Annie's Needlecraft Arts Festival!

Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, 2017

Kingsmill Resort
Williamsburg, Va.



Instructor: Jackie du Plessis of It's Fine-ally Finished

Class Details

Note: This is being offered as both a morning or afternoon class.

Delicately stitched blooms adorn this definitive reticule in the shape of a chalice, which students will learn to stitch and finish into a drawstring silk pouch. In Jackie’s trademark style, she will teach students to create a needlecase sampler book that will fit perfectly into the Minikin to complete the project. This dainty, diminutive Minikin will hold a treasure-trove of exquisite Jackie-inspired needle art.

Finely worked specialty stitches will adorn the four sides of this cup-shaped reticule of which the base functions as a secret chamber to stow a treasure. Class participants will use only the finest of materials including silk fabric, silk ribbons and silk fiber to create a finished piece replete with intricate details.

Class kit includes: Jewel colored silk fibers--solid and hand-dyed--inspired by the notable gemstones found in the Imperial State Crown of England (Cullinan 11, Saint Edwards Sapphire, Black Prince’s Ruby and Stuart Sapphire); 32-ct platinum base colored linen; an array of ribbons such as vintage Renaissance ruffled ribbons created in France and hand-dyed satin-silk ribbons fashioned into a functional chalice-shaped reticule, which uses a striped, silk taffeta that is predominantly amethyst in color.

Kit Surcharge: $10

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