Tricia Nguyen Workshop Jacobean Silk Purl Flower

Date: 8/21/2010
Time: 9:00-12:00
Type: Workshop
Location: Wheaton Community Center
Teacher: Tricia Nguyen

Tricia Nguyen will teach two workshops on Saturday August 21.  They are the Jacobean Silk Purl Flower and the Abby Cozzens 1836 Family Register Sampler.

The Jacobean Silk Purl Flower is a 3″ by 4″ lily like flower filled in with six colors of silk covered purl.  Tricia will show us three different ways to apply the silk purl to result in great textural relief off the surface of the ground fabric.  The flower and its leaves are outlined in 1 1/2 inch gilt twist, a heavy gold thread.  The surrounding space is sprinkled with gilt spangles held in place with gilt check purl.   A few accents will be made of gilt silk twist covered wire  to add a bit of extra sparkle to the flower.  Tricia will show us how to actually make these gilt silk twist covered purl fibers in class!  Extensive photography of historical examples will be used in class to ilustrate the techniques.

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***Students should bring a pair of fine scissors for cutting metal as well as a frame, hoop or Q-snap capable of keeping a 9″ x 10″ piece of linen taut with a working area of 3″ x 4″ minimum.

Kit fee is $110.  Sign up deadline is June 13 because of the unique fibers that need to be assembled for the kits.