Online Golden Bough Crewel Embroidery: Master Class with Edith Bouriez

This online class  is an exclusive design for the NHA by Lucy Dillon and interpreted by Ms. Bouriez in Crewel Embroidery stitches and basic Gold Work stitches.  It gives the Needle worker an opportunity to perfect some familiar crewel stitches while launching into the metallic thread world.  This is an advanced class for the intermediate to advanced stitcher.  It is worked in DMC cotton, Japanese gold couching Lumiyarn, gold bullion, smooth and check and sequins and sewing Lumiyarn. The finished piece can be framed in a regular or a cherry valentine frame.  The octagon cherry frame is available for an extra charge.

Each session Ms. Bouriez will instruct on specific stitches and students will have the opportunity to work on these during the online sessions as well as ask questions in between the sessions.

Materials will be available for pick up at the 1800 House or shipped to you.

An invitation will be sent prior to each session for joining the class.

Maximum class size: 6

Edith Bouriez.Edith Bouriez was principal needlework teacher for Erica Wilson for 20 years, managed her shop in New York, organized her Nantucket Needlework Seminars and taught workshops in a wide variety of disciplines nationally and internationally. She holds a teaching certificate in Crewel from the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc. and has taught at their national seminar. From 1989, while living in France half of each year, she organized and taught extensively both in Paris and in the southwest of France.  In 2009, she added knitting in cashmere to her agenda in Nantucket. A native New Yorker, she has been a summer resident of Nantucket for decades, owning one of the oldest houses for most of that time. She has taught a variety needlework disciplines at the NHA1800 House since 2007.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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