On Monday, February 28, just two days ago, Trish Burr of South Africa announced that registration was open for her first online correspondence course.
Isn't this just gorgeous! And to think I'll actually stitch it. It's called the Chinese Flower Project, and the bird is a kingfisher. I'm glad I didn't wait to sign up as the class filled up in just one day! She will mail the kit, which consists of the fabric with the design stamped on it, instructions, and the list of Anchor threads to use. My only issue is that I don't have a convenient place to buy Anchor threads. So I guess I'll have to drive into Laguna Beach to a lovely Knit/Needlepoint store called Strands and Stitches to pick up the floss. It's right on Pacific Coast Highway, or PCH as the locals call it, within sight of the Pacific Ocean (obviously). Sigh... what a chore.
The class runs from April 1 through October 1, and we are entitled to eight assessments of our progress by Trish. Of course I'll post about my progress, even if it's not very good. After all, this is a learning experience.
If you want to purchase a kit by Trish Burr and are in the US, you can get them from Nordic Needle in Fargo, North Dakota. They specialize in Hardanger but carry all sorts of great embroidery supplies. Just click on Kits, then Embroidery Kits, and you'll see Trish's kits. They just jump right out at you!
Don't you think this is a wonderful opportunity to take a class from a talented teacher half the world away?