Friday, June 8, 2012

Crewel Class with Katherine Shaughnessy

"Queen Ann's Lace" from The New Crewel book.

Whether you're brand new to stitching or an advanced embroider, Katherine Shaughnessy's New Crewel Embroidery Workshop is sure to be a perfect fit. Shaughnessy is coming to Philadelphia on July 6 and will be stopping by Rittenhouse Needlepoint with a trunk load of her unique crewel works and autographed copies of her latest book, New Crewel: The Motif Collection. Come and learn the basics of crewel embroidery including Shaughnessy's favorite and essential New Crewel stitches, a little history, explanation of materials, finishing techniques and pattern transfer tricks. Participants will receive all the supplies needed to get started -- linen fabric, wool thread, needles and a hoop. Shaughnessy's Wool & Hoop kits,(after following the link, scroll to the bottom to see some of the kits we have in stock already!) supplies and books featuring her original designs, dozens of fun projects and over 20 embroidery stitches, will be available for sale. The workshop is $65 and runs from 2-4pm. Sign up by calling 215-563-4566. Space is limited.

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