Great news! The classes have both made and are a definite for April 23rd and 24th. Class times will be from 9 to 3 each day, unless otherwise noted. I'm especially excited since these are my first class offerings, but check back for more.
Classes will be held at the University Holiday Inn. A discount room rate can be obtained by calling (352) 376-1661 ext 181 with code VRN. The special rate of $89 is only good using this code until March 21st. The Holiday Inn is less than a mile from my shop and has several restaurants close by, including Piesano's (an Italian restaurant) connected to the Holiday Inn. There is also a courtesy hotel shuttle if anyone is flying in or needs transportation while lodging at the hotel. If anyone needs extra parking, there is a garage across from the hotel on 13th street with two floors at reasonable rates reserved for the hotel, but there is usually parking out front for free as well.
Join Victorian Rose Sunday, April 23rd, 2023 and Monday 24th, 2023 for instruction by preceptress Ellen Chester on her richly embroidered Needleworker’s Sampler Huswif and enchanting A Most Engaging Needlebook. Both kits include 36 ct linen and silk thread. Please see photos for complete materials provided.
Classes can be registered for separately.
To make it interesting, there will be a drawing for a Victorian Rose gift certificate each day. Day One, April 23rd, the drawing will be for a $75 gift certificate and Day Two, April 24th, the drawing will be for $50. Must be registered in the class that day and present to win.
Sunday’s class is the exquisite Needleworker’s Sampler Huswife and needlebook. Stitches Used: Algerian eye, alternating double backstitch, backstitch, barrier, Belgian cross, closed herringbone, cross stitch, cross stitch over one linen thread, cushion (traditional and reverse slant), double running, double-sided Italian cross, four-sided, gobelin, horizontal elongated tied cross, long-armed cross, Montenegrin, nun's stitch, queen, diagonal queen, rice, satin, smyrna cross, straight, tent, three-sided, upright cross, and zigzag.
Monday we will be stitching A Most Engaging Needlebook. The needlebook features the Jacob’s Ladder binding stitch that allows it to be opened from either side allowing the wool needle page magically changes side. This is the first time that Ellen will be teaching A Most Engaging Needlebook. Stitches Used: Algerian eye, backstitch, closed herringbone, cross stitch, cross stitch over one linen thread, four-sided, herringbone, mosaic, padded satin, Smyrna cross, Rhodes, Rhodes heart, tent, and zigzag stitch.
Lunch will be provided both days. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions. Hotel accommodations and other meals are on your own. We recommend Hotel Eleo https://www.hoteleleo.com or Hotel Indigo.
Invoices for other payments will be sent on the 15th of each month, due by the end of the month and are equally divided each month October through February with the final payment due the end of February. If registering after October, payments will need to be caught up accordingly with the final payment due February 17, 2023.
Students must be in attendance in order to get a kit. Shop credit will be given in the amount of payment if a student is not able to attend. A full refund in the manner it was paid will be given if the class(es) are cancelled.
Total payment for Needleworker’s Sampler Huswif is $275 and A Most Engaging Needlebook is $125.