Monday, July 15, 2019

July Quarterly

Our July Quarterly meeting will be Wednesday, July 17, at Kendal at Longwood.

Following the business meeting at 10 am, we will offer four different ways to embellish and finish small ornaments, including twisted cord, nun stitch finishing, crazy quilt and embroidery embellisment,  Bring your standard stitching supplies, and small piece of background fabric  if you're interested in crazy quilt.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

There's a twist to our chapter's summer picnic this year. It will be a stitch-n-chat party.

On Tuesday, June 11, Thomas S-G will once again open his beautiful home to us.

Doors will open at 10 am, for those who would like to come and stitch for a bit. If you don't want to stitch that day, that's fine, come at noon for the party! Tom will keep his home open until 5 pm for those who would like to get a little more stitching done in the afternoon.

Let Tom know what food or drink you can bring to the event. You can also email information to egabrandywine@gmail.com

See you there!





Tuesday, March 19, 2019

April Quarterly, April 10


April 10, 10 am, Hawkes Center, Winterthur Museum

Following our 10 am business meeting, we will have a special guided tour of Winterthur's new exhibit "Costuming The Crown."



Our members' sales table will be available after the tour.

Bring your finished items for Show and Tell, and your sales items.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Lettering Class

Thanks to Canby Robertson for offering her lettering class to us.

We know how to letter on evenweave using charted alphabets. Canby showed us how to add lettering to any embroidery project on any fabric.







Monday, November 26, 2018

Chapter Christmas Party

Don't forget the chapter's Christmas Party, Thursday, December 13, 11-2 at Cleo's House. Contact the chapter if you need additional information, or can volunteer to bring food: egabrandywine@gmail.com

Monday, October 29, 2018

January Class: Lettering for Surface Embroidery

January 29, 2019
10 am - 4 pm

Canby Robertson will present her class Lettering for Surface Embroidery: Personalizing your non-counted embroideries.

Class location to be determined. Cost will be between $50-$75 depending on final attendance.

The class is open to all, regardless of chapter affiliation. Interested? Contact egabrandywine@gmail.com


Class Description:
This is not a monogram class. This class is for all students who wish to add a name or quote to their beautifully stitched surface embroideries but who have been frustrated by their inability to stitch professional looking lettering. Many patterns for lettering in counted techniques are available to the stitcher but surface embroiderers have fewer options.

The material presented in this class will provide students with a method to use existing commonly available alphabets to personalize hand embroideries in a professional way. For a student with calligraphy experience, the same process can be used to transfer their own calligraphic lettering to fabric. Using a “cut and paste” method to arrange a personal sample of lettering on tracing paper, students will transfer the tracing to a piece of fabric. We will complete the class by discussing shading and stitch choices appropriate for the finished product. Sourcing other unusual non-copyright alphabets not used in class will be discussed. The teacher will display finished examples of embroideries where this method of lettering has been used in different ways and with different fibers to encourage students to “think outside of the box.”

Some suggestions for using the information offered in this class might include personalizing an embroidery for a new baby, commemorating a wedding with embroidery, adding a name to a crazy quilt block, making a nametag. We are only limited by our imaginations! 

Students will leave this class with a small, personalized example of embroidered lettering that could be used to make a nametag or added to a crazy quilt block.