It is a little cooler here in West Cleveland today, almost Fall like. I hope you are able to stitch a little during the dog days of summer! Now for the fun class review!
This past weekend I attended the Steampunk Witch with Wolf class at Bedecked & Beadazzled’s Beehive and had the most wonderful time. Steampunk Witch with Wolf is a terrific Brenda Stofft canvas that Ruth Schmuff had designed for this class. I have to say we were very lucky to be the recipients of this spectacular design!
If you have never taken a class with Ruth you need to put it on your to do list! Ruth is an amazing teacher and had fun with this canvas. There are a variety of different techniques to learn, Repousse, Leather appliqué, Wirelace, Beads, Shibori Ribbon, to name just a few. There is a cool steampunk gear accessory kit included with the class!
Here are a few of the photos I took in class. Of course I had to show the Steampunk Owl magnet that came in our kit!😁
Ruth showing us Brenda Stofft’s original Steampunk Witch, I think ours has more pizzazz! Don’t get me wrong, the original Witch is great, but I love the wolf version! 😻
Ruth is demonstrating how to appliqué Wirelace on my canvas.
Isn’t the hair fabulous! A big thanks to Sue who stitched the basketweave portion of my witch’s hair, which allowed me to give Repousse a whirl!
The Shibori Ribbon tail is hidden by the appliquéd leather, aren’t the cape holders fun!😂 Reminds me a little of Madonna!
We also learned how to make an easy tassel!
Is this not the most awesome owl!
Ruth stitching with Johnny supervising, hmm, is that me on the canvas!
Johnny is a character and he even sat in my lap while I was reclining! Shhh, don’t tell my girls, they would be so jealous!😺
Yes that is me with my canvas stitching!
This was the most fun I have had in a long time and was so glad Ruth was able to accommodate me in class with my recliner! Thanks again Ruth!
I have to thank Jane Wood for today’s stitch diagram. Jane knew that my back would be complaining after class and generously sent me some charts that would go perfectly on any Halloween canvas! Also look for an upcoming interview with Ruth over at Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure, I know it is in the works. 😉
Jane told me that this is a approximately 1 ½ inches long on 18 count canvas, so it is a large stitch. They would make great motifs scattered on your Halloween canvas. This is just a random green thread about the size of a Kreinik #8 braid.
Since we are all a little batty in the needlepoint world, here is another bat motif from Jane!
The Bat Eyelets were stitched using 1 ply of black cotton floss. Jane did stitch these bats in Leigh’s Haunted Hill series, Purgatory Place.
I hope you have enjoyed today’s post of my wonderful class last weekend! I can hardly wait to go back to the Beehive for another class, will have to find one to take! Next time I will tell you about my new light, the Duo Lamp, you can see it lighting up my canvas!
Have a great weekend and take the time to do what you love! Put a few stitches in for me as well!😻