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Maps, Meridians and Measurement in Stitch... Guest Blogger - Jill Taylor

Level 4 Experimental Stitch and Multi Media

Needlework runs in my family, and I loved embroidering from an early age.  Then I wanted to work from my own designs rather than following commercial patterns but had no idea how to start.  176 more words


Wired for Action

Small wired container© Marilyn Moore

Marilyn Moore spent 4 days at Barn House with students,  working with wire of many gauges and unique ways to burn and manipulate them.   149 more words

Students At Work

Coin Jewellery Traced to Ottoman Empire - Macedonian Textiles......Guest Blogger - Penny Peters

I am again mining the rich trove of Macedonian Costume from a small independent collector Jone Eftimovski. I photographed his collection on a trip to the Balkan countries in the fall of 2011. 350 more words


Illuminated Ancient Fish Story - Guest Blogger - June Steegstra


 I’ve always admired the Illuminated Scriptures from early times in Europe. This inspired me to create a set of three panels for a final exhibition piece for Level 3 Machine Embroidery at the Center.  139 more words


Stitching With Metal Threads - A Classic Technique 2

 Here are the remainder of Metal Thread items created by individuals from the Amethysts Diploma graduating group from 2004.  There is a real tradition of couching and laying metallic threads that goes back to antiquity.    89 more words


Stitching with Metal Threads - A Classic Technique

History being made at our center –  The Amethyst Group were the first students in North America to complete their London City & Guilds Diploma in 2004 at our center here in Washington, U.S.A.  97 more words


All That Glistens is Not Gold

The Topaze group – a  Level 4 Advanced Stitch Course were in the studio for the past 5 days.  They were working with metallic threads and shiny fabrics by machine.  85 more words

Level 4 Experimental Stitch And Multi Media