HandEmbroidery

Marking Tools - Summary

Marking Tools - Summary

Marking Tools are important for us quilters at many stages of our favourite craft: We need them for marking around templates for piecing and appliqué and to transfer quilting patterns to our un-quilted quilt tops.

But which tool to use for what purpose? There are scores and scores of marking tools on the market and it can be a little daunting to work through all the options on offer....

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Prym Cartridge Pencil extra fine

Prym Cartridge Pencil extra fine

The Prym Cartridge Pencil extra fine is another retractable pencil...

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General’s Sketch and Wash

General’s Sketch and Wash

The Sketch & Wash pencil is a graphite pen suitable for light and medium fabrics.

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Clover White Marking Pen

Clover White Marking Pen

The Clover White Marking Pen looks like a ball point pen....

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Bohin Marking Pen

Bohin Marking Pen

The Bohin Marking Pen is a retractable pencil which comes with fine white leads....

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Martha-Quilt

Martha-Quilt

The Martha-Quilt is the result of an inspirational process which started with the May block of the American Impressions BOM series. That block triggered a bonus block with Martha Washington’s portrait as a line embroidery motif. And the bonus block demanded an attractive setting so as not to join other solo blocks in the orphan block container awaiting an uncertain future.

The personality of Martha Washington herself also boosted motivation for this quilt. Her biography is an interesting and very instructive read and we thought that this proud and brave Virginian more than deserved this small tribute in cloth... (20 July 2011)

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Martha Washington Block

Martha Washington Bonus Block

As with previous blocks, the May 2011 block in the American Impression BOM series – the Martha Washington Star – inspired a bonus block. Or rather the personality of the United States’ first First Lady inspired us to design this very charming variation of the Sawtooth Star which is a close relative to the Martha Washington Star.... (18 June 2011)

Jane Austen’s Sewing Box

Jane Austen's Sewing Box

Without Jane Austen and her famous novels, many of the Quilt around the World quilts wouldn’t get finished half as quickly, if at all. Most quilts have been introduced to Lizzy and Mr. Darcy already in the sewing stages and by the time they have reached the quilting hoop, they are even on speaking terms with Lady Catherine and Mr. Collins. So when Jutta was researching for a Jane Austen trip to England (another pet project of hers ;-), she found Jennifer Forest’s book “Jane Austen’s Sewing Box” and instantly decided to buy it although it is not a book about quilting.... (3 February 2011)

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Nadelmalerei, ganz groß! (Embroidery par excellence!)

Date: 
12. February 2011 - 10:00 - 16:30
Location: 
Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Muenchen (Munich)
Event Type: 
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Wool, the material for large tapestries, textile pictures, cushions, furniture coverings and even trendy accessories, is the focus of this workshop. Wool embroidery using strong colours and thick threads builds the basis of not only impressive long-distance effects but also fascinating detail. A tour will give you an art history overview with emphasis on medieval tapestries, mainly crafted in the almost forgotten technique of couching (sometimes called convent stitch from the German Klosterstich). Afterwards participants will have the opportunity to learn couching, which is actually quite easy, and then to create a design for wool embroidery and begin to execute it. The workshop will be held (in German) by Dr. Tanja Kohwagner-Nikolai.

Description: 

Wool, the material for large tapestries, textile pictures, cushions, furniture coverings and even trendy accessories, is the focus of this workshop. Wool embroidery using strong colours and thick threads builds the basis of not only impressive long-distance effects but also fascinating detail. A tour will give you an art history overview with emphasis on medieval tapestries, mainly crafted in the almost forgotten technique of couching (sometimes called convent stitch from the German Klosterstich).

Afterwards participants will have the opportunity to learn couching, which is actually quite easy, and then to create a design for wool embroidery and begin to execute it.

The workshop will be held (in German) by Dr. Tanja Kohwagner-Nikolai.

Registration obligatory

For registration either call +49 89 21124 216 or contact Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (see contact information below)

Venue:

Bayrisches Nationalmuseum

Prinzregentenstrasse 3

80538Muenchen (Munich)

Germany

bay.nationalmuseum@bnm.mwn.de

Hours:

Saturday 10 am  - 4:30 pm

Entrance fee:

Workshop fee will be 60 EUR including materials and hand-out.

Please bring your own embroidery needles and a pair of scissors if possible.

Public Transport

U-Bahn Lehel

Jacobi Rose Block

Jacobi Rose

The name “Jacobi Rose” is taken from the Jacobi Dult. This is the summer version of the famous Auer Dult and among the three annual Dults, the Jacobi Dult is the oldest. In 2010, it was held for the 700th time... (3 January 2011)

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