318 - The Cylinder Needlekeep
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by Catherine Theron
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This vibrant piece, stitched in shades of blue and green silk, showcases various counted thread detached filling stitches. The lid lifts to reveal two wool needle pages; the cylinder itself is stuffed with walnut shells so it can be used as a weight. Stitches include double running, whipped double running, trellis, spiral trellis, detached buttonhole, spiral detached buttonhole, buttonhole bars, hollie point, spiral hollie point, and chain.


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319 - Romance in Baltimore: A Spray of Peony
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by Deborah Tirico
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Imagine a full-blossomed pink peony adorning a table in the center hall of a mid-19th century home beside a small silver tray for calling cards. Flowers were often gifted in this time in history; one could say a great deal by choosing the correct one. The peony was a popular design in the classic Baltimore album quilts of the period. Its symbolism ranges from healing to honor. The Spray of Peony block will achieve a completely updated look using dimensional techniques of layering and Deborah’s own needle slanting techniques.


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2018 Logo-StudioGive a gift to yourself – time all to yourself so you can work on projects in the company of friends – under the guidance of an instructor who can provide suggestions and help with stumbling blocks. It just doesn't get any better!

Technique: Any

Proficiency: All Levels




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