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Sarah Pedlow: The Culture of Folk Embroidery in Three European Countries

March 5, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time

Sarah Pedlow is an artist who works with embroidery and cultural preservation. She holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. While in Budapest for an artist’s residency in 2009, she visited the Ethnographic Museum and fell in love with the traditional clothing and embroidery. The visit inspired her to seek out women who stitch a particular style called Hungarian written embroidery in Transylvania, Romania, and to start the education and preservation project ThreadWritten in 2012.

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Gilded Cabochons Virtual Classes
with Debbie Rowley
Six Sundays beginning
January 15, 2023 from 3 - 5:00 p.m.

Explore techniques for padding to emphasize areas, use texture to implement design and develop a natural stitching rhythm to encourage independence from diagrams. The monochromatic color scheme of Gilded Cabochons emphasizes texture over color.

Gilded Cabochons is a counted canvas design available in four different color ways—original eggshell and gold on eggshell canvas, blue topaz and white on French blue canvas, pewter on pewter canvas, and ruby and gold on Victorian red canvas.

The stitches used are Jessicas, French knots, Rhodes, satin stitch, detached buttonhole, alternating Nobuko, alternating oblong cross, Ashley, beaded scotch square, oblong criss cross, cashmere, diagonal long armed cross, diagonal mosaic, double woven, double Parisian, F106, escalator, balloon satin, Flemish bond, flying cross, spring rectangle, horizontal Milanese, Hungarian diamond, knotted stitch, Milanese, medallion, double brick, patterned threes, scotch, Smyrna, square log cabin, Victorian step, and wild goose chase.

The kit includes a charted design; 18 count mono canvas; DMC cotton floss; DMC #8 and #12 perle cotton; Kreinik #8 braid; Rainbow Gallery petite treasure braid, neon rays, entice, silk lame braid, petite frosty rays and petite very velvet. The design size is 8" x 8".

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Hearts for Hospice was initiated in 2015 by the Greater Kansas City Needlepoint Guild to fulfill a need a local Hospice center. When a resident passes, a stitched heart is placed on the door which notifies those passing by to be respectful of friends and family in mourning. The embroidered heart is then given to a family member so it may become a cherished remembrance. In November of 2019, the guild reported that they had donated over 1,400 hearts, from 26 states, to three local Hospice Houses and one of which is a children's home.

Each chapter is asked to participate in the Hearts for Hospice project by embroidering and finishing ornaments for donation to a Hospice near you.

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