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Mark Craddock's "Plaids & Pillow Top" (1 day)

PLAIDS, PLAIDS & MORE PLAIDS – This is a project based class that teaches the art of Chottie’s Plaid. Plaids have been the rage for a while now, and they make beautiful additions to almost any canvas. They can add the Celtic touch, used to embellish Christmas canvases, Liven up a 4th of July work, etc. We will learn the basics of putting the plaid into the canvas or design, and then move on to the variants: Celtic Plaids, Birthday Plaids, Telephone Plaids, Car Tag Plaids, even the Social Security plaid if you dare! We will discuss the choice of colours and fibres to make your plaids sing. The take home project is a delightful 4" ornament with your initial and the plaid of your choice for the background. Catch the Celtic Craze and join the fun!

NEEDLEPOINT 102 - PILLOW TOP: Mastered the art of Basketweave and ready to move on? Join us in making this traditional design pillow top which incorporates thirteen of the most frequently used to stitches, including:  Tent Stitch, Continental Stitch, Brick Stitch, Smyrna Cross, Byzantine, Hungarian, Parisian, Milanese, Scotch, Leviathan, Fern, Leaf Stitches
Class project can be framed, made into a Ring Bearer’s Pillow or a traditional pillow – Color Choice & Central Design Theme are up to you!

Skill Level: Beginner
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Instructor Bio: Mark Craddock originally learned needlepoint from his grandmothers. As an adult, he got serious and began traveling and taking classes. He has taught across the country and was a delightful "special guest" at The Needle Bug's Summer Stitch-In in 2021. We are pleased to have Mark teaching at The Needle Bug in Montgomery, AL!
includes canvas, bars & lunch (threads sold separately)

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