A Tony Minieri Experience

Last weekend Jinny and I took a road trip down to a lovely shop in Pennsylvania for a two day canvas embellishment class with the renowned Tony Minieri.


I worked on this gorgeous piece by Raul Del Rio, which is distributed by Julia’s Needleworks.  I’ve always wanted to stitch a piece with beautiful parrots (or Macaws in this case)


I learned so much in this class.  So many new techniques to me.  I think free-form fly is my new favorite stitch!

And check out the branch the bird is sitting on. This technique is called Casalguidi.


A little Portugese Knotted Stem Stitch for the bamboo.


And I finally was able to learn Repousse’.  It’s amazing what I can learn when I take a class not in my own shop!


These tacked ribbon loops are so easy and so pretty!

I can’t wait to take another class with Tony.  This piece is going to be outstanding!

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