Friday, December 14, 2012

Counting the days until a class in Florida!

I'm counting the days until I return to Jacksonville, Florida to teach another class for members of the DuClay EGA Chapter.  I last taught for them nearly two years ago, and quite a few members were interested in my newest class,  A Lady's Worke Box.    Thanks to Melody the class will be offered on Saturday, February 23, 2013.

The class will be held at the Riverdale Inn, an old Jacksonville mansion built in 1901.  There are also 10 lodging rooms--perfect for needleworkers coming in from out of town.  I believe a special room rate is available for those choosing to spend the night at the inn.  The inn will be proving us with a delicious lunch.  How much fun we are going to have as we stitch and are pampered!

There are a few openings left in the class, so please contact Melody ( as soon as possible if you are  interesting in attending.  (You must be present in class to get the kit.) 

Due to the time needed for me to get the class supplies, the cut-off for sign-ups is in just a couple of weeks.  Perhaps if someone is looking for a great last minute Christmas idea for you, you could suggest the class.  Can you imagine a better time than February to be in Florida?

Project Description: Needlework, both plain and fancy, at one time played a very important role in the daily life of many girls and women. Therefore, a sewing or worke box was a cherished possession because it was a place to safely store needlework itemsworke box. You will also make a needlebook with a Jacob’s Ladder binding, a pincushion, a three-sided scissors weight, and an embroidered panel for a wooden hornbook threadholder.

Stitches Used: alternating double backstitch, backstitch, closed herringbone, cross, cross stitch over one linen thread, cushion (traditional and reverse slant), diamond eyelet, double-sided Italian, four-sided, herringbone, mosaic, plaited cross, Rhodes, Rhodes heart, rice stitch variation, smyrna cross, tent, tied half Rhodes, and zigzag stitch.

Kit Supplies: In addition to photos and detailed directions for stitching and assembling the project, the kit includes 36-count linen, silk embroidery threads, DMC threads for the twisted cords and the whitework on the needlebook, hand-dyed silk ribbons, hand-dyed wool for the needlepage, dupioni silk for lining the needlebook and box, a wooden hornbook threadholder, a wooden ruler, a painted box, two threadwinders, printed covers for making a small notebook, mounting boards, and a needle.

I'm looking forward to seeing lots of old friends at the class and hopefully making some new ones.


Jackie said...

I'm SO excited that you're coming in February! It's going to be tons of fun and you'll LOVE the Riverdale Inn.

woolwoman said...

Ellen we can't wait for your return "home" to Florida .
We couldn't be more pleased and excited about being able to fit into your busy 2013 schedule. The Riverdale is a true historical treasure and we are so thrilled to be able to offer this venue for your class. Many thanks from your friends and adoring fans. Hugs Mel

Nicola said...

I wish that I could attend your class, do you ever come to the UK to teach?