New England Region - The Embroiderers' Guild of America

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

2017 Group Correspondence Courses

Announcing the next Group Correspondence Course offered by NER :

Snowflake Ball

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The Snowflake Ball is a three-dimensional, beaded needlework piece that is constructed based on one of the Archimedean Solids called a truncated octahedron. You don’t have to understand geometry to stitch this fun piece. Students will learn how to use Sticky Fabri-Solvy ™to transfer the snowflake patterns onto the fabric. Many tips and instructions assist the student in embroidering the snowflake designs using backstitch on cotton fabric. The snowflakes are then embellished with seed beads and bugle beads to make the snowflakes sparkle. Lastly, the student learns how to put all the pieces together to construct and properly stuff a beautiful Snowflake Ball.

Teacher: Denise Harrington Pratt

Project: Three-dimensional stitched ball

Size: Large Ball: 20" circumference; Small Ball: 18 1/4" circumference

Color Choices: A blue and white color way and a white color way are shown in the instructions. Students may choose their own colors

Fabric: 100% woven cotton fabric.

Supplies Used: A variety of threads may be used including DMC or Anchor stranded floss; silk such as Soie Cristale or Waterlilies; metallics such as Gutermann or Kreinik Very Fine (#4) Braid, seed and bugle beads. Threads must be colorfast.

Proficiency Level: All levels

Prerequisites: Needlework basics such as threading the needle and putting fabric into a hoop

Time: Four lessons over five months

Text: $35

Approximate Cost of Supplies(2016): $35 to $55 depending on thread choices.


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Announcing the next Group Correspondence Course offered by NER :

SNOWFLAKE BALL by Denise Harrington Pratt

NER is paying all registration fees associated with the class. Each student pays only the cost of the instruction booklet and supplies, plus $10.00 towards the postage costs.
The cost of the class is $45.00, which includes the $35.00 text fee and the $10.00 postage fee. You are responsible for providing all other supplies.
Registration deadline is August 15, 2017. Booklets will be received by the group leader approximately 8 to10 weeks after that.

For more information and registration form please contact Sue Polumbo

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