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.

Kurdy Biggs is a counted canvas designer, teacher and owner of Threedles Needleart Designs. Kurdy holds a Level II Teaching Certificate from the National Academy of Needlearts. Her Geometric designs have won numerous awards from ANG, NAN, EGA, TNNA and Woodlawn. She has been published in Needlepointers, Needlepoint Now, and Cross Stitch and Needlework. Kurdy has taught at National ANG, EGA, and NAN seminars and in retail shops.

Teaching Fee: $350/day

All retail designs are also available to be taught at your facilities. Please contact me to discuss details.

Rescent
Two days
Kit Cost: Approximately $145
Two Color ways: Blue or Rose
Available to teach: November, 2019 
Technique: Counted Canvas
Level of Proficiency: Intermediate
Design Size: Approx. 9” by 11"

Rescent - Blue Colorway
Rescent - Rose Colorway

Rescent – short for Rose Crescent Angel – is a study of Crescent stitches on Rose Gold painted canvas. We will bring Rescent to life using a stitch library consisting of variations of the Crescent stitch, along with Jessicas, Mistakes, and Plaited Ray stitches. These stitches will be worked with an array of lustrous threads that include Soiee Perlee, Petite Silk Lame’ Braid, and Elegance silks, Petite Very Velvet and Accentuate, Kreinik and Treasure Braid metallics. Rescent will be embellished with crystals and beads to make her glimmer like the angel she is. A Blue/Silver colorway is also available..

Teaching Dates:

2019

2020

Dahli's Diamonds
Two days
Kit Cost: Approximately $95
Two Color ways: Gold and Blue
Available to teach: November, 2019
Technique: Counted Canvas
Level of Proficiency: Intermediate-Advanced
Design Area: Approx. 2” Cube

Gold Colorway
Blue

Dali’s Diamonds is named for the bending lines in the center row of our three-tier diamond shape. To further enhance this unique middle row, each stitcher will be able to add a metallic paint of their color choice, thus making Dali’s Diamonds individualized and eye catching. The Diamonds will be stitched with a variety of overlapping stitches that include Sprats Heads and Wrapped Eyelet stitches. Dali’s Diamonds will be stitched with Gloriana, Soie Perlee and Elegance silks, along with Accentuate metallics. Once the stitching is finished beads and crystals will be added to add depth and sparkle to this distinctive 3D piece.

Teaching Dates:

2019

2020

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

A Trilogy of Stitches part II
Three to four days
Kit Cost: Approximately $145
Two Color ways: Brown or Aquamarine canvas
Available to teach: November, 2019 
Technique: Counted Canvas
Level of Proficiency: Advanced-Intermediate
Design Size: Approx. 15.5” x 5.5"

A Trilogy of Stitches II - Aquamarine Colorway
A Trilogy of Stitches II - Brown Colorway

A Trilogy of Stitches - Part II Part II will continue introducing the stitcher to new and unique stitches. Starting with the borders of multiple Crescent variations we will progress through the top octagon, on to the center diamond and finishing up with the second octagon. By using a stitch library that encompasses Crescent Star, Wrapped Eyelet, Crescent, Jessica, and Padded Mistake stitches w e will create a kaleidoscope inspired piece. Threads used include Gloriana overdyed silk and Princess Perle, Rainbow Gallery’s Elegance, Petite Silk Lame’ Braid, and Frosty Rays. In addition, Kreinik and Accentuate metallics and Soie Perlee silks round out the thread selection. Crystals and beads will be added singly and in clusters to add dimension and sparkle to the finished piece.

Teaching Dates:

2020

A Trilogy of Stitches part III
Three to four days
Kit Cost: Approximately $155
Two Color ways: Brown or Aquamarine canvas
Available to teach: September, 2020 
Technique: Counted Canvas
Level of Proficiency: Advanced-Intermediate
Design Size: Approx. 15.5” by 8"

A Trilogy of Stitches III - Aquamarine Colorway
A Trilogy of Stitches III - Brown Colorway

A Trilogy of Stitches - Part III -  Part III will continue introducing the stitcher to new and unique stitches. Starting with the borders of multiple Jessica variations we will stitch the top arch, on to the center circle and finishing up with the triangle. Students will be able to arrange the elements of the piece as they desire. By using a stitch library that encompasses multiple variations of Swirls, Crescents, and Jessicas, as well as Padded Mistake stitch, we will create a kaleidoscope inspired piece. Threads used include Gloriana overdyed silk, Rainbow Gallery’s Elegance, Petite Silk Lame’ Braid, and Frosty Rays. In addition, Kreinik and Accentuate metallics and Soie Perlee silks round out the thread selection. Crystals and beads will be added singly and in clusters to add dimension and sparkle to the finished piece.

