Saturday, September 10, 2011
Persian Peony Tile Class by Jane Nicholas
In just under three weeks, I'll be taking the Persian Peony Tile Class by Jane Nicholas in nearby San Diego. Jane is a world renowned teacher from Australia so this is a perfect opportunity to take classes from her. I'm sure you've seen the reviews of her many books on Stumpwork, Goldwork and other embroidery techniques on several other blogs and embroidery sites. This particular project is from her latest book, Stumpwork & Goldwork Embroidery, inspired by Turkish, Syrian and Persian Tiles. You can find a review on NeedlenThread by Mary Corbet and can order it from a variety of sources, including Amazon. I'm going to order mine today!
The class is being sponsored by Muchas Manos, an EGA chapter in San Diego. They have set up a special website for the two classes they are offering by Jane. Someone in that group is pretty good using the internet! They even have a Facebook page! It seems that they may still have a few slots open, so if you're in the Southern California area this might be a great way to learn from this gifted teacher. You can check out her other class offerings on her website.
And yes, this is the same San Diego that had a blackout two days ago, on the last day of a short heat wave. It took me 2 1/2 hours to get home (I work in Rancho Bernardo, in North San Diego County) and since my house gets power from San Diego Gas and Electric, we were without power as well. So we sat outside with candles, watching the stars. It's amazing how many more you can see without all the light pollution. Power was restored some time in the wee hours and we had a normal day at work on Friday. Today we have a thunderstorm rumbling overhead, threatening the Cross Country Invitational at the local high school.
Enough rambling, time to get some stitching done. Have a great weekend!