I’ve been working behind the scenes on this little project and having so much fun with it, that I just can’t wait any longer to show you at least some of it! Hopefully, I’m not ruining the “unveiling” of the whole. I’m willing to take the risk, though – I just love this project! And I hope you will, too!
The Nesting Place is a beautiful little crewel needlebook designed by renowned needlework artist and designer, Bobbi Chase. It’s darling. It’s exquisitely detailed. And it’s beautifully finished.
Combining a variety of embroidery stitches and techniques, and worked in three types of thread – Fine D’Aubusson wool, Au Ver a Soie silk, and Londonderry linen – the needlebook offers a myriad of learning opportunities in one accessible project.
What do I love most about The Nesting Place? It’s hard to say – the design is endearing, the colors are simple and appealing, the stitches are varied without being difficult, and the whole piece is designed to teach several techniques that can be used in so many types of surface embroidery.
But I suppose it’s the finishing touches that really charm me – from the vintage coordinated lining fabric, to the fine Scottish wool insert embellished with a touch of embroidery, to the perfectly placed freshwater pearls, the needlelace edge, and the little Mokuba ribbon rosettes – every pretty detail is perfectly planned and placed.
It’s a great little project!
With Bobbi’s blessing, I’ll be teaching The Nesting Place here on Needle ‘n Thread, in a six-week interactive online class that features full project instructions for stitching and finishing, unlimited feedback, step-by-step technique tutorials in clear photos and some video, the opportunity for group interaction, and all the encouragement and friendly help needed to see the student through to the end of this project.
This is a project you can begin and finish successfully, with help all along the way!
The class fee will include a full kit with all the materials needed to complete The Nesting Place. Class size is (very) limited, and registration will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration will be opening soon! Look for the announcement here on Needle ‘n Thread by the end of August, when I’ll show you the project in all its glorious little details. (Please note that this is not the call for registration – it’s just a sneak peek and a heads-up!)
Oooooh….. I can’t wait! It’ll be fun!