Our next Region educational event will be an online class with Merrilyn Heazlewood teaching her Delphiniums. This online class will begin January 2, 2019 with a total of three lessons, each two weeks apart.
Merrilyn is an internationally renowned hand embroiderer, designer, author and teacher who specializes in silk ribbon embroidery. Merrilyn’s work is regularly featured in publications such as Needlepoint Now and Inspirations. Merrilyn has written many books and publications on silk ribbon embroidery and also wool embroidery. An artistic heritage and a passion for handwork were the starting points for a long creative and rewarding journey with needle, threads and fabrics.
Delphiniums is a 5-1/2-inch square intermediate counted canvas design with silk ribbon embroidery. Silk ribbon Delphiniums standing tall and proud are the focal point of this piece. French knots worked with silk ribbon allow the flowers to form very quickly; surrounding garden beds are overflowing and the freshly mowed manicured lawns glisten. More than ten needlepoint stitches are incorporated into the design, including flower, rice, upright cross, long armed cross, cross, French knots and lazy daisy. The design is stitched on 18 count canvas and uses Perle #5, wool, silk ribbon and beads.
Registration for all Metropolitan Region members will open on April 21, 2018 and close November 1, 2018. The Metropolitan Region is subsidizing part of the cost of this class. The registration fee is $50 which includes a pdf of the instructions. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE ACCESS TO A COMPUTER TO TAKE THIS CLASS! We will make arrangements for those without access to be able to participate. Please direct any questions about these classes to Janice Meyers, Education Chair, at GrayceeDM@aol.com.