Speaking of Embroidered Flowers for Elizabeth, the author, Susan O’Connor, is teaching quite a few neat looking classes around the globe this year – maybe you’ll be close to one and can take advantage of what looks like some really nice embroidery classes! Here’s some information on upcoming classes in various parts of the world….
In case you don’t know who Susan O’Connor is, she’s a designer whose work is regularly featured in Country Bumpkin’s Inspirations Magazine. If you’ve been following my latest book-gushing, you also know she’s the author of Embroidered Flowers for Elizabeth. I’ve always been drawn to her projects in Inspirations. I like her style of embroidery. Though I haven’t been to a class with her, I bet they’d be fun, so I thought I’d pass on some class information, just in case you think they’d be fun, too!
Right around the corner, from March 16 – 19, 2010, she’ll be teaching in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia. Here’s a PDF brochure with details:
If you happen to be in Paris, France, in April 2010, you’ll find Susan teaching at Au Ver a Soie from the 26th – 30th. Here’s the PDF brochure, in French and English:
Are you going to be in Dublin in May? Susan is teaching in Dublin, Ireland from May 4 – 10, 2010, and here’s the PDF with information on that venue:
She’s teaching a variety of projects, some of them pictured here. It looks like the projects at the classes in Dublin are slightly different – she has some smocking in there, and an embroidered blanket project.
If you happen to be nearby any of these venues at the right time, maybe it would work out that you could take a class with Susan! I think you’d be pretty lucky! (I’d do the mirror project. It would look utterly perfect on my bedroom wall!)
From what I hear, she’s also looking for a venue for the US. If you belong to a guild that would be interested, you might use the contact information on the brochures to see if something can be arranged.
You can see what’s up with her embroidery classes on Facebook, too, in case you want to keep abreast of these kinds of things!
No affiliation here, by the way – just passing on information!
(And if you go, by the way, you have to let me live vicariously through you – I want the details!)