Hi, Everyone —
Today I started my “Navajo Blanket” class with Toni Gerdes. This was my favorite offering at this year’s EGA seminar and I am happy to say that it did not disappoint! Toni is a wonderful teacher and I’ve already learned about new threads and stitches!
Virtually the entire piece is stitched in wool. I love stitching in wool. The amazing thing is that a thread that I have seen many times and maligned many times is used in this design: Lorikeet by Gloriana. It is amazing and beautiful. I always thought that it must be designed for 6 count canvas — but no — it is a 9-strand wool with a very rich, subtle color variation. So two strands are gorgeous on Congress Cloth. Wait until you see it in person!
As you probably know from my prior posts, I am the angel for this class and I warned everyone that I would likely be a slacker angel. Still, Toni presented me with this lovely needle minder as an angel gift! I’ll be using it tomorrow!
Sue and I had a lovely dinner at an Italian restaurant that is a short walk from the hotel. All we can say is that “It’s not Chicago!”.
All is well. Happy Stitching!
It’s amazing how different Sue’s and your canvases are, but both stunning. I love the thick red band at the top. Can’t wait to see it for real. Happy Stitching to you!