st-claireIf you love embroidery, please save the weekend of March 31-April 2, 2017, because you won’t want to miss the Academy of St. Clare of Assisi: MORE Stitches in Time!

This weekend-long, embroidery-only event drew stitchers from five Kingdoms the first time it was held, and we are anticipating even more in 2017.

Activities will begin Friday night (March 31) and run through Sunday morning (April 2).  This year’s event offers:

  • all-new class topics
  • an additional hour of classes Saturday morning
  • FIVE “kit” classes to choose from (instead of four)
  • a Beginning Embroidery Track
  • an Embroidery Display Show & Tell
  • an Embroidered Fashions Show

Saturday morning classes will include these topics:

  • Some Basics on Gold and How It Relates to Embroidery by THL Jaqueline de Molieres
  • 14th century embroidered purses by Lady Vika Grigina z Prahy
  • Would You Know a Saint If You Met One? by Lady Johanna Lemercer 
  • How to Teach Fiber Arts by Lady Shirin of Susa

MORE morning classes are in the works!  (Details will be posted to the event website soon!)

On Saturday afternoon, attendees may choose to attend one of these intensive “kit” classes:

  • Assisi work by Maestro Filipia Capriotti (Good for beginners)
  • Bead embroidery by Mistress Jeanmaire Ilaria Beatrice du Domrémy
  • Embroidered book covers by Cristina inghean Ghriogair
  • Viking bag and embellishment by Lady Elska á Fjárfelli
  • Opus Anglicanum by Mistress Elspeth nic Cormac

Please note that “kit” classes require pre-registration and pre-payment. This enables the instructor to know how many kits to prepare in advance. Instructions for preregistering for “kit” classes will be emailed to you when we receive your event registration.
On Sunday morning, Mistress Elspeth nic Cormac, a left-handed embroideress, will offer a class on “Teaching Embroidery to Left-Handed Stitchers.”

Want more info?

Visit http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/~acg/Events/SiT.html  for details!

P.S. — If you are planning to attend, mail your event reservation by the end of December and save $5.00.  The event registration price increases by $5.00 after January 1.