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Thanksgiving Retreat 2017!
Thea Dueck of
The Victoria Sampler
October 2-3, 2017
Come Ye Thankful People, Come!
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February18-22, 2018
Publick House Historic Inn
Sturbridge, MA
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Come ye Thankful People, Come
to the
Stitchers Hideaway
Thanksgiving Retreat!

Monday & Tuesday - October 2-3, 2017
at the Publick House in Sturbridge, MA

Thea Dueck
The Victoria Sampler

This beautiful Thanksgiving Sampler is celebrated in this meaningful verse:

"The year has turned it's circle
The Seasons come and go
The Harvest all is gathered in,
And chilly North Winds blow...

Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields their yellow grain.
So open wide the doorway,
Thanksgiving comes again!"

Excellent finishing instructions and photos are included at the end of this leaflet, and Thea will bring you each a DVD filled with stitch and finishing instruction videos, so you can easily stitch and finish this at home!

Your kit includes beautiful overdyed silk flosses, solid silk flosses and beads. At least half of class time will be spent on cutting and weaving the Hardanger, including the wrapping, dove's eyelets, and partial Greek Crosses, and working the Algerian Eyelets. However, we'll start with some of the other specialty stitches: starting with the Rhodes Hearts in the lace band at the top, three bands near the turkey medallion, three more bands in the middle, and another four bands near the Horn of Plenty Medallion. The rest of the time there will be relaxed Cross Stitching! The prework will include working all the Kloster Blocks for the Hardanger, as well as sorting AND labelling the various threads, and basting your linen so you're all ready to stitch when you come to class!

What to Bring: Please bring your best Hardanger scissors with sharp thin blades, as well as extra 24 and or 26 tapestry needles if you like. There is good lighting in the classroom, but you may want some additional task lighting and magnification.









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