Workshops



Fall/Winter  2017-2018
David McCaskill  Background Sampler One






Teacher:  Cathryn Curia
Kit Fee:  $105
Teaching Fee:  TBD
Registration Deadline:  August 1, 2017
We are happy to announce that registration is open for the David McCaskill Background Sampler 1.  This class will be taught by Cathryn Curia, a member of our chapter.  This Background Sampler is a study in different stitches, as well as in the use of overdye threads.  The individual stitches stand on their own as a learning project but there is extensive information provided with regard to the use of these stitches – not only as backgrounds on painted canvases, but also in their uses with different weights of threads in developing ideas on how to have some objects come forward in a design and others to recede. 

The piece is essentially monochromatic, with the threads being coordinated with the canvas color chosen.  Canvas colors available are white, black, Victorian red, Levantine blue, sage green, French blue, aquamarine, Victorian green, pewter, antique blue, rose blush, eggshell, sandstone and lavendula.  Some of the stitches used will be basketweave, encroaching gobelin, couching stitches, a plaid, how to attain a marble stone effect, eyelets, and darning patterns.  The completed project can be finished as a pillow or framed.  The finished size of the design is 9” x 9”.  It includes 17 stitches and is on 18 count canvas. 

The full kit, including the instructions, line drawn canvas and threads, is $105.  The teaching fee is yet to be determined as it will be based on the number of attendees.  This class is limited to 15 students and is on a first come, first served basis.  Please note that a portion of the teaching fee is being subsidized by the Metropolitan Region’s Education Grant.


The class will be held at the Colts Neck Library, from 9 am to 4 pm, on the following Saturdays:  October 28, 2017, November 18, 2017 and January 20, 2018. Registration forms for this workshop can be found in our April newsletter and should be sent to Nancy Walsh, along with your check in the amount of $105. Registration for this class closes on August 1, 2017.