Stitchin' on the High Seas
with Cindy Valentine & Terri Bay
October 21 - 27, 2018

Escape for stitching, rest, relaxation and More Stitching!
Take a class or bring your current project and stitch with us
Space is limited; reserve your spot today!
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Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas

Cruise Itinerary:
October 21 - 27, 2018

Sunday, 10/21: Departing out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Monday, 10/22: Day at Sea - Stitching Classes
Tuesday, 10/23: George Town, Grand Cayman
Wednesday, 10/24: Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
Thursday, 10/25: Cozumel, Mexico
Friday, 10/26:Day at Sea - Stitching Classes
Saturday: 10/27: Arrive back in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl

Cabin Prices (Based on Double Occupancy) per person:
Inside Cabin: $722.48
Oceanview: $784.48
Balcony: $980.48

3 payments:
1st Deposit: $150 per person at time of booking
April 21, 2018: $200 deposit (2nd deposit)
July 21, 2018: Balance due

Terri Bay Photo

Terri Bay is an embroidery teacher and designer from South Carolina. Her passions are Whitework and Blackwork either separate or dancing a beautiful duet with each other. Terri has taught for many years at various shops, retreats, EGA chapter workshops, and EGA seminars.

Cindy Valentine Photo

Cindy Valentine is a needlework designer and teacher located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Cindy is dedicated to making her innovative and elegant designs interesting and accessible to stitchers at all levels.

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Caribbean Sunset Sachet by Terri Bay

Terrie Bay's project: Caribbean Sunset Sachet

Monday, 10/22

9am - 4pm


Imagine the luxury of having your garments surrounded by the gentle scent of lavender. This luxury can be yours with Caribbean Sunset, a lovely Hardanger Embroidery Sachet pillow. This dainty sachet is 4 ½ inches wide and is worked on 28 count linen with Valdani Pearl Cotton. Basic Hardanger skills are a plus, such as being able to work Klosters and Blanket stitch. Terri will give you tips and techniques in fabric thread cutting, eyelets and creating an even blanket stitch edging.

Sahara Spring by Cindy Valentine
Valentine class project Sahara Spring
Sahara Spring alternative colors
Alternative colors for Sahara Spring

Monday, 10/22    9am - 4pm    $70        Continued on Friday, 10/26   9am - 12pm

Contemporary Band Sampler
(Hardanger and other counted thread stitches)
Level: intermediate to advanced
Pre-homework: Basting

Students will learn 24 different stitches as they work this band sampler that can be either framed, or finished as a bell-pull. Students will have a choice of white/silver, ecru/gold or turquoise/lavender for this piece. Color and fabric selection should be made at time of registration.

The focus will be on the stitches and the textures they create as well as using positive and negative space. The instructor will provide other threads and a doodle cloth for the students to use to see how color can improve or detract from an overall design. Experimentation with various threads and colors is highly encouraged. There are three stitched examples provided, and suggestions are made as to sizes and types of thread that could be used. Tips are given to improve color sense and perfect stitching ability.

Stitches included are:

Kit includes: Full color chart and instructions, 24 count congress cloth or 28 count linen, a variety of cotton, silk and metallic threads in the chosen colorway, (including hand-dyed threads) practice threads, doodle cloth needles and beads. Student should supply: usual stitching materials, extra light or magnification and power strip if needed, good quality scissors with sharp points suitable for Hardanger embroidery, 10- inch scroll bars or 8-inch q-snaps or other means of stretching fabric taut. Stretcher bars would not be suitable for this piece unless the student has chosen the congress cloth option, and then should consider carefully as some of the stitches will be more easily executed by removing from the frame. A laying tool will be helpful for some of the stitches. Students are encouraged to bring threads from their stash to use if they so desire.

Ukrainian Whitework Building Blocks – Beginner Level by Terri Bay

Terri Bay project Ukrainian Whitework Building Blocks – Beginner LevelFriday, 10/26 by Terri Bay

9am - 4pm


The Building Blocks series was created to teach Ukrainian Whitework from the beginner level through the advanced level. This beginner level piece is intended to introduce the needle worked to the techniques and stitches of Ukrainian Whitework. It may be used as a first step into this genre by the beginner, or by the advanced stitcher to brush up on skills already in place and to learn new applications for their skills. The block measures 4 inches square and is worked on 28 count linen with pearl cotton.

Biscornu, Scissor Fob & Needlebook by Cindy Valentine

Cindy Valentine's Biscornu designFriday, 10/26

1pm - 4pm


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Cindy Valentine Bio, cont.

Cindy has written a Group Correspondence course for the Embroiderer’s Guild of America (EGA) and The American Needlepoint Guild (ANG). She has also written a Workshop by Mail for ANG. She has taught at EGA National and Region seminars, as well as for shops, chapters, guilds and retreats. Her designs have been published in “The Cross Stitcher” magazine, “Just Cross Stitch,” “The Gift of Stitching” and “Needlepoint Now.” She has been featured as a “Designer Across America” in “Needlearts.”

She is a member of the Chicora Stitchers Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America. Return to top