Name of the Class: What, Saturday has a morning?
Date: Friday, March 20, 2020
Classroom: Atlantis Boardroom
Class Limit: 10
Teacher Name: Jo Ippolito Christensen
Sponsored by: CBK Needlepoint Collections
Final Class Price: $50.00
Recently retired from 35 years of teaching at the college level, Jo Ippolito Christensen has taught needlepoint for over forty years. She presented classes for Destination: Dallas, TNNA, American Needlepoint Guild, University of Alaska, William Carey College, and many needlepoint shops and guilds.
Jo is the author of The Needlepoint Book, 1976; which she revised in 1999, and again in 2015. She also penned nine books on needlework.
She has received TNNA's Tribute to Excellence in Needlework (TEN) Award and the ANG's Needlepoint Book of the Year Award. She earned a B.S. degree in Textiles & Clothing, B.A. in Business and a law degree.
We will be stitching an amusing whimsical lady by Leslie Murray from CBK. Threads used include Single Loop from Painters’ Threads, Estaz, Splendor, Floche, and Pearl Cotton. Special stitch techniques are open stitching and hints on handling threads that do not fit into the canvas holes readily. You will also learn to make fingers for a stumpwork (three-dimensional needlework) attachment of two three-dimensional champagne glasses. You may purchase them separately from an Esty shop (link provided).Three kinds of beads add an extra dose of sparkle.
Stretcher bars will be included. Please bring the usual stitching materials. A hands-free support of the canvas is a must for the stumpwork and attaching the beads and the Painters’ Thread. Clamps are easy to pack, but they do not attach to all tables. In that case, a lap or table frame stand would be especially helpful. You might find a magnifying glass and a cordless light valuable.
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