Jackie DuPlessis will be with us again September 11-13, 2015. This is a 3 day weekend as each
class is 1 1/2 days....September Morning will start Friday morning at 9 through lunch on Saturday.
The Gift will start Saturday afternoon and run through Sunday till 4.
The Gift class is $470 and includes 2 nights
lodging, breakfast, lunch and the class.
September Morning is $435 and
includes 2 nights lodging, breakfast, lunch and the class.
Both classes will be $800-includes 3 nights lodging, breakfast, lunch and the
September Morning finds you walking down a fashionable avenue in Paris looking for a very special object to take home with you. Tucked away in a display window’s corner, your eyes are drawn to a delicate carton. The carton is decorated with soft watercolor-style flowers, leaves and vines.
You step inside the shop for a closer look. Excitement fills the air as you recognize the carton to be a needlework box. The shop attendant sees your interest and takes the needlework box to a viewing area. The shop becomes silent. Your eyes follow the shape of the box—rectangular, about 6" wide x 3" deep x 1 3/4" high. The slanted sides are decorated with tiny silk stitches that resemble watercolor paints and are worked on a warm antique-colored linen background. The four box sides are attached to one another and meet with panels at the top creating a functional box top that ties with a wonderful vintage-looking silk ribbon. You notice that each of the four box sides are attached to these linen panels to create the top of the box. When the ribbon is untied and the box top panels fold back, you view the silk-lined interior and see that it is filled with tiny trinkets and tools. A thimble hides in one corner, buttons and bows adorn a tufted mattress pincushion, and you see a tiny needle book with scissors minder. The box’s interior has silk pockets; each is filled with tiny treasures, paper, mementos and needle necessities. Holding your purchase, you walk to your hotel room, thinking of the needlework person who owned this treasure before you and about the treasures you will add to this beautiful September Morning memory. September Morning is worked on 32-count linen with hand-dyed and solid silk fibers. The interior silk fabric provided in the class kit is luxurious taffeta linen. The vintage-looking silk ribbon will be specially dyed for this project. Color graphs and diagrams with colored instructions for completing the class project will be provided in class along with detailed instruction and color pictures for working a special new stitch Jackie created for joining the panels together. A tiny preface piece of linen will be supplied to practice this “Jackie's Scallop Join” to add to your finishing repertoire. Scrims are available for this as well.
Bonbonnière(French) is also known as “Favors”, gifts that are given out on special occasions.
Stitches used on the Bonbonnière box are:
Back Stitch, Chain Stitch - Hungarian Braided, Spiral Trellis Stitch, Herringbone, Cross Stitch worked over one linen thread and attachment of Spangles.
The Presentation Tray - Optional kit which can be purchased to go with "A Gift"
The Presentation Tray project was created with the purpose of using it as a display tray for the
“ A Gift” Project. Not only is this stitched tray decorative it can be used as a storage and traveling companion. The stitched alphabet can be used for monogram reference and pins and tools are stored for travel in the silk pocket and silk ribbon bindings. Once the superb hand-dyed silk satin ribbon is untied the tray’s third purpose is revealed, a storage area for working linen bits. Four carved mother of pearl buttons are wrapped with ribbon after folding the silk taffeta folds over your working linen piece to that it is safely tucked away for traveling.
If you are interested in either of these classes, please call Sara...410-289-4667
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