FW: [IKINS] IKINS 2009 Update
From: IKINS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:IKINS@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: Jul 15, 2009 9:09 AM
Subject: [IKINS] IKINS 2009 Update
Good morning all --
Warning: This is a teaser! Isela has lined up some very intriguing classes
for us this year with a great mix of fascinating lectures from people who
have done extensive research in European museums (including some
behind-the-scenes exclusive photos) and hands-on challenging technique
Here's our line-up:
Elizabethan Embroidered Clothing - Iulitta Rowan of Arran will present a
2-hour lecture with slides on embroidered clothing, including individual
pieces from museums in England and the U.S., their construction and the
embroidery techniques used to decorate them.
Reticella - Sabrina de la Bere will show that there's more to needlelace
than just the buttonhole stitch. She will take you on a journey exploring
the elements of reticella including creating a base, starting and stopping
threads, and a variety of challenging stitches.
The St. Cuthbert's Goldwork Technique - Her Highness of the Mists Letitia de
Scotia will show you in a step-by-step process the unusual yet intriguing
goldwork stitch that makes the discovery of the St. Cuthbert vestments such
an important landmark in the field of embroidery. She will show you the
stitch that pre-dated Opus Anglicanum.
Elizabethan Gloves & Gauntlets - Francesca von Hesse will provide you with
information and amazing photos of this courtly costume accessory from her
behind-the-scenes research in England. She will also teach some of the silk
and gold metal thread stitches used to decorate this fashion accessory.
Or Nue - Last year Teleri ap Gwynedd did such a fantastic job of teaching us
the stitches prevalent in the Or Nue style
that we've asked her to return this year to teach those techniques that many
consider the highpoint of embroidery in the 15th century. You will
especially enjoy seeing the pieces that's she's created.
Migration Era Scandinavian Textiles - Kara Baraksdottir will an in-depth
review and discussion of Margareta Nockerts "The Hogom Find and other
Migration Period Textiles and Costumes in Scandinavia: Hogom, Part II." The
first two house of this class will include a detailed discussion of the
Migration Era textile finds from Hogom Sweden and surrounding areas,
including garment construction and embellishment. In the second part of this
class, Kara will instruct students in the techniques of seam treatments and
other techniques based on extant examples - walk away with an embellished
A Form of Lacis -- Based on a 13th century German altar cloth, among other
examples, Caiterina nic Seamus will teach a "backwards" form of Lacis. Much
Lacis in period involves filling openings in a net mesh to create a motif.
This form works in reverse. Take a very lightweight linen, outline and
embellish your design and then remove some of the threads from the
background and overcast the rest leaving a dainty motif surrounded by a lacy
ground. Very impressive, very period - and actually easier than it looks!
Designed for intermediate embroiderers, this class requires some pre-work
(mounting the linen on your bars or frame, and outlining the motif) on the
provided kit before coming to class to learn the
Registration information, class schedules, and field trip details will be
coming in the weeks to follow. Please be patient with us as we are
coordinating with the Collegium team and awaiting their finalizing of class
I will be updating this Yahoo group every few days and promise to give
advance notice of when Registration will be open.
Elaine Fairchild (on behalf of Isela and the IKINS 2009 team)
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