Teaching Dates:

2020

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:

2020

Crème de la Crème Box
Two Days
Kit Cost: Approximately $145
Available to teach: October, 2017 
Technique: Counted Canvas
Level of Proficiency: Intermediate
Design Size: Approx. 2 1/2” per side

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:

2020

Autumn Reflections
Three to Four Days
Kit Cost: Approximately $145
Available to teach: October, 2021 
Technique: Counted Canvas
Level of Proficiency: Intermediate
Design Size: Approx. 9” x 9” canvas

Autumn Reflections

Autumn Reflections is a complain piece to Blue Ridge Reflections. Come join me on a journey stitching a stained glass designed piece. Your canvas will be line drawn so that we can move easily from segment to segment as we stitch this piece that is inspired by Autumn in the Mountains of the Northeast. Our stitch library will encompass over 30 different stitches and variations that will be completed using a variety of threads based around Gloriana over dyed silk flosses Autumn Arbor and Cinnamon. Once the stitching is completed beads and crystals will be added for dimension and sparkle!

Teaching Dates:

2020

You'll Flip Over it Stocking
Two Days
Kit Cost: Approximately $80
Available to teach: September, 2020 
Technique: Counted Canvas
Level of Proficiency: all levels
Design Size: Approx. 4.5” x 6” canvas

You'll Flip Over It Stocking

You’ll Flip Over It Stocking is an innovative way to stitch both a stocking and a contrasting cuff on the same canvas. Using a variety of Jessica and Crescents stitches the sock of the stocking will be stitched with Rainbow Gallery’s Capri, Elegance, Glisten and Treasure Braid and Kreinik metallics on a white/silver canvas. Then You’ll Flip It Over and stitch the cuff on the Gold painted side adding in white pearlescent threads for more luster and shimmer. Once the stitching is finished we will add texture and dimension with crystals and a variety of beads. You’ll Flip Over It Stocking may be finished into a working stocking that measures 4.5 ”x 6”.

Teaching Dates:

2020

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:

2020

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" x 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:

2020

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:

2020

Jessica Lane
Two days
Kit Cost: Approximately $180
One Color way: Pastel
Available to teach: January, 2019 
Technique: Counted Canvas
Level of Proficiency: BasicIntermediatee
Design Size: Approx. 2" x 2" 2"10"

Jessica Lane

The gardens in Jessica Lane start out with spring and summer colors in a traditional garden layout. However, as fall approaches the garden colors have changed and the flowers have reverted to a more natural state. Jessica Lane’s gardens will be brought to life with a wide selection of Treenway Silks that include Harmony overdyed silk and ribbon, Tranquility silk cord and Zen Shen silk perle in a variety of colors. Accentuate metallics and beads will also be used to add a soft glint to the garden. Using a range of stitches such as Jessicas, Crescents, Sprats Heads and Wrapped Eyelet our garden will grow upon the canvas.

Teaching Dates:

2020

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:

2020

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:

2020

Beads, baubles and bangles
One day
Kit Cost: Approximately $125
Three Color ways: Gold, Bronze and Blue
Available to teach: October, 2019 
Technique: Counted Canvas & Embellishment
Level of Proficiency: Basic - Intermediate
Design Size: Approx. 6" by 2" cuff, 3" by 2" pendant

Beads, Baubles and Bangles

Would you like to create some stitched and wearable art in a day? Beads, baubles and bangles can help you accomplish that goal. We will stitch a cuff and pendant using a variety of stitches that include Crescents, Jessica and Sprats Heads. To make our wearable art shine, we will stitch it with stranded and perle silks along with metallics. Of course there will be beads and crystals added to the finished project because there must be sparkle in jewelry! There are three colorways to entice you into stitching beads, baubles and bangles. A finishing demonstration will show how to finish the 6”x1 3/8" silver plated flexible cuff and the 3” x 2” silver plated pendant.

Teaching Dates:

2020

  • None Scheduled

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 - Black
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:

2020

Mediterranean Jewel
One day
Kit Cost: Approximately $50
One Color way
Choice of Victorian Red or Green Canvas
Available to teach: October, 2019 
Technique: Canvas /Embellishment
Level of Proficiency: Basic - Intermediate
Design Size: Approx. 2” per side

Mediterranean Jewel

Weave together threads reminiscent of a Mediterranean beach with shimmering beads and crystals and you have an elegant jeweled piece – Mediterranean Jewel. Combining stitches such as Crescents, Jessicas, Sprats Heads, and Plaited Rays with iridescent threads from Rainbow Gallery, The Caron Collection and Kreinik to create a Fabergé inspired 3D piece. To finish we will use beads and crystals in a variety of clusters to add depth and sparkle to complete the piece. Finished trihedron ornament measures 2” per side on 18 mono canvas..

Teaching Dates:

2020

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:

2020

The Golden Box
Two days
Kit Cost: Approximately $45
One Color ways: Gold & White
Available to teach: October, 2020 
Technique: Counted Canvas
Level of Proficiency: Basic
Design Size: Approx. 3” Round Box

The Golden Box

Would you like to create an ort container/needle holder or a shimmering stitched gift box? The Golden Box will start as a painted box and we will add a stitched box top and center band using stitches that include Crescents, Jessicas and Sprats Heads. To make our box shimmer, we will stitch it with perle silk and metallics. Of course there will be beads and crystals added to the finished project, as well as a special button crystal used to attach the stitched top and pincushion to the box top. Students will have a choice of fabrics to sew the pincushion from and the instructions will guide you through transforming your 3” box into an ort container/needle holder or into a special gift box.

Teaching Dates:

2020