3802 Wren Wood Court
Midland, MI 48640
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Teaching fee: $300 per day plus travel expenses.
Lecture fee: $150 except when combined with an afternoon mini-workshop.
The rate then is $300 for both programs.
1. Slide Presentation on CANVAS APPLIQUE'. This lecture is an in-depth
study of all types of canvas appliqué - both traditional and unconventional.
Examples of regular appliqué, detached appliqué and reverse
appliqué are included along with designs that illustrate other
three dimensional effects that are appropriate on canvas. The lecture
can be oriented towards technique or toward a more relaxed appreciation
of just the beauty and drama of three dimensional canvas embroideries.
The second carousel features a variety of finished embroideries, including
examples stitched by Master Craftsman candidates and many other designers
and teachers who generously shared their work. These are supplemented
with samples from my personal work and details from several large civic
projects that were executed by individual chapters.
Slide Presentation entitled USING COMMON STITCHES IN AN UNCOMMON WAY.
This two-hour lecture is intended to plant creative seeds that will ignite
new sparks of originality in one's stitch treatments. Ann discusses her
36-step approach to developing stitch variations from familiar stitches,
and each step is illustrated with specific examples that demonstrate the
process. The exercises can be useful for both canvas and counted thread
embroidery, and even novices can produce innovative stitches and/or patterns
using simple manipulations. The first part of the program presents black
and white charts that show applications of each step in Ann's menu of
ways to vary stitches. The second half of the program features color slides
that show finished pieces that incorporate patterns that were derived
from this process. This program was first used at the Charlotte Trade
Show to introduce a new 50-page pamphlet called Stitch Variations and
Mutations to the commercial market. For guilds the program can be expanded
to include a hands-on segment for either a half-day or whole-day experience.
EXPANDED RESUME'-FORMAL EDUCATION:
The Madeira School, Greenway, Va. Graduated 1959.
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Va. Graduated 1963. B.A. in American
Minor in Art History.
Certified in Canvas Embroidery, Levels I and II, by the Valentine Museum,
1982, now the
National Academy of Needlearts program.
Taught decorative bookbinding from 1974-1980 in Connecticut and New York.
Taught canvas classes at the Yarn Palette, Springfield, Va. from 1980-1983.
3 Group Correspondence Courses for Embroiderers' Guild of America (EGA)
Patterns, Canvas Borders and Exposed Canvas Patterns.
National Seminars: EGA '82, '85, '86, '89, '90, '95, and '97. '98
2001, '04, and '07.
American Needlepoint Guild '85, '86, '87, '90, '91, '93, '94 and '95.
Callaway Gardens '84, '86 and '94 and 2001.
NAN Assembly '90, '91, and '95. Scheduled for 2009.
Taught for Kreinik, Access Commodities, Rainbow Gallery and Sudberry House at various TNNA Trade Shows.
NEEDLEWORK ACCOMPLISHMENTS :
A founder and president of the Fairfield Co. Chapter of EGA.
Master Craftsman in Canvas Embroidery through the program of the Conn.
River Valley Chapter of EGA. Earned in 1980.
Administrator of the CRVC Master Craftsman program, 1984-1986.
Ribbon winner at ANG Exhibits in '83, '85, '88, '96 and 2002 at Callaway
Gardens in '89, 90 and '94.
Author of articles for Needle Arts, Needlepointers, Nanthology, Open Chain,
Neta and Apprize.
Selected as an exhibitor for "A Celebration of Michigan Needleartists
- Bridging the Past with the Future," 1992
and for a similar exhibit at the Plymouth Arts Center in 2001. Featured Artist at the Healing Arts Gallery of the Mid-Michigan Regional Hospital in November, 2006.
Author of five major books on different styles of canvas patterning. Selected as the Designer for the ANG Stitch of the Month Program for 2004.
Canvas foundation established with Darlene Reed, ongoing classes from
Additional canvas classes from at least 25 teachers but several from Shay
Pendray and Jane Zimmerman.
More recent classes with Debbie Stiehler, Tony Minieri, Barbara Mayo Grass, Elsa Parrish and Kay Stanis.
Ongoing classes in Counted Thread Embroidery with Ilse Altherr. Several
classes from Eleanor Bockheim and Mary Fry.
Ongoing classes in Silk and Metal Embroidery with Elsa Cose and Japanese
Embroidery with Shuji Tamura. At least 7 classes in Crewel Embroidery
with Audrey Francini, ongoing classes with Betsy Leiper in Crewel, and
several classes in Surface Embroidery from Lynn Payette.
Color and Design classes with Pat Lambert, Ann Harris, Peg LaFlam, Debbie
Deem, Wilcke Smith, Barbara Smith, Wilanna Bristow, Pam Godderis, and
Judging Workshops with Kathleen Mackie and Muriel Baker and 4
at EGA seminars.
OF SPECIALIZATION IN TEACHING:
1. Most projects are mixed media canvas designs that use counted thread
techniques with open canvas treatments in an innovative way.
2. Noted for notebooks and pamphlets that deal with stitch refinement,
pattern design and other Master Craftsman topics such as Diaper Patterns
and Canvas Appliqué.
3. Recognized for unusual open canvas patterning stitch treatments and
knowledge of adapting general pattern concepts to unique canvas interpretations.
Step-by-step sequences for these open patterns provide unique solutions
to either minimize or eliminate
the visibility of the traveling threads in these patterns.
4. Special expertise on unconventional blackwork treatments, and many
designs include some exposure to this contemporary style of blackwork.
Many unique approaches to the refinement of the double running or reversible