There were three different classes taught by three different instructors held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We were housed at the Embassy Suites Hotel, part of the Kingston Resort, and our classrooms were a shuttle ride away. I was fortunate to be in a group that consisted of only 5 other students and we were together the whole time. We did learn a lot about each other and I look forward to continuing friendships made over the weekend. Here are my classmates:
|Kathi B, Meredith M, Karen C, Donna G and Elizabth H.|
My first class on Friday was taught by Terri Bay of Terri Bay Needlework Designs.
Terri Bay's Teaching Piece
|Instructions for Full Size Terri Bay Project|
Here is the status of my ornament at the end of class.....
The second class on Saturday was taught by Marion Scoular, a long time instructor and author of the booklet given to us as part of the kit. Can you see her beautifully stitched collar? If you ever have the pleasure to dine with Marion, be prepared for lots of laughter at her stories--enough said. LOL.
|Hardanger Booklet by Marion Scoular|
Her project, an adorable bell which can be mounted on one of four blank cards included in the kit, can be stitched 2 ways as shown in the examples below. The fabric used for this project is called "hardanger" and consists of 2 threads woven tightly together, both vertically and horizontally, and stitched as if they were one.
|Marion Scoular Project Bell Version 1|
|Marion Scoular Project Bell Version 2|
|Blank cards included in kit for mounting hardangr bell|
My third class on Sunday was taught by Donna Olson.
This is the project I chose to work on.
All in all, I was very impressed with the high caliber of the three instructors. Each approached hardanger from a different perspective offering up alternatives to the common and more difficult stitches in the genre. I was also very happy with the lodging and class room facilities--can't go wrong staying at the resort (my room had an ocean view). Will I go again next year? Don't know. I would like to complete the three projects begun last weekend and explore the hardanger world on You Tube. Would I recommend this seminar to anyone else? Yes, yes, yes!
Pictures of my fellow classmates and teachers are posted with their permission.