$ 330.00 - $ 342.00
This course will start October 1st, 2016 and last six months, kits will be shipped just previous to the start date. Passwords to the monthly lessons will be emailed on October 1st to every student. Please provide the best email when registering. If you want to pay in full, use the drop down menu above. Links to paypal subscriptions for a 6-monthly payments are below in blue.
This lovely design contains a padded lion worked in couched silk gimp over a velvet cut silk ovale hill. The mane of the lion is worked in both silk wrapped purls and silk gimps. Silk wrapped purl flowers decorate the edges of a parchment garland that is wrapped with silk ovale and silk wrapped purls. Small amounts of gold thread, gilt sylke twist and spangles accent the other design elements. All techniques will be taught in the course, no prior experience with stumpwork is assumed.
This design is 4 3/4" high by 6" wide as shown. The kit will include all the materials to make the project as shown in the finished picture. But, as many students who might decide to take the course are also embarking on an embroidered casket, a copy of the design with additional floral pieces is included in the course that will fit the top of a double casket perfectly and the linen included in the kit was lengthened to fit if you choose to go this route. For those who choose to extend the design, it is up to the student to choose/buy the materials and techniques for the added design elements.
The kit includes: Linen, needles, soie ovale, silk gimps, silk wrapped purls, gilt 1 1/2 twist, spangles, gilt plates, gilt sylke twist, beads, parchment, wool, and couching silk.
There are 100 spots (35 spots left).
A two month course using lacets (small flat braids) to embellish a small stuffed peacock (3" long). The tail and body can be used as a pin and needle keep. The lacets are stitched together along their edges to form shapes, making flowers or animals; resembling needlelace but at a much lower amount of effort. In the 17th century small animals and flowers were formed in this way as well as small elements on stumpwork, some were found in caskets.
The kit contains the lacets, silk thread, silk purl, silk fabric, stuffing and muslin and contact paper needed to make the peacock.
The course is full. If more yellow lacet can be made, I will run it again.
$ 1,199.00 - $ 1,264.50
Class will start April 1st, 2017 (1st email will be sent that day with user/password)
The popular Part II of the Cabinet of Curiosities specifically treats needlelace stitches and the application to frequent classes. The course is a notebook course as described on this full page. The kits in the course include materials that are useful for stumpwork. But for those interested, there is a stumpwork mirror frame project set of instructions that additional materials can be purchased to work if desired instead of working test examples for your notebook.
The costs above include the first class shipping supplement to your region of the world for two kits. Customs are the responsibility of the receiver, know your customs laws. Kits will be shipped roughly at the 6 month and 12 month point.
Note: Cabinets will stop being made December 2020 due to the retirement of the cabinet maker, orders for desired cabinets should be made in advance.
$ 10.00 - $ 360.00
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$ 5.00 - $ 480.00
MONTHLY PLAN - CLICK BLUE LINK
The first running of this course will be taught a la carte as instructions only. It is up to the student to purchase the materials for the course separately (a full list of materials in not available at this time).
It is currently being run as a stitch-along, primarily for those who have been in a Cabinet of Curiosities course already and already own many of the needed threads through the course kits and Frostings boxes (a list of needed threads will be provided each month with where they may have already been supplied in other course kits to help locate in stash previous to purchasing).
A second running of the course will be held as a 'all-in-one' kit course, likely in late 2018/early 2019.
The course will be 24-months using the Harmony with Nature design worked on a short flat casket. An optional design for the top with a stitcher in place of Harmony is available, but the instructions will treat Harmony. Detailed project instructions for each side will be posted online every month along with any required stitch animations for stumpwork stitches used.
The finishing of the casket as well as interior of the casket will be a video presentation showing the step by step finishing. A special insert has been made for the lid of the box to increase the number of fun secret spots in this casket. As the course is being run a la carte, it allows the student a great deal of flexibility in choices to change parts of the casket if desired.
$ 810.00 - $ 855.00
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CLASS STARTS JANUARY 1st, 2018. 1st KIT MAILED JANUARY.
This is the last running of the popular Goldwork Master Class. Unfortunately the Japanese needles have become too hard to get and the linen for the main project is now out of production. I have 30 open spots right now. The course will be open until all spots are registered and is at your own pace.
The course is 18-months long and uses historical objects from the MFA collection to explore the varied stitches like up and down buttonhole and plaited braid where gold was taken through the surface of the linen in complex knotted stitches during a period of the 17th century. History lessons will be combined with stitch instructions and five projects to showcase your learning. We start with a master spot sampler to test each stitch and move on to smalls and a second band sampler. The threads, linens and any needed finishing materials are included in the two kits.
The stitch instructions for the 29 gold-work stitches are supplemented by animations of each stitch which can be played over and over to understand the working.
The pieces have faux gold threads included which are easier to work with, but there will be an extra real gold thread package in the second kit that allows substitution and extra threads to work future projects with. There are two shipments, the first contains the threads and fabric for the Spot Sampler. The second shipment contains the threads and materials for the rest of the projects. Kits will be mailed first class. There is a special page that describes how the course lessons are delivered, downloaded, etc - check the FAQ.
The projects are:
Tutor Band Sampler
Tudor Pincushion (rusts)
Small Pincushion (blues)