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Rubies and Ribbons

  • American Needlepoint Guild Marriott Marquise Houston 1777 Walker St. Houston, TX (map)

Proficiency Level: Intermediate

Class Length:  2 day

Class Description: Silk and Ribbon Embroidery with Ribbon and Beadwork

The flash of rubies spark the imagination of present and past cultures. From the court of Ivan the Terrible to Dorothy’s slippers the stone has been the symbol of power, love, and a zest for life—it is a stone of courage, and legend says that a person possessing a ruby can walk through life without fear of evil or misfortune.

The stitches explored are Jessica variations in silk and metal. Ribbon and bead applications including work with montees and Czech Loch Rosen crystals are included. Student knowledge of Hilton type stitches will be helpful.

Aerial components are wires constructed with montees, seed, and 6 mm beads float above the design area.

Design Size: 6˝ X 6˝ inch on 13˝ X 16˝ congress cloth

Earlier Event: August 15
A Toast to Tiffany
Later Event: September 19
Traditional Japanese Embroidery