“English Storybook Tales” 1 (In-Person Class at Clearwater Art Center) 11-15-22


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“English Storybook Tales”

This class is offered through the Cabarrus Art Guild at Clearwater Arts Center on Kerr St. downtown Concord, NC. This tiny book tells a story of the views from the English Countryside, with hills of green, cottage gardens, Thatch roof houses and much more! It’s just like a fairy tale all stitched by hand in an enchanting little book! There will be many hand embroidery stitches to create the garden, and countryside. Let Susan guide you through this magical journey of creativity! In the class we will create one of the signature pages, but there will be instructions given to complete the fabric book. This first class will be a little country hillside & more as time allows. So bring a few trinkets, charms and old buttons to add to your story. And don’t forget your tiny scissors!

“English Storybook Tales”

Supply List

  • Pattern $15.
  • 12 Background fabrics 6” x 6” (NO Batiks!)
  • 6 fabrics 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” for Tabs (batiks are good for this part!)
  • Assorted Tiny Floral Prints (for Hills and Gardens)
  • 12 6” x 6” Pieces of Quilter’s Dream Fusion Batting 
  • Hand Dyed or Paint Dyed small laces, trims and ribbons
  • 1 Yard of Rayon Seam Binding (Vintage)
  • Other small pieces of fabric for cobblestone streets, flowers, pockets, & house
  • 3” square of wool for thatch roof
  • Charms, buttons, Beads and Sequins (birds, bunnies, sheep, etc.)
  • Needles: #22, 24, 18 Chenille Needles and Milliner #1
  • Ceramic House Buttons
  • Small Plastic or Wooden Ring for an embroidery technique
  • Hand Dyed Pearl Cotton Threads: #12, #8, #5, and #3
  • Small Embroidery Scissors, pins 
  • Small Wool Felt Pad (available for Purchase in class)
  • Sue Spargo’s Creative Stitch Book (available for Purchase in class)
  • Ott Light (optional)
  • 6 Reinforcement Bar Annealed Wire Ties (available in Hardware Stores, clean to remove any oil) OR you can use 6”-7” cut twigs

Kit Includes: Kit $20-$30. Payable in Class.

  • Pattern $15.
  • 2 Background Fabrics
  • Tiny Floral Print fabric and others
  • Batting for Several Signatures
  • Lace and Ribbons
  • Wool
  • Sequins and Beads
  • Needles (Chenille #22 & Millener #1)
  • Wooden or Plastic Ring
  • Ceramic House Button 
  • and more…..