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November 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 10 AM
Monday, November 20, 7 PM
Program: Hardanger Snowflake taught by Becky Lieser.
Cost: $5.00
Reservation Deadline: October 16, 2017.

Create a delicate snowflake using the traditional hardanger lacy-edge technique. The finished piece can be used as an ornament or a box-top embellishment. Students will learn how to create the lacy grid, how to reinforce the work, stitch the "lace," and finish the snowflake. Stitches used include kloster blocks, cable, buttonhole, and woven bars. The finished size is approximately 3" x 3". Students who have completed a beginning hardanger class or who have a basic knowledge of satin and buttonhole stitches from other embroidery will have no difficulty. Bring a fine-blade embroidery scissors and a 4" hoop. Fabric, needles, thread, pattern, and step-by-step instructions will be provided.

December 2017

Saturday, December 2 10 AM
Program: Annual Meeting and Holiday Brunch.
Cost: $25.00
Reservation Deadline: November 20, 2017.

Enjoy a mid-morning brunch, a lecture and demonstration, our annual election, and a trunk show and sale on Saturday morning, December 2, at 10 a.m. We will eat first and have our election and scissor-case gift exchange. Then Darlene Smith, the owner of One-Wing Wool will talk about making felted wool from fabric and from old clothing you find in your attic or at garage sales. She typically passes around many wool samples and talks about techniques and colors. She will talk about the supplies for doing her style of wool appliqué, and she will show a number of items she has designed and stitched up. After her talk, she will be available to answer questions and to sell items from her display tables. Stock up on presents for yourself and others! The price is $25. The deadline to sign up is Monday, November 20. Remember to bring a wrapped scissors case if you wish to participate in the gift exchange.  

January 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 10 AM
Monday, January 15, 7 PM
Program: Needlepoint Apple by Jo Ann Kappel.
On Tuesday, January 2nd and Monday, January 15th: Needlepoint project portraying a juicy red apple. The finished piece can be used as a pincushion, boxtop, or small picture, and is taught by Jo Ann Kappel. Finished piece is approximately 2 1/4 " x 2 1/4 ". Jo Ann will also talk about needlepoint basics, including common fabrics and stitches and their pros and cons. Bring 7-inch stretcher bars, tacks, scissors and magnification tools, if needed. The kit includes fabrics, fibers, pattern and a needle. Deadline for registering is Saturday, December 2nd and the cost of supplies is $5.00. Use the form on Page 9 to sign up.  

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