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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 #203
Little Irish Stitch Pocket

Teacher: Barbara Jackson
Max: 25 students (Min: 10 students)
Level: Intermediate
Description:

Price: $185.00
Scheduled: Thursday, 9:00am-12:45pm

Imagine a tiny etui that held your scissors, needles and bits of silk. A proper colonial dame would love to tuck this bit of frippery into her pocket for all stitching emergencies. Featured on the front is a lovely carnation worked in Irish stitch (a big hit in colonial days) surrounded by queen stitch flowers in golds and blues. On the back is even more samples of our dame's favorite sampler stitches plus room for her name. Open up the etui and you will see two handy pockets, a tiny felted wool "puff" for extra needles and a pair of tiny scissors with attached fob. Folded, this little pocket measures approximately 3" x 4". The dame made her etui on 36 count cream linen with silk threads and lined her work with French calico. An heirloom in the making, but functional at the same time!

Kit contains: linen, Au ver à Soie silk, Gloriana silk, French calico, interfacing, felted wool, needles, Bohin scissors, fully illustrated instructions.

Please bring extra lighting or magnification if needed.

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Class #306
Sunday Best Stitching Basket

Teacher: Barbara Jackson
Max: 20 students (Min: 10 students)
Level: Intermediate
Description:

Price: $198.00
Scheduled: Friday, 1:00pm-4:45pm

Who says everything needs to be supersized? This petite Shaker basket (3½" x 5½" foot print) has all the requirements for a lovely Sunday afternoon of stitching. A charming felted wool strawberry is tied to the handle of the handmade basket and has a magnet that will catch needles that need a temporary parking space. Tucked inside the basket are a thread holder, needle book and strawberry pin cushion. Each piece has a scene that reminds our diligent maiden of the many tasks she has accomplished the past week. Feeding the birds, picking berries and tending the young lambs make such pleasurable memories! Our maiden stitched these scenes with silk on 36 count cream linen. The thread holder and needle book are expertly finished with French calico lining and double backstitch edging. And the plump three-dimensional strawberry has embroidered felted wool leaves on top making the sweetest pincushion ever!

Kit contains: handmade Shaker basket, 36 count linen, Au ver à Soie silks, Gloriana silks, French calico, interlinings, felted wools, needles and fully illustrated instructions.

Please bring extra lighting or magnification if needed.

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