Interest Survey for Special Class
- For those of you who attended last years class in Goldwork with Linn
Skinner, you already have an idea of who and what is being considered.
In short, Linn Skinner would be most interested in returning and
teaching a class in silk shading. She was trained at the Royal
School of Embroidery in the UK in this method where the same stitches
on a flat plane are used to create a dimensional effect with color.
The stitch is a long and short split stitch also known as Kensington
The one drawback is that the technique here is definitely 18th C and
what is known as needlepainting. It is beautiful and the basis for
all those wonderfully embroidered shawls, vests and coats. The bonus
is that it is a wonderful technique and the training would help
improve our understanding and use of split stitch and color overall.
Tentative date would be Saturday, Sept 21, 2002 at my home in Half
Moon Bay, from 9:30 - 4:30. We would need 12 minimum and 16 would be
the absolute maximum. Cost would be around $100 but hopefully less
as we are working to share the transportation costs with another
group. We would be working on linen with, hopefully, Pearsalls silk.
Please let me know ASAP if you are interested in my pursuing this with her.
Sabrina de la Bere
Minister, Kingdom of the West Needleworkers Guild
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