New Stumpwork class with Marsha Papay Gomola -
"The West Coast Box "
Even if it's freezing outside, we have the promise of spring with a new stumpwork class from Marsha Papay Gomola -- The West Coast Box .
If you've ever wondered about trying the raised embroidery technique known as "stumpwork," here is a chance to learn the techniques with a very talented teacher. I've taken several face-to-face classes with Marsha, as well as her online classes with Shining Needle Society, and I've been VERY impressed with her ability to guide students through these complex-looking techniques. Her use of "step by step" photographs really does show you just what stitches go where and how to accomplish these dimensional embroideries.
Create a beautiful tribute to the diverse wildlife of the North American west coast while learning several of the basic techniques used in raised embroidery. The top of the box features the lovely California poppy and the California Dogface butterfly. Both are created using wired detached elements and silk shading. A pair of California quail on the front of the box will give experience in padding. The garden that the birds inhabit will give experience using various stitches to create interesting plants. The two designs are suitable for framing or you may choose to finish your project into a box as shown.
The five-lesson class will begin with the surface embroidery and rose bush. Then we will move on to the use of wire in the poppies and butterfly wings on the box top. Lesson three will concentrate on the two padded birds that dominate the second design. Then lesson four will go back to the flowers as we cut out and mount the detached elements completing the box top. Lesson four will also include working with the wire check purl that I used for the background greenery of the poppies. The final lesson will be a detailed lesson on the finishing techniques used to create the box.
Detailed instructions and LOTS of pictures of every step will make it easy for you to create this impressive box. The finished size of the design as a box is: 4 inches long x 3 inches wide x 2.5 inches tall. The separate panels measure 4 inches x 3 inches.
The West Coast Box is stitched on your choice of 200-thread count muslin or calico. Both will be supplied in the kit so you can see first hand which one you prefer.
Kit contains: Anchor six stranded cottons, The Gentle Art six stranded cotton, YLI silk floss, Accentuate Metallic, Gloriana hand-dyed silks, muslin, wire check purl, felt, needles, Mill Hill glass beads, and detailed instructions.
"The basic kit does not include finishing materials to construct the box, but these are available for optional purchase.
Skill level: Beginner to intermediate, experience with surface embroidery is helpful but not necessary.
Student's Supplies: Basic sewing kit; Embroidery scissors and paper scissors, five inch hoop, and ten inch embroidery hoop.
Timing: Registration open now through February 28, 2014. Class begins April 15 -- and runs for approximately 3 months, ending July 15, 2014. There will be 5 lessons, one every two weeks and then time to finish up.
If you want to use a different email address for the class, please note that in the comments section when ordering.
Please note the Ohio residents will also be charged for Ohio State Sales Tax (6.5%).
The West Coast Box - online class and supplies, US domestic postage: $130. International students,
please inquire for your particular situation. Postage has gone up tremendously internationally.
This class was previously taught as The California Box , and students from
those classes are welcome to audit this class for $40.
The Finishing Kit includes: Warm and Natural; Interfacing; Heavy Weight Template Plastic and a gorgeous cotton that has metallic accents for the interior of your box. The Finishing Kit is available for $35.00
International postage is also available -- just email Marsha at LadybugCr@aol.com for your particular situation. We do not ship internationally for PayPal orders.
If you would prefer to pay by check, please send an email to Marsha at: LadybugCr@aol.com and Marsha will email you the appropriate invoice.