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CyberPointers is an the Internet based chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild with an international membership, offering many different on-line and print-based needlepoint, bargello, tapestry & canvaswork educational offerings.

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Zuni Sunset by Toni Gerdes

Zuni Sunset

Design Size: 2″ X 6″
Run Dates: March 2 – 6, 2017
Registration Dates: now closed
Costs:

  • US instructions only – $17
  • International instructions only – $37
  • US kit without threads – $37
  • International kit without threads – $60
  • US full kit – $53
  • international full kit – $75

Welcome to my Zuni Sunset class on Thursday-Monday, March 2-6, 2017 through ANG CyberPointers Chapter. I can’t wait to work with you all again. We will have a good time working on Zuni Sunset.

Zuni Sunset is a small (2” x 6”) needlepoint design representing the earth, sun, and mountains at sunset. The turquoise bear fetish is a symbol of health, strength, introspection, and power for the soul, and will protect the recipient of this piece. In this 1-day intermediate level canvas embroidery class on Turquoise 18ct canvas, using wool, silk, cotton, and Sea Grass threads, you will make Zuni Sunset depict a beautiful western sunset while studying a bit of history & beliefs of the Zuni and their fetishes. The piece is a companion to Zuni Sunrise. Finishing ideas, including a small box, will be discussed.

You will need to have the following:

  • #4 Pencil for drawing on canvas (optional, but a good idea)
  • 6” x 10” Stretcher Bars
  • Tacks or Staples
  • Tape to bind edges of canvas if desired
  • Scissors for thread cutting
  • Lighting, extension cord, magnification as desired
  • Normal stitching supplies
  • Laying Tool

If you are buying your own materials, you will need:

  • Canvas: 6”x10” 18ct. aquamarine
  • Needles:
    • Tapestry 1 #22 & 1 #24
    • Beading needle of choice
  • Threads:
    • DMC Floss, 1 skein each
      • Gold, #729
      • Violet, #155
      • Turquoise, #959
    • The Thread Gatherer:
      • Silk ‘N Color, Peacock, #SNC007
      • Sea Grass, Strawflower, #SEA109
    • Caron, Impressions
      • Brick #3051
  • Zuni Turquoise Fetish, small
  • 1 small orange seed bead, or small coral bead
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