[HNW] Needlelace/Pattern-Darning Classes?

Wed Apr 30 09:18:43 PDT 2003

Yes, I'm planning something very similar.  I'm giving them a 2" x 10" linen
"bookmark", some floss (prob. cotton, it's on sale), two needles (because
someone always loses one), and at least a dozen patterns varying from very
simple to mildly complex (but with a short repeat) and they can make as many
stripes across the bookmark as they have time, space, and inclination.  And of
course, they'll also get a sheet of general documentation on the history and
technique w/bibliography if they want to go further. All in a nice plastic
ziplock baggie. :-)

- Carol Hanson (SCA: Caryl de Trecesson)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Robin Berry [SMTP:rlberry at coastside.net]
> Sent:	Wednesday, April 30, 2003 10:54 AM
> To:	h-needlework at ansteorra.org
> Subject:	Re: [HNW] Needlelace/Pattern-Darning Classes?
> One of our Guild members did a pattern darning class in 1 1/2 hrs.
> The project was small.  A simplified pattern - about 3"x3".  You
> could do about 1/3 of the project during the time period, but you got
> a good feel for following the pattern and working the stitches
> (getting them to lay down right).
> Remember your students will only get a very basic taste, but that is
> all you really need to "hook" them :)  Good luck.
> Robin Berry
> being Sabrina de la Bere in the SCA
> Guild Minister
> West Kingdom Needleworkers Guild
> http://www.bayrose.org/wkneedle/

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