Monday, February 28, 2011
Tony Minieri Class - Day 2
The second day of class was just as enjoyable and informative as the first. After a brief critique of the new canvases to be stitched by the Sunday-Monday students - back to work!
MaryLu and I are both stitching "the girls" - Rosa & Lupe, and Tony designed totally different stitches for each one. These stitch guides will be available directly from Tony, so I will post his phone number and email address as soon as I do the Stitch Guide page for the website.
I started skipping around in order to familiarize myself with some of the stitches I have never done, so just got started on the hair (Satin Stitch), the face (Upright Cross Stitch with a Stem Stitch eyebrow) and the direction of the sombrero). Tony demonstrated a wired ribbon rose with a rolled center, Sorbello Knots, and Cast-On-Bullion. All of these are terrific flower stitches, and not too difficult to understand once you have been shown by "The Master".
After another great lunch, made by one of the Family Arts volunteers, we all went back to chatting and stitching for the rest of the afternoon. I was having so much fun that I forgot to take more photos, so I popped in with the camera before the last class for a few more shots and will post them during the week.
This sounds like last night's acceptance speech, but many thanks to.........Tony, for giving such a great class -
Julie, for hosting this event - Cathy Goldman for organizing all the fibers so well - the Family Arts volunteers for keeping us well fed - and Jane Wood, who nudged me to sign up for this wonderful class.