Here it is!! Your opportunity to learn needle painting from Tanja Berlin!
Tanja Berlin is a graduate of the Royal School of Needlework. A resident of Canada, she travels the world teaching various embroidery techniques, from needle painting, to blackwork, to goldwork, to whitework, to shadow work, to crewel (you name it!), making these embroidery techniques accessible for the very beginner (and beyond).
Tanja has a wonderful website – Berlin Embroidery – that offers detailed and well-written kits for all kinds of embroidery techniques.
She also has a wide range of goldwork supplies available on her site. In fact, hers was the first online store in North America (to my knowledge) that offered extensive goldwork supplies. She’s the one I blame for my obsession with goldwork…
Tanja is now offering occasional online embroidery classes on her website, and right now, she’s running a needle painting class for The Purple Pansy.
Today, courtesy of Tanja, and to help spread the word about her online class, I’m giving away to one lucky person everything you need to take this class!
The give-away winner will receive:
- The Purple Pansy kit with the design pre-drawn on the fabric, all threads, instructions, needles, and needle threader
- 9-inch stretcher bar frame with thumb tacks
- All the PDF files with close-up step-by-step photos, which are posted in the online classroom
- Access to the online classroom, where you can communicate with other students and the instructor
The Class is Ideal For…
The class is ideal for beginners – absolutely beginners – and beyond.
If you’ve embroidered, but you’ve not ventured into needle painting, the class is ideal for you.
If you’ve never embroidered, but needle painting is the technique that beckons you into embroidery, then the class is ideal for you, too.
And if you’ve dabbled in needle painting, but you want to hone your skills, the class is ideal for you, too!
You can read a thorough description of the Purple Pansy Needle Painting Class and what to expect in it on Tanja’s website. You can also see samples of the instructions. And her instructions are great – the photos are large and close-up, so you can see all the details very clearly!
Right now, registration is open for the class (until October 7th), and the class will run from October 18 – November 29th. It’s self-paced, like most online embroidery classes, so you don’t have to feel pressured at all. Plus, it’s spread over plenty of time to finish the project.
The give-away is now over! Thanks for participating!
If you’d like to sign up for a chance to win a class spot and all the accoutrements listed above, please follow the guidelines below:
1. Leave a comment below, on today’s article here on Needle ‘n Thread – not via email and not on any other article on Needle ‘n Thread. If you follow this link, it will take you directly to the comment form. Comments sent in via email or left on other articles are not eligible. (Sorry!)
2. In your comment, please answer the following:
Have you ever tried needle painting (also known as long and short stitch shading, thread painting, silk shading…), or would this be your first needle painting venture? What do you like best about the technique? What strikes you as the most challenging aspect of the technique?
3. Please make sure you leave a recognizable name either on the “name” line of the comment form or in the comment box. If your name is Sue, for example, you might add a last initial, location or nickname to help avoid confusion when the winner is announced.
4. The give-away ends Monday, September 16, at 5:00 am CDT (Kansas, USA). The winner will be announced on Monday, and will need to contact me. So keep an eye out on Monday the 16th to see if you’ve won. (If I haven’t heard from the winner within 48 hours, a new name will be drawn.)