Class lists for October Crown and Fall Collegium
- Greetings, fellow needleworkers! The needlework class schedules for
October Crown and Fall Collegium are complete. The following list includes
all classes slated to be taught at these events and a brief description of
each. We hope to see you there!
Emma: for your Fall Collegium class list collection
Anahita: for the website
Christian: for the newsletter
Thank you for all your hard work!
OCTOBER CROWN: OCTOBER 3-5, YOLO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, WOODLAND
Saturday�s 3pm class:
Class name: Medieval Applique
Teacher: Christian de Holacombe
Description: Applique is a quick and very medieval way to produce bold and
bright colored decorations for tournaments, banners, clothing and
accessories. Learn how to do medieval-style corded applique and explore some
shortcuts that make smooth, crisp appliques easy.
Materials to bring: Scissors and an embroidery hoop -- a large circle or
8x10" rectangle is a good size for this project
Class limit: None
Fee: $5 for a West Kingdom "demi-sun" pouch kit
Sunday�s 10am class:
Class name: Middle Eastern Buttonhole Stitch Variations
Teacher: Jaida al-Rakshanda
Description: Come and learn just how versatile this ancient basic stitch
Materials to bring: Thread, scissors, 6" hoop is optional
Class limit: 6
FALL COLLEGIUM: NOVEMBER 22-23, CAL STATE HAYWARD
Saturday�s classes (in no particular order):
Class name: Setting Fabric in a Wooden Frame
Teacher: Duchess Letitia de Scotia
Description: One of the best ways to get very even tension on fabric for
embroidery is to lash all four sides of the fabric into a wooden frame.�
This class will show students how to lash and tighten the fabric down so
that the tension is even and tight AND stays that way.� Instructor will
provide all fabric, string and needles.
Materials to bring: Students must bring 4 - 10 inch stretcher bars.� These
are available at Michael's.� They come in two to a package and are called
Uni-Stretch frames.� If you have problems obtaining the stretcher bars,
please contact the instructor.
Class limit: 8
Fee: None, as students will be providing their own stretcher bars
Class name: Needle-Lace Edgings
Teacher: Aldith Angharad St. George
Description: Learn two forms of 16th century needle-lace edgings, using
buttonhole stitch, picots, and needleweaving.� These edgings were used for
all kinds of linens, including shirts, chemises, handkerchiefs and veils.��
A kit will be provided including linen fabric, thread and needle.
Materials to bring: Scissors
Class limit: 6, but auditors are welcome
Class name: Medieval Quilting
Teacher: Christian de Holacombe
Description: Medieval quilting is a one-color art, created with fine
stitches on solid colored fabric. The technique is simple and elegant and
the materials inexpensive. Learn the stitches on a small piece of corded and
stuffed quilting, and take home patterns from the 1300s Guicciardini quilts,
made in Sicily.
Materials to bring: Scissors, hoop and thimble -- even if you don't use one
otherwise, you'll need it for this!
Class limit: None
Class name: Trim Design and Choice: Easy Embroidery for the Impatient
Teacher: Mistress Hilary of Serendip
Description: Design concepts for fast neck and wrist trim, plus the three
simple stitches needed to execute your own designs so they look like period
Materials to bring: Not essential, but a small embroidery frame with needle
and thread would be useful.
Class limit: 15
Fee: $1 covers 3-page handout plus stiff paper, needle, and yarn to practice
Class name: Three Basic Stitches
Teacher: Caiterina nic Sheamus
Description: In this class, we will learn three basic stitches used in
period (stem or outline, chain, satin), as well as how to thread a needle,
strip thread and yarn for use, dress the ground cloth into a hoop for
working, and start and end new threads. Kits will include fabric, thread,
yarn, and needles to make a small sweete bag.
Materials to bring: Please bring a small (6") embroidery hoop if you have
one, and scissors. Loaner hoops will be available.
Class limit: No more than 4, including auditors
Fee: $1 donation requested, but not required
Class name: Introduction to Reticella
Teacher: Sabrina de la Bere
Description: Reticella is a withdrawn thread from fabric with needleweaving
form of needlework that is also a form of lace making. We will start with
fabric as is appropriate for our time period although we will discuss using
a cordonnet thread basis. We will look at period pattern books and work on a
small sample piece suitable for a pin cushion, needle book, or tin cover.
Materials to bring: 5" hoop, fine embroidery scissors, straight pins,
lighting and magnification if you need it for fine work. If you have a lace
pillow bring it or some other firm, pin-able support like the padding the
fighters use in their helmets.
Class limit: 10
Fee: $10 maximum for materials and handout
NOTE: This class will last for as many periods as will be held on Sunday.
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