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The Golden Honey Bee by Sherry Mayfield


Monday, February 6 and March 6, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Virtually by Zoom

Enjoy stitching this lovely goldwork embroidery project using silver and gold metal threads and a variety of Kreinik braids. Threads are applied to silk fabric by using a couching method, it's a great introduction to using twelve different metal and specialty threads. The design size is 2 1/4" x 2 3/4".

Kits will include silk fabric, cotton backing, a variety of metal threads in silver and gold, a variety of Kreinik braids, wax, needles and gold sewing thread and color illustrated instructions. Students provide 4-6" hoop, pen or pencil, laying tool, scissors for cutting metal threads, standard embroidery supplies, lighting and magnification if needed.

Sherry has generously offered The Golden Honey Bee to us as a pilot class at a greatly reduced cost. As a pilot class, students will be asked to provide comments, suggestions and corrections to the instructions.



Aztec Scissors Case - 50th Anniversary Variation

Anniversary colors

Monday, April 3, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Corning Senior Center

In celebration of Corning's 50th anniversary, 2024-2025, Patty is working away on a customized variation of Aztec Scissors Case that will utilize chapter colors in shades of blue and white with gold accents.

Side one of the case is a fun weaving pattern and side two can be completed using four traditional needlepoint fillings stitches according to the instructions or it can be worked in tent stitch with the words "Corning EGA - 50 years " and your initials.

Supplies needed:

  • White 18 count mono canvas sized 10" x 5" or larger
  • Masking tape or stretcher bars and tacks
  • Perle cotton #8 white, partial skein
  • Perle cotton #5 color 800, partial skein
  • Perle cotton #5 color 798, partial skein
  • DMC metallic 5282 (or gold colored perle cotton #5)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors to cut canvas threads

The pattern is free and available by clicking this link, it includes instruction for both sides of the scissors case.

The four-sided stitch that outlines the project shape needs to be completed as pre-work.

Patty will provide canvas if you let her know you need it by March 1, 2023. A kit will not be available.


Images of Aztec Scissors Case from the EGA SAL original design by Kate Gaunt.



Christmas Spirit

Monday, May 1 and June 5, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Corning Senior Center

Stitched for Christmas but useful all year round, this charming etui is worked onto pristine white linen with variegated thread in shades of forest green, white, gold and red.

Traditional festive motifs include a partridge in a pear tree, holly, mistletoe, snowflakes and a selection of Christmas trees, stitched in a variety of counted thread techniques. The needlebook covers are laced together along the spine with red silk ribbon and the scissor fob and etui cord are finished with snow white tassels.

Stitches used are: algerian eyelet, appliqué, back stitch, bargello, blanket stitch, cross stitch, diamond eyelet, double running stitch, four-sided stitch, rice stitch, french knot, long-arm cross stitch, satin stitch, square eyelet, straight stitch

Starting pre-work in April and the fun stitches in May and June. Sign-ups start immediately and close on March 6. 

Pattern must be purchased and downloaded by each participant. Find the patten by clicking this link.

A kit is available for $32.00 and will include:

  • White 32 ct linen, 10 x 22 inches
  • DMC Perle cotton #12 in white
  • DMC floss color #5200
  • Weeks Dye Works 2 skeins Noel #4105
  • Weeks Dye Works 2 skeins Juniper #2158
  • Weeks Dye Works 1 skein Turkish Red #2266
  • Weeks Dye Works 1 skein Pecan # 1228

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