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September/October 2017 Newsletter

The electronic version of the newsletter was sent out on August 21. The printed version will be available for pick-up at the evening meeting on August 21, or mailed out shortly thereafter.

September 2017
October 2017

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August 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 10 AM
Monday, August 21, 7 PM
Program: EGA Petite Project: TUBULAR BEAD FOB© by Sharon Davis.
Cost: $5.00
Reservation Deadline: July 17, 2017.

Susan R. will teach hemstitching with a design she created, pictured below.  Besides being useful for making linens and borders around linen work, hemstitching is commonly used in pulled and drawn-thread projects.
The finished project will fit in a 5x5” frame or you may find other uses for the piece. Susan will provide materials, including needles, in the project kit. You will provide the usual stitching supplies including scissors and, if required, lighting and magnification.  

September 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 10 AM
Monday, September 18, 7 PM
Program: Smalls from Nancy Backus.
Judy Erickson will continue her finishing advice for the "smalls" by Nancy Backus that have appeared in NeedleArts. If you made Nancy's needlebook in 2016, you already have the materials.  Stitch one or more of them by September and work on the finishing at the meeting.  There is no need to register for this program. Find the Backus pieces in Needlearts, beginning in March 2016.  

October 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 10 AM
Monday, October 16, 7 PM
Program: Welcome the visitors we met at the MN State Fair.
Free project for the individuals who showed interest in St. Paul Needleworkers at the Minnesota State Fair. Lynne Marihart will teach an ornament stitched with sequins and beads. There is no need to make a reservation and no cost for the kits.  

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.

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