Threedles Teaching Schedule

I am scheduled to teach the following classes. If you are interested in having me come to your store, club or regional meeting, or other event to teach one of structured classes below or one of my designs please Contact Me to discuss availability, minimum class size, costs and other details.

A Tisket, A Tasket
Two days
Kit Cost: Approximately $95
Three Color ways: Mauve, Blue or Purple flowers
Available to teach: October, 2018 
Technique: Counted Canvas
Level of Proficiency: Intermediate
Design Size: Approx. 6” by 6"

A Tisket, A Tasket

A Tisket a Tasket, a green and yellow basket… Come join the class and stitch your own basket of geometric flowers. While stitching the leaves and flowers we will explore many variations of Jessica and Crescent stitches. The students will decide on the variations they wish to stitch into their baskets. The baskets will be brought to life using Treenway Silks threads, including Tangiers fine cord and ribbon, a variety of Zen Shin perle silks, along with Kreinik metallics. As a finishing touch 4mm crystals and beads will be added for dimension and sparkle.

Teaching Dates:

2018

A Trilogy of Stitches
Three to four days
Kit Cost: Approximately $130
Two Color ways: Brown or Aquamarine canvas
Available to teach: November, 2018 
Technique: Counted Canvas
Level of Proficiency: Advanced-intermediate
Design Size: Approx. 14” by 5"

Brown Colorway
Aquamarine

A Trilogy of Stitches - Part I introduces the stitcher to a wide variety of stitches and stitch variations. Beginning with borders constructed of multiple Jessica variations, students fill the two center circles and then complete the end triangles using a stitch library that encompasses Twelve Point Star, Double Fan, Crescent, Padded Mistake stitches and others. A wide variety of silk and metallic threads are utilized. The unique shape is eye-catching wherever it is displayed. Crystals and beads can be added singly and in clusters to add dimension and sparkle to the finished piece.

Teaching Dates:

2018

Blue Ridge Reflections
Three to Four Days
Kit Cost: Approximately $130
Available to teach: October, 2017 
Technique: Counted Canvas
Level of Proficiency: Intermediate
Design Size: Approx. 9” x 9” canvas

Blue Ridge Reflections

The design elements of Blue Ridge Reflections are based on my childhood growing up in the Blue Ridge. Throughout this design the stitches mimic various aspects of the region. Mountains, streams, flowers and sky all combining into a finished piece that resembles a stained glass design. 30 different stitches will be completed using a variety of threads named below all based around the Caron Collection Appalachia over dyed silk floss. Students will create their own design by attaching circles, diamonds or squares, stitched separately, onto their finished design.

Teaching Dates:

2018

2019

Build Your Own Geometric
Two days
Kit Cost: Approximately $85
Two Color ways: Santa Fe Sage or Light Blue
Available to teach: December, 2016 
Technique: Canvas, Color and Design
Level of Proficiency: advanced-intermediate
Design Size: Approx. 7½” diamond or 3” x 3" x 3"  cube

Cube
Square

Did you ever wonder how the designers ‘do it’? Participants will create their own unique design with instructor assistance. Starting with a diamond framework with six component stitch areas, students choose stitches taught in the course--variations of Jessica, Rhodes, Crescents and Sprat’s Heads—or select their own to fill in those stitch areas. When complete, the student will have designed 4 to 6 unique diamonds each consisting of 6 to 36 stitches. The diamonds can be assembled into a traditional two-dimensional diamond design or a cube for a frame weight or an ornament

Teaching Dates:

2017

Christmas Cube
One days
Kit Cost: Approximately $60
Two Color ways: Bright and Vintage
Available to teach: October, 2018 
Technique: Counted Canvas
Level of Proficiency: All levels
Design Size: Approx. 2" x 2" 2"

Christmas Cube

Create a future heirloom when you stitch this exquisite Christmas Cube. Using a variety of Jessica, Crescent, Amadeus and Walneto stitches with rich silk and sparkling threads, crystals, and beads, this ornament is sure to become a holiday favorite. Choose a white/silver canvas for a bright radiance, or an ecru/gold canvas for a more subtle glow. When the stitching is completed you will turn Christmas Cube into an iridescent 3D cube, or box, that is approximately 2’per side on 18 mono canvas.

Teaching Dates:

2018

Crème de la Crème Box
Two Days
Kit Cost: Approximately $130
Available to teach: October, 2017 
Technique: Counted Canvas
Level of Proficiency: Intermediate
Design Size: Approx. 2 ½” x 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Creme de la Creme Box

Pearls and crystals and sparkles, oh my! In this elegant design you will explore a variety of stitches including Walneto, padded Mistake, Crescents and Sheaf. Using a bronze canvas as a backdrop and a palette of ivory and gold threads, you will transform it into a beautiful, opulent box reminiscent of times past. Once stitching is complete, over 350 Swarovski pearls and Topaz crystals will complete this striking piece which may be finished into a box or cube. The class will include finishing demonstrations for both a box and a cube.

