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Classes from 2012 ANG Seminar in Philadelphia
January 7, 2016, 5:20 pm
Filed under: ANG Seminar 2012, Ruby Keepsake Box

Going back 4 years (where did the time go?), I see I never blogged after seminar about the classes I took.

I typically take a notebook class in order to learn & not have too many unfinished pieces following seminar. My first class was with Sharon G (Garmize) who talked about an “Anatomy of A Stitch Guide” including concepts regarding color, texture, scale, and perspective using some pieces students were willing to share.

Then, I took a 2-day class with Catherine Jordan for the Ruby Beauty – A Keepsake Box. It was a blast working with paint.  We painted the canvas and box. The 3 bumps are pieces of Tyvek that were placed under a hairdryer to shape them that we then cut out to whatever shape we wanted and painted. We stitched it into place & then stitched around it. It was all “finished” by the end of day 2!!


Lastly, “Tar River Trail” which is a landscape piece from Gail Stafford but remains no further since class ended. I thought it was a great class & have meant to get back to it but time has flown by!



Ruby Beauty: A Keepsake Box by Catherine Jordan
November 21, 2014, 3:24 pm
Filed under: ANG Seminar 2012, Ruby Keepsake Box

I just realized that I had yet to blog about the classes I took at Seminar in Philadelphia (2012).  When I finished the 2-day class taught by Catherine Jordan, I’d finished the small box below!  And, I’d learned about painting with Jacquard Textile paints (applied to fabric) and another type of acrylic paint for applying to the box, using Tyvek for building a textured landscape, and stitching some dimensional stitches. Then, we added cording and mounted our landscape to the top of the box! I was very pleased with how it turned out and that I have these wonderful paints to use now – which I just used last night & will be the subject of my next blog.

Ruby Keepsake Box


I didn’t make as good progress on the other class (not sure where that work in progress is just now to blog about it anyway).