Saturday, September 8, 2012
Ukrainian Embroidery Workshop
In stitching this ornament, you will learn the basics of Ukrainian Whitework and the Mereshka Poltavska technique. The ornament is approximately four inches square when finished, using 25-count linen +perle cotton.
In class, we will learn the Mereshka, and discover the joys of the most often used stitch in Ukrainian Whitework - the eyelet! As tension is critical in this style of needlework, use of a Q-snap or hoop is strongly advised.
The kit includes: 25-ct linen, perle cotton, needle + detailed instructions.
Students will need to bring: In addition to usual stitching supplies, please bring a hoop or q-snap and sharp embroidery scissors.
Cost of workshop for kit and food:
(Coffee + Danish)
9:00 Class begins
(Lunch: Soup + Salad Bar)
(Afternoon Cookie Break)
Class ending around 3:45pm
123 Country Club Drive
Planning to attend? NANI members: Please send or give your $15.00 non-refundable deposit to PatB to reserve your spot. Non-members: The entire $55 workshop fee is due at the time of registration. For more info on how to register, send an email here.
The deadline to register is August 7, 2012. The number of students is limited, so the sooner you reserve a spot the less likely it will be that the class is full.
*Terry Bay has never met a needlework technique she didn't like. Like so many others, she began with cross stitch + progressed into hardanger embroidery, pulled + drawn thread work, blackwork, Ukrainian whitework, Roumanian point lace, & many others.
Her designing was born out of frustration over the very small amount of printed works on Ukrainian embroidery. A born teacher, Terri has a degree in Music Education form Indiana State University. She has taught music + needlework in many forms, including her popular Ukrainian whitework classes at the Nordic Needle Retreat in Fargo, ND.
She is a member of the St. Paul Needleworkers Chapter of the EGA.
She currently lives in Minnesota with her husband, three daughters, and a very tubby cat.
* Terri Bay loves all types of needlework, but has a true passion for counted thread techniques. She adores Hardanger, Ukrainian and Pulled/Drawn Thread work. She also enjoys construction boxes and toys and is becoming quite fond of Romanian Point Lace. Terri lives in Minnesota with her husband and three daughters and a very tubby cat.
(Link Here to see photos of two projects Terry Bay designed and taught at Stitchers Retreat in 2010)
Stitched Piece and Photograph