Monday, January 31, 2011
Class Description: 1812 Mary Wills Sansom Ornament
On Sat., Feb. 26, 2011, join co-curator Jennifer Core for an ornament class. Worked on linen with cotton fibers, the Mary Wills Sansom basket motif can be stitched in the student’s choice of pink-green-blue or pink-green-yellow.
Students will receive a kit containing floss, needle, linen, stitch diagram, ornament chart, finishing fabric, biography of Mary Wills Sansom, and the previously published chart for complete antique sampler. The original 1812 Mary Wills Sansom sampler is included in the exhibit. Students should bring their usual stitching necessities, such as scissors, magnification, lights, and hoops or stretcher bars.
This workshop is offered as part of the Middle Tennessee Sampler Symposium. Cost for both days of activities is $115 per person and includes a tour of the Polk Home with curator Tom Price, a gallery talk with curator Janet Hasson, a miniature needlework workshop with Annelle Ferguson, and a lecture and the ornament class with curator Jennifer Core. To register, contact the James K. Polk Home at (931) 388-2354 or email@example.com.