Mary Waldsmith , SCR Education Coordinator
Registration for 2017 SCR Group Correspondence Courses
The Region sponsored GCC is one which SCR chapter
members choose and can be taken by individuals from different chapters.
A group leader is chosen from among the registrants and will be responsible
for distributing the text; will serve as a liaison between group members
and the teacher; will receive the projects from the participants to send
to the teacher; and will return the projects to participants following
the teacher critique. For this extra effort, SCR will pay the text
and postage fee for that individual.
The following classes are now open for enrollment until Septmeber 30, 2017.
Undulations II by Gail Stafford (Bargellow) $40.00
TEACHER: GAIL STAFFORD
This geometric design mixes Bargello with diagonal stitches, box stitches, cross stitches, and tied stitches. Stitch one quadrant of the design; then rotate the canvas a quarter turn to stitch each of the remaining quadrants.
Undulations II is the remake of the design, Undulations, that was taught at a national seminar. The model for the new design is the same as the original, but Undulations II can be stitched
in a variety of color combinations in stranded embroidery cotton, silk, or other threads of the stitcher's choice. Undulations II offers options that allow the stitcher to use motifs, center Bargello patterns, and background stitches that are different from those in the model. If so desired, individuals can use their own original motifs for parts of the design.
Size: Design area 7.5" x 7.5"
Supplies: 18-count mono canvas, stranded cotton, silk, or other threads suitable for both horizontal and diagonal stitches on 18-count mono canvas
Color: Rust/blue, rose/green, or stitcher's choice
Skill Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Stitcher must be able to read charts and work compensation
Time: Seven lessons, seven months
Text: $40, 51 pages (13 in color), four separate full-color reference sheets.
Approximate Cost of Supplies (2017): $25 for stranded cotton or $60 for silk and specialty threads
Maharaja's Elephant by Mary Long (Canvas) $40.00
THE MAHARAJAH'S ELEPHANT
TEACHER: MARY LONG
This glitzy elephant is a Maharajah's fantasy creature. Perhaps it is a jeweled decoration in a wonderful palace. It could be a toy for the Maharajah's son and heir. Or maybe a Maharajah really can have a brightly colored elephant with gold feet and tusks! Let your imagination loose when choosing your colors and threads.
Although the primary goal of this project is to teach the technique of canvas appliqué by attaching the ear to the elephant, you may complete the project by stitching the ear directly on the canvas ground fabric.
Stitches include tent, rice, eyelet, swirl, alternating Scotch, mosaic, Rhodes, satin, and brick as well as several cross stitches including double, upright, and Smyrnas. The background is a bargello pattern. The decorative border is optional.
Size: 12" x 13" Supplies: 18-count mono canvas, Kreinik 1⁄16" ribbon, cord, and #8 and #12 braid; Watercolours®; Needlepoint Inc. silk; Rainbow Gallery Silk Lamé Braid and Patina®. The primary background thread for the blue elephant is DMC® pearl cotton, and for the red elephant, Vineyard Classic Silk
Color: Student's choice
Skill Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: The student should be comfortable using compensation and reading stitch diagrams and charts.
Time: One organizing and ﬁve working meetings. Six months, six lessons
Text: $40 per student, 53 pages, with color scans of stitched piece
Approximate Cost of Supplies (2017): $105 for the blue elephant. The use of silk for the background of the red elephant increases this amount by approximately $10.
Snowflake Ball by Denise Harrington Pratt (Counted, 3-D) $35.00
TEACHER: DENISE HARRINGTON PRATT
Snowflake Ball is a three-dimensional, beaded needlework piece that is constructed based on one of the Archimedean Solids, a truncated octahedron. However, you don't have to understand geometry to stitch this fun piece.
Students will learn how to use Sticky Fabri-Solvy to transfer the snowflake patterns onto the fabric. Many tips and instructions assist the student in embroidering the snowflake designs using backstitch on cotton fabric. The snowflakes are then embellished with seed beads and bugle beads to make the snowflakes sparkle.
Finally, the student learns how to put
all the pieces together to construct and properly stuff a beautiful Snowflake Ball.
Project: Three-dimensional stitched ball
Size: Large ball: 20" circumference; small ball: 18¼" circumference
Supplies: 100% woven cotton fabric, a variety of threads, including DMC or Anchor stranded ﬂoss, silk such as Soie Cristale or Waterlilies, metallics such as Gutermann or Kreinik Very Fine (#4) Braid, bugle and seed beads. Threads must be colorfast.
Color: A blue and white color way and a white color way or student's choice
Skill Level: All levels
Prerequisites: Needlework basics such as threading the needle and hooping fabric
Time: Five months
Approximate Cost of Supplies (2017): $35–$55, depending on thread choices
How Does Your Garden Grow by Carol Peao Currier (Crewel) $35.00
HOW DOES YOUR
TEACHER: CAROL PEAO CURRIER
How Does Your Garden Grow? is a study of basic crewel stitches and techniques. The simple design is worked on crewel linen or linen twill in the student's choice of colors.
The course outline includes a brief history of crewel embroidery, descriptions of threads, fabrics, and tools, a stitch glossary useful for other projects, plus washing and blocking instructions.
This piece is designed to appeal to beginner stitchers both young and old; however, the student is encouraged to add or subtract from the design. For example, if a bird is not appealing, the student can put a favorite pet into the embroidery design.
Project: Framed picture or pillow
Size: 6" x 8" but the student may enlarge the design
Supplies: Linen ground fabric, crewel wool
Color: Student's choice
Skill Level: Beginner
Time: Six months, seven meetings
Text: $35, includes large color photograph
Approximate Cost of Supplies (2017): $40 or less if supplies are shared
My Favorite Bracelet by Jeanette Carmichael (Beading) $38.00
TEACHER: JEANETTE CARMICHAEL
With its custom fit and silver clasp, My Favorite Bracelet is a time-honored classic bracelet, at home with both casual and formal wear and easily paired with a pearl necklace and earrings. It is made to fit the student's wrist perfectly and is fastened with a sterling silver clasp.
The student will learn about beads and bead finishes, the reinforced square stitch foundation upon which the embellishment beads are attached, and a technique for a looped raised platform atop the foundation providing a dimension of height to the bracelet. Other techniques include various types of bead attachments, the application of filler beads, silver bead caps and spacers, anchor and pivot beads, and two very simple beading knots to end and begin new threads. The Color Choice Challenge allows for choice of beads in colors to coordinate with any wardrobe.
Project: Beaded bracelet
Size: Height: 0.5" Width: 1.375"; Length: to ﬁt wrist
Supplies: Seed and embellishment beads, clasp
Color: To match model or student's choice
Skill Level: Intermediate
Time: Three months
Text: $38, 55 pages, spiral bound, color photos
Approximate Cost of Supplies (2017): $55–$75, depending on beads selected and the sharing of supplies
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