This workshop has been cancelled because we did not meet the minimum number of registrations.
What Is That On That Casket?
…. or Sampler
…..or Cushion Cover
….or Sweet Bag?
Saturday & Sunday, September 13-14, 2014 9am – 4pm
Classes held at
General Offices of The Church of the Brethren
1451 Dundee Ave. (Route 25), Elgin IL
Deadline to Register August 10, 2014
Register by emailing
Kathy Matthews at KLMatthews510@aol.com
DEPOSIT OF $100.00 IS DUE BY AUGUST 10, 2014
Deposit Checks may be turned in at LMSG Picnic or
mailed to LMSG Treasurer
BALANCE WILL BE DUE BY FIRST DAY OF CLASS
Who is that pretty lady with the stake and hammer in her hand? Who is on that Casket? Embroiderers are intrigued with needlework of the 17th and 18th centuries. But who is that woman holding the big flower? Is that a Bible story? Which flower is that? Recognizing themes can make your stitching more meaningful. In this class you will use images and stitching to bring to light the world of the Renaissance embroiderer.
Explore the motifs of 15th , 16th, and early 17th English embroidery
- Why were the motifs chosen: a proposal based on Old Testament stories.
- Who were the young embroiderers? Their context, their life, and education?
- Where did they get their motifs, threads, fabrics?
Using a combination of images and hands-on projects we will gain an appreciation for the Renaissance embroiderer. The small hands-on projects include counted and surface embroidery, not duplicating their work, but with a contemporary nod to their skills.
The resulting reference book will continue giving insight into your future exploration of Renaissance needlework.
ESTIMATED TOTAL COST FOR MARYLYN DOYLE’S RENAISSANCE MOTIFS NOTEBOOK CLASS
12 people $175
15 people $155
FOR OUT OF TOWN PARTICIPANTS
Special Room Rate for the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra
(ask for this specific rate when making reservation) is
$55 + tax = $60.50 per room at the following hotel that is 10 minutes
from class location.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
495 Airport Road
Elgin IL 60123
Marylyn Doyle from Dayton, Ohio, has taught at several regional and national Seminars and has authored several magazine articles on embroidery and the arts in liturgy. Although she is an EGA certified teacher in silk and metal thread on fabric, she has a wide interest in all embroidery techniques. Her personal work has been in regional and national liturgical and embroidery exhibits