Regional Seminar 7

The following is a copy of the letter recently sent from Evelyn Brown and Sandy Kelley:

Where does the time go?  it is time for the plans to be made for our 7th Annual Seminar at the Best Western Plus International Speedway Hotel.  The address is the same:  2620 W. Int'l. Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL  32214.  The phone number is 386.258.6333.  Be sure to mention ABEA to get the $79.00 rate as usual.  All rooms are smoke free and more than one person can stay in a room. The inside rooms face the pool area. 

The cut-off date is January 25 for reservations.  Please make them early to help me make plans.  The kit being offered is T460.  There will be an open class as usual.  I need to know ASAP if you are planning to take the kit class so they can be ordered in a timely fashion.  Sandy and I are stitching now to make sure there are no shortages in the thread count.

The dates are 2/26/15 thru 2/28/15.  I will be at the hotel by lunch time and we will socialize and do some stitching as we greet our fellow stitchers as they arrive all afternoon.  The schedule will be the same as always and you will receive it upon arrival.  Get your entries ready to be judged and know that this is gearing up to be the best Seminar yet.  There will be a class Thursday evening instead of non-activity time.  It's always worth attending.

Please make every effort to attend and I will do everything possible to make you happy you took the time.  SEE YOU IN DAYTONA.

Evelyn - 352.685.3909               Sandy - 352.460.4425
[email protected]                 [email protected]

PS  There will be homework on T460.  The entire background must be stitched.  If you can't get it all done, concentrate on the Right-Hand Side.

ABEA 2015 Regional Seminar Registration Forms...

Can be obtained from your local instructors or by contacting Evelyn or Sandy directly.  You may also request a form through this website by clicking this Contact Us link.

Registration forms and payment deadline is by January 10, 2015.  Register now to be sure your seat is reserved.



Bunka Shishu 

Japanese Cultural Embroidery

Bunka Shishu is an art form that has been in existence in one form or another since the 11th century.  Originating in Russia, it spread to China, and then more than 900 years ago it became popular among the ladies of the Japanese Imperial Court.

In its present form, Bunka Shishu was started in Tokyo, Japan about 75 years ago.

Bunka Shishu translates to “painting with thread and needles” and a finished picture often resembles a finely detailed oil painting.  Only a closer look reveals the beautiful art of the stitchery.  The thread provides the texture and colors and the workmanship provides the depth of the overall picture.

Because each piece reflects the artist’s individual shading and blending of colors, along with her (or his) unique handiwork, no two pictures can ever look exactly alike.