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A Toast to Tiffany, 2019 Seminar Class, with Kay Stanis, Day 1 of 3
August 15, 2019, 5:19 pm
Filed under: A Toast to Tiffany with Kay Stanis, ANG Seminar 2019

The only pre-work required was to make a bead-cutting tray to keep the purls and beads under control.

My classmate, Linda, made mine! It’s a piece of foam core about 6” x 6” with a piece of felt and a matching cord! Lovely. Thanks again Linda!!

The instructions say we are getting a 13˝ X 16˝ congress cloth but that we should bring 14˝ X 16˝ bars. I asked about that thinking there was an error. But, no, we are lacing (2 sides with regular bars or 1 side with Evertites)! Nice to learn how to lace but prefer Evertites.

Also, nice to learn about transferring a design using tissue paper but prefer line drawings! Basting through the tissue paper is tedious and I didn’t get much done. Maybe homework tonight if I have the energy and eyes for it. But, I’d also like to find a different sky thread(s) and am not happy with my laying of the sky so far. We are thread blending 3 overdyed threads. I didn’t want streaks. So, I left areas to go back with a different thread. I may have to start all over at home.

The water went very well as did the tacking of the felt. My tacking stitch got cut accidentally when I was removing the tissue paper. Not a fan of the tissue paper!

Looking forward to the counted work we’ll be doing tomorrow!

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It’s good to learn and try different techniques, even if they only serve to enforce your established preferences and processes. I took a class wherein I learned a number of new things that I found fascinating, but evidently not enough to finish the piece or do again. It was a great learning experience though. Hahahahaha.

Comment by Remedial Stitcher

Yes, experienced Seminar attendees have learned that once or twice about classes! It’s ok not to finish a piece!!

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