Come On Eilene!
If you were around in the early 80s you may remember a song by an Irish rock band that reached number one in the US on the Billboard charts during April,1983. "Come On Eileen" was so popular that it prevented Michael Jackson from having back-to-back number one hits that year. And we think our upcoming class featuring Eilene Cross might be just as popular as the song!
Eilene Cross is an internationally recognized expert in needlework technique, specializing in samplers from the 17th-20th centuries from both Europe and the Americas. Eilene started her needlework education at the age of seven, learning first to knit and eventually adding crochet, embroidery, quilting, beading, and luceting into her repertoire. She has taught workshops for museums, guilds, and shops in all of these disciplines across the United States and the UK. Eilene is a descendant of a long line of needleworkers: her grandmother was an embroiderer of garments for the Czars of Russia!
Eilene's main focus is to teach advanced, obscure, and rarely taught needlework techniques. Her workshops allow for plenty of time for stitching as well as getting to meet students from around the world who share their love of needlework. The hyperlink below is the registration link. Additional information and details can also be found by clicking the link below.
In-Person Advanced Blackwork English Sampler Workshop ft Eilene Cross
Based on a sampler in the Detroit Institute of Art's collection, this workshop is a fast-paced, fun, deep dive into the intricacies of 2+ color blackwork as well as the detached buttonhole stitch technique. Students will work on a 6” x 14” sampler that is almost entirely stitched in double running blackwork technique with a bit of cross stitch. The kit will include a 30 page Chartpack with complete stitching instructions, 36 count linen and silk floss. This class will be taught in person at 850 Battery Street.
Recommended for advanced stitchers who have experience stitching on high count linen but advanced beginner-intermediate stitchers who have stitched on linen are also welcome.
Date and Time: Saturday 30 April :10 am - 4 pm PST
Class length: 6 hours
Skill level: Advanced
Supplies: All materials will be provided during class.