Teaching Dates:

2018

Crescents and Crystals
One (or ½) Day
Kit Cost: Approximately $50
Available to teach: October, 2017 
Technique: Counted Canvas
Level of Proficiency: Intermediate
Design Size: Approx. 3 ½” x 3 ½” canvas

Crescents and Crystals

The heart of Crescents and Crystals is composed of curves which originate from the numerous Crescent stitches in the design. These Crescents’ curves are woven into an intriguing pattern that also includes Walneto and Sheaf stitches. Stitched with silks and metallics Crescents and Crystals is embellished with 4mm crystals and beads to add depth and sparkle, this piece is sure to shine as an ornament or framed piece. The class will discuss thread variations for stitching a second rendering of Crescents and Crystals.

Teaching Dates:

2018

Elegance Cubed
Two days
Kit Cost: Approximately $45
One Color way: White and Gold
Available to teach: January, 2016 
Technique: Counted Canvas
Level of Proficiency: Intermediate
Design Size: Approx. 2" x 2" 2"

Elegance Cubed

Put together shimmering threads with a metallic bronze canvas and you have an elegant piece that is assembled into a cube – Elegance Cubed. Combine stitches such as Crescents, Jessicas, Mistake, Sprats Heads, and Plaited Rays along with iridescent white and pale gold threads from Rainbow Gallery and Kreinik to create a Fabergé inspired 3 dimensional piece. To finish we will use beads and crystals in a variety of clusters to add depth and sparkle to complete the piece. Finished cube measures 2” per side on 18 mono canvas.

Teaching Dates:

2018

Peral Frost
Two days
Kit Cost: Approximately $95
Available Color ways: Gold or Silver
Available to teach: October, 2018 
Technique: Counted Canvas & Embellishment
Level of Proficiency: Intermediate
Design Size: Approx. 7" by 7"

Pearl Frost - Silver
Pearl Frost - Silver

Have fun creating your own Pearl Frost crystal by starting with the Overlapping Sprats Head Star and expanding outward. Shimmering threads in tones of white and blue enhance the crystal structure; and the addition of 3mm and 4mm pearls add the perfect frosting. A library of thirty stitch variations allows students to change, rearrange, or invent new stitch configurations. The final frosting of Pearl Frost will be eight beaded spokes to be designed by students from an array of pearls, beads and crystals.

Teaching Dates:

2018

2019

Rhodes Cube
One day (3 hours)
Kit Cost: Approximately $35
Two Color ways: Fall or Spring
Available to teach: January, 2016 
Technique: Canvas
Level of Proficiency: Beginner / Intermediate
Design Size: Approx. 5 ½” x 4 ¼” canvas or a 1 ½” cube

Fall
Spring

Ready to take your stitching in new directions? Tired of the same two dimensional results? If so, try stitching this three dimensional cube that is composed of a variety of Rhodes stitch variations. This project uses silk, metallic ribbon and beads to create a colorful cube that can be used as an ornament, scissor fob, or decoration. Students will also learn how to turn their 5 ½” x 4 ¼” canvas into a 1 ½” cube. Two color ways are offered: Fall color way is a palette of reds and coppers on Sandstone canvas, and Spring color way is a palette of blues and pinks on Rose Blush canvas.

Teaching Dates:

Solitaire
One day
Kit Cost: Approximately $50
One Color way
Choice of Victorian Red or Green Canvas
Available to teach: December, 2016 
Technique: Canvas /Embellishment
Level of Proficiency: Intermediate
Design Size: Approx. 3 ½”x 5 ¼”

Solitare

Stitching Solitaire will expose the student to eleven different counted canvas stitches and seven techniques in adding bead clusters. Stitches such as Crescents, Jessicas, Sprats Heads, Plaited Rays and variations thereof, along with the Mistake stitch are used to create a diamond shaped, cross inspired pattern on Victorian Red or Green canvas. Shimmering white and gold threads from Rainbow Gallery include Petite Silk Lame Braid, Crystal Braid and Grandeur, along with Kreinik metallics are used to create a beautifully radiant ornament. To finish we will use beads and crystals in a variety of clusters to add depth and more sparkle to complete the piece. Finished piece measures 3 ½”x 5 ¼” on 18 mono canvas and may be framed or finished as an ornament.

Teaching Dates:

2018