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"Tea Party" Cyberclass               Register for Cyberclass
 TEA COSY OR FRAMED PIECE,                           Buy #109 Leaflet + Acc Pack

Main Design Area: 132w x 111h (9.4" w x 7.9" h)
Model: 28ct Vintage Cashel Linen “Country Mocha”
(Cut Fabric 16"w x 14"h for framing or finishing)

Pincushion Design Area: 31w x 34h (1.9” wide x 2.1” high)
Model: 32ct Antique White Belfast Linen:
(Cut fabric: Approx 8“ x 8” for pincushion)

Enjoy taking this online Needlework Cyberclass! There are careful detailed instructions, photographs, and diagrams that are print-able for your convenience. To give you a total class experience, you will have an opportunity to ask questions and write comments in our "Tea Party" discussion group online! Wendy Causer from Engand, our VS teacher, with the help of Marietta and Ginger, our other CyberAngels, will teach this Cyberclass!

Details: Welcome to our Tea Party! This lovely Tea Cosy design was created in the summer, a time when there are so many beautiful flowers blooming in Victoria. I wanted to include a bit of fantasy for fun and the result is a vine with ‘counted’ crewel work. I included a lot of Cross Stitch too, so those of you who are feeling a bit crewel challenged will feel very  comfortable stitching the counted areas! The design shows two stitchers sharing a cup of special tea in the garden of a white house. The birds are singing, and the vine curls around the scene in true floral abundance, giving you that loving warm feeling. Most of your learning time will be spent on the vine and floral motifs, as they are there to challenge you to work some free form embroidery. However, there is much guidance for those of you who want to count out the placement of each flower, so don’t worry, you’ll do just fine! :) Our Lisa has done a wonderful job with the finishing, and has not only created a gorgeous lined Tea Cosy model for you, but also finished the bonus design in this piece, a cup and saucer Teacup Pincushion! We found our own striped lining fabric, and I'm sure you can find some to suit your taste. This design will fit into any decor, and you can even enlarge it for a larger teapot, by adding some curved strips of fabric around the outside of the design. Just follow the simple directions at the back of these student notes to finish your stitching and make your own beautiful tea cosy. You can also frame this as a sampler for your wall, if you like! I hope you enjoy this special Tea Party design, and that you learn lots while visiting with old and new friends! :) - Thea

Sorting The Threads in the Accessory Pack.

Remember to sort in daylight near a window, not under artificial light indoors.. as the colours change with the colour of the lightbulbs we use. B elow I have listed how many yards of each colour are in your pack.

Gloriana #134 “Summer Smoke” - blue, green, cherry, gold
Au ver a Soie #creme - cream
Au ver a Soie #2532 - yellow
Au ver a Soie #3334 - mauve
Au ver a Soie #4624 - red
Kreinik Mori #0103 - rose lt
Kreinik Mori #0553 - blue lt
DMC Floss #524 - fern green vy lt

Gentle Art “Raspberry Parfait” - multi reds
Gentle Art “Raspberry Parfait” - multi reds (French Knot)
Gentle Art “Maple Syrup” - multi browns
Au ver a Soie #1435 - steel blue dk
Kreinik Mori #0115 - pink
Kreinik Mori #0434 - green med lt
Kreinik Mori #4166 - blue green
YLI 7mm silk ribbon #1 - white

Needlepoint Inc. #0964 - grey brown
Kreinik Mori #0304 - peach
Kreinik Mori #4206 - green med
Kreinik Mori #4206 - green med (Colonial Knot)
Kreinik Mori #4077 - green dk
Kreinik Mori #8084 - grey blue lt
Kreinik Mori #8050 - black
Kreinik #4 Braid #002HL - metallic gold
SJ Designs 2mm pearl beads - gold
SJ Designs petite bead #1816 - yellow gold
SJ Designs petite bead #18116 - red
Mill Hill petite bead #42030 - copper
#24 tapestry needle
#10 short beading needle

Below you'll see the strands in each of the different silk flosses. Each floss has a different number of strands in each thread length. This helps you differentiate the different colours in your pack.

The Needlepoint Inc has 8 strands per length
The AVASoie has 7 strands per length
The Kreinik Mori has 6 strands per length
The Caron Waterlilies has 12 thin strands per length

Hope this helps our students in class!

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Level - Intermediate  (should be familiar with working on even weave linen and want to learn some free form embroidery in a safe and counted environment)

Installments - 4 installments - 4 weeks. Each week's installment will be posted to the website. The instructions will remain there to be accessed (and printed out) at any time, for the duration of the class. Remember that you do not have to 'keep up' with the stitching progress of this Cyberclass.

Entry Instructions - You can verify your registration, by checking “My Cyberclasses” under Cyberclasses in the main menu. After the start date of your Cyberclass you can also enter your Cyberclass from this same page:

  1. Go to our website at: Pass your cursor over the Cyberclasses menu item. Click on the link for "My Cyberclasses” and enter your user name and password to Log in.

  2. You should see the details of your own Cyberclasses displayed for you! Note the Start and End Dates and Times. You will only be able to activate the entry link after the start date. Then use the active link to enter.

Other Supplies you may need:

It is suggested that you mount your linen on a set of roller frames, Q-snaps, a lap frame or standing frame. You will need to buy roller bars that are at least 1" wider than the width of your cut material! Other tools include a set of sharp scissors with fine blades suitable for Hardanger and Hemstitching, extra #24 and #22 tapestry needles, beading needles. Support your local shops by buying from them!

*Class Fee includes:

  • online step by step instructions and how-to's
  • hints, trick, and other in depth needlework knowledge
  • detailed photographs and illustrations
  • finishing hints and instructions
  • access to Thea's Class Specific Discussion Group for questions
  • online help with real CyberAngels!
  • membership to the exclusive VS Graduates' discussion group

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