Wednesday, February 24, 2016

2016 Treasures in Miniature Show

It is time again for the Treasures in Miniature show, I have completed two pictures and two more are on my slate frame.  

I am also, making the ribbons for the winners, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 3 honorable mention, this is the third year and they are getting easier each year.

The middle of the sunflower are about a million French knots, petals are woven, the leaf is needlelace with a wire around it.  So much fun to make and almost looks real.

The tulip is silk shading or long and short stitches on silk.  This is a design I drew for a future needlepoint class.

They are 4" x 6" each, the requirements for the show is no larger than 64 square inches, just my size.

If you are interested in entering the show you can see the information on the Mercer Island Visual Arts League website.  

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Needlepoint Pin Cushion Class

My next class with be a small needlepoint pin cushion.  There will be several colors for you to select your favorite color to create this small pin cushion.

This is the front, starting in the center and working to the outer edge.
 And this is the finished back.  The pin cushion will be completed in the class with a little homework.

If you are interested please post a comment with your email address and I contact you.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Time to Stitch Embroidery: Henry Hedgehog Class

Time to Stitch Embroidery: 

Henry Hedgehog

  Denise Forsyth-Embroidery Class

I will be teaching Henry Hedgehog beginning May 15th for three Fridays.  If you are interested please post a comment with your email and I will send you details.
A fun class, you will learn to pad for goldwork apply gold threads and silk shading.   The kit will include the fabric for the background, muslin, wool felt and fabric for padding, gold threads, beeswax, needles, tracing paper, DMC floss and thread.


Saturday, January 24, 2015

No Calorie Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes for a class I was going to teach, but the class was canceled, so I thought I would share pictures.  I have the kits ready and am willing to teach how to make calorie free cupcakes for your guild or shop.  

Each cupcake has a different technique, all fun to make.

Please send a comment with your email address if you would like me to teach for you.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sweet Pea Class . . .

It has been a very long time since I updated my blog, not sure what I have been doing except stitching and/or knitting.

I am scheduled to teach at our Community Center beginning March 13th for three Fridays.  If you would be interested in taking my Sweet Pea class please comment with your email and I will send you details.

In this class you will learn a new way to use embroidery stitches in a stumpwork sweet pea design. Some of the techniques will be silk shading, wired petal and padded pea pod.  The kit will include all the supplies to complete the project.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Buddy Bee Gold

I was invited to teach for Pacific Northwest Needle Arts Guild last month.  They requested another goldwork project, so I created Buddy Bee Gold (named after my Dad).

Buddy is padded with felt, there is cut work, chips, kid leather etc.  

A fun group of ladies, they seemed to enjoy working on Buddy.  I loved my day of teaching and sharing!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sammy Slug

Goldwork is one of my favorite needlework techniques and slugs are not my favorite, so I put them together to make Sammy.

I don't know why, but I was looking at the shape of a slug and thought it would be a great goldwork project.  I started working on it at the Bellevue Art Museum at the open stitching day in the lobby.  It was really fun to spend the day with other stitchers in the museum.  

The visitors would stop by to see what we were doing.  The ladies would ask it I was making a bird of paradise or a snail and the men would say you are making a slug. I think this was the fun part for me to have people guessing what I was doing.

After finishing Sammy I did a little research and discovered he would like to eat strawberries.

I hope the next slug you have in your yard will remind you of Sammy!