We are lucky to have Jennifer Riefenberg coming from Colorado to visit us in May. Jennifer is a painter who particularly enjoys working outdoors in nature with her oil paints. Jennifer is also a professional photographer. Perhaps you’ve noticed her name in the credits of many photos in our needlework publications. This multi-talented artist has degrees in engineering and mathematics. Is that what leads her to the grid of canvas as another medium of her artistic expression? Jennifer’s Color Play is such a popular class that it was offered at the ANG 2017 national seminar as an encore class!

Color Play: A Teaching Excellence Class

Like a kaleidoscope of color, learn new ways to approach the painted canvas. You will explore and learn color interactions and surprising effects as you stitch this design. Enhance your knowledge of color harmony. Learn about open canvas stitches and compound (or composite) stitches, too. This class is an exploration in color that enhances your learning while having fun.

The design is 9”x9” on a hand-painted 18 ct. canvas. The kit includes Caron Collection Impressions and Wildflowers, Access Commodities Soie Perlee and Bijoux, Kreinik #8 braids, DMC Jewel Effects, DMC #8 pearl cotton, assorted buttons and instructions.

When: Saturday May 5 & Sunday May 6, 2018.

Where: Minnetonka Community Center.

Cost: $100.00 for kit fee. $125.00 maximum for class fee, depending on the number of participants. Exact amount to be determined after February 15. Registration form is in the Newsletter.

Registration Deadline: February 15.

Stitcher’s Barbell frame weight by Margery Williams

This is a joint group order for both ANG groups, the Saturday group will discuss it at the February 2018 meeting, program date for the Monday group is TBD. Order deadline January 13, 2018, give registrations to Erica L

Create this clever needlepoint frame weight with #5 Perle

Cottons, Kreinik #12 Metallic Braids, Caron Watercolours,

Bugle Beads and Seed Beads, stitched on a coordinating color of #18 Mono Canvas. Layers of simple stitches and beads form the geometric pattern in the design. Finished size is 1 1/2″

Round X 10 1/2″ Long. Cost of $23.00 includes the pattern, assembly instructions, one set of

plastic parts, and opalescent crystal twisted bugle beads. Extra sets of the plastic parts may be available, contact Erica L. for more information if interested in extra plastic barbell parts.

GROUP CORRESPONDENCE COURSE: “Zapotec Rug” by Toni Gerdes.
Sign up and payment to be in January. The course is six months long, done on Sandstone Congress cloth, finished size 7×9″.
Kit cost: Text $0, downloadable PDF or $25 for color printout; optional kit $65.
Teaching fee is $30, registration fee $90 for a group. The more persons who sign up in our group, the less your individual registration fee will be.
May 5-6 2018

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