| I had the privilege of taking two classes with Catherine Jordan at
"Stitching in the Barbary Coast", the EGA National Seminar in San Francisco.
Both classes were focused on incorporating painting and stitched
embellishments into embroidery projects. While I was looking at
Catherine's samples and class pieces, I noticed a beautiful journal cover in
a crazy quilted pattern. I was so impressed that I asked her to give
me a little information and a photo that I could pass along to our readers.
All I could think was, what a great project to discover these techniques
that can only enhance your own actual crazy quilting! This is being
offered as a two day class for intermediate level stitchers.
"A Victorian Journal A trompe l'oeil or faux painted
background is the backdrop for this crazy quilt inspired journal cover
as embellishment is taken to the extreme! Beginning with a miniature
landscape as a focal point, a wide variety of techniques add to the
effect: surface, counted, and pulled techniques, including random eyelet
filling, couched trellis, pulled four-sided stitch, personalized shaded
script initials, metallic textile paints and threads, and silk ribbon
add layers and interest to the small journal cover. Included journal is
3" x 4" and class time will include easy finishing instructions."
Catherine tells me that this class will be offered at the Rocky Mountain
Region Seminar, August 4-6, 2011. You must be a member of EGA to take the
class that is listed here, for more information please check out the
Embroiderer's Guild of America web site. If there is not a chapter
near you, CyberStitchers is the largest and most active online chapter of
the EGA, with nearly three hundred members from all around the world.
Rocky Mountain Region
www.CatherinesDesigns.tumblr.com (Art Gallery)