your initials and the date to your work.
This workshop will show a beginner everything they need to know to get started stitching. From the fabrics and threads suitable for cross-stitch, learning to read a chart, the basic stitches, and some simple hand sewn finishing techniques (no sewing machine required). Class project is a needlework case with scissors fob and Susan has given you several cover designs from which to choose. As well as providing an alphabet in case you would prefer yours monogramed instead.
You’ll learn some of the tips/techniques and do’s/don’ts involved with counted cross-stitch all while Susan encourages you to not be too intimidated by them. The most important lesson to learn is to enjoy yourself!
Here’s Susan’s take on the workshop, “Sitting in a comfy chair stitching contently for hours (with soda nearby) has been a joyous part of my life. I am honored to have the opportunity to introduce this important, historic pastime to others.”
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.