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Classes & Workshops

 

 School of Needlework

 Private Class Sessions - Individuals - Groups

Our  specialized courses will help individuals obtain new levels of skill in church needlework with many classes listed below.  These sessions are designed to provide the beginner - intermediate - or experienced embroiderer with traditional techniques that are timeless.  We can provide excellent results for those interested  the skills of embellishment  - especially for altar linens.

For those working in altar guilds, this is a great focused course to learn techniques that are not taught anywhere else.     If you or a small group of friends are interested in attending, please contact us for information about our special affordable discounted accommodations at the Historic Powhattan Resort in Historic Williamsburg, Virginia - 1 - 4 bedroom condos click the link for booking special rates for our training programs:   $20 a day Resort fees will be waived by contacting hafiz.rouse@diamondresorts.com   or call us directly for assistance.

 

https://www.diamondresortsandhotels.com/?MKC=GNDLWORKS  

 

We can accommodate up to 8 - 10 people for classes and courses .   Contact us for more specific information. 

757.259.9400

communionlinens@gmail.com

 

 

Basic Embroidery for Altar Linens

Church Needlework Series

Tuition: $250

9 am - 3 pm

Dates:  March 2-3, 2020

 

​A two day class exploring the Basics for fine hand embroidery on altar linens. The class will focus upon particular stitches used in fine hand embroidered motifs found on Altar Linens and Altar Cloths.  ​

The class  provides a sampler with motifs focusing upon foundation stitches used in fine linen embroidery.  Although basic and simple, we assist the embroiderer to focus upon perfecting their stitches to an excellent standard.

Perfect for Beginners to experienced embroiderers.

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Mar 2-3, 2020
Basics for Altar Linens
Mar 2-3, 2020
Basics for Altar Linens
Mar 2-3, 2020
Basics for Altar Linens

Whitework Embroidery for Altar Linens

Church Needlework Series

Tuition: $250

9 am - 3 pm

Dates:  March 4-5, 2020

 

A Two  Day class in the techniques of whitework embroidery.   This is key to beautiful embroidered linens for the Altar.  The class will focus upon particular stitches and perfecting techniques used in making fine Altar Linens and Altar Cloths.   We will also explore the transferring of motifs onto fine linen.     ​

 

This class builds upon the Basic embroidery class - we recommend basic embroidery as a prerequisite to whitework.

Mar 4-5, 2020
Whitework
Mar 4-5, 2020
Whitework
Mar 4-5, 2020
Whitework
Mar 4-5, 2020
Whitework

Sacred Crosses in Embroidery

Church Needlework Series

Tuition: $250

9 am - 3 pm

Dates: March 6-7, 2020

A Day Class on fine hand embroidered Sacred Crosses.  You will be using the basics and whitework to accomplish this.  We will explore the finer techniques in mastering this style of hand embroidery especially focusing upon the embroidery found on altar linens.

​A sampler is provided with 3 traditional cross motifs in 3 sizes to explore and practice in our two evening sessions.    ​

Prerequisite:  Basic - Whitework

 

Also will be available for purchase:

Sacred Cross Embroidery Kits

Order Ready to Stitch Purificators or Lavabo Towels

Choice of Floss Colors and Cross Motifs

Mar 6-7, 2020
Sacred Crosses

Sacred Monograms in Embroidery

Church Needlework Series

​Tuition: $250

9 am - 3 pm

Dates: March 9-10, 2020

 

​A Day Class on fine hand embroidered Sacred Monograms and Motifs found on Altar Linens and Altar Cloths.   This is a continuing exploration - taking the previous stitches to the next level of development to accomplish finer mastery of this unique style of hand embroidery.

Prerequisite:  Basic - Whitework Embroidery

Also Available for Purchase:

Sacred Monogram Embroidery Kits

Order Ready to Stitch Palls or Corporals

Choice of Floss Colors and Monogram Motifs

Mar 9-10, 2020
Sacred Monograms
Mar 9-10, 2020
Sacred Monograms

Hand Hemstitching I-II

Mastering Linens Series

​Tuition: $220

9 am - 3 pm

Dates:  March 11-12, 2020

 

Introduction to hand hemstitching and creating mitered corners.  

A Two Day Class - Learn to pull threads, develop basic hemstitching techniques, and mitering perfect corners.   In this class you will create a small fine linen purificator.   By the end of the class, you will have accomplished beautiful classic techniques in fine linen making.

Excellent introduction for Beginners

New Hemstitching  Kits are available for purchase:

Purificators - Corporals - Lavabo Towel Kits

Order Ready to Hemstitch Purificators-Towels-Corporals

Mar 11-12, 2020
Hand Hemstitching

Virus Update: We are still open for business - we are able to be self quarantined as artisans and accomplish our work.    We are still accepting orders.