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Summer House Stitche Workes – Aug. 2019

Harriet’s Make-Do Pyn Keep

with Beth Seal of Summer House Stitche Workes

August 2-3, 2019


I am super happy to welcome Beth Seal of Summer House Stitche Workes back to Sassy Jacks Stitchery! Beth brings us a wonderful finishing class for a beautiful “Make-Do Pyn Keep” based on an antique sampler in her collection by a young girl of the same name, Harriet.

Inspired by an exquisite early nineteenth century sampler, Harriet’s Make-Do Pyn Keep is a classic needlework piece featuring some fun, on-trend, and easy to complete finishing techniques. The pyn keep will be stitched on 32 count Straw linen from Weeks Dye Works with Gentle Art floss in soft, faded tones that mimic the original.

During Saturday’s class you will learn how to construct the pyn keep with wool from Weeks Dye Works and vintage buttons, paint and antique the wooden base and create the pendant that adorns the finished piece. Of course, there are a few other surprises in store for you as well and you can’t miss hearing Harriet’s story!

Friday night will be a fun meet and greet reception along with a great add-on class to accompany your beautiful pyn keep. The weekend will be fun filled and you’ll leave with some fully completed projects that you can use immediately, or gift to a special friend. AND you will leave us with some great finishing experience and ideas that you can use on your own work in the future. If you’ve ever sent anything to a finisher, you know that the wait can be pretty long, so having some confidence and skills to do this on your own is a super valuable trick to have in your stitchy bag.

You will LOVE this beautiful project and you will LOVE Beth! She is a wonderful teacher and her classes are both informative and fun. I am so looking forward to joining you on this adventure!

Class Specifics:
– Friday Evening August 2nd 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm We’ll host a small reception for you, so you have a chance to get to know Beth and have some refreshments with us before your class.
– Friday Evening August 2nd 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Your class begins! Bring your pre-stitching and your scissors. We’ll complete the fun add-on class with the accompaniment for your pyn keep.
– Saturday August 3rd 9:00 am – 4:00 pm We move into the main part Harriet’s Make-do Pyn Keep class. Bring your pre-stitching, along with your scissors. We’ll break for an hour-long lunch from noon until 1:00 pm, catered in for you so that you can enjoy the time visiting with Beth and your stitching buddies, or shopping at SJS and Five Little Monkeys before we jump back into class. We will finish up around 4:00 pm.

– Pre-Stitching
There is some pre-stitching suggested for this class, so that you have a chance in class to work through the finishing technique. I will immediately ship you the pre-stitching supplies when I receive your registration.

As always, I offer you this class at a low cost so that you can join us and your stitching friends for a wonderful time. The cost is only $125 and includes the reception Friday evening, the mini-class on Friday night, the full kit for Harriet’s Make-Do Pyn Keep, and your lunch on Saturday. I really hope you can make this one… I can’t wait to spend time with Beth learning how to do some fun and easy finishing.

Complete your form and mail it to the shop at the address below with your check or give us a call at the shop and we will get you all signed up. Class size is limited to only 25 students. Don’t delay as we want to get your pre-stitching to you as soon as possible.

Click here to download the registration form: Summer House Stitche Workes 2019