Childs Dress in Needlepoint with Patsy Ernst

Recreate a family heirloom or design something new one that catches your fancy. Inspired by Mellie Cooper’s paper dress designs, create a unique “garment “ that you will want to frame. Follow Patsy’s dress deign or you can individualize your own by making a bathing suit, sweater or favorite item.

Work at your own pace and come to all or any of the stitching sessions that fit your schedule.

Bring your favorite fibers needlework supplies. Canvas provided. For experienced stitches.

Maximum class size: 8

Patsy Ernst has a background in early-elementary education and years of needlepoint experience. Her first geometric brick designs were inspired by the patterns of old rugs and the desire to use leftover wools.  She has adapted the patterns to the geometry of a brick cover but shapes are not limited to bricks and many designs have evolved. Patsy has instructed at the Ocean Reef League, and one of her needlework custom bricks was featured in the 2012 Boston Designers Show House. This is her 10th season teaching with the NHA 1800 House.

The mission of the Nantucket Historical Association is to tell the inspiring stories of Nantucket through its collections, programs, and properties.

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