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Mary Alice Sinton

Mary Alice began studying Japanese Embroidery in 1990 and traveled twice to Japan to study at Kurenai-Kai. She was certified to teach Traditional Japanese Embroidery in 1999 and Japanese Bead Embroidery in 2004 through the JEC in Atlanta. She taught Young Student’s class at the JEC from 1995-2005. She teaches Japanese Silk & Bead Embroidery in several venues in and around Texas and the central USA. Her teaching schedule and needle art can be seen at www.bluebonnetstudio.com. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from Stephens College of Columbia, MO. She began her needle arts career studying Hawaiian quilting while living in Hawaii for five years. She has won many international awards with her Hawaiian quilts through the years. Mary Alice continues to teach Hawaiian quilting locally in Houston, TX at the Quilter’s Emporium.

 

Daisy Delight Satin Box | 1-Day Class | Sunday, May 17

Japanese bead embroidery is the method used to create Daisy Delight. Bead embroidery in the Japanese method incorporates silk embroidery techniques translated with beads. Choices of three colored satin boxes are available depending on what prominent colors of flowers are beaded by the student. A wide variety of tri-cut and seed beads are used to cover a 100% cotton floral fabric foundation.

Kit contents:

Beads, foundation fabric, satin round box, sewing threads in black and bone, a pair of Japanese beading koma made by John Sinton Woodworking, design paper, pattern, Japanese needles, ultra fine needle threader, and color image reference.

Student provides:

Clamps or frame stand, 7" x 7" mini stretcher bars, tacks, silk pins, awl or tekobari, scissors and usual personal supplies including lighting and magnification.

 

Bumble Mini Diva Wallet | 2-Day Class | Friday, May 15 - Saturday, May 16

Japanese bead embroidery is the method used to create the entry-level piece Bumble Mini Diva Wallet. Bead embroidery in the Japanese method incorporates silk embroidery techniques translated with beads. The Tula Pink bumble fabric is available in green, coral or aqua. A variety of tri-cut and glass seed beads were carefully selected so when combined they create a look of three-dimension and shading of each bumble. Coordinating lining fabrics, zipper and mini frame and wallet are included in this kit.

Kit contents:

Beads, foundation fabric, coordinating finishing fabrics, Sew Many Creations pattern and wallet frame, zipper, sewing threads, Japanese beading koma made by John Sinton Woodworking, interfacing, Japanese needles, ultra fine needle threader, and color image reference.

Student Provides:

Clamps or frame stand, 8" x 12" Evertite stretcher bars and tacks, silk pins, awl or tekobari, paper & embroidery scissors and usual personal supplies including lighting and magnification.


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