Hand Painted Threads & Needlepoint Fall 2017 Retreat

with Connie Pickering Stover

October 20-22, 2017  |  Chelsea, Michigan

Studio tour and shopping at USArtquest art supplies warehouse
Designing and gilding techniques
Stitching and making new friends

Join Connie Pickering Stover and needlepoint canvas painter, Liz DeVree on a new adventure of exploration and surprises that will expand your needlepoint vocabulary.

You’ll learn techniques that you can add to any canvas you tackle — make them truly your own. Learn gilding, “misty canvas” effects, color blending, and so much more!

 

Itinerary

Friday – Oct. 20

  • Breakfast at Chelsea Victorian Inn
  • Transport to USArtQuest, paper and art supplies warehouse and retail shop, for morning and afternoon classes
  • Class participation – painting threads (you will be able to take painted threads home)
  • Lunch
  • Tour Artist’s Studios – view artwork of Connie Pickering Stover and Rose Bradley (watercolors)  / Shop at USAartQuest 
  • Surface design tips and techniques – prepare canvas for next day’s stitching. Learn gilding, “misty canvas” effects, color blending, and so much more!
  • Transport back to Chelsea Victorian Inn
  • Rest and refresh before dinner
  • Dinner (casual) at local historic Cleary’s Pub on Main Street (within walking distance of Lodging) You will receive a $20 gift card to spend towards your meal. Choose from the menu.

Saturday –Oct. 21

  • Breakfast at Chelsea Victorian Inn
  • “Preparing for Stitching Day” presentation by Connie at Chelsea Victorian Inn
  • Begin your adventure by stitching your canvas
  • Lunch
  • Continue work on your canvas
  • Relax, socialize – walk around town – shop Color Stories products and Liz DeVree canvas designs
  • Dinner at Common Grill (a 4-star restaurant within walking distance). You will receive a $40 gift card to spend towards your meal. Choose from the menu.

Sunday – Oct. 22

  • Breakfast at Chelsea Victorian Inn
  • Stitching
  • Lunch (Early departures)
  • Trip to Ann Arbor Spring Fiber Expo (optional)

If you wish to make arrangements with the Inn to extend your stay, the Chelsea House Inn offers our negotiated room rate for three days prior to and following our event.

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