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Ohio-Embroidery day 4- Fiber Arts Seminar

Well today we started Embroidery and well it wasn’t quite as bad as I thought.

We learned the  back stitch, stem stitch, buttonhole, chain, French knot , satin, and long and short.

My knowledge of embroidery had included the one I worked on for my nieces birth quilt ( it was a chicken).

Dr. Leslie showed us some great examples, and books. Crazy quilt stitches,

Floral stitches

Embroider garden.

We also watched three videos one was really great,

Philippa Turnbull's "An introduction to Crewel Embroidery”, .

Needle Arts by Shay Pendray,

Embroidery-Legacy of needle arts

Pippa had also made a hat, in like two day in addition to our homework.


This is Katie she is going to,  Knit one Needlepoint Two



This was us last night , we watched Elizabeth II, where we had to explain some history.


Yes, and by some total freak accident. I dropped my computer and broke it , good news they can fix it bad news this is the second time in not even a week of being here that something has befell my computer. Hmm. I just found out that the YARN HARLOT! is going to be at TNNA Pippa and I are hoping we get to meet her as we are pretty big fans. hint hint Sherry :)

Ohio-Interns take a trip-Kent State Museum and Stitch Piece and Purl ( a yarn store)

Kent’s State Museum and Stitch Piece and Purl

 We went to the Kent state museum ( Fashion School) today. And say a great exhibition on In Bloom- Patterned Silk Design Innovations in Eighteenth Century France, Galanos,  Belle Epoque Brides, Moods Indigo,  National  Americans through the Prisim of Culture: Edward S. Curtis and the legacy of Collection, Carnival Glass

Erica (going to tanglewood), ME-Misti alpaca, Becky- Coats and Clark

I got mom two books on silk and a post card one books was a biography of silk, and  post card.


We then went to the Store that is called Stitch Piece and purl.

They had a great selection of yarns and fabric. Some of the yarns were Classic Elite, Misti Alpaca, Tofusties, classes and some spinning stuff

Erica, Becky and Pipa ( Classic Elite) 

                                                                                                             ( Pipa who bought lots of yarn!)

The lady who owned the shop was super nice and even knew about THE PIPN Program!

Ohio-Needlepoint, Knitting- Second and third day of Fiber Arts Seminar

I saw this wee beastie on the way to school ( not quite as cute as yard dogs)


Second and third class for PIPN ( Professional Pathways into Needlearts) for TNNA ( The National Needlearts Association). On Thursday morning we  finished the needlepoint part of the class. Pipa made a really cool Needle case out of her needlepoint project.


Professor Jennings let me borrow her Louet S10 to finish up my sock yarn.Thanks Professor, my second and third strands would never have gotten done!



Thursday afternoon we started Knitting, which there was some frustrations, we started a sampler.

On the sampler we have :

1 ¼ inch of Garter stitch

1 ¼ stockingnet stick

1 ¼ of ribbed.

1 ¼ of basket weave

1 ¼ of our choice.

 This is Pipas Sampler.


On Thursday afternoon we learned the knit stitch ( Pipa  and I, alreadu know how to knit and I alos spin of course)


                                                                                                                                             ( Erica found out that sometimes don't work out)

This lead to a lot of deep and thoughtful looks.

Then on Friday we did the Purl stitch.

Ohio-Needlepoint, first class day.

 For the record, the Dorms Fire alarm went off this morning and luckliy cause it was so cold I slept in my sweater and went downstairs. It really wasn't cool at like 6:15 this morning, and I can't imagine what it is like when the dorms are full ( I'mgoing to class but will post picture later)

Well we learned on the First day how to needlepoint. Who taught you ask ?

Catherine Leslie who is a professor at Kent state university and she wrote  Needlework through History: An Encyclopedia.

Dr. Leslie is an Assistant Professor in The Fashion School at Kent State University where she teaches History of Costume, History of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and workshops in the Needle Arts.



 It was a lot of fun learning the new techniques. The stitches we learned were continental (tent) and bargello. We also got free jelly bags, I am not sure who donated them but that you very much.


Here is a picture( left to right) of
Pippa who is going to Classic Elite

Becky who is going to Coats and Clark

Erica who is going to Tanglewood.
Dana who is going to  Knitwits


Also Katie who is going with me to Misti International.


We have to make a coaster and a bookmark. My book mark is well this is it, not finished.

Ohio-Computer is down. Iona Dettelbach .

Yesterday we had a meet and greet. The visiting lady who had written a book called Creating contemporary Bargello.

I took this image from  the Stitchery of St. Simmons . She was super nice nad excited about us being in the program. There were alos otehr people who talked to us. My computers backlight burned out. The computer help desk here is super great about fixing it. So hopefully tomorrow.

I tried to take the image from the site but it didn't work.

Chickens. Peru. Ceramics. FOOD



I have been uberly busy very uberly.

So there ended up being a lot of chickens, which I ended up firing all day today. I worked today and on Monday on Monday I scored two cool pictures from Jim MOORE. I also got a cup from my friend Bridget which I put India ink on to bring out the glaze and then two abalone from Milia. Also another thing but I can’t find it at the moment



So I am going to Peru with TNNA on an internship with misty Alpacas (international). It is going to cost well about 7K. But your only young and stupid once right? So short of a fit of insanity ( which had plagued me, all day making me wonder if indeed this is the wrong choice for me,) I am going to Peru. A short stop in Ohio, to learn stuff I already know. I also might take the train to Seattle to see you know who and MR jack cause Judith McCuin is going to be there and I really would love to take a class with her, it would be the same price to take the train there and fly out of Seattle to Akron.

But….. I would have to leave here on like the 18. Which is right after school get out and mom would have to deal with my mess apartment cause it would be like throw crap in a bag grab the wheel and go. Of which I do think I should take my wheel Consensus? I also got this delicious cake( lemon merigune cake) and half and half au lait, and a ham cheese Croissant from brio Café, very expensive but good. More lot more to follow but I am exhausted so so tired and it would

It be over till next Thursday then who knows,