We finally have made great headway on the store.They are taking the forms away from the slab today and dropping the wood for the frame.
All this has been going on while Tony Minieri has been here. We had 21 people signed up for his "Back to Basics-Bad Habits Broken" and they had a great time. We had a lot of new stitchers that went from looking like deers with there eyes in headlights to stitchers that where ready to attack a canvas with a new enthusiasm.We also had veteran stitchers that where able to refine their skills and learn some new ones.
Yesterday we started a 3-day Canvas Enhancement Class and heads did not raise up until they broke for lunch.
Saturday we start another "Back to Basics" class with another 21 students. If you where not able to get in on this class don't worry, we will offer it again next year.
It is about 5 inch square on 18ct. canvas.
The class is July 17th and 18th. The class fee is $125.00 and lunch is included. The kit fee is TBD.
Class is August 3rd and 4th. Class is $150.00. Kit fee TBD. 24ct. canvas and about 12x12.
Nancy Tallman did this piece last year in Tony's Canvas Enhancement class. It is one of Leigh Designs Venetian Masks.
She did an absolutely beautiful job. The large ribbon flowers are just spectacular. See the close up below.
I finished one of Labors of Loves birds and just got it back from the finisher. Now I need to find a small antique bird cage so I can sit it on the perch.