Saturday, May 25, 2013

Getting ready for IGMA Guild School - Stitching Completed

This is silk on 48 count silk gauze.  I designed it based on a combination of several vintage postcards showing the Dice (Dyce) Head Lighthouse in Castine, ME.  I finished the stitching last night, and today has been spent researching and planning the design for the frame.  I'm thinking of something in the style of Green & Greene, perhaps best known for the Gamble House in California.  The stitching is 75 X 75 stitches (total 5625 stitches)  and measures 1.5 inches square.  Shown with a US nickel to give a sense of scale.

The finished framed piece will be my donation to the Guild School (IGMA) for their auction which raises money to support the school and provide scholarships for deserving students.  The school meets for a week in June every year at the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, ME.  The teachers are artisans and fellows of the Guild from all over the world.  This will be my first time in Castine, and the excitement is building rapidly!  And thanks to the suggestion of my friend Elga Koster in South Africa, we will have two full days in NYC on the way to Maine, followed by a lovely drive up the coast to Castine from Portland.


  1. We are going to have loads of fun in NY and our drive to Castine, it is so beautiful in Maine.

    1. Hope the weather is as beautiful as Castine is. Maybe they'll get the cold rain out of their system by the time we get there.

  2. Beautiful Missy! Have fun in Castine! Judy in Penticton and a camper