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Four-Leaf Cover

Monday, October 2, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Corning Senior Center

The design Four-Leaf Clover by Marylyn Doyle will provide stitchers with an introduction to metal threads and goldwork techniques like couching and chipping. To learn more about Marylyn, look for her featured as a "Designer Across America" in the December 2021 issue of Needle Arts magazine. Within, she offers ten tips for stitching goldwork.


Box Assembly Demonstration & Four-Leaf Clover

Monday, November 6, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Corning Senior Center

Assemble "Christmas Spirit," the festive box that was begun in May and finish up "Four-leaf Clover."


Christmas Luncheon and Ornament Exchange

Monday, December 4, 2023
Radisson, Corning, NY

Lunch and ornament exchange! Bring a wrapped ornament to exchange for another that is sure to delight.

The cost of lunch is $20, a limited menu will be offered that will include dessert. Corning will cover the cost of dessert and gratuity. signups are going on until November 15th, please let Patty know if you would like to attend.


Christmas Angel

January and February 2024

Christmas Angel was first designed and taught by Patty in the early 1990s. This delightful angel incorporates pulled thread and surface stitches on easy-on-the-eyes 19 count cork linen. The use of gold threads and beads give her a bit of sparkle.

Kit cost is $15.

Instructions are available here.


Filigrana Bracelet

Monday, March 4, 2024
Corning Senior Center

This lovely beaded bracelet is made by using both right-angle bead weaving and netting techniques. It will have a closed tube clasp and be offered in gold and blue beads.

Terry will lead stitchers to create their own Filigrana Bracelet. The cost is dependent on the number taking the class, and is estimated to range $20 - $25 per kit.

Sign up by December 4, 2023.


Silver Birches

April and May 2024
Corning Senior Center

Silver Birches is a pattern found in the book Where Meadows & Gardens Grow the embroidery of Jo Butcher, published by Inspirations magazine. The pattern is not available by itself, but by the purchasing of the book.

Where Meadows & Gardens Grow includes a total of twelve lovely projects, that use Jo's trademark layering technique, a simple watercolor wash, a handful of embroidery stitches and a palette of the prettiest colors. Other designs include Seascape, Hollyhocks, Topiary in the Border, Amongst the Daisies, Irises, Cottage Garden, Alliums & Topiary, Bluebells Under the Birches, Foxgloves, Cow Parsley, and Poppies & Cornflowers.

Silver Birches incorporates back stitch, fly stitch, french knot straight stitch and whipped back stitch. The finished design measures 4" x 8".

The cost of the book is approximately $50 and available for interested stitchers to purchase through Amazon.

"The birch, most shy and lady-like of trees,
Her poverty, as best she may, retrieves,
And hints at her foregone gentilities
With some saved relics of her wealth of leaves."

—  James Russell Lowell




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