301 - Snow Blossoms
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by Terri Bay
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Snow Blossoms is an intermediate level Hardanger doily measuring just under 9 inches point to point. Time in class will be spent learning cutting techniques, the Greek cross, dove’s eye filling stitches, how to make consistently even eyelets, and how to work a nice, smooth blanket stitch edging.


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302 - Pearl Frost
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by Kurdy Biggs
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Create your own Pearl Frost crystal by starting with the center star and expanding outward. Shimmering threads enhance the crystal structure; and the addition of 3mm and 4mm pearls add the perfect frosting. A library of thirty stitch variations allows students to change, rearrange, or invent new stitch configurations. The final topping of Pearl Frost will be eight beaded spokes designed by students from an array of pearls, beads and crystals. A gold colorway also will be available.


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303 - Florentine Nights
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by Janet Zickler Casey
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Florentine Nights is an elegant, hard-shelled evening minaudière stitched in a variety of elegant black, gold, and silver threads such as Neon Rays Plus, Kreinik Metallics, Frye Werks, Silks, and Sundance Beads. This small treasure box features two different Florentine, or bargello, patterns that complement one another. The class will explore some of the history of bargello, as well as a bit of beading for the handle, while creating an elegant bag.


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304 - Diamond Jubilee Sampler
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by Sandie Cormaci-Boles
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This sampler offers a jubilee of stitches, diamonds and bling to commemorate EGA’s 60th Anniversary. A myriad of specialty stitches are used to create the sampler showcasing the skills that are taught through EGA. Enjoy stitching this piece with lovely hand overdyed silk threads, metallic threads and embellishments including Swarovski crystals!


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305 - Initially Me!
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by Barbara Ellis
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Create this bead embroidered cuff, embellished with your choice of an initial or cabochon, fresh water pearls, shibori ribbon, crystals, drops, accent beads and seed beads. A one of a kind statement piece with your personalized twist. Students will learn basic bead embroidery stitches including the back, stop and brick stitch.


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306 - Entwined
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by Toni Gerdes
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Diamonds, hexagons, squares and rectangles entwine to create this intriguing design, enhanced by dramatic red, gray, and black colors. You will explore many different shades and textures of metallic, silk, and cotton threads as you create the shapes that entwine so captivatingly. The shapes evolve on the beautiful gray background fabric with the unusual dragon scale beads.


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307 - Casalguidi Needlework Purse
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by Patricia Goaley
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Create an heirloom traditionally carried by northern Italian brides at weddings and the best of occasions. Learn the methods for constructing the drawstring and tassels. Stitches include Casalguidi, hem stitching, Italian four-sided (modified Gayant), detached buttonhole, buttonhole, and a traditional joining stitch. Examples of Casalguidi embroidery from the town of Casalguidi in Pistoia, Tuscany will be shared.


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308 - Checking on the Nest Needlebook
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by Marsha Papay Gomola
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The birds are on pins and needles as the handsome cat decides if he should leave the birdhouse alone. Learn several techniques used to create contemporary raised embroidery while working on this wonderful scene.


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