Marcia's book project is finally complete! Distinctive Presentations in Needle Art, is ready to share with the needle art world. Ifyou would like to reserve a first-run copy, please contact The Binding Stitch at email@example.com or see the home page for ordering information. Book signings will be at Celebration of Needlework in Nashua, New Hampshire. Look for other sites on the events page.
Nantucket Historical Association's 1800 House
The Nantucket Historical Association's 1800's House is dedicated to preserving American arts and crafts by offering courses to ensure that these artforms continue in the future.
For the 2017 season, A Seashell Legacy will be offered in the summer session
◊June 21, 2017 Stitching portion◊
◊July 27th, 2017 Finishing portion◊
A Seashell Legacy is a tribute to the ocean and its gifts. Stitched on 32-ct. Rue Green linen by Zweigart Silkweaver Linen, the motifs are created using Gloriana and The Thread Gatherer silks. The four scallop shells are stitched using the Spider stitch and a variegated silk to replicate the intricate coloring of the scallop shell in nature. The ocean waves round border is stitched in an over-dyed silk using the wave pattern. The central verse is stitched in backstitch over one thread using an over-dyed seaweed silk. The project is mounted in a 4-inch turned wood pincushion by Sudbury House and embellished with a complimentary hand-twisted cording of silks from The Thread Gatherer. Five pearl pins complete this project.
Contact: The Nantucket Historical Association, The 1800's House Courses for details.