Sep
28
to Oct 1

Japanese Silk & Bead Embroidery Study Group

Location: Tacoma, WA

Class held at home of Karen Anderson, 2801 Narrows Place, Tacoma, WA 98407: contact Mary Alice Sinton for details.  Tuition is finalized when the attendance count is finalized, at which time you will be notified.  Require a non-refundable $75 deposit to register for class.  Class time begins at 9:30 AM and ends at 4:00 PM EACH DAY

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Nov
11
to Nov 15

Japanese Silk & Bead Embroidery Study Group

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Class held at Holiday Inn Express Scottsdale North, 7350 E Gold Dust, Scottsdale, AZ 85258: contact Mary Alice Sinton for details.  Tuition is finalized when the attendance count is finalized, at which time you will be notified.  Require a non-refundable $75 deposit to register for class.  Class time begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM EACH DAY

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Jan
6
to Jan 9

Japanese Silk & Bead Embroidery Study Group

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Class held at Holiday Inn Express Scottsdale North, 7350 E Gold Dust, Scottsdale, AZ 85258: contact Mary Alice Sinton for details.  Tuition is finalized when the attendance count is finalized, at which time you will be notified.  Require a non-refundable $75 deposit to register for class.  Class time begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM EACH DAY

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Feb
17
to Feb 20

Blue Bonnet Studio Time Needle Arts Retreat

The annual Blue Bonnet Studio Time Retreat is a needle arts event hosted at a location in Austin, Texas area in what is commonly known as the Texas "Hill Country".  For 2017 the retreat will be held at the Horseshoe Bay Resort just west of Austin Texas which will be the 8th year.  This location makes it possible for attendees to fly into either San Antonio or Austin, TX.

FACULTY 2018

Jane Ellen Balzuweit              Fe, The Box Turtle and A Petite Purse

Janet Casey                            The Love Shack and Coy Koi

Celeste Chalasani                   Hops, Barley & Rye and Summer Serenade

Barbara Ellis                            Boot Scootin Necklace and Diva Pendant Necklace

Toni Gerdes                             Mackintosh Rose Kimono and Under the Copper Moon

Margaret Kinsey                      Dragonfly & Cattails and Hearts & Circles

Deborah Mitek                        Spring Bouquet and The Queens Garden

Lynn Payette                           Spring in the Woodland and Cricket

Patricia Sone                           Studio Time

Cristina Badillo                        Spanish Baroque Goldwork- Rose or Initial

Nancy Cucci                             Chocolate

Cindy Hambrick                       Halloween Carousel 

Jo Ippolito-Christensen          Beatrice Bunny invites you to Tea.

Midori Matsushima                  JE Study Group Studio Time

Jeanette Rees                         Desert Blooms (Trio)

Debbie Rowley                        Angles

 

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Mar
3
to Mar 7

Japanese Silk & Bead Embroidery Study Group

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Class held at Holiday Inn Express Scottsdale North, 7350 E Gold Dust, Scottsdale, AZ 85258: contact Mary Alice Sinton for details.  Tuition is finalized when the attendance count is finalized, at which time you will be notified.  Require a non-refundable $75 deposit to register for class.  Class time begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM EACH DAY

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Jul
7
to Jul 11

Japanese Silk & Bead Embroidery Study Group

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Class held at Holiday Inn Express Scottsdale North, 7350 E Gold Dust, Scottsdale, AZ 85258: contact Mary Alice Sinton for details.  Tuition is finalized when the attendance count is finalized, at which time you will be notified.  Require a non-refundable $75 deposit to register for class.  Class time begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM EACH DAY

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Nov
10
to Nov 13

Japanese Silk & Bead Embroidery Study Group

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Class held at Holiday Inn Express Scottsdale North, 7350 E Gold Dust, Scottsdale, AZ 85258: contact Mary Alice Sinton for details.  Tuition is finalized when the attendance count is finalized, at which time you will be notified.  Require a non-refundable $75 deposit to register for class.  Class time begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM EACH DAY

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Jun
16
to Jun 19

Japanese Silk & Bead Embroidery Study Group

Location: Elmira, OR

Class held at Needlepoint Now Workshop, 24865 Fir Grove Ln, Elmira, OR 97437: contact Mary Alice Sinton for details.  Tuition is finalized when the attendance count is finalized, at which time you will be notified.  Require a non-refundable $75 deposit to register for class.  Class time begins at 9:30 AM and ends at 4:00 PM EACH DAY

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Nov
14
to Nov 18

Japanese Silk & Bead Embroidery Study Group

  • Quail Run Needlework, Scottsdale, AZ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Class held at Quail Run Needlework, 8320 N Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85258: contact Mary Alice Sinton for details.  Tuition is finalized when the attendance count is finalized, at which time you will be notified.  Class time begins at 9:30 AM and ends at 3:30 PM EACH DAY

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Japanese Beading: Prickly Paisley Box and Eye Glass case
Oct
15
to Oct 16

Japanese Beading: Prickly Paisley Box and Eye Glass case

The Prickly Paisley is done in Japanese bead embroidery method and is an entry-level piece offered in a red or blue palette. Bead Embroidery in the Japanese method incorporates silk embroidery techniques translated with beads. The beads used are a wide variety Tri-cut and glass seed beads. The foundation fabric is a paisley & vine 100% cotton fabric called Sunshine Provence by Moda stitched using stretcher bars. The Cell Phone Case comes with a solid brass swivel bolt snap to attach inside your handbag. Two different pattern widths available for either an IPHONE or BLACKBERRY. (Eyeglass or Cell Phone Case & Box Lid design © Mary Alice Sinton)

Contact Judy Garza:  tippyrey@aol.com

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Jul
11
to Jul 15

Japanese Silk & Bead Embroidery Study Group

  • Quail Run Needlework, Scottsdale, AZ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Class held at Quail Run Needlework, 8320 N Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85258: contact Mary Alice Sinton for details.  Tuition is finalized when the attendance count is finalized, at which time you will be notified.  Class time begins at 9:30 AM and ends at 3:30 PM EACH DAY

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Apr
4
to Apr 8

Japanese Silk & Bead Embroidery Study Group

  • Quail Run Needlework, Scottsdale, AZ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Class held at Quail Run Needlework, 8320 N Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85258: contact Mary Alice Sinton for details.  Tuition is finalized when the attendance count is finalized, at which time you will be notified.  Class time begins at 9:30 AM and ends at 3:30 PM EACH DAY

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Japanese Bead Embroidery: Exotic Elegance
Mar
24
to Mar 28

Japanese Bead Embroidery: Exotic Elegance

  • National Academy of Needlearts (map)
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Exotic Elegance is an exquisite example of Japanese Bead Embroidery designed by Ms. Reiko Matsukawa of the Japanese Embroidery Center found in Georgia.  It was designed to be a pillow on white polyester fabric.  Mary Alice chose to change the foundation fabric to a cream colored 100% silk Bridal Satin and make it into a framed piece.  The design utilizes raised techniques to emphasize the four symmetrical arabesque motifs. The beads span from traditional Glass Seed beads and 24 kt Gold Lined and Gold Plated Seed Beads with a wide variety of Tri-Cuts, which catch the light and add sparkle.  The subtle color changes found in the different quadrants add to the beauty of this overall design and the blending of bead colors were challenging and left to the stitcher’s creative discretion.  Mary Alice enjoyed stitching this piece on a Traditional Japanese Embroidery frame and watching it grow from the center outward.

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