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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Busy Weekend Purple Hearts Workshop

This weekend my ANG Chapter had a workshop for a piece by Toni Gerdes called Purple Hearts. It was a great class and once we got used to working on black congress cloth - good light and magnification is a must - we all seemed to enjoy the class. It was a pilot class to help her work out any kinks in the project before she teaches it in the "real" world.

You may see it offered under the name Hearts & Ribbons so it can be offered in other colors besides purple. She may even offer it on white and/or 18 count canvas. She plans to teach it at the April 2011 Heartland Region Seminar (EGA); at the 2011 ANG National Seminar in San Antonio, TX; and in January 2012 at the Callaway School of Needlearts. There was a bit of pre-work, which I got done in about 3 or 4 hours.

Here is how far I got at the end of the day Saturday:

Here is how far I got at the end of the day Sunday:

That about covers it for now. You can see the finished project on Toni's web site underworkshops - just scroll down to the two day classes - it is the second one.


Front Range Stitcher said...

Wow Mary, this is beautiful! I knew I'd regret not taking this class, but we can't do everything. Looking forward to watching your progress.

Christine said...

That is stunning, looking forward to seeing it grow

NCPat said...

This is gorgeous!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Very pretty.
Be always in stitches.

ArchangelDecker said...

Wow! That is beautiful!

natalysneedle said...

Mary, this piece is gorgeous. The purple colors are beautiful. I look forward to seeing the finished piece.

Blu said...

Gorgeous! The purple on black is stunning.

Unknown said...

cool. hugs