Sunday, February 8, 2009

Stitching with Sequins Class

sequins stitches embroidery
Yay! At last I get to teach a class totally devoted to sequin embroidery. I've been working sequins into my occasional bead embroidery classes, but now I get to coerce other people into playing with them for 3 hours straight!
(click the image for an enlargement -- this sample shows spot stitch, a couple of floral motifs, scales, and a line stitch I call flying comets...)

Here is the blurb from the OFFCenter flyer:

Saturday, February 14, 10am – 1pm

Mary Tafoya will help you solve the mysteries of sewing sequins to fabric using several different stitches, with and without beads: spot stitch, lines, scales, and floral motifs.

In this class, you will work on fabric and felt to create a sampler of stitches that Mary has explored and discovered over several years studying old European, East Indian and Asian surface embellishment and embroidery.

Mary Tafoya is a nationally known beadwork artist, teacher and writer whose work has been featured in numerous books and exhibitions. Currently, she works in various media and creates a line of recycled jewelry for her online shop.

Be sure to bring reading glasses if you need them!

Cost: $35. Scholarships are available. Registration required. 12 person maximum. Call 505-247-1172

Actually, 12 people is a lot. Last weekend we had about 7 in the twisted wire earrings class and that was plenty. I like that OFFCenter doesn't try to pack them in.



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