Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Japanese Embroidery

Traditional Japanese Embroidery
Chicago, IL
In the Historic
Hyde Park Community

Class Instructor: Karen L. Plater

August 17 - 20, 2009
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Classes include students of all skill/phase levels. Each phase follows a format that builds from one phase level to another, culminating in a sound comprehension of all 46 techniques

Questions? Comments? Fees? Contact instructor,
Karen L. Plater
e-mail: KLPlater (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com

Register by contacting
Ruth Bloom
e-mail: Isbrwb (at) yahoo (dot) com

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Click on Image to Enlarge -- or
send an e-mail & I can forward an 8x10 image

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ornaments for Outreach Program

Please continue stitching ornaments for our local Hospice Organization
Finished ornaments should be turned in to Chris R by the October NANI meeting

For additional information, please see LINK TO THIS POST

Beaded ornaments in both pictures were made by Lelia,
using aida fabric & Mill Hill beads

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thank you from Marjorie H

Last night we met to make the kits for the Camp Quality project --
There will be 78 campers this year at Camp Quality.

Thanks go to JanetC and her wonderful clubhouse

and to all the members that came:

CarolL, NormaA, SusanP, JameeJ, BettiP, ReneeS, CarolP, SueH,
BethV, KarenP, ClaudiaC and BarbP

What a great group!

We got it all done!

I had loads of fun and I think everyone else did, too. We stenciled and silk screened the designs onto felt and kitted thread and needles to embellish the painted designs.

While a couple tables messed with paints, one table patiently cut freezer paper stencils and another made up 80 baggies with colorful strands of perle cotton and needles and trimmed the painted designs to size.

It was hard for the stencilers and screeners to stop once the design ideas began to flow!

Photos from the evening are on my Flickr page, link here.

Our class at Camp Quality will be

Friday, August 7 from 9am-noon
We have room for more teachers if you'd like to join us.

Questions or Comments .... Contact Marjorie

Thursday, July 16, 2009

July 21st: Camp Quality Kit Assembly

Note from MarjorieH:

There will be a meeting to prepare kits for Camp Quality (CQ)

Tuesday, July 21st


at Janet's Clubhouse*


We would like your thoughts & ideas for organizing and presenting the kits, plus teaching the project

I will demonstrate and give you a chance to try two techniques for putting designs on fabric:
freezer paper stencils and silk screen

We will use these techniques to print designs onto felt for the CQ project


Please bring yourself in old clothes (acrylic paint doesn't wash out)

(If you don't have any of the items listed below, don't worry--come anyway
We'll have plenty of materials for everyone)

We could use fabric scissors, exacto knives (or small paper scissors), cheap acrylic paints in flower colors, browns or greens, old irons, ironing pads or boards, and cheap foam paintbrushes


We can always use felt pieces (larger than 4" x 6")

We need size 18-20 needles (chenille or tapestry) for the kits

I think we have a good quantity of perle cotton now

Janet's Clubhouse aka The Gerogetown Homes Clubhouse
3800 Georgetown Court
Hammond, IN
MAP here

Comments or Questions, contact Marjorie or
E-mail Needle Artisans

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Check out this July Giveaway on Marjorie's Blog

When I clicked on the photo to enlarge, I could see all the detail in the patterns. This would be fun to own & stitch!

Don't miss this opportunity. Details HERE

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Change to October Class:

Note from MarjorieH

materials update:

Please bring size 6 beads for the class.
Size 6 beads were used for the models.

I'd originally planned on size 8 beads but found they were too hard to locate so I redid the models in size 6 but then forgot to change the materials list. I apologize.

Also, don't worry about bringing beading thread. I've learned that's also too hard to find and I'll bring Nymo in a selection of colors. It doesn't take much and we can share.

Thanks! Marjorie


Comments? Questions?
E-mail Marjorie or NeedleArtisans (at) gmail (dot) com


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Outreach Program

Outreach Program - Note cards:

They're Here!!!
The sale of these cards will benefit the local Hospice!!!

Please continue to stitch & donate squares to be mounted on the cards. This is an ongoing outreach program.

Please turn in all your squares to Chris R

Need more information??? See post HERE or contact Chris

Comments? Questions?
Send an e-mail to: NeedleArtisans (at) gmail (dot) com

Needlework Squares stitched by Lelia

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

GLR Outreach Programs


Outreach Programs are listed on the GLR website. Some of the chapters have photographs, too!

I couldn't help notice our group was mentioned in the 2008 list!

Check it out!

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NANI is also listed on 2009 page

Monday, July 6, 2009

Web Wanderings

From the Great Lakes Region Website:

The JULY link is now available for

Web Wanderings, an occasional publication

If you are not familiar with this publication, it is described on the web site:

it "is a wide-ranging selection of embroidery related information and book reviews compiled by EGA-GLR webmaster in her role as newsletter editor for EGA Dayton OH chapter. It is only available electronically and each website has been safely visited by the compiler"

Previous months, February thru June can be read by following the links.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Group Courses available from GLR

The Great Lakes Region correspondence courses have been selected for 2010:

Registration deadline is November 1, 2009

Molly: A Dimensional Bear
Australian Wool Embroidery
Dianne Lewandowski $50

Beading Color Play
Peggy Wright $55

Lady Larkspur Necklace
Jeanette Carmichael $53

Cleopatra’s Cat
Canvas Sampler
Mary Long $60

Dutch Legacy
Canvas Shading & Blackwork
Sandy Rodgers $62

Italian Drawn Thread
Barbara Kershaw $50

Pulled Thread
Ilse Altherr $51

Dakota Rogers $57

Crazy Patch Adventure
Surface Embroidery
Kathleen N. Herman $45

Shading Stitches
Surface Embroidery
Judy Jeroy $55

Silk and Metal Embroidery
Silk & Metal
Kay Stanis $53

Silk Ribbon Pond
Silk Ribbon Embroidery
Kim Sanders $50

Photographs and course descriptions are available HERE on the EGA web site.

GLR Registration Form Here, along with additional details


Friday, July 3, 2009

July Chapter Meeting

The Drawn Thread
My Favorite Things

How are you doing on this year's Stitch-A-Long? Bring your projects with you to the next meeting!

(The SAL was started at the February meeting)