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    The Elly Sienkiewicz Appliqué Academy 2013


    Permalink 09:03:46 pm, by dtirico Email , 168 words   English (US) latin1
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    I was fortunate enough to be "artist in residence" at the 2013 Appliqué Academy. I taught my Buttercup Pin cushion to an amazing group of talented needle artists. I even think the wool bug bit a few and they will soon be producing felted wool appliqué creations. In the artist studio I sold over 100 Cherry Tart kits and over 30 students returned to the studio with completed applique ready to have their pin cushion stuffed and glued into the tart tin. What a fun time with some students leaving the Academy with a finished item … how novel. But the best part of the week was spending time with old and new stitching friends. Kris Gowen, Ann Holms, Helene Maszeroski and I met Kris’ friend Amy at the Trellis restaurant for some excellent local fare. The talk ran high and the chocolate flowed. Several of my students sent me photos of their completed projects … I love you guys. Thanks to Jaqui and Dana – hugs!






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    About Deborah

    Deborah Tirico is an avid quilter, needle artist and instructor. A serious student, Deborah has taken classes in embroidery, piecework, appliqué hand and machine quilting. In 2006 she launched originals designs in felted wool appliqué with embroidery embellishments under the name Pemberley House. Her area of specialization is the creation of a sculptural look to felted wool appliqué by using needle tilting techniques and the layering and stuffing of wool pieces. Unlike the primitive felted wool embroidery popular today, Deborah’s designs feature matching and overdyed wool threads and embroidery embellishments which enhance and define the clarity of her subject.
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