sharing the love of needlework through shows, classes and seminars

Barbara Jackson
Tristan Brooks

Barbara Jackson is well known throughout the needlework world for her love of traditional early English and American design. She is a graduate of the National Academy of Needlearts teacher certification program, and holds a certificate "with distinction" from England's Royal School of Needlework. Barbara has taught for many organizations over the years, including the ANG National Seminar, EGA National Seminar, and Callaway School of Needlearts. She markets her own original designs under the Tristan Brooks logo. Her work has been featured in Needle pointers, Needlepoint Now, Inspirations magazine (including cover of 2010 issue #67), the EGA magazine and Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterly.

 


 

Class #201
The Little Bee Pouch
Class taught at both NH and MO Shows

Teacher: Barbara Jackson
Max: 24 students
Level: Intermediate
Description: Exclusive Teaching Piece – a Premier Piece

Price: $168.00
Scheduled: Thursday 9:00am - 12:45pm

Create an adorable 4" pouch filled with your favorite stitching necessities decorated with spiffy bluebirds and bees. The pouch is constructed from felted wool with a simple blanket stitch along the seams. Tightly twisted cording becomes the closure with your initials adding a bit of pizzazz to the front. Now, what's in the bag? A pretty little maiden guards your needles in a booklet of felted wool pages. I'm a strong believer in having a separate pair of scissors for each project. The scissors for this little pouch reside in a linen slip with a button closure. (Scissors are included in kit!) And to park your threaded needles as you stitch there is a plump strawberry sporting embroidered leaves. All the stitching is done on 36 count linen with Gloriana silk or Au Vers a Soie. Everything can easily fit into the pouch with room to spare for extra threads. A perfect project for the springtime! All finishing, especially the pouch will be demonstrated in class.

Kit includes: 36 count linen, felted wool, silk threads, scissors, and complete instructions.

Please bring light and magnification if needed.

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Class #300
Sweet Shepherdess Stitching Tray
Class taught at both NH and MO Shows

Teacher: Barbara Jackson
Max: 24 students
Level: Intermediate
Description: Exclusive Teaching Piece

Price: $168.00
Scheduled: Friday 9:00am - 12:45pm

A sweet shepherdess, ripe strawberries and a wise saying all suggest a sampler in the making, but this is one with a twist. Instead of a flat piece of needlework these historic motifs will appear on a small trinket holder that students will create in the style of French Cartonage, the fine art of making fabric covered boxes and trays. A thorough discussion of the creation of the tray will be held in class so the instructions can be easily followed at home. 36 count linen will be the background canvas for the tray which features a typical 18th century pastoral scene. An array of cotton and silk threads, both plain and overdyed, are used for the stitching. Petit point, mosaic, gobelin and split stitches will add texture and interest to overall effect. When finished, this is sure to become a one-of-a-kind creation to be enjoyed forever!

Kit includes: 36 Count Linen, Silk and Cotton threads, Template board, Needles, buttons, Ribbon, and complete instructions.

Students bring: Stretcher bars, usual stitching supplies and light and magnification, if needed.

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